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The Role of Trust in Conflict Resolution

The Israeli-Palestinian Case and Beyond

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  • Editors and contributors have impeccable and interdiscplinary scholarly credentials, including Dr. Daniel Bar-Tal who is a preeminent scholar in political psychology and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and Yohanan Tzoreff, Head of the Palestinian section at the Ministry of Intelligence and Strategy

  • Offers a thoroughgoing treatment of theoretical conceptions of trust from a psychological perspective

  • Provides practical implications for improving intergroup relations in a wide array of global conflicts

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi
  2. The Comparative Aspect: How was Trust been Reached in Other Conflicts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 39-39
  3. The Cultural-Religious Aspect: Trust in Islam and Judaism

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 81-81

About this book

Built on the premise that trust is one of the most important factors in intergroup relations, conflict management and resolution at large, this volume explores trust and its mechanisms and operations especially in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Significantly, this volume focuses not only on the nature of trust and distrust in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but it also explores how it is possible to build and increase trust on both sides in the conflict, a necessity in order to advance the stalled peace process.  

As trust is a concept that is interdisciplinary by nature, so are this volume’s contributors: sociologists, philosophers, social psychologists, political scientists, as well as experts in the Middle East, Islam, Judaism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict bring together real multidisciplinary perspectives that complement each other and then provide a comprehensive picture about the nature of trust and distrust and its ramifications and implications for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Divided into five thematic parts, the volume begins with by examining the theoretical basis of trust research from multiple perspectives. Then, it presents chapters on trust, distrust, and trust-building in other conflicts around the world. The third part is a unique feature of this volume as it takes a contextual approach: it emphasizes the importance of particular cultural and religious considerations on both sides of the conflict. The thrust of the book is examined in the next section. Part IV discusses and analyses various aspects of trust, and specifically distrust, in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Significantly, the chapters of this part take the perspectives of the participants in the conflict: Israeli Jews, Palestinians and Israeli Arabs. 

Finally, the volume concludes by providing an integrative conceptual perspective based on the principles of social and political psychology.  An important goal of this volume is to not only explore trust and distrust in an intractable conflict, but also to provide practical multi-disciplinary  outlooks and implications to advance trust building in two conflict ridden societies—Israeli and Palestinian, and other societies around the world. 

Keywords

  • Philosophy of Trust
  • Trust in International Relations
  • Trust and Faith in Judaism
  • Historical Narratives and Trust
  • Israeli-Arabs
  • Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
  • Northern Ireland Conflict
  • Intergroup Relations
  • trust building in conflict
  • linguistic basis of conflict
  • ethnic identity and conflict resolution
  • Hebrew and Arabic translations
  • lay psychology of trust
  • psychology and intractable conflict
  • intergroup relations

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

    Ilai Alon

  • School of Education, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

    Daniel Bar-Tal

About the editors

Dr. Ilai Alon is a retired associate professor at Tel Aviv University's departmet of philosophy. Education at the Hebrew University and Oxford University, Wolfosn College (1968-1970.) The major topics – (1) Arabic language and literature; (2) Philosophy. He served as a visiting researcher at Stanford University, and as a visiting professor at Princeton, Harvard, Lehigh (Pennsylvania,) Carlton (Ottawa.) 

Dr. Daniel Bar-Tal is Branco Weiss Professor of Research in Child Development and Education at the School of Education, Tel Aviv University. His research interest is in political and social psychology studying socio-psychological foundations of intractable conflicts and peace building, as well as development of political understanding among children and peace education.


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USD 119.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-43355-4
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  • Readable on all devices
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)