The Good, The Bad and The Troubles: The role of segregation in Northern Ireland and its impact on intergroup relations
The objective of this research is to grant a critical analysis of the impact of segregation on the Northern Irish society. By studying the relationship between segregation and favourability towards the outgroup, this thesis analyses the extent of the impact of division and the potential of space-sharing. By defining the factors that have a negative impact on attitudes towards the outgroup, this thesis provides more insight into the formation of unfavourable relationships. This gained knowledge is needed to provide policymakers with the necessary information on desegregation. Hence, this study will outline the extent to which the EU PEACE programme has aligned its projects with the found results of this study. Gaining insight into these three subjects is especially relevant as the UK’s exit from the European Union contributed to renewed tensions between the Catholic and Protestant communities in Northern Ireland. New policy is dependent on an extensive foundation of information, which this thesis will play a part in.
Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen