Peace Psychology Book Series

International Handbook of War, Torture, and Terrorism

Editors: Malley-Morrison, Kathleen, McCarthy, Sherri, Hines, Denise (Eds.)

  • Companion volume to International Handbook of Peace and Reconciliation
  • Comparison and contrast of the various methods of peace and protest as seen around the world
  • Application of both Bandura's moral disengagement theory as well as consensus theory as related to reconciliation and negotiation
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About this book

Armed conflict, on domestic or foreign soil, impacts people’s daily lives and shapes policy around the world. Millions live with the threat of terrorism, whether from random sources or known enemies. And the acceptability of torture is debated by politicians and public alike.

The International Handbook of War, Torture, and Terrorism synthesizes historical backgrounds, current trends, and findings from the Personal and Institutional Rights to Aggression and Peace Survey (PAIRTAPS), administered in forty countries over nine global regions. Contributors examine the social, cognitive, and emotional roots of people’s thinking on war and national security issues, particularly concerning the role of governments in declaring war, invading other countries, or torturing prisoners. By focusing on the cultural traditions and colonial histories of broad regions rather than of individual nations, the book demonstrates how context shapes ordinary citizens’ views on what is justifiable during times of war, as well as more nebulous concepts of patriotism and security. The Handbook:

  • Introduces the PAIRTAPS and explains the methodology for analyzing responses.
  • Defines war-related concepts from the unique perspectives of Western Europe, U.K./U.S., Middle East, Gulf States, Russia/Balkans, Africa, Latin America, South/Southeast Asia, and East Asia.
  • Provides an integrative summary of definitions and points of view.
  • Situates results in terms of social engagement/disengagement theory.
  • Considers implications for peace and reconciliation.

 As a reflection of the changing global landscape, the International Handbook of War, Torture, and Terrorism deserves to be read by a wide range of researchers in peace psychology, political science, sociology, and anthropology.

About the authors

Kathleen Malley-Morrison's research interest is in cross-cultural and international perspectives on violence. She has done extensive research on violence and abuse in families and other intimate relationships. Her current research projects focus on the views of ordinary people around the world on the potential right of governments to conduct acts of aggression (e.g., invasion, torture) and the rights of individuals to live in a world of peace and protest against war.

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From the reviews:

“This text examines the antecedent emotions and beliefs of individuals around the globe concerning concepts such as war, terrorism, national security, invasion, and torture. … the text is a gold mine for anyone wanting to engage in research related to peace psychology, international relations, political science, anthropology, and other disciplines. … This text is a fundamental ‘must have’ for politicians, policy makers, peace psychologists and anyone working to address issues of armed conflict and mass violence around the globe.” (Linda M. Woolf, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 59 (1), January, 2014)

Table of contents (43 chapters)

  • Coding and Variable Formation for Definitions of War, Torture, and Terrorism

    Planje, Elizabeth (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Definitions of War, Torture, and Terrorism in Western Europe

    Salmberg, Mathilde (et al.)

    Pages 15-25

  • Definitions of War, Torture, and Terrorism in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Australia, Canada, and the United States

    Davis, John M. (et al.)

    Pages 27-48

  • Definitions of War, Terrorism, and Torture in the Balkan Peninsula and Russia

    McCarthy, Sherri (et al.)

    Pages 49-61

  • Definitions of War, Torture, and Terrorism in the Middle East

    Ashy, Majed (et al.)

    Pages 63-79

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eBook $259.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1638-8
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $329.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1637-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Handbook of War, Torture, and Terrorism
Editors
  • Kathleen Malley-Morrison
  • Sherri McCarthy
  • Denise Hines
Series Title
Peace Psychology Book Series
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1638-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1638-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1637-1
Series ISSN
2197-5779
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XL, 706
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