Despite increased international interest in the contribution of education to peacebuilding, there has been a neglect of the role that non-formal youth programming can play in this process. This article examines three such youth programmes in post-accord Northern Ireland through the theoretical lens of their contribution to social, economic and political transformations. Given the sustained context of segregation and limitations of the formal education sector as a mechanism for transformation, the paper argues that the non-formal sector has played an important role in ensuring inclusion of multiple youth perspectives in a divided society. It also raises a number of critical questions regarding the politics of multiple youth representation and the strength of genuine commitment to peacebuilding in terms of conflict transformation.
Ellison, Christine Smith
"The Role of Youth in Post Accord Transformation in Northern Ireland,"
Peace and Conflict Studies: Vol. 21
, Article 2.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/pcs/vol21/iss1/2