Building Peace in Northern Ireland
Edited by Maria Power
Dr Maria Power teaches at the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool.
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
This volume highlights some of progress made in building peace in Northern Ireland and also some of the weaknesses of the past long decade. It illustrates the importance of looking beyond the political elite in developing and implementing a programme of building peace after armed conflict, and implicitly confirms the need for long term commitment and perspective if the process of transition is to lead to a sustainable peace and a democratic society.
The book constitutes a valuable contribution to scholarly debate on the role of civil society in conflict resolution, and a timely reminder that the hard work of building peace in Northern Ireland has only just begun. . . . Hopefully, the insights of the authors will inform policies to support and enhance the grassroots peacebuilding work that, while often taken for granted, has not been insignificant.
Gladys Ganiel Irish Literary Supplement
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: November 23, 2011