This talk will examine the difficult process of operationalizing co-existent tolerance and societal sharing in Belfast since the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, an accord which moved Northern Ireland to a post-violent conflict environment. Post-peace political concepts such as "shared future" and equity" face obstacles in a city still highly territorialized and segmented, and are subject to multiple, politically-inspired contested interpretations of what they mean in the urban area.  Further, the political stability that has been established in Northern Ireland, paradoxically, makes it more difficult to effect meaningful change in Belfast's conflict-legacy environment.

 

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