The UK/Ireland border

The project conducts two “deliberative democracy” exercises which allow Northern Ireland citizens the space and relevant information to consider the challenging issue of Brexit and the border. Once they have become informed about the issues and reflected upon them, the project asks citizens to put forward their own views.

We are focused on answering the following questions. How difficult would it be for Catholics/nationalists to accept a policed North/South border and what level of protest would they condone? How difficult would it be for Protestants/unionists to accept a policed East/West border and what level of protest would they condone?

Professor John Garry
Research Leader Professor John Garry Queen's University of Belfast
Co-investigators
Professor David Farrell The University of Manchester
Professor Brendan O'Leary Queen's University of Belfast
Professor John Coakley Queen's University of Belfast
Professor Rhiannon Turner Queen's University of Belfast
Dr Carl Stevenson Nottingham Trent University
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