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Transformacija sukoba kroz transformaciju identiteta : studija slučaja Sjeverne Irske : diplomski rad


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Tukša, Mario. (2015). Transformacija sukoba kroz transformaciju identiteta : studija slučaja Sjeverne Irske : diplomski rad. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Sociology. [mentor Bilandžić, Mirko].

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The conflict in Northern Ireland, with its modern phase starting from 1969., is a highly complex problem that requires our close observation in order to resolve it. In Northern Ireland, two polarized communities, protestants and catholics, demand their right to the same territory through various differences considering religion, economy, politics and other important questions, and are also involved in one of the bloodiest conflicts in modern history. Because of its complexity, it is impossible to explain the conflict with a single theoretical approach. Also, it is the same reason why it is so difficult to find a solution that would completely satisfy the demands of two opposite sides. Nurishing different cultural patterns, the two communities evolved in two different identities, mutually polarized, which is actually one of the main causes of the conflict. In this essay, the conflict itself is closely examined, along with its unsuccessful attempts of resolving it, like the intervention of the British Army. A conflict transformation is suggested, moving from violence to nonviolence, where it could be possible to form a political frame in which two communities have the opportunity for negotiation and attempts of mutual cooperation, fulfilling their demands, without endangering the opponent. It is considered that an identity transformation is necessary, within the communities, through their naratives, in order to open up a possibility for transformation of the conflict itself, which would then become a constructive conflict, making room for a new era of conflicts in Northern Ireland, a peaceful one.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: protestants, catholics, conflict, identity, transformation
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Supervisor: Bilandžić, Mirko
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 12:36
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2015 12:36

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