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Just-war beliefs: Cross-cultural perspective

Goal: There are three main research goals: to examine the (1) role of individual-level factors in adopting beliefs in just war ; (2) universality (vs. cultural specificity) of beliefs related to just war; and (3) macro-level factors moderating the concept of just war across national and religious backgrounds.
To examine the concept of just war we use three-dimensional model of beliefs in just war: (1) just war – restricted view on reasons and means of war, as self-defensive and targeted only toward military goals; (2) utilitarian war – unrestricted view on war reasons, accepting war as a way of intergroup conflicts resolutions; (3) dirty war – unrestricted view on war means, accepting any means useful in defeating the enemy.

Date: 23 May 2022 - 31 December 2023

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Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska
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Dear All,
The osf preregistation draft is right now available for our collaborators.
You could read and if you have any comments write directly to me and I will supplement/correct what is needed.
Statistical-metodological part will be supplemented in details.
best,
Magda
 
Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska
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Dear All,
We just received positive opinion from ethical board of CSWU, so we could proceed with your local ethic boards or use our approval (in English).
I just shared materials via google folder to spread communication (most of scales are used in our past projects) - so you should receive an email from me today.
The current list of countries is still growing, what makes this project the biggest I led and of course more promising to us all.
There are currently:
Algeria, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus*, Belgium, Bosna & Hercegovina; Brasil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Ghana, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, North Macedonia, Nepal, Nigeria, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Qatar, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vietnam.
*(non-institutional level collaboration)
best,
Magda
 
Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska
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Dear All,
I post the current list of countries:
Algeria, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus*, Belgium (French-speaking), Bosna & Hercegovina; Brasil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ghana, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, North Macedonia, Nepal, Nigeria, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Qatar, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland (German-speaking); Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vietnam.
*(non-institutional level collaboration)
Right now we still welcome people who would be interested to join and we start slowly preparations before Fall semester.
This week I expect also ethical approval from our univeristy ethical board (in English, so it could be used locally).
 
Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska
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Dear All,
We are ready with final set, so I could pass it to national teams, if you plan to start translations - we need to be ready before next academic year.
Some scales are posted on our lab website:
We will add WVS emancipative values to the set - there we recommend using original national versions:
The current list of countries, where we have assured data collection is here:
Algeria, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus*, Belgium, Bosna & Hercegovina; Brasil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ghana, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Nepal, Nigeria, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Qatar, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vietnam.
* Belarus: we will collect data without institutional collaboration, respecting current EU and Polish law.
 
Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska
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Dear All,
First of all, I am happy to see great interest in our project.
To be clear, we have already collaborators from these countries (list updated):
Algeria, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosna & Hercegovina; Brasil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ghana, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, United Kingdom, Vietnam.
We do not expect any problems with data collection here, so we search for collaborators from the countries not displayed on this list.
Naturally, I will be happy to collaborate on other projects led by our centre, yet, right now, we plan to run this project (and new smaller ones could start after Summer once we start new academic year).
In the following week I will submit application to CSWU ethical board with the most recent list of participating countries.
After obtaining ethical approval we will preregister the project in osf with the set of methods and will add all collaborators there (you should be notified by separate email). It should happen before mid June.
Magda
 
Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska
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Dear All,
We start a new project, still being interested in broad meaning of self-enhancement, dark and normal personality and perception of social world. This time I would like to examine the concept of just-war, adopting it to cross-cultural psychology field, looking for how it is moderated by attachment to own nation and own religious group across different cultural regions and denominations.
More detailed description of the project is provided in attachement.
Currently we have confirmed collaboration from following countries:
Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosna & Hercegovina; Brasil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Ghana, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, North Macedonia, Nepal, Nigeria, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, United Kingdom, Vietnam.
and we wait for other interested researchers.
The project will start after this Summer hollidays.
Sample: N 250 per country, university students.
Survey lenght: cca 20 minutes (cca 150 items so far).
Method: online.
If you are interested please contact me at:
 
Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska
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There are three main research goals: to examine the (1) role of individual-level factors in adopting beliefs in just war ; (2) universality (vs. cultural specificity) of beliefs related to just war; and (3) macro-level factors moderating the concept of just war across national and religious backgrounds.
To examine the concept of just war we use three-dimensional model of beliefs in just war: (1) just war – restricted view on reasons and means of war, as self-defensive and targeted only toward military goals; (2) utilitarian war – unrestricted view on war reasons, accepting war as a way of intergroup conflicts resolutions; (3) dirty war – unrestricted view on war means, accepting any means useful in defeating the enemy.