The Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation is Berghof Foundation’s (formerly Berghof Conflict Research’s) key publication. Constantly evolving and developing, this online platform presents cutting-edge knowledge and experience for scholars and practitioners working on transforming violent ethnopolitical conflict.
Since its inception in 1999, the Berghof Handbook is designed to present state-of-the-art research and practice in conflict transformation to an international audience. It has three primary aims:
- fostering critical discussion both among and between academics and practitioners;
- bridging the gap between theory and practice in the field of conflict transformation; and
- including a wide range of voices and perspectives from different regions throughout the world, as well as from multiple disciplines and faculties.
The website content comes in the form of commissioned Articles by leading experts and a Dialogue Series on key issues.
The Berghof Handbook is published in English. Selected articles also have been translated into seven languages, including: Spanish, Turkish, French, Arabic, Russian, Sinhala and Tamil.
A first print edition was published in 2004, a second one has just come out in 2011. Berghof Handbook Dialogues are also available in print.