Self-censorship in contexts of conflict: theory and research

Rafi Nets (Editor), Daniel Bar-Tal (Editor), Keren Sharvit (Editor)

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This book explores the concept of self-censorship as it relates to individuals and societies and functions as a barrier to peace, conceptually carving out a new area in peace psychology. Defining self-censorship as the act of intentionally and voluntarily withholding information from others in the absence of formal obstacles, the volumes introduces self-censorship as one of the socio-psychological mechanisms that prevent the free flow of information and thus obstruct proper functioning of democratic societies. Moreover it analyzes this socio-psychological phenomenon specifically in the context of intractable conflict, providing much evidence from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages284
ISBN (Electronic)9783319633787
ISBN (Print)3319633775, 3319633783, 9783319633770
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NamePeace psychology book series
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
ISSN (Print)2197-5779
ISSN (Electronic)2197-5787

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Arab-Israeli conflict -- Psychological aspects
  • Censorship -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies
  • Conflict management -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies
  • Reconciliation -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies


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