Lecturer in Community and Youth Studies and Sociology. Formerly based at University of Ulster in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Before teaching I was a Community Worker on anti-sectarian projects in Belfast.

(See my biography page for more information).


Publications:
The Search for Identity in the Face of Diversity: The Case of the Protestant 'Loyalist' Community of Northern Ireland

In the aftermath of 'paramilitary' ceasefires in Northern Ireland economic development has meant a 'new' set of social arrangements. The 'Loyalist' community perceive this as a 'threat' to be resisted.

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Reflexive Modernisation, Existential Anxiety and Sense of Identity: An Exploration of ‘Perceived’ Identity in Crisis

Often when past 'certainties' are eroded in any society by 'eruptive' change, communal response may take the form of 'emotional' mass 'existential anxiety' and uncertainty about sense of identity.

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‘Organic Intellectuals’ as Catalysts of Change: Working with Young People in Conflict and Post Conflict Environments

This paper is an examination of the role of 'organic intellectuals', their 'struggles' and strategies in working with young people in conflict and post conflict environments.

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The Alienation and Radicalisation of Youth: A ‘New Moral Panic’?

Following recent local and global events young people have been identified as being 'groomed' to carry out acts of violence. The relationship between alienation and radicalisation will be explored.

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Confronting Segregation: Lessons from Developmental Community Youth Work Practice in Conflict Societies

Increasing communal segregation in a divided world results in ‘spiralling’ violence against the ‘other’.This paper examines aspects of positive practice in developmental community youth work in promoting social cohesion/integration.

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The Legacy of Conflict: Young People and Peace-building in Northern Ireland

During years of conflict in Northern Ireland young people have always been central to the "Troubles" as rioters, combatants, or victims. This presentation will explore their role in building peace.

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Published online: June 20, 2014

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The Legacy of Conflict: Young People and Peace-building in Northern Ireland

During years of conflict in Northern Ireland young people have always been central to the "Troubles" as rioters, combatants, or victims. This presentation will explore their role in building peace.

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Published online: October 31, 2014

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From Peace Process to 'Surrender' Process: The Existential Anxiety of the Protestant Loyalist Community in Northern Ireland

The Loyalist community has viewed the Peace Process with skepticism, perceiving their identity to be in danger of erosion, and this has resulted in a return to protest and violence.

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Published online: January 19, 2015

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