Dialogue Series No 6 - A Systemic Approach to Conflict Transformation

Author Title / Description Date
Daniela Körppen, Beatrix Schmelzle & Oliver Wils (eds.)

A Systemic Approach to Conflict Transformation. Exploring Strengths and Limitations

It has taken a few feedback loops, and now we proudly present this Dialogue. Norbert Ropers’ lead article lays out a rich array of systemic ideas originating from both research and practice, applied in the context of Sri Lanka. The respondents reflect, among other things, on additional tools and techniques, comparative experiences in Nepal and Kenya and the added value and utility of systemic conflict transformation.

Single articles in this dialogue include:

Daniela Körppen and Beatrix Schmelzle


Norbert Ropers

Systemic Conflict Transformation: Reflections on the Conflict and Peace Process in Sri Lanka

Available translations:

Spanish / Español

Friedrich Glasl

Enriching Conflict Diagnosis and Strategies for Social Change: A Closer Look at Conflict Dynamics

Günther Baechler

“Emerging Archetypes”: A Comparison of Patterns of the Peace Processes in Sri Lanka and Nepal

Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu

A Sri Lankan Perspective on Systemic Conflict Transformation

Dekha Ibrahim Abdi

Working for Peace in Conflict Systems in Kenya: Addressing the Post-Election Crisis 2008

Dan Smith

Systemic Conflict Transformation: Reflections on Utility

Norbert Ropers

A Response to the Comments

More on Systemic Conflict Transformation…

If you are interested in learning more about systemic conflict transformation, check out the related publications of our sister organisation, Berghof Peace Support.