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Educational attainment and attitudes towards war in Muslim countries contemplating war: The cases of Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Turkey

Shafiq, MN and Ross, K (2010) Educational attainment and attitudes towards war in Muslim countries contemplating war: The cases of Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Turkey. Journal of Development Studies, 46 (8). 1424 - 1441. ISSN 0022-0388

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Abstract

This study addresses the little understood relationship between educational attainment and public attitudes towards war in four predominantly Muslim countries contemplating war: Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Turkey. The multivariate analysis using public opinion data suggests that the educational attainment of respondents has no statistically significant association with believing that war is necessary for obtaining justice. In a separate analysis, there is no statistically significant association between educational attainment and believing that UN approval is necessary before using military force to deal with an international threat. This study suggests that there is some validity to concerns raised by the UK's Department for International Development and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) that education may not be contributing to peaceful conflict resolution. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Shafiq, MNmnshafiq@pitt.eduMNSHAFIQ
Ross, K
Date: 30 September 2010
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Development Studies
Volume: 46
Number: 8
Page Range: 1424 - 1441
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1080/00220380903428431
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Economics
School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0022-0388
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2013 22:22
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 14:56
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17432

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