The Oxford Handbook of Intergroup Conflict

Hardcover | August 21, 2012

EditorLinda Tropp

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Social psychologists and peace scholars have both contributed a great deal of knowledge of the factors that enhance or inhibit conflict and the likely effectiveness of practices and interventions that address such conflict. However, contributions from these scholarly communities have grownapart and lack the integration that helped to create the interdisciplinary investigations of early peace research. This Handbook brings these perspectives together to encourage a more integrative approach to the study of intergroup conflict and peace.With insightful chapters from key social psychologists and peace scholars, this volume offers an extensive overview of critical questions, issues, processes, and strategies relevant to understanding and addressing intergroup conflict. Chapters on sources of intergroup conflict examine dynamicprocesses in intractable conflict, ideological bases of conflict, and processes of delegitimization and moral exclusion. Other chapters on the perpetuation of intergroup conflict highlight processes associated with retribution and revenge, group identities, historical memories, victimization, anddivergent perspectives between groups in conflict. Authors review strategies for reducing and resolving intergroup conflict using a variety of interventions that may be useful at different stages of conflict, with particular emphasis on strategies such as intergroup contact, dialogues, andinteractive problem solving. Finally, the authors survey the ways groups can move beyond conflict, exploring topics such as the prevention of genocide and mass violence, reconciliation, apology and reparation, transitional justice, and approaches to building sustainable peace. In a concluding chapter, Herbert Kelman offersreflections of past and current efforts to bridge social psychological and peace perspectives on intergroup conflict and peace. This Handbook will provide a more integrative and cohesive foundation for research- and practice-oriented scholars who seek to develop effective approaches for reducingand resolving conflict and promoting peaceful relations.

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Social psychologists and peace scholars have both contributed a great deal of knowledge of the factors that enhance or inhibit conflict and the likely effectiveness of practices and interventions that address such conflict. However, contributions from these scholarly communities have grownapart and lack the integration that helped to ...

Linda R. Tropp, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:408 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:August 21, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199747679

ISBN - 13:9780199747672

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Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction1. Linda R. Tropp: Understanding and Responding to Intergroup Conflict: Toward an Integrated AnalysisPart Two: Sources of Intergroup Conflict2. Robin R. Vallacher, Peter T. Coleman, Andrzej Nowak, and Lan Bui-Wrzosinska: Why Do Conflicts Become Intractable? The Dynamical Perspective on Malignant Social Relations3. Daniel Bar-Tal and Phillip L. Hammack: Conflict, Delegitimization, and Violence4. J. Christopher Cohrs: Ideological Bases of Violent Conflict5. Susan Opotow: The Scope of Justice, Intergroup Conflict, andPart Three: Perpetuation of Intergroup Conflict6. Brian Lickel: Retribution and Revenge7. Sonia Roccas and Andrey Elster: Group Identities8. Rezarta Bilali and Michael A. Ross: Remembering Intergroup Conflict9. Johanna Ray Vollhardt: Collective Victimization10. John F. Dovidio, Tamar Saguy, Tessa V. West, Samuel L. Gaertner: Divergent Intergroup PerspectivesPart Four: Strategies for Reducing and Resolving Intergroup Conflict11. Elizabeth Levy Paluck: Interventions Aimed at the Reduction of Prejudice and Conflict12. Ulrich Wagner and Miles Hewstone: Intergroup Contact13. Biren (Ratnesh) A. Nagda, Anna Yeakley, Patricia Gurin, and Nicholas Sorensen: Intergroup Dialogue: A Critical-Dialogic Model for Conflict Engagement14. Tamra Pearson d'Estree: Addressing Intractable Conflict Through Interactive Problem-Solving15. Daniel J. Christie and Winnifred R. Louis: Peace Interventions Tailored to Phases Within a Cycle of Intergroup ViolencePart Five: Moving Beyond Intergroup Conflict16. Ervin Staub: Genocide, Mass Killing, and Violent Conflict: Prevention and Reconciliation17. Arie Nadler: Intergroup Reconciliation: Definitions, Processes, and Future Directions18. Aarti Iyer and Craig Blatz: Apology and Reparation19. Brandon Hamber: Transitional Justice and Intergroup Conflict20. Kevin Clements: Building Sustainable Peace and Compassionate CommunityPart Six: Conclusions21. Herbert C. Kelman: Social Psychology and the Study of Peace: Personal Reflections