Terrorism, Identity, and Conflict Management

Louis, Winnifred R. (2009) Terrorism, Identity, and Conflict Management. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 3 4: 433-446. doi:10.1111/j.1751-9004.2009.00184.x

Author Louis, Winnifred R.
Title Terrorism, Identity, and Conflict Management
Journal name Social and Personality Psychology Compass   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1751-9004
Publication date 2009-07
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1751-9004.2009.00184.x
Volume 3
Issue 4
Start page 433
End page 446
Total pages 14
Editor Jerry Suls
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
1701 Psychology
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Abstract Social psychological research on the consequences and antecedents of terrorism are reviewed, and implications for conflict management are discussed. The research is theoretically and socially interesting because it deals with the intersection of identity and psychological threat with political choices in conflict. A model of identity politics and agentic normative influence is described which draws attention to the importance of stopping the spread of terrorist identity and norms as the key challenge in counter-terrorism. An identity politics approach would argue that terrorists should be defined narrowly, while non-violent leaders of the terrorists’ constituents should be recognized and rewarded as representatives of their constituents. As such, the analysis suggests a pessimistic prospect for terror in the 2010s.
Q-Index Code C1
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