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The streets of Belfast after the Troubles

After 40 years of „Troubles“, the situation in Norther Ireland has completely changed. Even if “some commentators suggest that the real measure of success in Northern Ireland is in terms of improved community relations between the two main communities, as opposed to just progress in government” (Gormley-Heenan 2011), progress in government is the first step to overcome dual ethnic party system.

But while politics begins to forget, the streets of Belfast are still full of remembrance of the members of both communities.

(Above: The Peace Wall separates the Protestant and the Catholic Community in Belfast.)

Further Reading:
– Ethnic politics in Northern Ireland. Does religion still matters.

– The Future: Northern Ireland after the Scottish Vote. A very short overview.