Peace Psychology Book Series

International Handbook of Peace and Reconciliation

Editors: Malley-Morrison, Kathleen, Mercurio, Andrea, Twose, Gabriel (Eds.)

  • A companion book to International Handbook of War, Torture, and Terrorism
  • Offers hundreds of direct quotes from individuals from eight major regions of the world
  • Demonstrates a grounded theory analysis of definitions of peace and reconciliation and of the role of apology in reconciliation
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About this book

How do ordinary people from different regions around the world define peace and reconciliation? What factors do they think are necessary for promoting reconciliation between countries? Do they believe that individuals have a right to protest against war and in favor of peace? Do they believe that apologies can improve the chances of reconciliation? What do they think are the best ways for achieving peace? Does reasoning regarding the achievability of world peace vary by region? International Handbook of Peace and Reconciliation, a companion volume to the International Handbook on War, Torture, and Terrorism, examines and analyzes how people around the world think about justice, governmental apologies, the right to protest, the peace process, the justifiability of armed conflict, the possibility of world peace, and reconciliation. To address these questions, researchers from the Group on International Perspectives on Governmental Aggression and Peace (GIPGAP) administered the Personal and Institutional Rights to Aggression and Peace Survey (PAIRTAPS) to volunteers from over 40 countries representing the major regions of the world. The volume is organized such that the responses to the survey are summarized and analyzed by both by country and by theme. Integrative chapters provide an up-to-date overview of historical and current events relevant to peace and reconciliation and a grounded theory analysis of definitions of peace and reconciliation and of the role of apology in reconciliation. In addition to describing the major themes emerging from the responses in each region, the volume reports on some exploratory analyses addressing the extent to which we found differences in patterns of responding based on characteristics such as gender, military experience, and involvement in anti-war protest activity. International Handbook on Peace and Reconciliation allows ordinary citizens from around the world to voice their views on peace and related issues, and examines the context of these views. Thus, it offers researchers in political science, peace psychology, social psychology, social justice, and anthropology a comprehensive resource for a changing global landscape.

About the authors

Kathleen Malley-Morrison is professor of psychology in the Human Development Program, Boston University. Her undergraduate major at Swarthmore College was history, and her graduate degree from Boston University was in Special Education. During her last two years of graduate school she focused primarily on developmental psychology, and her dissertation was a developmental analysis of cognitive ability and cognitive style from kindergarten through the eighth grade. She has been a member of the Psychology Department at Boston University since 1970. In recent years, Malley-Morrison’s research and publications have focused primarily on international perspectives on state-sponsored violence and peace. As leader of an international consortium of researchers (the Group on International Perspectives on Governmental Aggression and Peace; GIPGAP), she led the development of the Personal and Institutional Rights to Aggression and Peace Survey (PAIRTAPS), which has been administered in more than 40 different countries, with participants from every continent except Antarctica. Chapters focusing on survey findings from each of 40 countries in which the survey was administered were published in a four volume series on State Violence and the Right to Peace for Praeger Security International, published in 2009.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This handbook takes up the challenge of presenting a global view on peace and conflict … . the International Handbook of Peace and Reconciliation is a worthwhile read for a variety of audiences, from the first-year student beginning to explore our field’s foundational concepts to experts looking for solid statistics concerning how peace is perceived, understood, and strived for across the globe.” (Fathali Moghaddam and Victoria Heckenlaible, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 58 (47), December, 2013)

Table of contents (43 chapters)

  • Introduction to International Handbook on Peace and Reconciliation for Springer Publishing

    Malley-Morrison, Kathleen

    Pages 1-8

  • Definitions of Peace and Reconciliation

    Claggett-Borne, Elizabeth

    Pages 11-21

  • Definitions of Peace and Reconciliation in Western Europe

    Salmberg, Mathilde (et al.)

    Pages 23-33

  • Definitions of Peace and Reconciliation in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Canada, the United States, and Australia

    Page, James (et al.)

    Pages 35-49

  • Definitions of Peace and Reconciliation in Russia and the Balkans

    Miheljak, Vlado (et al.)

    Pages 51-61

Buy this book

eBook $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5933-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5932-3
  • 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 Peace and Reconciliation
Editors
  • Kathleen Malley-Morrison
  • Andrea Mercurio
  • Gabriel Twose
Series Title
Peace Psychology Book Series
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5933-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5933-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5932-3
Series ISSN
2197-5779
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 681
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