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Definitions of War, Torture, and Terrorism in the Gulf States

  • Heyam Mohammed
  • Raja Tayeh
  • Elizabeth Planje
  • Gregory Malley
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Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)

Abstract

The countries of the Gulf States, sometimes called the Arab Gulf or Persian Gulf, share many characteristics. From their tribal cultures and traditions, to religion and political policy, a strong cultural assimilation has transpired as a result of the close proximity of these nations and the nomadic nature of the people who once roamed the area hundreds of years ago. Currently, the majority of these Gulf nations are run by a royal family, and these families have shown strong opposition to dissent. Kuwait, for example, has recently been under fire after a March 10th, 2011, report claiming Kuwaiti police tortured two foreign migrant workers to death after they were accused of stealing from farm owners and setting fire to their crops (Kuwaiti Authorities Torture Migrant Workers to Death 2011).

Keywords

Moral Judgment Major Category Codeable Unit Outcome Response Farm Owner 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heyam Mohammed
    • 1
  • Raja Tayeh
    • 2
  • Elizabeth Planje
    • 3
  • Gregory Malley
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of EducationKuwait UniversityKuwait cityKuwait
  2. 2.Institutional Research, Doane CollegeCreteUSA
  3. 3.Counseling ProgramLesley UniversityCambridgeUSA
  4. 4.The Carroll SchoolLincolnUSA

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