Explaining the Breakdown of Ethnic Relations: Why Neighbors Kill

Explaining the Breakdown of Ethnic Relations: Why Neighbors Kill

Editor(s): Victoria M. Esses, Richard A. Vernon

Published Online: 23 FEB 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405170581

Online ISBN: 9781444303056

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303056

About this Book

Written by an international team of renowned scholars, this volume addresses the multitude of factors that may lead to the deadly breakdown of ethnic relations. The book

• Draws on real-world case studies, such as Rwanda, Sudan, and the Second Palestinian Intifada

• Brings together original contributions and theoretical perspectives by a team of experts in psychology and related disciplines such as sociology and political science

• Identifies events and processes that can break down inhibitions against violence, and lead to mass killings and genocide

• Examines explanations that must be considered in making sense of past acts, and offers suggestions for interventions to prevent future repetitions

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Individual Factors

    1. Chapter 4

      Why Neighbors Kill: Prior Intergroup Contact and Killing of Ethnic Outgroup Neighbors (pages 61–91)

      Miles Hewstone, Nicole Tausch, Alberto Voci, Jared Kenworthy, Joanne Hughes and Ed Cairns

  2. Part II: Societal Factors

  3. Part III: Synthesis

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