Über den Autor
Dr. Dan Landis (co-editor) is an affiliate professor of psychology at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. He holds a similar appointment at the Manoa campus of the same university. Previously he was professor of Psychology, director of the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation and a former dean of the Liberal Arts College at the University of Mississippi.
Although group conflict is hardly new, the last decade has seen a proliferation of conflicts engaging intrastate ethnic groups. It is estimated that two-thirds of violent conflicts being fought each year in every part of the globe including North America are ethnic conflicts. Unlike traditional warfare, civilians comprise more than 80 percent of the casualties, and the economic and psychological impact on survivors is often so devastating that some experts believe that ethnic conflict is the most destabilizing force in the post-Cold War world. Although these conflicts also have political, economic, and other causes, the purpose of this volume is to develop a psychological understanding of ethnic warfare. More specifically, Handbook of Ethnopolitical Conflict explores the function of ethnic, religious, and national identities in intergroup conflict. In addition, it features recommendations for policy makers with the intention to reduce or ameliorate the occurrences and consequences of these conflicts worldwide.
Worldwide coverage: includes conflicts in Southeast Asia, China, the Pacific Rim, The Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Western Europe, and the Balkans
Extensive analyses of the dynamics of interethnic hostility as well as of the relevant current and historical social, psychological, political and economic conditions
Contributors from a variety of cultures and disciplines
Preface.- Theoretical Approaches in the Study of Ethno/Cultural Conflict.- Franco/Anglo Conflict in Canada.- Mexico's Ethnic Conflict.- Ethnic Conflict in Spain.- Ethnic Conflict in Ireland.- Muslims in the Netherlands.- Conflict in South Africa.- Confict in the South of Sudan.- Ideology of Small Differences: Dissolution and Fail of the Former Yugoslavia.- Crimea: Violence Avoided (A Study in Conflict Prevention).- Peacebuilding and Possibilities for Resolution in the Cyprus Conflict.- Armenians in Turkey.- Israel: The Homeland of Jews, Arabs, and Palestinians.- The Palestinians in Israel: Ethnic-national Identity Conflict.- Interobjectivity and Conflict within Islam.- Ethnic and Religious Conflicts in India.- Interethnic Conflict in Malaysia.- Ethnopolitical Conflict in Sri Lanka.- Ethnic Conflict in China.- Social Psychology of Peace and Conflict in Mindanao.- Ethnic Conflict in Australia.- Ethnic Relations in New Zealand: Culture, Conflict, and Cohesion.- Ethnocultural Conflict and Cooperation in Hawaii.- Lessons Learned: What We Know and What We Don't Know.
The William B. Gudykunst Outstanding Book Award, 2013, goes to Dan Landis and Rosita Albert for their extraordinary achievement in editing the Handbook of Ethnic Conflict: International Perspectives . We members of the Selection Committee--Young Kim, Cookie Stephan, and David Sam-unanimously agree that, of the six books nominated, this Handbook of Ethnic Conflict is clearly the most worthy as the first recipient of this special award. Dan and Rosita took on an intellectually ambitious project of presenting 20 original chapters, in which ethnic conflict is examined in varying historical, cultural, and sociopolitical contexts of 20 different countries or regions around the world. The highly informative chapters offer population-specific insights, with which to examine and refine existing theories or to generate new ways of theorizing about the nature of interethnic conflict. For this reason, we, committee members, applaud Dan Landis and Rosita Albert for a significant contribution they have made to a better understanding of intercultural relations, in general, and of ethnic conflict, in particular.
Jan Pieter van Oudenhoven
President of the IAIR"Framing some forms of intrastate armed conflict as "ethnic" or "interethnic" conflict is a relatively recent phenomenon; this approach is featured effectively in the Handbook of Ethnic Conflict: International Perspectives , an exciting addition to the Springer series International and Cultural Psychology (series editor, Anthony Marsella)... . Organized geographically on the basis of eight areas (the Pacific Rim, Southeast Asia, China, the eastern Mediterranean, the Balkans, Central Africa, Europe, and Latin America), the handbook provides case studies of 20 ethnic conflicts ... ." (Kathleen Malley-Morrison and Tristyn Campbell, PsysCRITIQUES, Vol. 57, (46), November, 2012)
For the full review, see link: Handbook of Ethnic Conflict embraces the critical focal mission of expanding our understanding of ethnic conflict by demonstrating both the regional diversity of conflict and the deep historical roots of these conflicts. The volume, like no other I have read, examines ethnic conflict on a global basis. Its chapters describe ethnic conflicts in The Pacific Rim, South East Asia, China, Latin America, Eastern Mediterranean, the Balkans, and Europe. The chapters demonstrate both unique and shared characteristics of the conflicts and illustrate how existing theories can (and cannot) be applied to understand the conflicts. This allows the reader to compare and contrast the conflicts, and determine how existing theories can be applied to understand each conflict. In addition to this region diversity, the chapters also trace the history of each conflict. The reader not only learns that the conflicts are not "modern" events, but also understands how these conflicts become imbedded in the narrative of each ethnic group, thereby contributing to their resistance to "resolution". This insight is critical because most existing theories of ethnic conflict give little attention to the role of history in intergroup conflict and violence...The Handbook of Ethnic Conflict: International Perspectives is unique in its diversity of scope, demonstrating the complex roots of ethnic conflict that conspire to its vitality and resistance to resolution. The volume is an important and timely contribution to the literature on ethnic conflict. It is based on a well-conceived plan and achieves it important objectives. It is timely and its contribution will be timeless. It deserves the recognition offered by the William B. Gudykunst Outstanding Book Award."(Stephen Worchel, Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii at Hilo, February 22, 2013)"When I first read Dan's latest book, The Handbook of Ethnic Conflict, it blew me away. It is a comprehensive guide to a topic in social psychology that is crucially important, both in a theoretical and practical sense. Dan has always been a leader in cross-cultural researc
With perspectives from international authors, this handbook covers an extensive selection of ethnopolitical conflicts-fighting marked by locality, longevity and often, ferocity. The book analyzes the cultural, religious and psychological causal factors.
Ethnopolitical conflicts are world-wide phenomena producing discrimination, violence, and at times, unspeakable atrocities. Two thirds of international conflicts today are ethnopolitical conflicts. Some are long-entrenched disputes dating back centuries. Others are the by-products of recent trends in immigration or politics.
The Handbook of Ethnopolitical Conflict and Resolution examines the social, psychological, historical and political underpinnings of these conflicts particularly the ethnic, cultural, religious, and national identities that feed ingroup/outgroup antagonistic perceptions and fuel cycles of aggression. It covers leading theories and models of interethnic conflict and provides in-depth analyses of twenty conflicts as diverse as those in Croatia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Israel, and New Zealand. It examines phenomena that have not received the attention they deserve, such as the obstacles presented by differing accounts of the origins and dynamics of given conflict. In each case, and in the book s concluding chapter, contributors suggest creative responses to ethnic friction utilizing innovative intercultural approaches, conflict management approaches, and peace-building strategies.
Major features: Worldwide coverage: includes conflicts in Southeast Asia, China, the Pacific Rim, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Western Europe, and the Balkans. Extensive analyses of the dynamics of interethnic hostility as well as of the relevant current and historical social, psychological, political and economic conditions. Contributors from a variety of cultures and disciplines. Comparisons across diverse conflicts in the concluding chapter. Suggestions for diminishing prejudice and discrimination, and improving inter-ethnic relations in multi-ethnic states Policy recommendations for reducing ethnic conflict.
Its unique presentation and wide range of information make the Handbook of Ethnopolitical Conflict an effective reference for professionals, researchers, and educators working to understand, minimize, and eliminate interethnic conflict.Valuable for social psychologists, cross-cultural psychologists, political scientists, sociologists, communications scholars, and policymakers, ultimately, the Handbook is an important source for all persons who wish to contribute to a more peaceful world.