Communication Strategies and Practices in Conflicts

A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X). This special issue belongs to the section "Organizational Behaviors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2024 | Viewed by 234

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
1. School of Creative Arts Therapies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kibbutzim College, Tel Aviv 6250769, Israel
2. The Swiss Center for Conflict Research and the Department of Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 9190501, Israel
Interests: intergroup communication; psychology related aspects of intergroup conflict; life stories and narrativity; therapeutic processes in situations of acute distress; dialogue; peacebuilding

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

While intergroup conflicts are often rooted in competition over material resources and political or territorial control, they are made salient through the construction of group identities, worldviews and narratives that play a destructive role in preserving the conflict, and in denying the legitimacy of the other. These opposing group identities, perceptions and narratives associate the conflict with a heavy load of sentiments, including fear, disparagement, blame and grudge.

Studies of communication processes in situations of intergroup conflict demonstrate the manner in which narratives, attitudes and beliefs regarding the causes, the course and the resolution of the conflict, and perceptions regarding the out-group are shaped and expressed in various arenas of mass communication, social media and face-to-face intergroup dialogue. This special issue of Behavioral Sciences invites authors to investigate and reflect on the communication strategies and practices employed by individuals and groups in these arenas in situations of ethno-political conflict, and on the interrelations between communication, intergroup relations and conflict.

Empirical studies, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, narrative or topical reviews, and case studies are welcome. Contributions may take qualitative, quantitative or cross disciplinary perspectives.

Dr. Yiftach Ron
Guest Editor

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  • conflict
  • communication
  • intergroup relations
  • dialogue
  • social media
  • journalism
  • power asymmetry
  • conflict resolution

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