Flags: Towards A New Understanding

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    This report examines the 'symbolic conflicts' over flags in Northern Ireland. It looks at the history of the use of flags since 1921, the development of legislations and policy to deal with conflicts, the higher profile of disputes since 1998 and the policy options going forward. Using attitudes surveys and interviews with key individuals the report explores the strengths and weaknesses in potential legislation and in 'ground-up' guidelines. The report concludes with a set of voluntary guidelines and the tasks facing politicians.



    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBelfast
    PublisherQUB: Institute of Irish Studies
    Commissioning bodyCommunity Foundation for Northern Ireland
    Number of pages53
    ISBN (Print)9780853897286
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016

      Research areas

    • Flags , Conflict, Northern Ireland, ethnic conlict , Union flag, Peace building

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