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Introduction

  • Wolfgang Dietrich
  • Winfried Wagner
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Part of the Elicitiva – Friedensforschung und Humanistische Psychologie book series (EFHP)

Abstract

When John Paul Lederach (1995, pp.55-63) introduced the concept of Elicitive Conflict Transformation into peace research more than twenty years ago, he did not simply propose a new name for old techniques and objectives. He initiated a revolutionary turn in the interpretation of peace and conflict, a new chapter in the history of the still young discipline of peace research. According to Lederach elicitive conflict transformation draws on values and communication techniques that already exist in the individuals or groups concerned; it highlights and catalyzes existing or communally held knowledge related to transforming conflicts, whilst the mainstream approaches of idealism, realism, conflict resolution and prescriptive conflict transformation propose pre-created models.

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Europe Posit Indonesia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Dietrich
    • 1
  • Winfried Wagner
    • 2
  1. 1.InnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.SchweinfurtGermany

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