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Demonization in International Politics : A Barrier to Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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This book investigates demonization in international politics, particularly in the Middle East. It argues that while demonization’s origins are religious, its continued presence is fundamentally political. Drawing upon examples from historical and modern conflicts, this work addresses two key questions: Why do leaders demonize enemies when waging war? And what are the lasting impacts on peacemaking? In providing answers to these inquiries, the author applies historical insight to twenty-first century conflict. Specific attention is given to Israel and Palestine as the author argues that war-time demonization in policy, media, and art is a psychological and relational barrier during peace talks.
Number of Pages: 271
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Peace
Series Title: Middle East Today
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Linn Normand
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2016
TCIN: 51039213
UPC: 9781137567499
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-5929
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