(BA (MM) Hons (2006), MRes Social Research Methods (2009), Queen's University, Belfast)
Project title: Building a 'Shared Future': a stakeholders perspective
The aim of this project is to assess the idea of a 'Shared Future' in Northern Ireland (NI). The idea of a shared future has been a project of government since the early 1990s. The idea was embraced by the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement 1998.
To date the project has been led and developed by many non-governmental organisations (NGOs), namely the Community Relations Council (CRC). The aim of a shared future is to break down traditional sectarian barriers displayed by peace walls and segregation in schools and housing.
The aim of the study is to assess the idea of a shared future and its viability through the analysis of political history and ideology, namely Unionism and Nationalism.
The study will make use of documentary analysis along with the analysis of some secondary data and interviews with key stakeholders, to include politicians, representatives of NGOs and of local government.
Supervisors: Professors Graham Walker, Professor Brian M. Walker