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Published: 15 September 2011

276 Pages | 19 b&w


ISBN: 9780195395877

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Unionists, Loyalists, and Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland

Lee Smithey

Studies in Strategic Peacebuilding

  • Argues that in addition to the important and much-studied political peace process, a much broader grassroots psychocultural transformation of polarized ethnic and political identities is necessary at the grassroots
  • Contributes to a growing interest in ethnic identity change and continuity
  • Argues that ethnic identity change that contributes to conflict transformation and a sustainable peace is most likely when it originates from within even the most ideologically committed unionist and loyalist organizations and communities