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

Ken Harland

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWork with Youth in Divided and Contested Societies
    PublisherSense Publisher
    Pages1-335
    ISBN (Print)90-8790-024-4
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2007

    Keywords

    • youth work in contested spaces
    • violence
    • paramilitarism

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    Harland, K. (2007). The legacy of Conflict in Northern Ireland: Paramilitarism, Violence and YouthWork in Contested Spaces. In Work with Youth in Divided and Contested Societies (pp. 1-335). Sense Publisher. http://uir.ulster.ac.uk/9377/1/Contested_Spaces_1.doc