Community Relations in Northern Ireland: a shift in Attitudes?

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    The paper presents an analysis of Northern Ireland Social Attitudes data available at the time of writing. Its significance lay in emerging disparities in the responses, over time, of Protestants and Catholics to key social issues such as integrated education. The data, made public just one year after the signing of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, generated intense media interest. Findings were reported in 400 outlets worldwide (UU media monitoring). Hughes was also interviewed for local and national news programmes (including BBC World Service). The data informed a decision by Government to undertake a major review of community relations policy, and Hughes was invited to advise the Head of the Northern Ireland review team. She was also invited to Chair the Community Relations Panel of the ESRC Devolution
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)643-661
    Number of pages19
    JournalJournal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
    Volume29 (4)
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003

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    • Geography, Planning and Development

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