Childhood in transition: growing up in ‘post-conflict’ Northern Ireland

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Northern Ireland is in the early stages of transition from conflict, but progress is regularly affected by political and public discontent. A divided landscape, segregated and under-resourced communities are enduring legacies of ‘the Conflict’. Yet the political will to tackle social and community division, consult with and support communities has been lacking. Grounded in six communities most affected by poverty and the Conflict this paper illustrates the difficulties, tensions and contradictions experienced during transition and how, in the process of ‘change’, children and young people have been silenced, marginalised and
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-311
Number of pages15
JournalChildren's Geographies
Issue number3
Early online date21 Feb 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Northern Ireland; conflict; community; informal control; identity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science


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