Johan Galtung

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Johan Vincent Galtung (born 24 October 1930) is a Norwegian sociologist, and the principal founder of the discipline of peace and conflict studies.He was the main founder of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) in 1959 and served as its first director until 1970. He also established the Journal of Peace Research in 1964. In 1969 he was appointed to the world's first chair in peace and conflict studies, at the University of Oslo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johan Galtung has received more than 358,415 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Johan Galtung is the 12th most popular political scientist (up from 14th in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from Norway (up from 68th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Norwegian Political Scientist.

Johan Galtung is most famous for his "Violence Triangle" theory. This theory states that there are three components to violence: the perpetrator, the victim, and the bystander.

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Among political scientists, Johan Galtung ranks 12 out of 29Before him are Francis Fukuyama, Ralf Dahrendorf, Benedict Anderson, Georg Jellinek, Robert A. Dahl, and Christian Lous Lange. After him are Maurice Duverger, Gene Sharp, David Easton, Joseph Nye, Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut, and Aleksandr Dugin.

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Among people born in 1930, Johan Galtung ranks 60Before him are Moustapha Akkad, Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, Robert Aumann, Joanne Woodward, Jean Rochefort, and Buck Henry. After him are John Young, Derek Walcott, Reinhard Selten, Akira Suzuki, Jesús Franco, and Stanley Miller.

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Among people born in Norway, Johan Galtung ranks 55 out of 735Before him are Christian Lous Lange (1869), Magnus Barefoot (1073), Olaf III of Norway (1050), Johan Halvorsen (1864), Lars Onsager (1903), and Trygve Haavelmo (1911). After him are Eric II of Norway (1268), Ivar Aasen (1813), Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812), Christian Krohg (1852), Ivar Giaever (1929), and Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen (1930).


Among political scientists born in Norway, Johan Galtung ranks 2Before him are Christian Lous Lange (1869).