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Overcoming evil genocide, violent conflict, and terrorism

Author: Ervin Staub
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2013
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Overcoming Evil describes the origins of genocide, violent conflict and terrorism, principles and practices of prevention, and avenues to reconciliation. It considers societal conditions, culture and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ervin Staub
ISBN: 9780199775248 0199775249 9780195382044 0195382048
OCLC Number: 901908862
Description: 581 p.
Contents: CONTENTS ; Preface and Acknowledgments ; Chapter 1. Introduction. I. Origins, Prevention, Reconciliation ; Chapter 2. Introduction. II. Early and Late Prevention, The Costs of Violence, Evil and Goodness ; Part I: The Origins of Mass Violence ; Chapter 3. The Sources of Conflict Between Groups and Primary Examples ; Chapter 4. Instigating Conditions: Starting Points of Mass Violence ; Chapter 5. Psychological and Societal/Group Processes that Arise from Instigating Conditions ; Chapter 6. Learning by Doing in Individuals and Groups: The Evolution of Extreme Violence ; Chapter 7. Internal and External Bystanders: Their Passivity, Complicity, and Role in the Evolution of Violence ; Chapter 8. Cultural/Societal Characteristics that Make Hostility and Violence More Likely ; Chapter 9. Perpetration and the Perpetrators ; Chapter 10. Understanding the Woundedness/Psychological Transformation of All Parties in Mass Violence. ; Part II. Prevention and Reconciliation ; Chapter 11. Introduction and late prevention. ; Chapter 12. Promoting Understanding, Healing and Reconciliation in Rwanda ; Chapter 13. Constructive Responses to Difficult Life Conditions and Conflict, Preventive Diplomacy and Dialogue ; Chapter 14. Developing Positive Orientation to the "Other": Humanizing and Contact with the Other. ; Chapter 15. Beyond "us" and "them": Constructive Ideologies and Groups, Common Identities, Inclusive Caring, and Pluralism ; Chapter 16. Changing Hearts and Minds: Information, Peace Education, and Public Education in Rwanda and the Congo ; Chapter 17. The Potential and Power of Active Bystanders: Citizens, Leaders, Nations, the International System. ; Chapter 18. Generating Action by Leaders, Citizens, Creating Structures for Prevention. ; Chapter 19. Healing/Psychological Recovery and Reconciliation ; Chapter 20. Other Elements of Reconciliation: Complex Truth, Collective Memory, Shared History and Justice ; Chapter 21. Forgiveness, Healing and Reconciliation ; Chapter 22. Raising Inclusively Caring, Morally Courageous Children and Altruism Born of Suffering ; Chapter 23. Recommendations and Conclusions
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