Building Peace in Northern Ireland

Building Peace in Northern Ireland

by Maria Power

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Since the onset of the troubles in the late 1960s, people in Northern Ireland have been working together to bring about a peaceful, non-violent end to the conflict. In doing so, they have used their efforts as a means to support the transition to a post-conflict society in the wake of the ceasefires and the Good Friday Agreement. This collection is the first to examine the different forms of peace and reconciliation work that have taken place. It brings together an international group of scholars to examine initiatives such as integrated education, faith-based peace building, cross-border co-operation and womens activism as well as the impact that government policy and European funding have had upon the development of peace and reconciliation organisations. This unique collection of essays demonstrates the contribution that such schemes have made to the peace process and the part that they can play in Northern Irelands future.

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ISBN-13: 9781781388815
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication date: 11/23/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 573 KB

About the Author

Dr Maria Power is Lecturer at the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Contributors 1. Introduction: Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland - Maria Power 2. Understanding the role of non-aligned civil society in peacebuilding in Northern Ireland: towards a fresh approach - Nicholas Acheson, Carl Milofsky and Maurice Stringer 3. The role of civil society in promoting peace in Northern Ireland - Timothy J. White 4. The contribution of integrated schools to peacebuilding in Northern Ireland - Claire McGlynn 5. Providing a prophetic voice for peace? Church leaders and peacebuilding - Maria Power 6. Peace Women, gender and peacebuilding in Northern Ireland: from reconciliation and political inclusion to human rights and human security - Marie Hammond-Callaghan 7. Encumbered by data: understanding politically motivated former prisoners and the transition to peace in Northern Ireland - Kieran McEvoy and Pete Shirlow 8. Loyalism and peacebuilding in the 2000s - Joana Etchart 9. Civil Society, the State and conflict Transformation in the Nationalist Community - Kevin Bean 10. Examining the peacebuilding policy framework of the Irish and British governments - Sandra Buchanan 11. Building peace and crossing borders: the north/south dimension of reconciliation - Katy Hayward, Cathal McCall and Ivo Damkat 12. Peace dividends: the role of aid in peacebuilding - Elham Atashi Index

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