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Overcoming EvilGenocide, Violent Conflict, and Terrorism$
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Ervin Staub

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195382044

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382044.001.0001

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The Sources of Conflict between Groups and Primary Examples

The Sources of Conflict between Groups and Primary Examples

(p.51) 3 The Sources of Conflict between Groups and Primary Examples
Overcoming Evil

Ervin Staub

Oxford University Press

This chapter identifies the major sources and some properties of group conflict as a background to later chapters. Topics covered include the material sources of conflict, the psychological bases of conflict, and some properties of and variations in views of conflicts. It then describes several cases of significant violence between groups, past or ongoing. These include the genocide in Rwanda, violence in the Congo, the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, relations between the Dutch and Muslims in the Netherlands, terrorism by Al-Qaeda and Palestinian terrorism, and the Holocaust.

Keywords:   psychological bases, Al-Qaeda, group conflict, ethic conflict, genocide, Rwanda, Congo

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