Generational Violence: Examining the Radicalization Process of Northern Ireland’s Youth
This project seeks to understand the mechanism by which young people are becoming radicalized members of paramilitary organizations on both the Republican and Loyalist sides of the conflict.
With the 100th anniversary of Irish independence being marked this year, there is expected to be an increase in violent activity among paramilitary groups representing both sides of the conflict in Northern Ireland. Among these paramilitaries are an increasing number of young people who did not live through The Troubles of the 1970’s and 1980’s. This project will be conducted using qualitative analysis of primary and secondary sources, including interviews with scholars and representatives from government and non-government agencies, and archival data.
07/01/2016 to 06/30/2017