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Identity, Conflict and Public Space

Explore how people use public spaces around the world to protest and express their identity, with this free online course.

In ethnic and political conflicts around the world, public spaces are used by diverse groups of people, to express their identity and protest about their beliefs:

in Northern Ireland, contests over flags, parades and memorials have been frequent during the peace process;
as South Africa developed a new democracy, the management of demonstrations by the police became a key issue;
in the post-soviet era, Eastern European countries have slowly come to terms with the rights of people to express their political opinions in public spaces;
and post-9/11, western democracies have struggled to define public spaces for their large Muslim communities.

How is freedom of expression managed in highly divided societies, particularly when they have a history of political violence?

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Queen’s University Belfast
FutureLearn
2-4 hours (per week)
English
English
Social Justice
6 Weeks

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