Continuity and change in a partitioned civil society : Whyte revisited

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Show simple item record Howard, Kevin 2010-07-08T13:53:07Z 2010-07-08T13:53:07Z The author, 2006 en 2006
dc.identifier.issn 1649-0304
dc.description Revised version of a paper presented at the final conference of the Mapping frontiers, plotting pathways: routes to North-South cooperation in a divided island programme, City Hotel, Armagh, 19-20 January 2006. en
dc.description.abstract This paper revisits John Whyte’s seminal 1983 article “The permeability of the United Kingdom-Irish border: a preliminary reconnaissance” (Whyte, 1983). The objective is to explore hypotheses Whyte put forward as to why some private organisations are all-Ireland while others follow the international boundary. He suggested that two variables are crucial in explaining this: the nature of the organisation’s activities and the date of its foundation. He also identified a lack of readily available information on foundation dates. To overcome this lacuna we carried out a survey of private organisations to ascertain their foundation date, area of activity and what if any territorial reconfiguring they have undergone. Using the same functional categories as Whyte our research is generally supportive of his initial findings. Civil society can act as a counter-force to the boundary reinforcing dynamics of separate state developments. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies en
dc.relation.ispartofseries IBIS Working Papers en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 70 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries MFPP Working Papers en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 20 en
dc.subject John Whyte en
dc.subject Civil society en
dc.subject Partition en
dc.subject Borders en
dc.subject.lcsh Whyte, John Henry, 1928---Criticism and interpretation en
dc.subject.lcsh Boundaries--Economic aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Boundaries--Social aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Civil society--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Ireland--History--Partition, 1921 en
dc.title Continuity and change in a partitioned civil society : Whyte revisited en
dc.type Working Paper en
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dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Howard|Kevin|aut| en
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