Violence in prolonged conflicts and its socio-psychological effects

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Violent conflicts between groups are inseparable part of human societies, and have been so for centuries. Recently, scholars have counted at least 240 armed conflicts between the years 1946 and 2008 (Harbom and Wallensteen 2009). Between 1990 through 1996 alone more than 90 armed conflicts took place (Jentleson 1996). Examination of the chronological development of these conflicts reveals several characteristics that may explain the persistence of these conflicts and their violent nature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationViolence and Mental Health
Subtitle of host publicationIts Manifold Faces
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9789401789998
ISBN (Print)9789401789981
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Psychology


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