Gender, Democracy and Inclusion in Northern Ireland

Authored by: Carmel Roulston and Celia Davies

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Peacemaking, Political Transitions
Country: Northern Ireland
Region: Europe and Eurasia
Year: 2000
Citation: Roulston, Carmel, and Celia Davies. Gender, Democracy and Inclusion in Northern Ireland. Women’ Studies at York Series. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2000.

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Executive Summary

Mainstream politics in Northern Ireland have not been welcoming to women, but many women have been present in community and voluntary organizations, where their contribution has been outstanding. This book examines four organizations (including the recently-formed Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition) where women have been active. It discusses the processes and structures created by these groups in order to work democratically across differences and argue that their experiences are invaluable to the development of feminist debates on democracy and difference.