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A Case of avoiding “political mumbo jumbo”: Do collective identities within ethnically diverse voluntary associations spill over to other contexts? Reflections on Northern Ireland's experience

Acheson, Nick (2011) A Case of avoiding “political mumbo jumbo”: Do collective identities within ethnically diverse voluntary associations spill over to other contexts? Reflections on Northern Ireland's experience. Policy & Politics, 39 (2). pp. 203-220. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1332/030557310X519623

Abstract

This paper explores the role of voluntary associations in recent policies that address ethnic conflict where they are portrayed both as a source of division but also as part of a policy solution. This role in policy relies on the assumption that bridging social capital in associations that bring diverse people together can spill over to larger effects. Reporting recent research in Northern Ireland, the paper challenges this view both theoretically and empirically and finds that an important limiting factor is the degree of recognition collective identities gain outside the specific settings in which they are generated.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
ID Code:18468
Deposited By: Dr Nicholas Acheson
Deposited On:16 May 2011 14:43
Last Modified:30 Aug 2013 08:52

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