The Role of Community Development in Reducing Extremism and Ethnic Conflict

The Evolution of Human Contact

Authors: Hoffman, August John, Alamilla, Saul, Liang, Belle

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  • Proposes real-world solutions to immediate and salient problems of ethnic conflict and violence
  • Provides an optimistic view of the potential to solve such issues
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The purpose of this text is to provide the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the nature of violence, aggression, extremism, and ethnic hate crimes in the US, and to explicate how community development, stewardship, and service may be implemented to address and reduce these problems. When individuals of diverse backgrounds are provided with engagement, interaction, and community-building stewardship programs, negative ethnic stereotypes are debunked, conflict is reduced, and individuals are more likely to communicate and build a more resilient and empowered community. Recent political and administrative policies have created a very tense environment among cities within the US, especially within communities that have larger populations of immigrant refugees and persons of varied ethnicities. This book aims to ameliorate some of that tension. 

About the authors

August John Hoffman is Professor of Psychology at Metropolitan State University, USA, and President of the IFO Faculty Association.
Saul Alamilla is Associate Professor of Psychology at Kennesaw State University, USA.
Belle Liang is Professor in the Counseling and Developmental Psychology Program at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, USA.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Community Development, Stewardship Activities, and Volunteerism: The Evolution of Human “Connectedness” and Interdependency

    Hoffman, August John (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • The Virtues of Community Development and Stewardship: How Communities Respond to Disasters and Build Resilience

    Hoffman, August John (et al.)

    Pages 27-47

  • The Evolutionary History of Aggression and Ethnic Conflict: Why Polarization Fuels Hate and Violence

    Hoffman, August John (et al.)

    Pages 49-77

  • Racial Constructs in Youth Mentoring: Reconsidering Race and Ethnicity

    Hoffman, August John (et al.)

    Pages 79-91

  • Cultural Perspectives on Ethnic Diversity and Social Capital and Intergroup Relations in Diverse Communities

    Hoffman, August John (et al.)

    Pages 93-134

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Role of Community Development in Reducing Extremism and Ethnic Conflict
Book Subtitle
The Evolution of Human Contact
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75699-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75699-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75698-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09302-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 163
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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