(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Hard to miss, easy to blame? Peacelines, interfaces and political deaths in Belfast during the Troubles

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) CRESC, ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change, Univ., Manchester, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Dept. of History, Bowland College, Univ., Lancaster, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper assesses peacelines, interfaces and political deaths in Belfast after the Troubles. First, it explains that the city is characterised by large defensive walls, known as ‘peacelines’, which demark many of the dividing lines between Catholics and Protestants. Second, that patterns of fatality are more intense within the cores or ‘sanctuaries’ of highly segregated Catholic and Protestant communities. It also provides a definition of the ‘interface’ in clear geographic terms. In doing so it embodies both the material and demographic aspects of social division in Northern Ireland, and suggests an urgent need to reappraise the true role of these forms of social boundary in influencing patterns of violent conflict


Article of periodic

published at : Political geography / ISSN 0962-6298

Editor : Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1992)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 40 [pp. 64-78]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 5 cartes, 1 phot.



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