Community Identities and a Shared Future for Northern Ireland? - Executive Summary

Date published: 01 September 2011


  • Authors: Identity Exploration (Peter Weinreich, Allen Erskine, Colin McNeill and Esther O’Sullivan) and Trademark (Fiona Bloomer, Stevie Nolan, Peter Maguire, Mel Corry and Alice McLarnon)
  • Publication date: September 2011


This research report explores attitudes and behaviours of residents of six areas in Northern Ireland with respect to their views on their ‘own’ community and the communities around them. In particular the research sets out to provide socio-psychological ‘explanations’ of the intransigence of sectarian attitudes and behaviours within networks in these communities.

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