CRIC - The Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict

Inter-group conflict is the dark side of the powerful bonds people develop toward their groups. When a group identity or its core values are perceived to be under threat, in-group bonds can be strong enough to motivate self-sacrificial acts ranging from taking a bullet for your regiment to suicide bombing. These bonds can also lead people to reject material trade-offs in ways that would seem irrational from a cost-benefit perspective. CRIC’s mission is to promote and develop scientific, field-based research to understand and tackle the root causes of intergroup violence in collaboration with public policy experts.

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