Self-censorship as a socio-psychological barrier to peacemaking.

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In the present chapter, we focus on a socio-psychological mechanism, namely, self-censorship, that is a result of macro societal processes that create political climates. We argue that this mechanism helps to maintain the dominant collective conflict-supporting narratives in societies involved in an intractable conflict by blocking free flow of information and thus preventing the formation of alternative narratives. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSelf-censorship in contexts of conflict: Theory and research.
EditorsDaniel Bar-Tal, Rafi Nets-Zehngut, Keren Sharvit
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-63378-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-63377-0
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NamePeace psychology book series.


  • *Censorship
  • *Conflict
  • *Peacekeeping
  • *Social Processes
  • *Social Psychology
  • Narratives


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