Post Tagged with: "northern ireland"

The Decline of the SDLP and their European Election Brexit Headache

The Decline of the SDLP and their European Election Brexit Headache

The unanticipated divisions of Brexit have hastened the SDLP into a situation where their once consistent message on Europe is rupturing.

Parading Resilience: Sexual Minority Rights in Northern Ireland

Parading Resilience: Sexual Minority Rights in Northern Ireland

As well as being open to heterosexual attendees, Pride is among one of the few visibly and proudly non-sectarian events to take place in Northern Ireland.

Image by IMF Photo (Cliff Owen)

On the Brink: A Year of Power-Sharing Crises

The crises of the past year suggest that power-sharing is more resilient than it first appears and thus remains an important tool for ending wars and building peace.

The Art of Living with Difference: Contemporary Troubles Fiction

The Art of Living with Difference: Contemporary Troubles Fiction

The social benefits of the Troubles novels lie in their deeper understanding of the ethics of ‘the other’.

Interview – Richard English

Interview – Richard English

Professor English discusses the difficulties of defining terrorism, the ongoing troubles in Northern Ireland, and the importance of identifying your passion within IR.

Cultural Conflict in Northern Ireland: Explaining the Failure of the Haass Talks

Cultural Conflict in Northern Ireland: Explaining the Failure of the Haass Talks

Given the depth of compromise already displayed in Northern Ireland, why would disagreement over essentially symbolic politics prove to be so intractable?

UNSCR 1325 in Northern Ireland: Opportunities, Challenges and Complexities

UNSCR 1325 in Northern Ireland: Opportunities, Challenges and Complexities

The unique positioning of Northern Ireland brings to light both the challenges and the innovation potential arising out of implementation processes of UNSCR 1325 at the official state and the community levels.

Comparing Northern Ireland with other cases of ethnic conflict

Comparing Northern Ireland with other cases of ethnic conflict

Comparison between cases of ethnic conflict usually encounters scepticism. Unhappy nations like unhappy people, feel themselves to be unique. However analogies with other places have had a place in Northern Ireland. In general, these analogies appealed more to nationalists than it did to the unionists. It was only after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement in 1985 did unionist attitudes change

Racism and violence in Northern Ireland: Romanian Roma driven out of Belfast

Racism and violence in Northern Ireland: Romanian Roma driven out of Belfast

The Roma, Gypsy and Traveller Communities are the largest ethnic minority within the EU, and one that has been comprehensively failed by various initiatives to end racism targeted at them. Northern Ireland in the bad old days had very little immigration, the tide was flowing in the other direction. Today, that it is no longer the case, but it remains a comprehensively segregated society.

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