By Shelley McKeown, Reeshma Haji, Neil Ferguson

This quantity brings jointly views on social identification and peace psychology to discover the function that categorization performs in either clash and peace-building. to take action, it attracts prime students from the world over in a complete exploration of social id concept and its program to a few of the world’s such a lot urgent difficulties, akin to intrastate clash, rebellion within the heart east, the refugee concern, worldwide warming, racism and peace construction. an important topic of the amount is that social identification idea impacts we all, regardless of even if we're at present in a nation of clash or one extra alongside within the peace procedure.

the amount is equipped into sections. part 1 specializes in the improvement of social identification idea. Grounded within the pioneering paintings of Dr. Henri Tajfel, part 1 presents the reader with a historic heritage of the idea, in addition to its present advancements. Then, part 2 brings jointly a chain of nation case reviews targeting problems with id throughout 5 continents. This part allows cross-cultural comparisons by way of method and findings, and encourages the reader to spot basic functions of identification to the knowledge of peace in addition to functions which may be extra suitable in particular contexts. Taken jointly, those sections offer a modern and various account of the country of social identification study in clash occasions and peace psychology today.

it's glaring that any account of peace calls for an complex realizing of id either as a reason and final result of clash, in addition to a possible source to be harnessed within the promoting and upkeep of peace. Understanding Peace and clash via Social id concept: ContemporaryGlobal Perspectives goals to aid in attaining such an figuring out and as such is a helpful source to these learning peace and clash, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, public coverage makers, and all these drawn to the ways that social identification affects our world.

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