Women"s political influence in Northern Ireland.
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Women"s political influence in Northern Ireland.

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Thesis (M. A. (Peace and Conflict Studies)) - University of Ulster, 2005.

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This book, the first feminist ethnography of the violence in Northern Ireland, is an analysis of a political conflict through the lens of gender. The case in point is the working-class Catholic resistance to British rule in Northern Ireland. During the s women in Catholic/nationalist districts of Belfast organized themselves into street committees and led popular forms of resistance Author: Begona Aretxaga. Get this from a library! Shattering silence: women, nationalism, and political subjectivity in Northern Ireland. [Begoña Aretxaga] -- Presents a feminist ethnography of the violence in Northern Ireland, providing an analysis of a political conflict through the lens of gender. The case in point is the Catholic resistance to British. Ex-Combatants, Gender and Peace in Northern Ireland: Women, Political Protest and the Prison Experience. Azrini Wahidin. Palgrave. Find this book: Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Azrini Wahidin has carried out considerable research into women’s experiences in prison. Minister McCann spoke about the onus on political parties and women themselves to encourage and support more women in politics in Northern Ireland and stressed the need for “gender equality throughout all political parties, and that the barriers that prevent women from coming forward into political and civil life are removed.”

Northern Ireland has higher female political participation, at 30 per cent of the Assembly membership, though at local government level this falls back to 25 per cent. Political parties have long blamed the reluctance of women to come forward to stand for election . The trailblazing women who breached the male-dominated world of Irish politics encountered sexism and prejudice – from both sexes, writes Martina Fitzgerald, in this edited extract from her new book. Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage. One evening in late , a young mother of 10 named Jean McConville was taken from her home in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, by four men. This book explores the contours of women's involvement in the Irish Republican Army, political protest and the prison experience in Northern Ireland. Through the voices of female and male combatants, it demonstrates that women remained marginal in the examination of imprisonment during the Conflict and in the negotiated peace process.

A new political party established in the midst of a macho conservative culture, the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition (NIWC) succeeded in getting elected to the multiparty talks that led to the Belfast Agreement in (also known as the Good Friday Agreement). This book provides an account and analysis of policing in Northern Ireland, providing an account and analysis of the RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary) from the start of 'the troubles' in the s to the early s, through the uneasy peace that followed the paramilitary ceasefires (), and then its transformation into the Police Service of Northern Ireland following the   Begoña Aretxaga’s ‘Shattering Silence: Women, Nationalism, and Political Subjectivity in Northern Ireland’ is a unique look at Northern Ireland politics given it is the first and the only feminist ethnography on the subject. Aretxaga focuses on the nationalist, working-class women in catholic west Belfast.4/5(8). Under-representation of women in Northern Ireland politics has reached crisis point and must be confronted, campaigners have warned. W ith just one female in every six candidates in the upcoming.