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Published: 10 December 2010

600 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195382044

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Overcoming Evil

Genocide, Violent Conflict, and Terrorism

First Edition

Ervin Staub

  • The book describes central principles of the origins of violence between groups, and of prevention and reconciliation, and the generality of these principles across types of violence and situations
  • The book connects knowledge about the origins of the kinds of mass violence it describes, which has been the primary focus of attention in past work, with priciples and practices of prevention
  • In addressing violence between groups, the emphasis is often on system, institutions and structures, and on leaders.This book addresses the role of these, and the changes needed in them for prevention, but focuses on the psychology of groups and their individuals members as well as leaders: how they feel, what they think, their woundedness as a result of past experiences, their orientation to others, the ideas (and ideals-ideologies) they adopt or create, and the changes required in these for prevention.

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