Department of Communication
Western Washington University
516 High Street, Mail Stop 9162
Bellingham, Washington, 98225
(360) 650-7367 / (fax) 650-6529
michael.karlberg (at) wwu.edu

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS (video recordings)

TEDx Talk: Beyond the Culture of Contest: A Critical Juncture in Human History (transcript)

WWU College of Social Science and Humanity's Dean's Lecture Series:
Denial of Education as a Strategy of Oppression: Exploring Human Rights Abuses in Iran


Karlberg, Michael  (2004). Beyond the Culture of Contest: From Adversarialism to Mutualism in an Age of Interdependence.  Oxford: George Ronald.


Karlberg, Michael & Bita Correa (2016). Development as Systematic Learning and Capacity Building. In Education, Learning and the Transformation of Development, Amy Skinner, Matt Baillie-Smith, Eleanor Brown, and Tobias Troll (eds.) Routledge.

Khozein, Todd, Michael Karlberg & Carrie Freeman  (2013). From Competition to Collaboration: Toward a New Framework for Entrepreneurship. In Creating Good Work: The World's Leading Social Entrepreneurs Show How to Build a Healthy Economy, Ron Schultz (ed.), Palgrave Macmillan, 105-115. 

Karlberg, Michael (2012). Reframing Public Discourses for Peace and Justice. In Forming  a Culture of Peace: Reframing Narratives of Intergroup Relations, Equity, and Justice, Karina Korostelina (ed.), Palgrave Macmillan, 15-42.

Karlberg, Michael (2007). Western Liberal Democracy as New World Order?  In The Bahá'í World: 2005-2006, Robert Weinberg (ed.), Haifa, Israel: World Center Publications, 133-156.
(click for Spanish translation) (click for Persian translation)


Karlberg, Michael  (2010). Constructive Resilience: The Baha'i Response to OppressionPeace & Change  35 (2), 222-257. (click for Persian translation)

Karlberg, Michael (2010). The Press as a Consultative Forum: A Contribution to Normative Press Theory Baha'i Studies Review 16, 29-42.

Smith, Todd. & Michael. Karlberg (2009). Articulating a Consultative Epistemology: Toward a Reconciliation of Truth and RelativismJournal of Baha'i Studies  19 (1), 59-99.

Karlberg, Michael (2008). Discourse, Identity, and Global CitizenshipPeace Review: A Journal of Social Justice  20 (3), 310-320.

Karlberg, Michael (2007). Contextual Media Literacy RevisitedAcademic Exchange Quarterly  11(3), 165-170. (received “Editor's Choice” award)

Johnson, Kirk & Michael. Karlberg (2006). Rethinking Power and Caste in Rural IndiaThe International Scope Review  7 (12), 1-15.

Karlberg, Michael. & Buell, Leslie (2005). Deconstructing the 'War of All Against All': The Prevalence and Implications of War Metaphors and Other Adversarial News Schema in TIME, Newsweek, and Maclean's.  Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies  12 (1), 22-39.

Karlberg, Michael (2005). The Power of Discourse and the Discourse of Power: Peace as Discourse Intervention. International Journal of Peace Studies  10 (1), 1-25.

Karlberg, Michael (2005). Elevating the Service in University Service Learning. Journal of the Northwest Communication Association  34 (Spring), 16-36.

Karlberg, Michael (2003). The Paradox of Protest in a  Culture of Contest.  Peace & Change  28 (3) 319-347.

Karlberg, Michael. (2002). Partisan Branding and Media Spectacle: Implications for Democratic Communication. Democratic Communique  18 (summer), 1-18.

Karlberg, Michael (1997). News and Conflict: How Adversarial News Frames Limit Public Understanding of Environmental IssuesAlternatives: Perspectives on Society, Technology and Environment  23(1), 22-27.

Karlberg, Michael (1996). Remembering the Public in Public Relations Research: From Theoretical to Operational Symmetry.  Journal of Public Relations Research  8(4), 263-278.

Karlberg, Michael & Hackett, Robert (1996). Canceling Each Other Out? Interest Group Perceptions of the News Media. Canadian Journal of Communication  21(4), 461-472.

Karlberg, Michael (1994). Toward a New Environmental Stewardship. World Order  25(4), 21-32.


Ferreira, Marcos & Michael Karlberg (2007). Bahá'í Faith. Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives, Paul Joseph (ed.), SAGE. 

Karlberg, Michael  (2012).  Discourse Theory and PeaceEncyclopedia of Peace Psychology, Daniel Christie (ed.),  Hoboken, NJ: Blackwell Publishing.

Karlberg, Michael  (2009).  Sustainability and the Bahá'í FaithEncyclopedia of Sustainability, Willis Jenkins & Whitney Bauman (eds.),  Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing.


Karlberg, Michael (2014) Meaning, Religion, and a Great Transition. Great Transition Initiative.

Karlberg. Michael (2010). A Post-Competitive Human Image. Beyond One online magazine.


CHILDREN'S LITERATURE  (Peace and Social Change series)

Karlberg, Michael  (2014).  The Game.  Bundoora, Victoria: Bahá'í Publications Australia.

Karlberg, Michae  (2007).  Rooth Sees a Trooth.  Bundoora, Victoria: Bahá'í Publications Australia.