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Beyond the Wire: Former Prisoners and Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland
This book provides the first detailed examination of the role played by former loyalist and republican prisoners in grass roots conflict transformation work in the Northern Ireland peace process. It challenges the assumed passivity of former prisoners and ex-combatants. Instead, it suggests that such individuals and the groups which they formed have been key agents of conf ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published March 20th 2008 by Pluto Press
(first published 2008)
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An in-depth review of the role of former prisoners in the conflict transformation process in Northern Ireland after the Troubles. Begins with a discussion of the Troubles themselves, of the social conception of a political prisoner in Northern Ireland, of the relationship between prisoners of different factions and their communities and government and representative bodies, and then launches into an in-depth discussion of their role in prison and out of prison in developing and maintaining confl ...more