About Máire Braniff

Máire Braniff is based at the University of Ulster where she lectures in Sociology. Her areas of expertise include conflict resolution, peace mediation and peace agreements. Her book “Integrating the Balkans: from conflict to integration” was published by IB Tauris in 2011.  

Articles by Máire Braniff

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Violence, space and memory in the new Northern Ireland

Violence in Belfast in September and December 2012 bears witness to the collision of the 'old' and the 'new'. As Northern Ireland embarks upon a decade of centenaries, the question arises: who hosts memory - and how?

Depoliticising victims in Northern Ireland

The recent riots in Belfast seemed to hark back to the ethno-religious conflict many presumed over: Northern Ireland is being rebranded within the neo-liberal fold. But deeper issues may be deferred by the rhetorical constructions of peace. The prospect of dealing with victimhood in a meaningful way is being erased.

Dealing with the past in post-conflict societies

Unless the past is articulated in such a way in which the connection of events and experiences are integrated in a real and meaningful way, the ‘truths’ which drove conflict will continue to be reproduced.

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