Why Neighbors Kill: Prior Intergroup Contact and Killing of Ethnic Outgroup Neighbors

Miles Hewstone*, Nicole Tausch, Alberto Voci, Jared Kenworthy, Joanne Hughes, Ed Cairns

*Corresponding author for this work

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11 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExplaining the Breakdown of Ethnic Relations
Subtitle of host publicationWhy Neighbors Kill
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print)9781405170581
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2009


  • "Contact Hypothesis"
  • Balkan tragedy
  • Commonalities from Rwanda and the Balkans
  • Killing neighbors versus killing members of neighboring groups
  • Prior intergroup contact and ethnic outgroup neighbors
  • Radio Télévision Libre des Milles Collines (RTLM)
  • Social psychological evidence and prior contact and intergroup conflict
  • Social psychology of massacres
  • World War II massacre with a difference

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