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Denial, Silence and the Politics of the Past: Unpicking the Opposition to Truth Recovery in Northern Ireland

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  • There Has Been Considerable And Protracted Debate On Whether A Formal Truth Recovery Process Should
  • Some Of The Strongest Opposition To The Creation Of Such A Body Has Been From Unionist Political Eli
  • Based On Qualitative Fieldwork
  • This Article Argues That The Dynamics Of Denial And Silence Have Been Instrumental In Shaping Their
  • It Explores How Questions Of Memory
  • Identity And Denial Have Created A ‘Myth Of Blamelessness’ In Unionist Discourse That Is At Odds
  • It Also Examines How Three Interlocking Manifestations Of Silence – ‘Silence As Passivity
  • ’ ‘Silence As Loyalty’ And ‘Silence As Pragmatism’ – Have Furthered Unionists’ Opposit
  • This Article Argues That Making Peace With The Past Requires An Active Deconstruction Of These Pract
  • Musicology


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