Sports, the 'State' and Peace Building in Northern Ireland

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Abstract

Liston and Bloomer discuss sports and peace building
in Northern Ireland at both the governmental and grassroots
levels. They contend that on a political level, sports functions as
a safe, largely unquestioned, and vague symbol of peace. Liston
and Bloomer conclude with future challenges of the sports-for-peace
(SfP) view and the position of sports as both a problem
and a solution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Business and Culture of Sports
Subtitle of host publicationSociety, Politics, Economy, Environment
EditorsJoseph Maguire, Mark Falcous, Katie Liston
Place of PublicationUS
PublisherGale
Chapter16
Pages241-256
Number of pages16
Volume3
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780028665030
ISBN (Print)9780028665016
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 30 Nov 2018

Keywords

  • sport-for-peace
  • Northern Ireland
  • sport-for-development
  • Peace building
  • conflict
  • Identity
  • politics
  • Big Three

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    Liston, K., & Bloomer, S. (Accepted/In press). Sports, the 'State' and Peace Building in Northern Ireland. In J. Maguire, M. Falcous, & K. Liston (Eds.), The Business and Culture of Sports: Society, Politics, Economy, Environment (1st ed., Vol. 3, pp. 241-256). US: Gale.