TRANSCEND Research Institute (TRI) focuses on
problems of peace studies and peace action, and in the tradition of
peace and development research, goes beyond empirical and critical
studies of past and present into constructive studies of the future,
not shying away from elaborating what in the view of the authors
should be done.Â This is done not only to serve as non-dogmatic
guide-lights for the future but also as a contrast to understand the
Thus, autocracy was better understood against a vision of its
negation, democracy; violence better understood against Gandhi's
vision--and practice--of nonviolence.Â Sooner or later, however, time
catches up with visions, exposing them to empirical tests.
TRANSCEND, engaged as it is in human and social transformation for
development, and conflict transformation for peace, needs this type
of research, building on half a century of research.
The following research papers are available for free downloading.