Who killed in Rwanda’s genocide? Micro-space, social influence and individual participation in intergroup violence

  title={Who killed in Rwanda’s genocide? Micro-space, social influence and individual participation in intergroup violence},
  author={Omar Shahabudin McDoom},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={453 - 467}
  • O. McDoom
  • Published 22 January 2013
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Peace Research
In episodes of intergroup violence, which group members participate and which do not? Although such violence is frequently framed as occurring between distinct ethnic, racial or sectarian groups, it is easily overlooked that it is usually only a subset of the group’s members who in fact participate in the violence. In predicting participation, extant research has privileged an atomistic approach and identified individual attributes indicative of a predisposition to violence. I suggest instead… 
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