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The Role of Community Development in Reducing Extremism and Ethnic Conflict

The Evolution of Human Contact

  • August John Hoffman
  • Saul Alamilla
  • Belle Liang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. August John Hoffman, Saul Alamilla, Belle Liang
    Pages 79-91
  3. August John Hoffman, Saul Alamilla, Belle Liang
    Pages 155-160
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 161-163

About this book

Introduction

The purpose of this text is to provide the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the nature of violence, aggression, extremism, and ethnic hate crimes in the US, and to explicate how community development, stewardship, and service may be implemented to address and reduce these problems. When individuals of diverse backgrounds are provided with engagement, interaction, and community-building stewardship programs, negative ethnic stereotypes are debunked, conflict is reduced, and individuals are more likely to communicate and build a more resilient and empowered community. Recent political and administrative policies have created a very tense environment among cities within the US, especially within communities that have larger populations of immigrant refugees and persons of varied ethnicities. This book aims to ameliorate some of that tension. 

Keywords

Community Psychology Social Psychology Community Engagement Evolutionary Psychology Community Service Work Volunteerism Interdependency Ethnic Conflict Hate Crimes Prosocial Behavior Ethnocentrism Superordinate Goals

Authors and affiliations

  • August John Hoffman
    • 1
  • Saul Alamilla
    • 2
  • Belle Liang
    • 3
  1. 1.Metropolitan State UniversityHudson, WIUSA
  2. 2.Kennesaw State UniversityKennesaw, GAUSA
  3. 3.Boston CollegeChestnut Hill, MAUSA

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