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Title Peace psychology in the Balkans : dealing with a violent past while building peace / Olivera Simić, Zala Volčič, Catherine R. Philpot, editors
Published New York : Springer, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (xv, 248 pages)
Series Peace psychology book series
Peace psychology book series.
Contents Peace psychology in the Balkans: In Times Past, Present, and Future / Olivera Simić, Zala Volčič, and Catherine R. Philpot -- Ethnic Conflict and Reconciliation in Post-Communist Romania / Vasile Cernat -- Theories of Ethnocentrism and Their Implications for Peacebuilding / Boris Bizumić -- Transforming Violent Masculinities in Serbia and Beyond / Ivana Milojević -- Making or Breaking the Peace: The Role of Schools in Inter-Ethnic Peace Making / W. Duffie VanBalkom and Mirjana Beara -- Journalistic Views on Post-Violent Peacebuilding in Bosnia and Herzegovina / Karmen Erjavec, Zala Volčič, Melita Poler Kovačič and Igor Vobič -- War Through Other Means: Examining the Role of Symbols in Bosnia and Herzegovina / Iva Pauker -- Imagine Being Alone: Making Sense of Life in Contemporary Bosnia and Herzegovina by Remembering the Past / Sandina Begić -- Internalizing and Externalizing Symptoms in a Sample of Bosnian Young Adults: Ten Years After the War / Namik Kirlić and Adela Langrock -- Family in Exile: Examining the Risk and Resilience of Refugees in Serbia / Tijana Mirović -- Parallel Worlds of Divided Community: Time Does Not Make Much Difference / Dinka Čorkalo Biruški and Dean Ajduković -- OpenOption: Roma, Discrimination, and Peace Building in Macedonian Šuto Orizari / Despina Angelovska -- Overcoming Ethnic Hatred: Peacebuilding and Violent Conflict Prevention in Divided Societies / Scott Nicholas Romaniuk -- Coming to Terms with the Past Marked by Collective Crimes: Collective Moral Responsibility and Reconciliation / Sabina Čehajić-Clancy
Summary From a history of repressive regimes and genocidal warfare, the Balkan region is undergoing full-scale transformation, politically, economically, culturally, and psychologically. These conditions make this part of the world a microcosm of peacebuilding, in terms of both the traumatic past that must be addressed and prospects for future nonviolence. Balancing optimism with realism, Peace Psychology in the Balkans analyzes the complex causes of violence and explores peace efforts in Romania, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Macedonia. The range of peace objectives is shown in this unique context, from promoting the absence of conflict to advocating for justice, equality, and positive relations between groups. Contributors consider the peacebuilding potential of the schools, the arts and media, national symbols, and other cultural institutions. And an analysis of ethnocentrism offers valuable insights into why conflict arises and how it may be prevented. Among the topics covered: The role of schools in inter-ethnic peacemaking. Transforming violent masculinities in Serbia and beyond. Ten years after the war: internalizing and externalizing symptoms in Bosnian young adults. Risk and resilience among refugees in Serbia. Overcoming ethnic hatred: peacebuilding and violence prevention in divided societies. Coming to terms with the past: collective moral responsibility and reconciliation. The chapters of Peace Psychology in the Balkans provide profound lessons for peacebuilding across nations and settings, contributing to the book's value for researchers and students in peace and conflict studies, cultural psychology, and political science. ¡
Analysis Philosophy (General)
Europe -- Economic policy
Applied psychology
Personality and Social Psychology
Community and Environmental Psychology
European Integration
Political Science, general
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Conflict management -- Balkan Peninsula -- Psychological aspects
Peace-building -- Balkan Peninsula -- Case studies
Peace -- Psychological aspects
Political psychology -- Balkan Peninsula
Conflict (Psychology)
Conflict, Psychological
Conflict (Psychology)
Conflict management -- Psychological aspects
Peace -- Psychological aspects
Political psychology
Balkan Peninsula
Genre/Form Case studies
Case studies.
Études de cas.
Form Electronic book
Author Simić, Olivera.
Volčič, Zala.
Philpot, Catherine R.
ISBN 9781461419488