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Archer, Robert: The role of cultural relations in addressing conflict = Act2: the role of cultural relations in addressing conflict: re-establishing normality; conference report; conference at the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Geneva, 20 September 2010. Bern: British Council, 2010 (Available online)

Balla, Tina: Krisen ohne Grenzen: Auswärtige Kulturpolitik als Krisenprävention, In: Auswärtige Kulturpolitik / Wolfgang Schneider (Ed.). Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft e.V., Essen, 2008, pp. 142-152

Cleveland, William: Art and Upheaval- Artists on the World’s Frontlines, New Village Press, USA, 2008

Cohen, CynthiaCreative approaches to reconciliation, Brandeis University, USA (n.d.), (Available online)

Cohen, Cynthia & White, Jonathan: Strengthening Work at the Nexus of Arts, Culture and Peacebuilding, A Working Session Conveyed by Search for Common Ground, Brandeis University, USA, 2011 (Available online)

Cooke, Miriam: Dissident Syria: Making Oppositional Arts Official- An account of artists’ responses to Hafiz Asad’s rule of Syria from 1970 to his death in 2000, Duke University Press, USA, 2000

Fischer, Martina: Kultur vor neuen Aufgaben: Konflikttransformation und Friedenskonsolidierung, In: Kultur und Außenpolitik / Kurt-Jürgen Maaß (Ed.)  Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Baden-Baden, Nomos, 2009, pp. 195-217

Fukushima, Akiko: Cultural initiatives fostering peace: Japan, In: Agents of change – die Rolle von Künstlern und Kulturschaffenden in Krisen- und Konfliktregionen, Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa), Stuttgart, 2011, pp. 91-103 (Available online)

Gad, Daniel: Agents of change – the role of artists and cultural actors in regions of conflict and crisis , Ed. Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Germany, 2011, (Available online)

Hanrath, Jan: Sicherheitspoltik mit anderen Mitteln? Interkulturelle Dialoge im Dienste von Konfliktregulierung und Krisenprävention, In: Friedensgutachten, Berlin, 2009

Hubner, Matthias & Klanten, Robert: Art & Agenda- Political Art and Activism, Gestalten Verlag, Germany, 2011

Japan Foundation & the Goethe-Institut: Fostering peace through cultural initiatives: perspectives from Japan & Germany- conference report, Tokyo, 2009 (Available online)

Joint Research Institute for International Peace and Culture (JRIPEC): Fostering peace through cultural initiatives: preliminary research report, Tokyo, 2009 (Available online)

Joint Research Institute for International Peace and Culture: Fostering peace through cultural initiatives: from the roundtable on conflict and culture, Tokyo, 2010 (Available online)

Kahlenberg, Vera: Was ist Wirksamkeit? Kunst, Kultur und Zivile Konfliktbearbeitung im Forschungsdialog, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik), Stuttgart, 2011 (Available online)

Kimmel, Paul R.: Culture and conflict, In: The handbook of conflict resolution, Morton Deutsch (ed.), San Francisco, Jossey-Bass, 2000, pp. 453-474

Majari, Fareed C.: When everything else fails: possible roles of the arts in conflict resolution in the Middle East, In: Fostering peace through cultural initiatives conference organised by the Japan Foundation, Tokyo, 2009, pp. 152-160 (Available online)

Nolte, Rainer: Weltweit erfolgreich gewaltfrei? Konflikt und Kultur in der Auswärtigen Kultur- und Bildungspolitik. – In: Politik und Kultur, Regensburg, 2011, p. 13

Papadopoulou, Dimitra: Culture as an instrument for conflict prevention, In: European Cultural Parliament: Report from the second session in Graz, Berlin, 2003, pp. 1-11

Parry, William: Against the Wall- The Art of Resistance in Palestine, Pluto Press, London, 2010

Tomforde, Maren: How much culture is needed?: The intercultural dilemma of the Bundeswehr in ISAF, In: International Peacekeeping, Ilford, 17 (August 2010) 4, pp. 526-538

Rubinstein, Robert A.: Peacekeeping under fire: culture and intervention, Paradigm Publ., 2008

Weizmann, Eyal: The Least of All Possible Evil: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza, Verso, London, 2012

Working Group Culture and Development: Kunst. Kultur. Konflikt. Impulse für die Kulturarbeit in Krisenregionen , von Adelheid Feilcke (Ed.) , Berlin Univ. Press, 2012 (Available online)

Literature on evaluation and impact assessment:

Isar, Raj Y.: Artistic activismin situations of extreme conflict- the challenge of evaluation, IETM, Brussels, 2004 (Available online)

Sagnia, Burama: Framework for Cultural Impact Assessment, International network for Cultural Diversity, Senegal, 2008 (Available online)