National identity in transition? Moving out of conflict in (Northern) Ireland

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Title: National identity in transition? Moving out of conflict in (Northern) Ireland
Authors: Todd, Jennifer
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Date: Oct-2007
Abstract: This thematic section of Nations and Nationalism starts from a question of substantive political importance: How does institutional change - in particular reforms towards ethno-national equality and the opening of borders - affect national identification in divided regions? It takes the case of Northern Ireland where a radical process of institutional change is underway. It uses new approaches to national identity to map different aspects of change and continuity – in categories of identity and in their interrelations and contents, in elite and in everyday popular identifications (for useful overviews, see Abdelal et al, 2003; Ashmore et al, 2004). It examines the trajectory of the Protestant minority in the Irish state to show possible repertoires of change. The authors look respectively at self-reported categories of identity, official discourses of identity, and popular understandings of nationality. The introduction outlines the relevance of this research to current comparative and theoretical debates.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
Copyright (published version): The author 2007. Journal compilation ASEN/Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2007
Keywords: Ethnic conflictNorthern IrelandEthno-national identityInstitutional change
Subject LCSH: Ethnic conflict--Northern Ireland
Social change--Northern Ireland
Nationalism--Northern Ireland
Group identity--Northern Ireland
Protestants--Northern Ireland
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8129.2007.00312.x
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Politics and International Relations Research Collection
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