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Dealing with the Dark Side of Sectarianism in Northern Irish Organisations:Guiding Principles on Inter-Group Workplace Communication

O'Donnell, Aodheen and Hargie, Owen (2011) Dealing with the Dark Side of Sectarianism in Northern Irish Organisations:Guiding Principles on Inter-Group Workplace Communication. Australian Journal of Communication, 38 (1). pp. 21-44. [Journal article]

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Abstract

While Northern Ireland is still characterised by deep politico-religious divisions that permeate almost every aspect of life, the workplace has long been recognised as a particularly important forum where cross-community contact is facilitated and indeed legislated for. However, the sectarianism that has been endemic in this society for decades has inevitably seeped into the workplace. Based upon a thematic analysis of four studies examining inter-group relations and communication within workplaces, a set of guiding principles for dealing with such sectarianism, in relation to inter-group workplace communication, has been developed. These principles, while derived from the specific context of Northern Ireland, are founded on concepts such as equality and open communication and are thus more widely applicable.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Communication
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Communication
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:20519
Deposited By: Dr Aodheen McCartan
Deposited On:29 Nov 2011 08:31
Last Modified:29 Nov 2011 08:31

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