Addressing the Injustices of the Past: Socioeconomic Deprivation and Intercommunal Reconciliation in Northern Ireland, Belfast, and Northern Ireland
This project will seek to investigate the role that continued legacies of socioeconomic deprivation in many of the most affected areas of the conflict in the cities of Londonderry/Derry and Belfast have had on ongoing attempts to address the past and advance intercommunal reconciliation between local Catholic/nationalists and Protestant/unionists populations.
The findings from this research will not only make significant contributions both to the existing literature on transitional justice and post-conflict reconciliation and help to influence and shape key ongoing policy and governance decisions within Northern Ireland on how to address the legacies of the past.
The primary focus this fieldwork will be to conduct a series of approximately 75 qualitative expert interviews with select academics, government officials, civil society representatives, and non-governmental community leaders best able to provide insight into the impact that socioeconomic deprivation at interface areas has and will have on ongoing processes of intercommunity reconciliation. Interviewees will also be asked questions regarding their assessment of the key policy issues related to deprivation and how they might be addressed through the work of governmental and non-governmental actors in Northern Ireland.
Human Rights Law | International Law | Political Science
Aiken, Nevin, "Addressing the Injustices of the Past: Socioeconomic Deprivation and Intercommunal Reconciliation in Northern Ireland, Belfast, and Northern Ireland" (2017). CGS Faculty Awards 2017. 5.