The unfinished business of the ‘peace process’

In September 2014 I gave a talk on the topic of ‘progressive loyalism and conflict transformation’ at at a University of Ulster symposium on culture and identity in ‘post-conflict’ Northern Ireland. I made the case that there hadn’t been an effective disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration strategy pursued by paramilitary organisations, nor had they been properly supported in this important task by the state or anyone else, regardless of the money thrown at some projects over the years. I called for a rethink and a ‘whole of community approach’ to dismantle paramilitary structures as a means of completing the task of conflict transformation in Northern Ireland:



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