The nature of meaning of identity in Northern Ireland after the Belfast Good Friday Agreement
|Title:||The nature of meaning of identity in Northern Ireland after the Belfast Good Friday Agreement||Authors:||Muldoon, Orla
Trew, Karen J.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2429||Date:||Feb-2007||Abstract:||Social identification processes can be seen as the basis of the conflict in Northern Ireland. During the conflict it can be argued that preferred social and political identities became increasingly oppositional and entrenched. This paper reviews this evidence using population level studies. It also explores trends in preferred identities since the 1998 Agreement as well as examining the patterns of preferred identity across generations with particular attention being paid to the responses of young people. In an attempt to elucidate the meaning of these identities, a series of inter-related qualitative studies that have examined constructions of national, political and religious identification are reported. These suggest a fluidity, rather than entrenchment, in post-Agreement respondents and point to the variability and complexity of identity phenomena in Northern Ireland.||Funding Details:||Higher Education Authority||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Wiley Blackwell||Journal:||Political Psychology||Volume:||28||Issue:||1||Start page:||89||End page:||103||Copyright (published version):||2007 International Society of Political Psychology||Keywords:||Belfast Agreement; Good Friday Agreement; Identity; Religion; Northern Ireland; Conflict; Social identity; Strategic use; Oppositional identities; Identity preference||Subject LCSH:||Identification (Religion)
Group identity--Northern Ireland
Great Britain. Treaties, etc. Ireland, 1998 Apr. 10
|DOI:||10.1111/j.1467-9221.2007.00553.x||Other versions:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9221.2007.00553.x||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Politics and International Relations Research Collection|
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