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Peace Building in Northern Ireland: A Role for Civil Society

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dc.contributor.author Knox, Colin
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-01T03:27:15Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-01T03:27:15Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Colin Knox; 2010; Peace Building in Northern Ireland: A Role for Civil Society; Social Policy and Society; http://nur.nu.edu.kz/handle/123456789/2292 ru_RU
dc.identifier.uri http://nur.nu.edu.kz/handle/123456789/2292
dc.description.abstract Northern Ireland has witnessed significant political progress with devolution and a power sharing Executive in place since May 2007. These political achievements, however, conceal a highly polarised society characterised by sectarianismand community divisions, the legacy of a protracted conflict. This paper is located in the theoretical discourse between consociationalists who argue that antithetical identities cannot be integrated and advocates of social transformation who support greater cross-community peace-building initiatives through the involvement of civil society. This theoretical debate is taking place in a policy vacuum. The Northern Ireland Executive has abandoned its commitment to the previous (direct rule) administration’s A Shared Future policy and is now considering alternatives broadly described as community cohesion, sharing and integration. Using a case study of a Protestant/Catholic interface community, this paper offers empirical evidence of the effectiveness of one social transformation initiative involving community groups in a highly segregated area of West Belfast. ru_RU
dc.language.iso en ru_RU
dc.publisher Social Policy and Society ru_RU
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ *
dc.title Peace Building in Northern Ireland: A Role for Civil Society ru_RU
dc.type Article ru_RU

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