New Shared Societies Publication: Shared Space Issue No. 18

The seminar was held in advance of the publication of the Third Northern Ireland Peace Monitoring Report (April 2014) and provided a useful international context for the work of peace monitoring in Northern Ireland. CRC in partnership with the Club de Madrid is now using the current  issue of Shared Space, CRC’s research journal, to publish a number of articles by those who participated in the seminar.

Edited by Clem McCartney and Paul Nolan the journal contains articles by Northern Ireland  researcher Paula Devine (QUB),  Kat Healy (Community Foundation NI) as well as Jacqueline Irwin (CRC) who outlines the work of the NI Peace Monitoring Reports produced by CRC. But a range of international experience on measuring peace and monitoring change across the world is reflected in the journal.


Issue No. 18 Shared Space

  • Introduction
  • Foreword: Monitoring Change in Diverse Societies – John Bruton
  • Editorial: Tracking Progress in Building Peaceful and Shared Societies -  Clem McCartney and Paul Nolan
  • The Northern Ireland Peace Monitoring Report -  Jacqueline Irwin
  • Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey: Monitoring Change in Diverse Societies – Paula Devine
  • Everyday Peace Indicators: Capturing local voices through surveys – Roger Mac Ginty and Pamina Firchow
  • The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland’s Approach to Measuring Change across its Development Programmes – Kat Healy
  • Getting a measure of the Truth? Some thoughts on post-conflict peace monitoring – Fanie du Toit
  • Monitoring is easy. Positive change, however, is another matter – Colin Irwin
  • Indicators for Education for Peacebuilding in Fragile States: UNICEF’s Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Program – Friedrich W. Affolter
  • What can national level indices tell us about Shared Societies? A look at the Global Peace Index – Thomas Morgan
  • Broadening the discussion: reflections and reactions – Corinna Hauswedell
  • Brief Reflections on Measuring Peace – Adrian Guelke
  • Monitoring Change in Diverse Societies: Some reflections – Sally Holt


As John Bruton writes in his Foreword to the journal:

Bruton, CLub de Madrid

‘We welcome the Belfast initiative to discuss what to monitor, how to monitor and, particularly important for the Club de Madrid, how to make the results relevant and accessible in a useable form. There are many difficult challenges and questions to ask and discussing them is the way to resolve them. I believe the meeting and the publication of the papers has been an important first step and that it has begun a conversation that will need to deepen and widen.’


Issue no. 18 of Shared Space containing 13 articles is now available from Club de Madrid and from CRC either in hard copy or from the websites of Club de Madrid and CRC.

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