Two of our PhD students will present their ongoing research.
Patrizia John will present her work on:
"The How of Political Representation: The Impact of the Consociational System on Claim-Making for Marginalized Groups’ Interests" Abstract: This presentation introduces initial theoretical thoughts related to my PhD dissertation, which aspires to assess the ‘How’ of marginalized groups’ political representation in post-conflict consociations. The aim of the overall dissertation is to assess the patterns and dynamics of Others’ interest representation by applying Michael Saward’s Representative Claim Theory to three consociational cases, Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Burundi. Particularly for this presentation, the theoretical foundations of the Representative Claim Theory and its application in consociational democracies will be presented, followed by the first empirical attempts investigating claim-making related to LGBT* causes in Northern Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Notable attention will hereby be drawn to the importance of the consociational system as a cultural frame for claim-making in these societies. The presentation finishes by foreshadowing the proceeding steps of the dissertation.
Jennifer Arthur will present her research on:
Irish Nationalism and ‘The Ban’: Irish Identity in the Gaelic Athletic Association
Abstract: This paper will explore how Irish nationalism represents itself using the framework of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), an Irish sporting organisation that promotes Gaelic Games and is prominent in many local Irish communities, north and south of the border and indeed Irish communities abroad. Embedded in the complex relationship between sport and nationalism on the Island of Ireland the GAA holds a unique space for Irish national identity in sport. Whilst drawing from the framework of sport in Ireland and its relationship with nationalism and Irish nationalism, this paper explores the controversial rulebook of the GAA, and its relationship to sport more generally. Using the example of what is colloquially known as ‘the ban’ in the GAA or Rule 27 which prohibited members of the GAA from playing field sports associated with English or British traditions, this paper explores the relationship between these sports and Irish nationalism, this rule was in place from 1905 to 1971. The issues and debates that surrounded the rescinding of this Rule and subsequently the imposition of Rule 42 as somewhat of a replacement of Rule 27, and the more recent debates surrounding changes in Rule 42, allows an insight into the changing attitudes towards these ‘foreign’ sports and the changing attitudes of Irish nationalists who in the past vehemently opposed the playing of ‘foreign’ sports. By exploring Rule 27 and Rule 42 and the issues and debates surrounding changes around these rules, demonstrates the fluidity of Irish nationalism and Irish nationalist attitudes towards sport.
Hybrid event: 27 University Square/01/003 or Online.
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