MAIN FACTORS IN GENOCIDE - 4. The need for a positive...

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MAIN FACTORS IN GENOCIDE (Staub 1996) Factors which contribute to the development of genocide: 1. Difficult life conditions and basic needs 2. Group characteristics and the evolution of conflict a. Devaluation and ideology of antagonism b. Authority, obedience and monolithic society c. Cultural-societal self concepts d. A history of aggressiveness e. Group motives and values f. Dissociation and integration 3. The role of and power of bystanders Creating caring societies and peaceful group relations: 1. A positive view of human beings and other-oriented motives 2. Resolving deep-seated hostility 3. Socialization, stability, and ideals
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Unformatted text preview: 4. The need for a positive vision The evolution of positive group relations: 1. Cross-cutting relations 2. Positive actions and systems of positive reciprocity 3. Joint projects and superordinate goals (see Summary, p. 152) Staub, Ervin, 1989, The Roots of Evil: The Origins of Genocide and Other Group Violence, NY: Cambridge University Press. Also see Staub, Ervin, 1996, "The Psychological and Cultural Roots of Group Violence and the Creation of Caring Societies and Peaceful Group Relations," in A Natural History of Peace, Thomas Gregor, ed., Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, pp, 129-155....
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