How Social Psychology Helps to Understand Causes of Ethnic Cleansing

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Agency Theory
A person obeys when in agentic state and authority figure takes responsibility. This would explain WW2 especially as shown in Adolf Eichmann case who was "just following orders"
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Social Impact Theory
When a greater number of people in authority, more likely to obey someone immoral for example in the Myanmar genocide where Buddhists are majority and persecute minority Rohingya (more susceptible to attack)
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Realistic Conflict Theory
If there is a conflict for resources there will be prejudice and conflict, in Myanmar the Rohingya are competing for citizenship and equal rights including healthcare.
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Social Identity Theory
Where there are groups there will always be prejudice more so if two groups have strong contrasting views for example the Yazidi-ISIL genocide occurred due to their contrasting religious views
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Zimbardo
Pathology of power would force people to obey immoral orders, as shown in WW2 where Hitler abused his power to discriminate against Jews
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When a greater number of people in authority, more likely to obey someone immoral for example in the Myanmar genocide where Buddhists are majority and persecute minority Rohingya (more susceptible to attack)

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Social Impact Theory

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If there is a conflict for resources there will be prejudice and conflict, in Myanmar the Rohingya are competing for citizenship and equal rights including healthcare.

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Where there are groups there will always be prejudice more so if two groups have strong contrasting views for example the Yazidi-ISIL genocide occurred due to their contrasting religious views

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Pathology of power would force people to obey immoral orders, as shown in WW2 where Hitler abused his power to discriminate against Jews

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