Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Charis Psaltis, Mario Carretero, Sabina Čehajić-Clancy
    Pages 1-34 Open Access
  3. Global and Regional Perspectives on Textbook Writing, Civil Society Organizations and Social Representations

  4. Social Psychological Perspectives of Perpetrators and Victims

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Michal Bilewicz, Marta Witkowska, Silviana Stubig, Marta Beneda, Roland Imhoff
      Pages 169-197 Open Access
  5. Textbook and Teacher Perspectives in Post-transition and Post-conflict Societies

  6. Pedagogical Approaches to History Teaching and Reconciliation

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 379-384

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This volume discusses the effects, models and implications of history teaching in relation to conflict transformation and reconciliation from a social-psychological perspective. Bringing together a mix of established and young researchers and academics, from the fields of psychology, education, and history, the book provides an in-depth exploration of the role of historical narratives, history teaching, history textbooks and the work of civil society organizations in post-conflict societies undergoing reconciliation processes, and reflects on the state of the art at both the international and regional level. As well as dealing with the question of the ‘perpetrator-victim’ dynamic, the book also focuses on the particular context of transition in and out of cold war in Eastern Europe and the post-conflict settings of Northern Ireland, Israel and Palestine and Cyprus. It is also exploring the pedagogical classroom practices of history teaching and a critical comparison of various possible approaches taken in educational praxis. The book will make compelling reading for students and researchers of education, history, sociology, peace and conflict studies and psychology.


civil society organisations textbook studies history textbooks textbook writing post-conflict societies perpetrators and victims open access

Editors and affiliations

  • Charis Psaltis
    • 1
  • Mario Carretero
    • 2
  • Sabina Čehajić-Clancy
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of CyprusNicosiaCyprus
  2. 2.Autonoma University of MadridMadridSpain
  3. 3.School of Science and TechnologyUniversity SarajevoSarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina

About the editors

Charis Psaltis is an associate professor in the department of Psychology at the University of Cyprus.

Mario Carretero is a professor in the department of Psychology at Universidad Autonoma Madrid, Spain.

Sabina Čehajić-Clancy is an associate professor in the department of Political Science and International Relations at Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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