Launching Peace Studies:
The First PRIO Years
Strategies Findings Implications
How did peace research as a comprehensive program start back in 1959, in Oslo? In this book Johan Galtung tells the story of what happened the first 12 years from 1958 1970, the strategies in selecting research projects, the key findings, the 60 basic implications for peace politics, and the 13 efforts to convert theory into concrete peace practice. The book comes with some dos and don’ts for discussion and possible inspiration.
Johan Galtung, born 1930 in Oslo, Norway, lives in Spain, France, Japan and the USA, mainly engaged in mediation and research. He has so far published about 150 books and over 1500 articles on peace and related issues. 40 of his books have been translated into 33 languages, for a total of 134 book translation. He founded TRANSCEND: A Peace Development
Environment Network in 1993 and was founding rector of Transcend Peace University 2003-2007 and again from 2011 (see www.transcend.org and
This is the first publication from TRANSCEND University Press Popular.