Community Development and Peace Walls in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland is a divided society with scars left unaddressed by their 1998 peace process. The most visible scars left are the Peace Walls- physical walls reinforced up to three-stories tall, designed to keep Protestant and Catholic communities apart. Peace Walls should be addressed because they create security, health, and community relations concerns. Current strategies to address these issues have failed because the communities have not been empowered to create their own solutions. Using the rural studies concept, Contiguous Community Development (CCD) offers a way to empower leaders and ...
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