The Fractured Peace: post-conflict transformation in a changing Northern Ireland

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The Fractured Peace: post-conflict transformation in a changing Northern Ireland

  1. 1. 5th International Congress on Conflictology and PeaceUniversitat Oberta de CatalunyaBarcelona27 September 2012Dr Alan BruceUniversal Learning SystemsDublin
  2. 2. Spectres at the gates: the periphery fragmentsGlobalization and communityLampedusa to London: the trek of despairIdentity, rights and citizenship
  3. 3. Ireland: history as nightmareDivided identitiesInequality and injusticeEthnic and religious conflictPartition of Ireland 1921Constant rebellion: the Civil Rights struggle and 1968Europe’s long war: 1969-1994
  4. 4. The fractured islandContested identitiesCitizenship without rightsPost-colonial legacies
  5. 5. Attempting solutions Peace process: 1990s Belfast Agreement 1998 Innovative politics: power sharing Policing Shared space Common language: divided identities Divided learning Prejudice, discrimination, sectarianism
  6. 6. Constructing sharedlearning Overcoming mistrust Emphasis on those who participated, experienced, suffered Origins of Expac The Messines project Role of EU: Peace and Reconciliation Program Role of US: learning exchange and IFI
  7. 7. Engaging learnersCommunity uptakeRepublican groupsLoyalist groups Interaction and conflict Addressing identity Comparative analysis Adult education methodology
  8. 8. Modules Origins and nature of conflict Case study: Balkans Conflicts and human rights Case study: Spain Sectarianism and discrimination Case study: European Union Reconciliation and change Case study/practicum: South Africa
  9. 9. Methodology Expert external testimony/witness Media and film Site visits Debate History and identity Shared learning projects Academic inputs Learning support and application
  10. 10. Learning outcomesMediation skillsApproaching the otherUnderstanding historic legaciesDialogue, acceptance, trustShared learning, community action and sustainability Belfast 2009
  11. 11. Embedding LearningAccreditation: QUB 2011European dimensionsRights, diversity, communityConflict resolution methodologiesTechnology and e-learning: sustainable, innovative learningFuture directions Teachers, Derry 2010
  12. 12. Continuing threat or opportunity?April 2011
  13. 13. Gràcies!Dr. Alan BruceULS Dublinabruce@ulsystems.com

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