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The impact of devolution and cross-border cooperation

This book examines how the conflict affects people's daily behaviour in reinforcing sectarian or ghettoised notions and norms. It also examines whether and to what extent everyday life became normalised in the decade after the 1998 Good Friday Agreement (GFA). Cross-border commerce has been the stuff of everyday life ever since the partition of Ireland back in 1921. The book outlines how sectarianism and segregation are sustained and extended through the routine and mundane decisions that people make in their everyday lives. It explores the role of integrated education in breaking down residual sectarianism in Northern Ireland. The book examines the potential of the non-statutory Shared Education Programme (SEP) for fostering greater and more meaningful contact between pupils across the ethno-religious divide. It then focuses on women's involvement or women's marginalisation in society and politics. In considering women's political participation post-devolution, mention should be made of activities in the women's sector which created momentum for women's participation prior to the GFA. The book deals with the roles of those outside formal politics who engage in peace-making and everyday politics. It explores the fate of the Northern Irish Civic Forum and the role of section 75 of the 1998 Northern Ireland Act in creating more inclusive policy-making. Finally, the book explains how cross-border trade, shopping and economic development more generally, also employment and access to health services, affect how people navigate ethno-national differences; and how people cope with and seek to move beyond working-class isolation and social segregation.

pressing problem is that of accommodating and preserving cultural diversity (Kymlicka, 1989: 214). The model of ‘multicultural citizenship’ seems to offer an attractive way of reconciling ethno-national differences with the demands of equal citizenship. However, while some of the institutional devices associated with multicultural political theory, federalism and consociationalism, for example, may have some value for establishing stable government in divided societies, I am not sure that the underlying account of culture and citizenship is one which is well suited to

in Tolerance and diversity in Ireland, North and South

work in these sectors had become increasingly intense over time, with raised targets, fines, and even dismissals for under-performance. Yet the way work was organised by certain companies and at particular worksites continued to enable connections to be made across ethno-national difference, providing increased potential for collective refusal to comply with a particular supervisor or target. Narrators recalled refusing to be ground down by repetitive, intensive, fast-paced, unhealthy, and sometimes dangerous work. For example, Armins, a Latvian man, counted as many

in Sanctuary cities and urban struggles

a map. Yet, moving between the apartment blocks on this plain, most would, if they so wished, know how to use material indicators to ‘tell’ (Burton 1978) on which side of it they found themselves at any point. Key to this were markers of ethno-national difference between Serbs and Bosniaks (Lofranco 2007):2 the script used on shops and billboards, the selection of books for sale in stalls, the relative prominence of pork in butchers’ shops, people’s names on shops and doorbells, political party propaganda, announcements Materializing the border-as-line in

in The political materialities of borders
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The politics of everyday life

everyday level; how cross-border trade, shopping and economic development more generally, as well as employment and access to health services, affect how people navigate ethno-national differences; and how people cope with and seek to move beyond working-class isolation and social segregation. Two other issues that are central to everyday life are policing and dealing (or not) with

in Everyday life after the Irish conflict
Urban citizenship struggles and the racialised outsider

-elite cosmopolitan practices also included workplace actions by multi-ethnic, multi-national workforces, as I argued in the last chapter. We heard there how Azwer Sabir and other current and former food factory and warehouse workers I interviewed in 2017 found work in these sectors to have become increasingly intense over time with raised targets, fines and even dismissals for underperformance. Yet, alongside racialised hierarchies in such workplaces, the organisation of work could lead workers 138 stories from a migrant city to develop connections across ethno-national

in Stories from a migrant city