Hope Amidst Conflict by Dr. Oded Leshem investigates hope for peace amid the intractable, violent conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Combining the wisdom of more than a hundred years of scholarship on hope with insights from original data collected in conflict zones, Hope Amidst Conflict offers a novel conceptualization of hope and a standardized way to measure it.
Located at the nexus of political psychology and conflict resolution, the book explores how the beliefs about the future shape the political attitudes and behaviors of people mired in conflict and takes on the question how does hope for peace form and proliferate in the seemingly hopeless reality of conflict and why do despair and fear often prevail?
Dr. Oded Leshem is a Senior Research Associate at the Psychology of Intergroup Conflict and Reconciliation Lab and The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, both housed in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
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