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The legacy of Conflict in Northern Ireland: Paramilitarism, Violence and YouthWork in Contested Spaces

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Harland, Ken (2007) The legacy of Conflict in Northern Ireland: Paramilitarism, Violence and YouthWork in Contested Spaces. In: Work with Youth in Divided and Contested Societies. Sense Publishers, pp. 1-335. ISBN 90-8790-024-4 [Book section]

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Abstract

Since the early 1970’s, the Youth Service in Northern Ireland has attempted to respond to the needs of young people within a context of extremely difficult and contested socio-economic and political circumstances. As our society emerges from a period of prolonged violence, old fears and traditions are still prevalent. Violence and paramilitarism has left its legacy and there remain real threats and dangers. The delivery of youth work in Northern Ireland faces both new challenges and new opportunities. This paper provides a context for the conflict in Northern Ireland and demonstrates the potential and value of youth work in contested spaces.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:youth work in contested spaces, violence, paramilitarism
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
ID Code:9377
Deposited By:Dr Ken Harland
Deposited On:29 Jan 2010 12:26
Last Modified:20 Mar 2012 12:23

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