Politically motivated former prisoner groups: community activism and conflict transformation

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dc.contributor.author Shirlow, Peter
dc.contributor.author Graham, Brian
dc.contributor.author Ó hAdhmaill, Féilim
dc.contributor.author McEvoy, Kieran
dc.contributor.author Purvis, Dawn
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-30T13:18:59Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-30T13:18:59Z
dc.date.copyright 2005
dc.date.issued 2005-01
dc.identifier.citation Shirlow, P., Graham, B., Ó hAdhmaill, F., McEvoy, K. and Purvis, D. (2005) Politically motivated former prisoner groups: community activism and conflict transformation. Belfast: Northern Ireland Community Relations Council. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/948
dc.description.abstract Aims and objectives: This study represents the first sustained quantitative and qualitative attempt to involve both Republicans and Loyalists in an investigation of the impact of imprisonment and the role of politically motivated former prisoners in the process of conflict transformation in Northern Ireland. The overall aim of the project is to examine the ways in which groups of former prisoners are involved in peace-building and conflict transformation work and to evaluate the constraints and impediments placed upon their activities by the effects of the imprisonment process, politically motivated release and residual criminalisation. In pursuing the evaluation of the role of politically motivated former prisoners working within and without their own communities, the research has six specific objectives: To trace the evolution and development of former prisoner groups; To evaluate the impacts of imprisonment and release on the personal lives of former prisoners; To assess the constraints imposed on former prisoners as agents of change by the residual criminalisation arising from their status; To determine the potential of the former prisoner community in challenging intra-community tensions and evaluate their potential and actual contribution to conflict transformation at the inter-community level; To compare and contrast the effectiveness of Loyalist and Republican former prisoners as agents of change within their own communities; To explore the notion of former prisoners as agents of social and communal transformation within broader political processes through grounding the knowledge and practical experience of the former prisoner community within the broader conceptual context of conflict transformation. en
dc.description.sponsorship European Commission (Research funded by the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland, 2000-04: Reconciliation for Sustainable Peace (Peace II)) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Northern Ireland Community Relations Council en
dc.relation.uri http://www.taristeachnorthbelfast.org/publications.htm
dc.relation.uri http://www.community-relations.org.uk/
dc.relation.uri http://news.ulster.ac.uk/releases/2005/1891.html
dc.rights © 2005, the Authors. en
dc.subject Political ex-prisoners en
dc.subject Northern Ireland en
dc.subject Peace building en
dc.subject Conflict transformation en
dc.subject Community activism en
dc.subject.lcsh Ex-prisoners en
dc.subject.lcsh Peace-building--Northern Ireland en
dc.title Politically motivated former prisoner groups: community activism and conflict transformation en
dc.type Report en
dc.internal.authorurl http://research.ucc.ie/profiles/A012/fohadhmaill en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Feilim Ó hAdhmaill, Applied Social Studies, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: f.ohadhmaill@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2013-01-29T12:31:49Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.internal.rssid 31425361
dc.contributor.funder European Commission en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes - CORA - Author retains copyright. en
dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.placepublication Belfast en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress f.ohadhmaill@ucc.ie en

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