The Flemish Peace Institute is an independent
institute for peace research at the Flemish Parliament.

Publications

  • Dealing with Controversy and Polarisation in class (in Dutch) Book

    Authors: Maarten van Alstein

    Publication date: 21/09/2018

    Discussions about politics and society tend to be quite heated nowadays. This is also the case in class and at school. Teachers and directors are facing strong challenges. How can they react to violent or odious statements? How to teach ... read more

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  • The Memory of Peace External publication

    Publication date: 13/07/2017

    Though views on and motives for warfare have changed over the centuries, Philosophy of War and Peace proves that many past ideas still merit consideration today. This collection of essays addresses the historical, cultural and political background of various views ... read more

  • Guns for sale: the Belgian illicit gun market in a European perspective Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet & Maarten Van Alstein

    Publication date: 21/03/2016

    The attention paid to the problem of the possession of illicit firearms and the illegal trafficking of firearms has increased significantly over the past few years, at both a Belgian and a European level. In Belgium, this increase in political ... read more

  • Facing a Difficult Past? The Yser Tower in Dixmude, Belgium External publication

    Publication date: 16/11/2016

    In this article Maarten van Alstein discusses the pacifist message of the museum at the Yser in Dixmude. By presenting the First World War as senseless violence and horror, the museum hopes to induce in visitors an awareness of the ... read more

  • Firearms and violent deaths in Europe Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet & Maarten Van Alstein

    Publication date: 25/06/2015

    On a regular basis, news stories appear in the media about public shootings where shooters use their guns to open fire and kill people in shopping malls or on school campuses. Mostly these stories deal with incidents in the United ... read more

  • Gun Ownership in Belgium Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet & Maarten Van Alstein

    Publication date: 19/09/2012

    This report sheds some light on the size and nature of gun ownership in Belgium through (1) the official statistics of the Belgian Central Weapons Register and the databases of provincial weapons administrations, and (2) the results of telephone surveysthe ... read more