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

Print ISBN: 9781405170581

Online ISBN: 9781444303056

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303056


"This volume provides a striking overview of basic human motivations and societal conditions that can incite and perpetuate violence, both through the acts of individuals and the inaction of others" Linda R. Tropp, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

"Richard Vernon and Victoria Esses have brought together an outstanding group of contributors to focus on a contemporary problem, which has a long and dreadful history. I think Explaining the Breakdown of Ethnic Relations is one of the most exciting and innovative edited volumes to be published in recent years. I congratulate the editors for producing an extremely important and original contribution to the understanding of intergroup violence." Louis Penner, Wayne State University

"The chapters of this compelling volume brim with urgency and breadth of scholarship. The book does more than simply summarize, review and integrate and is characterized by a real vibrancy and force which makes reading it as engaging a task as the topic itself is painful. There are points that one might contest, and gaps one might like to see filled, but such debate is the editors' intent. This book will command a very broad readership and will attract many plaudits. The real tragedy, of course, is that such a volume is so very necessary." Alex Haslam, University of Exeter