International Handbook of Peace and Reconciliation

  • Kathleen Malley-Morrison
  • Andrea Mercurio
  • Gabriel Twose

Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Definitions of Peace and Reconciliation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Elizabeth Claggett-Borne
      Pages 11-21
    3. Mathilde Salmberg, Kathryn O’Keefe, Sarah An, Carla Machado, Silja Bara Omarsdottir, Michael Corgan et al.
      Pages 23-33
    4. James Page, Sarah An, Michael Whitely, Doe West, John Davis, Carol Davis
      Pages 35-49
    5. Vlado Miheljak, Marko Polič, Chelsea Cogan, Heather Lane, Natalia Parnyuk, Alev Yalcinkaya et al.
      Pages 51-61
    6. Glyn Secker, Patrick Hanlin, Gabriella Gricius, Majed Ashy, Abdul Kareem Al-Obaidi, Heyam Mohammed et al.
      Pages 63-79
    7. Mahlon Dalley, Jennifer Heinecke, Jacqueline Akhurst, Abdelkader Abdelali, Natoschia Scruggs, Raquel DeBartolo et al.
      Pages 81-97
    8. Eros DeSouza, Tristyn Campbell, Rodrigo Barahona, Luciana Karine de Souza, Sherri McCarthy, Michael Stevens et al.
      Pages 99-106
    9. Janice Jones, E. E. Diehnelt, Anoushka Shahane, Ellora Puri, Darshini Shah, Ma. Regina E. Estuar et al.
      Pages 107-116
    10. Alice Murata, Michelle Murata, Anoushka Shahane, Andrea Jones-Rooy, Hillary Mi-Sung Kim
      Pages 117-130
  3. Perspectives on Protest

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Tristyn Campbell
      Pages 143-154
    3. Michael Corgan, Bailey Pescatore, Mariana Barbosa, Daniela Miranola, Silja Bara Omarsdottir, Julia König et al.
      Pages 155-167
    4. Andrea Mercurio, James Page, Alyssa Mendlein, Emily Bales, John Davis, Carol Davis et al.
      Pages 169-182
    5. Charikleia Tsatsaroni, Sherri McCarthy, Nebojsa Petrovic, Vlado Miheljak, Marko Polič, Anna Medvedeva et al.
      Pages 183-198
    6. Natoschia Scruggs, Jessica Cox, Majed Ashy, Heyam Mohammed, Helena Syna Desivilya, Raja Tayeh et al.
      Pages 199-215
    7. Grace Kibanja, Laura Johnson, Mahlon Dalley, Natoschia Scruggs, Jacqueline Akhurst, Adeniyi Famose et al.
      Pages 217-236

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 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 there are 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.  




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Editors and affiliations

  • Kathleen Malley-Morrison
    • 1
  • Andrea Mercurio
    • 2
  • Gabriel Twose
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  3. 3.Public Interest DirectorateAmerican Psychological AssociationWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5932-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5933-0
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