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Dissertation

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Disciplines

6.5 OTHER HUMANITIES

Publication Details

Dublin Institute of Technology, 2013.

Abstract

The Good Friday Agreement is extensively recognised and acknowledged as a successful model of conflict resolution. Prior to its implementation and in the aftermath of the agreement, former politically motivated female prisoners have been instrumental in securing support for the agreement and also sustaining the agreement in the grassroots communities in Northern Ireland. This study explores the roles in which former politically motivated female prisoners have undertaken in micro levels of conflict resolution and presents a gendered perspective of conflict resolution. Findings within this study reveal the grassroots activities of participants, which is aligned with preventing violence within interface communities in Northern Ireland. One of the main findings within the study point to the credibility of the participants as former politically motivated prisoners as being instrumental in their roles

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