Ashe, Fidelma (2009) From Paramilitaries to Peacemakers: The Gender Dynamics of Community-Based Restorative Justice in Northern Ireland. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 11 (2). pp. 298-314. [Journal article]
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Community-based restorative justice (CBRJ) schemes emerged in Northern Ireland during the 'peace process' to provide an alternative to paramilitary systems of justice. These initiatives have received considerable academic attention. A complex and critical literature has now emerged in this area; however, extant explorations of CBRJ have tended to sideline issues of gender power. Feminists and international bodies, such as the United Nations, have highlighted the importance of addressing historical gendered inequities in terms of the design and evaluation of conflict transformation initiatives. Drawing on contemporary feminist frameworks this article exposes the importance of the category of gender in evaluations of CBRJ in Northern Ireland. Moreover, it scrutinises the theoretical processes through which issues of gender power have been filtered out of evaluations of community-based restorative justice schemes in the region.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Keywords:||Northern Ireland; Gender; Restorative Justice; Democracy; Conflict Transformation|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Social Sciences|
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Institute for Research in Social Sciences|
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Politics & International Studies
|Deposited By:||Dr Fidelma Ashe|
|Deposited On:||25 Jan 2010 12:46|
|Last Modified:||06 Nov 2012 09:38|
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