Tolerance and diversity in Ireland, north and south

Edited by Iseult Honohan and Nathalie Rougier

Tolerance and diversity in Ireland, north and south


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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-9720-1
  • Pages: 304
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £90.00
  • Published Date: November 2015
  • BIC Category: Ireland, Sociology, Migration, immigration & emigration, Society & social sciences / Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies, Society & social sciences / Migration, immigration & emigration, Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies, HISTORY / Europe / Ireland, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration


This book examines the treatment of cultural and religious diversity - indigenous and immigrant - on both sides of the Irish border in order to analyse the current state of tolerance and to consider the kinds of policies that may support integration while respecting diversity. The first two sections focus on the spheres of education, civic life and politics, including chapters on specific groups (e.g. travellers and immigrants), as well as on the communal divisions in Northern Ireland. Later chapters reflect on the Irish experience of diversity, and consider what may be the most appropriate approaches and discourses to deal with diversity, whether these involve tolerance, recognition or transformative reconciliation.

This book will appeal to academics and students in sociology, politics, education, social psychology and Irish studies; it will also be of interest to general readers interested in society, education and politics in Ireland, North and South.


Introduction - Iseult Honohan and Nathalie Rougier
1. 'When you actually talk to them.': recognising and respecting cultural and religious diversity in Irish schools - Merike Darmody and Emer Smyth
2. Recognising difference while promoting cohesion: the role of collaborative networks in education - Tony Gallagher and Gavin Duffy
3. Tolerance, recognition and educational patronage: Ireland's constitutional politics of school choice - Eoin Daly
4. Traveller education: policy and practice in Northern Ireland - Jennifer Hamilton, Fiona Bloomer and Michael Potter
5. Tolerance of religious and cultural diversity in Irish institutions: comparing hijabs in schools and turbans in the Garda reserve - Nathalie Rougier and Iseult Honohan
6. Minority and majority community integration in Northern Ireland: a matrix of tolerance - Ruth McAreavey
7. Politics, professions and participation: immigrants in the Irish public sphere - Neil O'Boyle
8. Academic 'truth' and the perpetuation of negative attitudes and intolerance towards Irish Travellers in contemporary Ireland - Úna Crowley and Rob Kitchin
9. Two wrongs don't make a right: (in)tolerance and hate crime laws in Northern Ireland - Chris Gilligan
10. Prejudice and (in)tolerance in Ulster - Neil Jarman
11. Acknowledging religious and cultural diversity in an antagonistic society: the challenge of Northern Ireland - Duncan Morrow
12. Taking intolerant liberalism seriously - Bryan Fanning
13. Toleration, respect, and recognition in Northern Ireland - Cillian McBride
Conclusion - Iseult Honohan and Nathalie Rougier


Iseult Honohan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin

Nathalie Rougier is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin

Tolerance and diversity in Ireland, north and south

Edited by Iseult Honohan, Nathalie Rougier

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