Engaging with the violent past to motivate and direct conflict resolution practice in Northern Ireland

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Rafferty, R. 2017. Engaging with the violent past to motivate and direct conflict resolution practice in Northern Ireland. Conflict Resolution Quarterly. 35 (2), pp. 197-221. https://doi.org/10.1002/crq.21204
AuthorsRafferty, R.
Abstract

Collective memories can form a barrier to conflict resolution in societies affected by violent conflict. Although engaging with conflict history is an important aspect of conflict resolution practice, it is not fully understood how to achieve this in these complex and emotive environments. This article presents the case of local grassroots conflict resolution practitioners in Northern Ireland who have developed an alternative narrative about the violent past that they draw on to motivate and direct their practice. It provides insights into how conflict resolution practitioners in intractable conflicts can engage with the violent past in ways that support increased understanding between identity groups.

Keywordscollective memory, conflict, resolution, emotive environments
Year2017
JournalConflict Resolution Quarterly
Journal citation35 (2), pp. 197-221
PublisherWiley
ISSN1536-5581
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/crq.21204
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624650
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/tdm_license_1.1
hdl:10545/624650
Publication dates11 Sep 2017
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Deposited03 Apr 2020, 15:10
Accepted20 Aug 2017
ContributorsUniversity of Otago
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