conflict

Muzafer Sherif’s life was shaped by his experience of a turbulent historical period: the final years of the Ottoman Empire, the rise of the Turkish Republic, one party regime in Turkey, the Great Depression of 1929, Hitler’s rise in Germany, the Second World War, McCarthyism...

Not long ago, we suggested a feature to the editor of The Psychologist called ‘Desert Island Texts’, in which an invitee would select the top books and papers they would take to the mythical island. Well, here is a variant: ‘Desert Island Quotes’. If we were choosing, then a...

In February 2004 David Goodhart wrote a provocative piece for Prospect magazine entitled ‘Too diverse’. The article questioned whether Britain was becoming too diverse to sustain ‘a good society and the welfare state’. Reprinted in The Guardian (see tinyurl.com/3bsd5), the...

CC: Originally rooted in highly politicised feminist debates, the issue of domestic violence has become mainstreamed in many respects. Some would say that the movement has lost its critical edge, focusing more on the welfare of battered women than on an activist...

Political conflict erupted in the Middle East in late 2010. It began in Tunisia and then spread throughout the region in 2011 via Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya and Syria. This spate of unrest is but the most recent sobering reminder of just how often and how durably societies...