A Framework for Thinking About Developing a Global Community

  • Morton Deutsch
  • Eric C. Marcus
  • Sarah Brazaitis
Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)


This chapter consists of two main parts. The first part is concerned with presenting social psychological knowledge about groups: What are groups? How do groups form? How do they develop and function? How do people identify with the groups to which they belong? In the second part, the information presented in the first is employed to suggest how a global community could be developed: How can personal identification with a global community be fostered? How do we facilitate change to create a functioning global community? The chapter presents a framework for thinking about these issues rather than offering fully detailed suggestions.


Social Identity Change Agent Global Community Personal Identification Social Entrepreneur 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Morton Deutsch
    • 1
  • Eric C. Marcus
    • 1
  • Sarah Brazaitis
    • 2
  1. 1.International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, Teachers CollegeColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Organization and Leadership, Teachers CollegeColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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