1. Published books
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 CCPR Period, University of Oslo 1969-1977 (64)
 GPID Period, United Nations University/IUED 1976-1981 (51)
 United Nations Environment Programme Period, 1981-1982 (21)
 Wissenschaftskolleg Period, 1982-1983 (44)
 Berghof Stiftung Period, 1983-1984 (22)
 Unite / Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Period, 1984-1985 (38)
 Princeton University Period, 1985-1987 (31+30+16=77)
4. Complete Bibliography
This list made by Dietrich Fischer contains 1915 entries, including
1669 articles and book chapters, 63 interviews, 13 articles about Johan
Galtung, 3 book reviews, 2 reviews of books by Johan Galtung, and 164
books, of which 41 have been translated into 35 languages, for a total of
135 book translations. After 1980, the numbers of those publications that
are in Johan Galtung's library are underlined. In the 4-digit publication
numbers, the first two digits indicate the year, and the last two digits
the publication number within that year (for example, 5305 is the 5th
publication in 1953). A separate list of books only is also
For earlier bibliographies see Nils Petter Gleditsch et al,
Johan Galtung: A Bibliography of His Scholarly and Popular Writings
1951-1980. Oslo: PRIO, 1980, 286 pp. (676 entries); Johan Galtung:
Bibliography 1951-1990. Oslo: PRIO, 1990, 305 pp.
Johan Galtung’s weekly editorials are published at
since August 2008.
Johan Galtung, dr, dr hc mult, a professor of peace studies, was born
in 1930 in Oslo, Norway. He is a mathematician, sociologist, political
scientist and the founder of the discipline of peace studies. He founded
the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (1959), the world's
first academic research center focused on peace studies, as well as the
influential Journal of Peace Research (1964). He has helped found dozens of other peace centers around the world.
He has served as a professor for peace studies at universities all
over the world, including Columbia (New York), Oslo, Berlin, Belgrade,
Paris, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Sichuan, Ritsumeikan
(Japan), Princeton, Hawai'i, Tromsoe, Bern, Alicante (Spain) and dozens
of others on all continents. He has taught thousands of individuals and
motivated them to dedicate their lives to the promotion of peace and the
satisfaction of basic human needs.
He has mediated in over 150 conflicts between states, nations,
religions, civilizations, communities, and persons since 1957. His
contributions to peace theory and practice include conceptualization of
peacebuilding, conflict mediation, reconciliation, nonviolence, theory
of structural violence, theorizing about negative vs. positive peace,
peace education and peace journalism. Prof. Galtung's unique imprint on
the study of conflict and peace stems from a combination of systematic
scientific inquiry and a Gandhian ethics of peaceful means and harmony.
Johan Galtung has conducted a great deal of research in many fields and made
original contributions not only to peace studies but also, among others, human
rights, basic needs, development strategies, a world economy that sustains life,
macro–history, theory of civilizations, federalism, globalization, theory of
discourse, social pathologies, deep culture, peace and religions, social science
methodology, sociology, ecology, future studies.
He is author or co–author of more than 170 books on peace and related issues, 96 as the sole author. More than 40 have been translated to other languages, including 50 Years-100 Peace and Conflict Perspectives published by TRANSCEND University Press.
Transcend and Transform
was translated to 25 languages. He has published more than 1700
articles and book chapters and wrote over 500 weekly editorials for TRANSCEND Media Service-TMS, which features solutions-oriented peace journalism.
Some of his books: Peace By Peaceful Means (1996), Macrohistory and Macrohistorians (with Sohail Inayatullah, 1997), Conflict Transformation By Peaceful Means (1998), Johan uten land (autobiography, 2000), Transcend & Transform: An Introduction to Conflict Work (2004, in 25 languages), 50 Years – 100 Peace and Conflict Perspectives (2008), Democracy – Peace – Development (with Paul Scott, 2008), 50 Years - 25 Intellectual Landscapes Explored (2008), Globalizing God (with Graeme MacQueen, 2008), The Fall of the US Empire - And Then What (2009), Peace Business (with Jack Santa Barbara and Fred Dubee, 2009), A Theory of Conflict (2010), A Theory of Development (2010), Reporting Conflict: New Directions in Peace Journalism (with Jake Lynch and Annabel McGoldrick, 2010), Korea: The Twisting Roads to Unification (with Jae-Bong Lee, 2011), Reconciliation (with Joanna Santa Barbara and Diane Perlman, 2012), Peace Mathematics (with Dietrich Fischer, 2012), Peace Economics (2012), A Theory of Civilization (forthcoming 2013), and A Theory of Peace (forthcoming 2013).
In 2008 he founded the TRANSCEND University Press and he is the founder (in 2000) and rector of the TRANSCEND Peace University, the world's first online Peace Studies University. He is also the founder and director of TRANSCEND International,
a global nonprofit network for Peace, Development and the Environment,
founded in 1993, with over 500 members in more than 70 countries around
the world. As a testimony to his legacy, peace studies are now taught
and researched at universities across the globe and contribute to
peacemaking efforts in conflicts around the world.
He was jailed in Norway for six months at age 24 as a Conscientious
Objector to serving in the military, after having done 12 months of
civilian service, the same time as those doing military service. He
agreed to serve an extra 6 months if he could work for peace, but that
was refused. In jail he wrote his first book, Gandhi's Political Ethics,
together with his mentor, Arne Naess.
As a recipient of over a dozen honorary doctorates and professorships
and many other distinctions, including a Right Livelihood Award (also
known as Alternative Nobel Peace Prize), Johan Galtung remains committed
to the study and promotion of peace.