Explaining the breakdown of ethnic relations: why neighbors kill

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Blackwell Pub. Ltd., Aug 5, 2008 - Psychology - 272 pages
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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

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Victoria M. Esses is Professor of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Richard A. Vernon is Professor of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.