The Effect of Perspective-Giving on Postconflict Reconciliation. An Experimental Approach

Discussion groups are a promising tool for bridging the divide between former conflict antagonists. However, such groups do not always produce the desired outcome of improved attitudes, even when they meet the conditions generally seen as favoring positive interaction. In this article, we examine sp...

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Autores Principales: Ugarriza, Juan E., Nussio E.
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Publicado: Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2017
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22846
https://doi.org/10.1111/pops.12324
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spelling ir-10336-228462022-05-02T12:37:17Z The Effect of Perspective-Giving on Postconflict Reconciliation. An Experimental Approach Ugarriza, Juan E. Nussio E. Colombia Conflict Ex-combatants Experiment Perspective-giving Postconflict Reconciliation Victims Discussion groups are a promising tool for bridging the divide between former conflict antagonists. However, such groups do not always produce the desired outcome of improved attitudes, even when they meet the conditions generally seen as favoring positive interaction. In this article, we examine specific discussion protocols that mitigate polarization risks while fostering reconciliation. Using a randomized, controlled design, we formed a pool of 429 ex-combatants and members of conflict-affected communities in Colombia. Participants were asked to join heterogeneous groups and discuss their proposals for the future of Colombia. Overall, community members improved their attitudes towards ex-combatants significantly, while ex-combatants’ attitudes toward community members do not tend to polarize. Those participants who were randomly assigned to a perspective-giving treatment protocol (where they were asked to refer to their personal experience and perspective) consistently improved their intergroup attitudes towards ex-combatants, and by a proportionally higher percentage than those taking part under argumentation and no-treatment control conditions. © 2016 International Society of Political Psychology 2017 2020-05-25T23:58:21Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion 0162895X 14679221 https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22846 https://doi.org/10.1111/pops.12324 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf Blackwell Publishing Ltd instname:Universidad del Rosario
institution EdocUR - Universidad del Rosario
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language Inglés (English)
topic Colombia
Conflict
Ex-combatants
Experiment
Perspective-giving
Postconflict
Reconciliation
Victims
spellingShingle Colombia
Conflict
Ex-combatants
Experiment
Perspective-giving
Postconflict
Reconciliation
Victims
Ugarriza, Juan E.
Nussio E.
The Effect of Perspective-Giving on Postconflict Reconciliation. An Experimental Approach
description Discussion groups are a promising tool for bridging the divide between former conflict antagonists. However, such groups do not always produce the desired outcome of improved attitudes, even when they meet the conditions generally seen as favoring positive interaction. In this article, we examine specific discussion protocols that mitigate polarization risks while fostering reconciliation. Using a randomized, controlled design, we formed a pool of 429 ex-combatants and members of conflict-affected communities in Colombia. Participants were asked to join heterogeneous groups and discuss their proposals for the future of Colombia. Overall, community members improved their attitudes towards ex-combatants significantly, while ex-combatants’ attitudes toward community members do not tend to polarize. Those participants who were randomly assigned to a perspective-giving treatment protocol (where they were asked to refer to their personal experience and perspective) consistently improved their intergroup attitudes towards ex-combatants, and by a proportionally higher percentage than those taking part under argumentation and no-treatment control conditions. © 2016 International Society of Political Psychology
format Artículo (Article)
author Ugarriza, Juan E.
Nussio E.
author_facet Ugarriza, Juan E.
Nussio E.
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title The Effect of Perspective-Giving on Postconflict Reconciliation. An Experimental Approach
title_short The Effect of Perspective-Giving on Postconflict Reconciliation. An Experimental Approach
title_full The Effect of Perspective-Giving on Postconflict Reconciliation. An Experimental Approach
title_fullStr The Effect of Perspective-Giving on Postconflict Reconciliation. An Experimental Approach
title_full_unstemmed The Effect of Perspective-Giving on Postconflict Reconciliation. An Experimental Approach
title_sort effect of perspective-giving on postconflict reconciliation. an experimental approach
publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd
publishDate 2017
url https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22846
https://doi.org/10.1111/pops.12324
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