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'Ten Years On: Who are the Winners and Losers from the Belfast Agreement?', by Jessie Blackbourn and Kacper Rekawek (2008)



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Text: Jessie Blackbourn and Kacper Rekawek ... Page Compiled: Martin Melaugh

The following report has been contributed by the authors Jessie Blackbourn and Kacper Rekawek. At the time the report was written both authors were PhD students at Queen's University Belfast. The views expressed in this report do not necessarily reflect the views of the members of the CAIN Project. The CAIN Project would welcome other material which meets our guidelines for contributions.

'Ten Years On: Who are the Winners and Losers from the Belfast Agreement?'
By Jessie Blackbourn and Kacper Rekawek, 1 April 2008
[PDF; 1383KB]

 

 

The research contained in this report was commissioned by More4 News (part of Channel4). Two news reports based on the report were braoadcast on More 4 News on 31st March and 1st April 2008. More4 News would like users of the written report to view the research in the format of the news reports. These news reports can be viewed via the following links:

      'Sectarian divide, peace dividend',
      More4 News Report 31 March 2008

      'Northern Ireland 10 years on',
      More4 News Report 1 April 2008


This report is copyright of Jessie Blackbourn and Kacper Rekawek (2008).


Contents
Introduction 3
The Belfast Agreement Protestant Perceptions 4
The Belfast Agreement Catholic Perceptions 12
The Belfast Agreement Conclusions 20
Northern Ireland as a Divided Society Protestant Perceptions 21
Northern Ireland as a Divided Society Catholic Perceptions 29
Northern Ireland as a Divided Society Conclusions 38
National Identity Protestant Perceptions 40
National Identity Catholic Perceptions 48
National Identity Conclusions 56
Levels of Violence Protestant Perceptions 57
Levels of Violence Catholic Perceptions 63
Levels of Violence Conclusions 70
Who are The Winners and the Losers from the Belfast Agreement? 71
Conclusions 76
Appendix One Disaffection 88
Appendix Two Education 94
Appendix Three Employment 101
Appendix Four House Prices 115
Appendix Five Migrant Workers 118
Bibliography 127


'Ten Years On:
Who are the Winners and Losers from the Belfast Agreement?'
by Jessie Blackbourn and Kacper Rekawek (2008)

This report is available as a PDF file.
[PDF; 1383KB]

 


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