The Psychology of Resolving Global Conflicts [Three Volumes] [3 volumes]: From War to Peace

The Psychology of Resolving Global Conflicts [Three Volumes] [3 volumes]: From War to Peace

by Mari Fitzduff
     
 

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A team of top experts from across the nation and around the world presents issues of war, conflict resolution, and stable peace. They explain how men and women are transformed into perpetrators of genocide, how neighbors become sworn enemies, the cultural and psychological origins of war, and even the neuropsychology of conflict. Considering these elements together

Overview

A team of top experts from across the nation and around the world presents issues of war, conflict resolution, and stable peace. They explain how men and women are transformed into perpetrators of genocide, how neighbors become sworn enemies, the cultural and psychological origins of war, and even the neuropsychology of conflict. Considering these elements together allows us to understand more clearly the violent world that surrounds us, and it serves as a precursor for examining models for resolving conflict and building peace. Finally, an exploration of what a successful war means for stakeholders holds profound implications for what a victory in the war against terrorism would look like.

These books bring attention to a variety of elements that will inform military studies, psychology, and sociology scholars and students. It will also inform researchers in many fields and at many levels who aim to understand the underlying causes of longstanding and emerging conflicts and the methods that may finally bring resolution and peace.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Among the many multi-authored works on political violence published since 9/11, this is one of the best and most expansive. Fitzduff and Stout bring together 36 valuable contributions by 51 authors (all psychologists) exploring the issues of war and conflict resolution. Volume 1 offers diverse perspectives on the causal factors of political violence; volume 2 focuses on the role of group and social factors in causing peaceful or violent outcomes; and volume 3 outlines the modalities of intervention to stop conflict and promote reconciliation and peace. Fitzduff's introductory chapter provides helpful overviews of the main theoretical and practical issues. Her conclusion reiterates the increasing utility of psychology in identifying both the causes of wars and violence within states and the means to move toward peace. She includes in these volumes a 15-point summary of the findings and suggestions, which she hopes will inform the decisions of policy makers. Although this idealism is laudable, policy makers have little interest in sound scholarship or translating academic wisdom into practice. But this is must reading for those concerned about a peaceful future. Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and above." - Choice

"[T]he real value for the military professional is the perspective each volume provides on such issues as warring, conflict, and peace. This set will make an invaluable contribution to the library of any military professional, defense intellectual, or academician concerned with the conduct of war, peacekeeping, or stability operations." - PARAMETERS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275982010
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Series:
Contemporary Psychology Series
Pages:
1088
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 3.70(d)

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Ragnar ^DAngeby-Ambassador for Prevention of Violent Conflict-Folke Bernadotte Academy-Swedish M
Mari Fitzduff and Chris Stout have brought forward an important set of books which will benefit all of us struggling with the problem of building resilient societies and bringing conflict into the structures and practices of peaceful procedures.
Matthew Hodes-Director
The lessons that Mari Fitzduff, Chris Stout and their collaborators have drawn from a variety of experiences are insightful. Practitioners, policymakers and academics can profit by reflecting on these lessons.
Susan Collin Marks
There is no topic more worthy of our attention today than finding ways for humankind to live together in a diverse world, and there is no exploration, deliberation or discussion more important than how to end violence and war. This book takes it all on, head on, presenting a broad picture of current thinking, and providing an invaluable resource for academics, policy makers and thoughtful citizens.
William Ury-Harvard University author of The Third Side
No greater challenge faces humanity in the 21st century than that of turning war into peace. Much has been written on war as a political and economic phenomenon; comparatively little is known about the social psychology of war. The invaluable contribution of this comprehensive three-volume set edited by Mari Fitzduff and Chris Stout is to present a rich and insightful sampling from a host of distinguished scholars in the field of social psychology on what causes war and what we can do to prevent it. The conclusions deserve close study by leaders and citizens alike.

Meet the Author

Mari Fitzduff is Professor and Director in the MA program in Coexistence and Conflict at Brandeis University. She was Chair of Conflict Studies at the University of Ulster from 1997 to 2003. Earlier, she was Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council, the main agency dedicated to developing and funding conflict resolution issues in Northern Ireland. She has worked on programs addressing conflict issues in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Her 2002 publication, Beyond Violence: Conflict Resolution Processes in Northern Ireland won an American Library Notable Publication Award.

Chris E. Stout is Founding Director of the Center for Global Initiatives and Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. A clinical psychologist, Stout is past-President of the Illinois Psychological Association, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice, and a recipient of the APA International Humanitarian Award. He is also one of the World Economic Forum's Global Leaders of Tomorrow, and an Invited Faculty member at the annual meeting in Davos. Stout, series editor for the Contemporary Psychology series with Praeger, has authored or edited numerous books, including the four-volume Psychology of Terrorism (Praeger, 2002).

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