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Everyday Life After the Irish Conflict

Edited by Cillian McGrattan

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780719087288
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781781704561 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719087288.001.0001
Everyday Life After the Irish Conflict

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Everyday Life after the Conflict addresses the intersection the processes of conflict transformation, devolution and daily life in Northern Ireland in a rigorous and systematic fashion. Bringing together new research from established academics, new voices and civil society actors, this book documents the changes that have occurred in people's everyday lives as the region moves away from a violent past. The overall findings are that there is both change and no change – an understandable conclusion in the context that overcoming generations of distrust and suspicion is a long and difficult process. Designing new constitutional arrangements to overcome conflict is not the same as building a peaceful and inclusive society that transforms the everyday lives of people. Thus, the book asks several questions that have until now gone under-researched: How have unprecedented transformations in the political culture and economic well-being of Northern Ireland impacted upon various aspects of people's lives? What have these changes meant for such politically charged issues as health care, employment, education, segregated living, gender and socio-economic inequality? What improvements to people's day-to-day lives have occurred and what more needs to be done? Using new empirical material, the book charts the impact of devolution and conflict transformation in four parts: an overview of the changes is followed by chapters exploring issues of space, place and human relations. The third part looks at economic and social life while a concluding chapter takes a comparative approach by addressing the differences and similarities between the Northern Irish and Scottish experiences

Keywords: Conflict transformation; Segregation; Participation; Social Inclusion; Social wellbeing; Economic activity; Equality

Book.  208 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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Introduction: the politics of everyday life in Everyday Life After the Irish Conflict

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The rocky road from enmity in Everyday Life After the Irish Conflict

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Women's political participation in Everyday Life After the Irish Conflict

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