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Public Policy, Philanthropy and Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland

Colin Knox, Padraic Quirk
Format
Book
Published
London : Palgrave Macmillan/Springer Nature, [2016]
Language
English
ISBN
9781137462688, 113746268X, 9781137462695
Summary
This book examines the role played by one important external stakeholder, Atlantic Philanthropies, a limited-life foundation, in helping to build peace and promote reconciliation in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is now referred to as a post-conflict society largely due to the absence of political violence and relatively stable political institutions. These are necessary but insufficient conditions for what Galtung has described as 'positive peace', which requires a more fundamental review of the structural inequalities that contributed to the conflict in the first place. Using detailed case studies the authors illustrate the role played by voluntary and community sector groups, funded by Atlantic Philanthropies, in influencing the public policy agenda and securing long term systemic changes. They also critique the work of Atlantic as a 'pay to play' organization whose original mission moved from funding the higher education sector on the island of Ireland to become a key foundation with a significant role in the peace process.
Contents
  • Introduction: Peacebuilding
  • Philanthropy and Peacebuilding
  • Shared Education Case Study
  • Shared Spaces and Services
  • Community Restorative Justice
  • Human Rights-Based Approach
  • Atlantic Philanthropies' Legacy in Northern Ireland.
Description
xxiii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Notes
  • "This Palgrave Macmillan imprint is published by Springer Nature"--Title page verso.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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