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Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) 2005f
Leimenrode 29 Frankfurt am Main D-60322, Germany
tel:49-699 591040 fax:49-695 58481

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1970.

General Description: PRIF aims to put forward how the causes of conflict can be recognized as early as possible, how violence can be prevented, and how political control can be put in place to solve conflict. PRIF's new research program is committed to the democratic form of governance and accepts the basic premises of the democratic peace theory, which is based on the observation that democracies seldom wage war against one another. Upon closer inspection, however, contradictions appear. These contradictions, which have so far attracted very little attention, will, for the next five years, be central to both PRIF's basic research and its policy advisory activities.

Annual Budget: EUR 2.9 million (2003)

Staff: 60 (50 research, 10 administrative/support), 3 visiting

Executive Officers:
Prof. MULLER, Harald (Executive Director)
Dr. SPANGER, Hans-Joachim (Deputy Director)
Prof. BROCK, Lothar (Member of the Executive Board)
Dr. DEMBINSKI, Matthias (Member of the Executive Board)

Public Relations:
Ms. Von HASE-MIHALIK, Eva (Press and PR Officer)

(As of November, 2004)

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