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The Trouble With Conflict: How Prolonged Violence Affected Migration in Northern Ireland, 1969 -1998.

Hughes, Thomas LU (2017) EKHM53 20171
Department of Economic History
Abstract
With a contentious and fractious debate surrounding the role of conflict in inducing migration, global governments are still in the process of unravelling the convoluted and intricate mechanisms that engender this movement of people. Whilst many theoretical approaches have been developed, no determinable consensus has been reached. Within an era characterized by pervasive violence on the world stage, this lack of understanding of historical epochs of migration, let alone contemporary episodes, is of pressing concern. This research seeks to unravel this pressing issue through a case study of the Northern Irish ‘Troubles’ between 1969 and 1998. Moreover, it seeks to establish a firm theoretical narrative through which to analyse the effects... (More)
With a contentious and fractious debate surrounding the role of conflict in inducing migration, global governments are still in the process of unravelling the convoluted and intricate mechanisms that engender this movement of people. Whilst many theoretical approaches have been developed, no determinable consensus has been reached. Within an era characterized by pervasive violence on the world stage, this lack of understanding of historical epochs of migration, let alone contemporary episodes, is of pressing concern. This research seeks to unravel this pressing issue through a case study of the Northern Irish ‘Troubles’ between 1969 and 1998. Moreover, it seeks to establish a firm theoretical narrative through which to analyse the effects of conflict-driven migration. This is achieved through the adoption of a mixed methods study in utilizing both quantitative and qualitative approaches to inform upon both national and regional levels of aggregation. The analysis covers a period of 19 years and suggests that conflict has a highly statistical significant effect on outwards net migration. Moreover, that it primarily operates through channels of inequitable distribution within ethno-nationalist conflicts. Consequently, policy makers should seek to remedy tensions through the establishment of just legislation. (Less)
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Hughes, Thomas LU
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EKHM53 20171
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Ethno-nationalist conflict, Migration, Northern Ireland, Troubles
language
English
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8928083
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  abstract     = {With a contentious and fractious debate surrounding the role of conflict in inducing migration, global governments are still in the process of unravelling the convoluted and intricate mechanisms that engender this movement of people. Whilst many theoretical approaches have been developed, no determinable consensus has been reached. Within an era characterized by pervasive violence on the world stage, this lack of understanding of historical epochs of migration, let alone contemporary episodes, is of pressing concern. This research seeks to unravel this pressing issue through a case study of the Northern Irish ‘Troubles’ between 1969 and 1998. Moreover, it seeks to establish a firm theoretical narrative through which to analyse the effects of conflict-driven migration. This is achieved through the adoption of a mixed methods study in utilizing both quantitative and qualitative approaches to inform upon both national and regional levels of aggregation. The analysis covers a period of 19 years and suggests that conflict has a highly statistical significant effect on outwards net migration. Moreover, that it primarily operates through channels of inequitable distribution within ethno-nationalist conflicts. Consequently, policy makers should seek to remedy tensions through the establishment of just legislation.},
  author       = {Hughes, Thomas},
  keyword      = {Ethno-nationalist conflict,Migration,Northern Ireland,Troubles},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Trouble With Conflict: How Prolonged Violence Affected Migration in Northern Ireland, 1969 -1998.},
  year         = {2017},
}