- Social conflict within and between groups
- Number of pages
- New York [etc.]: Psychology Press
- Current issues in social psychology
- Document type
- Book editing
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Psychology Research Institute (PsyRes)
Intergroup competition and conflict create pervasive problems in human society, giving rise to such phenomena as prejudice, terrorism, ethnic cleansing, and interstate war. Citizens, policy makers, social workers, schoolteachers, and politicians wrestle with these problems, and with difficult questions these issues pose:
- What causes conflict to escalate?
- How should we manage conflict within communities, and also in society at large?
- Is conflict always bad, or does it have other more beneficial consequences?
Social Conflict within and between Groups provides an overview of contemporary research from the social sciences on these questions. It brings together the research output of a number of leading researchers in psychology, management and economics, sociology and political science, and draws on the outcomes of ten prominent research programs conducted over the past five years. The chapters cover a range of fascinating topics, including prejudice and discrimination in multi-ethnic societies, and conflict and negotiation in the field of industrial relations. The authors also consider the possibilities for intervention at the interpersonal, intergroup and societal level.
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