Building Peace Through Knowledge

The Israeli-Palestinian Case

  • Alean Al-Krenawi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 139-144

About this book


This groundbreaking volume documents a comprehensive peacebuilding initiative in addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and reviews the broad theoretical base underlying these efforts. Theory chapters discuss intrinsic peace-related concepts, including the nature of conflict, elements of individual and group identity, the long-term psychological effects of prolonged political hostilities, and the mechanisms of reconciliation and inclusiveness. Central to the coverage is the ambitious Building Peace through Knowledge Project, a four-year multidisciplinary program featuring a diverse palette of professional and community interventions to reduce the occurrence and trauma of political violence. The author reveals powerful insights connecting knowledge to peacebuilding by analyzing:


·         The relationships between attitudes and ideology in intergroup conflict.

·         The psychosocial impact of political violence among Israelis and Palestinians.

·         The literature on people-to-people interventions (P2Ps) in conflict reduction.

·         The roles of forgiveness, reconciliation, and fairness in conflict resolution.

·         The methodology and findings of the Building Peace through Knowledge Project.

·         The potential of knowledge-based interventions in building sustainable peace in other regions.


Practitioners, mental health professionals, and scholars with interests in multicultural mental health, cross-cultural psychology, political violence, and peace education will look to Building Peace through Knowledge as an ideabook, a mission statement, and a road map toward a more stable world.                              


Intergroup conflict Building Peace through Knowledge Project Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Reconciliation-oriented intervention programs People-to-People Interventions Peacemaking Reconciliation techniques Peace Education

Authors and affiliations

  • Alean Al-Krenawi
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  1. 1.Spitzer Department of Social WorkBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer-ShevaIsrael

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56278-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56279-7
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