Peace Psychology in the Balkans: Dealing with a Violent Past by Olivera Simić, Zala Volčič, Catherine R. Philpot

By Olivera Simić, Zala Volčič, Catherine R. Philpot

From a historical past of repressive regimes and genocidal conflict, the Balkan area is present process full-scale transformation, politically, economically, culturally, and psychologically. those stipulations make this a part of the area a microcosm of peacebuilding, by way of either the stressful earlier that needs to be addressed and customers for destiny nonviolence.

Balancing optimism with realism, Peace Psychology within the Balkans analyzes the complicated factors of violence and explores peace efforts in Romania, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Macedonia. the variety of peace targets is proven during this specified context, from selling the absence of clash to advocating for justice, equality, and optimistic kinfolk among teams. participants give some thought to the peacebuilding power of the colleges, the humanities and media, nationwide symbols, and different cultural associations. And an research of ethnocentrism bargains beneficial insights into why clash arises and the way it can be avoided. one of the subject matters lined:

  • The position of colleges in inter-ethnic peacemaking.
  • Transforming violent masculinities in Serbia and beyond.
  • Ten years after the struggle: internalizing and externalizing indicators in Bosnian younger adults.
  • Risk and resilience between refugees in Serbia.
  • Overcoming ethnic hatred: peacebuilding and violence prevention in divided societies.
  • Coming to phrases with the previous: collective ethical accountability and reconciliation.

The chapters of Peace Psychology within the Balkans supply profound classes for peacebuilding throughout international locations and settings, contributing to the book’s price for researchers and scholars in peace and clash experiences, cultural psychology, and political technology.

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First, after Ceauşescu’s fall, Romania was shaken not by one but by many violent episodes of collective violence. The most important was in December 1989. Of the 1,104 victims of the Romanian revolution, only 14% died during the riots that led to the overthrow of the dictator. The vast majority died after the political power was seized by the National Salvation Front (Siani-Davies, 2007). In the next years there were also six “mineriads” or violent incursions of miners in Bucharest. The new political structure used miners as a shock force to repress political opposition and to disperse anti-communist protesters.

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