International Handbook of War, Torture, and Terrorism

  • Kathleen Malley-Morrison
  • Sherri McCarthy
  • Denise Hines

Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. Definitions of War, Torture, and Terrorism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mathilde Salmberg, Carla Machado, Silja Bara Ómarsdottir, Milena Doerfer, Ashley Brown, Laura Marcucci et al.
      Pages 15-25
    3. John M. Davis, Elizabeth Planje, Carol J. Davis, James Page, Michael Whitely, Shane O’Neil et al.
      Pages 27-48
    4. Sherri McCarthy, Vlado Miheljak, Nebojsa Petrović, Marko Polič, Charikleia Tsatsaroni, Nadide Pinar Kulakoglu et al.
      Pages 49-61
    5. Majed Ashy, Elizabeth Planje, Abdul Kareem Al-Obaidi, Lane Smith, Dalit Yassour-Boroschowitz, Helena Syna Desivilya et al.
      Pages 63-79
    6. Heyam Mohammed, Raja Tayeh, Elizabeth Planje, Gregory Malley
      Pages 81-93
    7. Mahlon Dalley, Jacqui Akhurst, Adeniyi Famose, Natoschia Scruggs, Laura Marcucci, Abdelali Abdelkader et al.
      Pages 95-112
    8. Eros DeSouza, Michael Stevens, Amanda Clinton, Laura Marcucci, Madison Mellish, Rodrigo Barahona et al.
      Pages 113-131
    9. Janice Jones, Ma. Regina E. Estuar, Sherri McCarthy, Ellora Puri, Megan Reif, Leslie Flores et al.
      Pages 133-143
    10. David Oh, Alice Murata, Hillary Mi-Sung Kim, Michelle Murata, Andrea Jones-Rooy
      Pages 145-161
    11. Abram Trosky, Mathilde Salmberg, Laura Marcucci, Shane O’Neil
      Pages 163-179
  3. National Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Lauren Groves, Andrea Mercurio
      Pages 183-187
    3. Michael Corgan, Helena Castanheira, Albertina Aros, Sandra Carina Fulquez, Matt Pita, Mariana Barbosa et al.
      Pages 189-203
    4. Lauren Groves, John M. Davis, James Page, Michael Whitely, Dylan Rose, Doe West
      Pages 205-222
    5. Marko Polič, Vlado Miheljak, Nebojsa Petrović, Sherri McCarthy, Charikleia Tsatsaroni, Anna Medvedeva
      Pages 223-237
    6. Lane Smith, Mohammad Bahramzadeh, Sherri McCarthy, Tristyn Campbell, Majed Ashy, Helena Syna Desivilya et al.
      Pages 239-256
    7. Mahlon Dalley, Jacqui Akhurst, Davies Banda, Abdelali Abdelkader, Alexandra Dick, Helena Castanheira et al.
      Pages 257-272
    8. Eros DeSouza, Michael Stevens, Jorge Lune Torres, Ricardo Angelino, Rodrigo Barahona, Eddy Carillo et al.
      Pages 273-281
    9. Kalyani Raj, Nisha Raj, Sherri McCarthy, Ma. Regina E. Estuar, Ariel Stone, Tristyn Campbell et al.
      Pages 283-299
    10. Hillary Mi-Sung Kim, Hwan Ho Lee, Nari Yoo, Dong Youn Cho, Bryan Bonseok Koo, Alice Murata et al.
      Pages 301-314
    11. Andrea Mercurio, Madeleine Logan
      Pages 315-321
  4. Invasion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Carla Machado, Julia Koenig, Mariana Barbosa, Mathilde Salmberg, Jaime Lam, Ariel Stone et al.
      Pages 335-358
    3. James Page, John M. Davis, Michael Whitely, Ariel Stone, Tessa Schaaf, Doe West
      Pages 359-379
    4. Sherri McCarthy, Anna Medvedeva, Tristyn Campbell, Nebojsa Petrović, Vlado Miheljak, Marko Polič et al.
      Pages 381-399
    5. Majed Ashy, Rouba Youssef, Tristyn Campbell, Alev Yalcinkaya, Abdul Kareem Al-Obaidi, Dalit Yassour-Boroschowitz et al.
      Pages 401-412
    6. Raja Tayeh, Heyem Mohammed, Tristyn Campbell, Gregory Malley
      Pages 413-420
    7. Laura Johnson, Grace Kibanja, Abdelali Abdelkader, Mahlon Dalley, Ting Wu, Jacqui Akhurst et al.
      Pages 421-441
    8. Amanda Clinton, José Anazagasty, Michael Stevens, Eros DeSouza, Bailey Pescatore, Laura Marcucci et al.
      Pages 443-465
    9. Ma. Regina E. Estuar, Nico A. Canoy, Sherri McCarthy, Ariel Stone, Tristyn Campbell, Megan Reif et al.
      Pages 467-486
    10. Etsuko Hoshino-Browne, Alba N. Villamil, Ting Wu, Hillary Mi-Sung Kim, Ariel Stone, Alice Murata et al.
      Pages 487-505
    11. Alfred McAlister, Tristyn Campbell, Erin Murtagh
      Pages 507-518
  5. Perspectives on Torture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 519-519
    2. Charikleia Tsatsaroni
      Pages 521-529
    3. Julia Koenig, Eric Fischer, Mathilde Salmberg, Mariana Barbosa, Silja Bara Ómarsdottir, Michael Corgan et al.
      Pages 531-549
    4. John M. Davis, Jenet Cory, Carol J. Davis, Tristyn Campbell, Michael Whitely
      Pages 551-563
    5. Charikleia Tsatsaroni, Sherri McCarthy, Natalia Parnyuk, Nebojsa Petrović, Marko Polič, Anna Medvedeva et al.
      Pages 565-582
    6. Abdul Kareem Al-Obaidi, Stephen Gaillot, Charikleia Tsatsaroni, Melike Eger, Helena Syna Desivilya, Dalit Yassour-Boroschowitz et al.
      Pages 583-597
    7. Mahlon Dalley, Savreen Hundal, Davies Banda, Jacqui Akhurst, Abdelali Abdelkader, Adeniyi Famose et al.
      Pages 599-615
    8. Amanda Clinton, José Anazagasty, Javier Fortín, Luciana Karine de Souza, Sherri McCarthy, Tristyn Campbell et al.
      Pages 617-629
    9. Savreen Hundal, Sherri McCarthy, Ma. Regina E. Estuar, Darshini Shah, Ellora Puri, Megan Reif et al.
      Pages 631-644
    10. Etsuko Hoshino-Browne, Ting Wu, Alba N. Villamil, Hillary Mi-Sung Kim, Alice Murata, Michelle Murata et al.
      Pages 645-661
    11. Kimberly Rapoza, Megan Clapp
      Pages 663-675
    12. Kathleen Malley-Morrison, Andrea Mercurio, Andrew Potter
      Pages 677-690
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 691-706

About this book


Armed conflict, on domestic or foreign soil, impacts people’s daily lives and shapes policy around the world. Millions live with the threat of terrorism, whether from random sources or known enemies. And the acceptability of torture is debated by politicians and public alike.

The International Handbook of War, Torture, and Terrorism synthesizes historical backgrounds, current trends, and findings from the Personal and Institutional Rights to Aggression and Peace Survey (PAIRTAPS), administered in forty countries over nine global regions. Contributors examine the social, cognitive, and emotional roots of people’s thinking on war and national security issues, particularly concerning the role of governments in declaring war, invading other countries, or torturing prisoners. By focusing on the cultural traditions and colonial histories of broad regions rather than of individual nations, the book demonstrates how context shapes ordinary citizens’ views on what is justifiable during times of war, as well as more nebulous concepts of patriotism and security. The Handbook:

  • Introduces the PAIRTAPS and explains the methodology for analyzing responses.
  • Defines war-related concepts from the unique perspectives of Western Europe, U.K./U.S., Middle East, Gulf States, Russia/Balkans, Africa, Latin America, South/Southeast Asia, and East Asia.
  • Provides an integrative summary of definitions and points of view.
  • Situates results in terms of social engagement/disengagement theory.
  • Considers implications for peace and reconciliation.

 As a reflection of the changing global landscape, the International Handbook of War, Torture, and Terrorism deserves to be read by a wide range of researchers in peace psychology, political science, sociology, and anthropology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kathleen Malley-Morrison
    • 1
  • Sherri McCarthy
    • 2
  • Denise Hines
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. PsychologyBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2., Dept. of Educational PsychologyNorthern Arizona UniversityYumaUSA
  3. 3.Dept. PsychologyClark UniversityWorcesterUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-1637-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-1638-8
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