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Cross-border cultural cooperation in European border regions: sites and senses of ‘place’ across the Irish border

Lagana, Giada and White, Timothy 2021. Cross-border cultural cooperation in European border regions: sites and senses of ‘place’ across the Irish border. Anthropological Journal of European Cultures 30 (1) , pp. 153-162. 10.3167/ajec.2021.300112

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The growing interaction between local cultures and international organisations suggests the need for peacebuilders to act strategically when trying to overcome cultural differences and build trust in societies long divided by bloody conflicts. This task is more difficult because the mental barriers that divide people and cultures are exacerbated by borders and walls. Through an analysis of the evolving role of the European Union (EU) in peacebuilding in the border region of Ireland, this forum contribution examines the potential of international organisations to enhance reconciliation by creating new cultural opportunities for cooperation. Existing scholarship focuses mainly on policy initiatives, strategies, directives and funding bodies, often failing to mention how theories are deployed by practitioners especially in the realm of cultural programmes.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Publisher: Berghahn Journals
ISSN: 1755-2923
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 August 2021
Date of Acceptance: 19 January 2021
Last Modified: 23 May 2023 14:39

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