People Power? : The Role of the Voluntary and Community Sector in the Northern Ireland Conflict Hardback
Many books have been written about the political conflict that has beset Northern Ireland.
There is a natural tendency in politics to look at political leaders, governments, and high-ranking officials and their interactions.
Less emphasis is placed on non-governmental organizations, community groups and members of civil society and the contribution they have made to political progress. This book seeks to redress that imbalance by looking at the contribution made by such civil society organizations to the peace process in Northern Ireland.
Specifically, the authors critically examine the evolution, roles and impact of the non-governmental organization (NGO) sector and its work with particular emphasis on peace/conflict resolution organizations that operate within the region.
With a fresh perspective on the dynamics behind the peace process in Northern Ireland, " People Power" provides a bridge between the activities of the political elites and the communities out of which the political class have been forged.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 300 pages
- Publisher: Cork University Press
- Publication Date: 01/01/2002
- Category: Social groups
- ISBN: 9781859183021