Dieter Senghaas

Pioneer of Peace and Development Research

  • Dieter Senghaas

Part of the SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice book series (BRIEFSPIONEER, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. On Dieter Senghaas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dieter Senghaas
      Pages 3-19
    3. Dieter Senghaas
      Pages 21-24
  3. Key Texts by the Author

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 151-153

About this book


Dieter Senghaas, professor emeritus of international relations, University of Bremen, was one of most innovative contemporary German social scientists, with major contributions on peace and development research and on music and peace. He was awarded many prizes: the International Peace Research Award (1987), Göttingen Peace Prize (1999), Culture and Peace Prize of the Villa Ichon in Bremen (2006), and the Leopold-Kohr Prize of the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research (2010). In addition to his autobiographic notes and his selected bibliography, this book offers a global audience five key texts by D. Senghaas (1974-2009): Towards an Analysis of Threat Policy in International Relations; Friedrich List and the Basic Problems of Development; Developing the Definitions of Perpetual Peace (‘para pacem’): Through What and How is Peace Constituted Today?; Sounds of Peace: On Peace Fantasies and Peace Offerings in Classical Music; and Enhancing Human Rights – A Contribution to Viable Peace.


Arms Race, Deterrence Civilizing Conflict Development Issues (Theory, Policy) Peace Research Sounds of Peace (Music and Peace)

Authors and affiliations

  • Dieter Senghaas
    • 1
  1. 1., INIISUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

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