The Role of Youth in Post Accord Transformation in Northern Ireland

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    Despite increased international interest in the contribution of education to peacebuilding, there has been a neglect of the role that non-formal youth programming can play in this process. This article examines three such youth programmes in post-accord Northern Ireland through the theoretical lens of their contribution to social, economic and political transformations. Given the sustained context of segregation and limitations of the formal education sector as a mechanism for transformation, the paper argues that the non-formal sector has played an important role in ensuring inclusion of multiple youth perspectives in a divided society. It also raises a number of critical questions regarding the politics of multiple youth representation and the strength of genuine commitment to peacebuilding in terms of conflict transformation.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages25-48
    JournalPeace and Conflict Studies
    Volume21
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Keywords

    • peacebuilding
    • youth
    • education
    • nonformal

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