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The Social Psychology of Intergroup Reconciliation

Arie Nadler, Thomas Malloy, and Jeffrey D. Fisher


The book begins with an overview by Herbert Kelman, discussing reconciliation as distinct from related processes of conflict settlement and conflict resolution. Following that, the first section of the book focuses on intergroup reconciliation as consisting of moving beyond feelings of guilt and victimization (i.e., socio-emotional reconciliation). These processes include acceptance of responsibility for past wrongdoings and being forgiven in return. Such processes must occur on the background of restoring and maintaining feelings of esteem and respect for each of the parties. The chapters in ... More

Keywords: conflict settlement, intergroup reconciliation, guilt, victimization, socio-economic reconciliation, conflict free, instrumental reconciliation, common identity

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195300314
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300314.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arie Nadler, editor
Tel Aviv University

Thomas Malloy, editor
Rhode Island College

Jeffrey D. Fisher, editor
University of Connecticut

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Arie Nadler, Thomas E. Malloy, and Jeffrey D. Fisher

Part I Intergroup Reconciliation: Its Nature

Part II Socioemotional Reconciliation: Moving Beyond Victimhood, Guilt, and Humiliation

Part II.A Guilt, Victimhood, and Forgiveness

Part II.B Restoring Respect and Esteem

Part III Instrumental Reconciliation: Contact, Common Identity, and Equality

Part III.A Contact and Common Identity

Chapter 9 Stepping Stones to Reconciliation in Northern Ireland: Intergroup Contact, Forgiveness, and Trust

Miles Hewstone, Jared B. Kenworthy, Ed Cairns, Nicole Tausch, Joanne Hughes, Tania Tam, Alberto Voci, von Ulrich Hecker, and Catherine Pinder

Chapter 10 Majority and Minority Perspectives in Intergroup Relations: The Role of Contact, Group Representations, Threat, and Trust in Intergroup Conflict and Reconciliation

John F. Dovidio, Samuel L. Gaertner, Melissa-Sue John, Samer Halabi, Tamar Saguy, Adam R. Pearson, and Blake M. Riek

Chapter 11 A Social-Psychological Approach to Postconflict Reconciliation

Blake M. Riek, Samuel L. Gaertner, John F. Dovidio, Marilynn B. Brewer, Eric W. Mania, and Marika J. Lamoreaux

Part III.B Equality and Differential Power

Part IV Programs to Promote Intergroup Reconciliation

Part V Intergroup Reconciliation: An Overall View

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