Identity, Reciprocity and Conflict Outcome

Project: Monitored by School

Project Details

Grant Program

Social Policy Grant

Project Description

This project investigates the influence of social identity on conflict behavior. In particular, I will examine whether the norm of reciprocity is intensified or diminished under the influence of shared identity among disputants. Using a series of controlled laboratory experiments, I look into (1) if identity driven decisions can override power driven ones; (2) the causal mechanism of the identity-conflict outcome relationship; and (3) how a shift in identity can(not) result in immediate changes in conflict behavior. The proposed models of identity driven conflict behavior are also tested against historical cases of foreign policy crises.
Effective start/end date7/28/176/30/19


  • Identity
  • Conflict
  • Lab experiment
  • bargaining theory of war


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