8. Contested Space, Contested Sovereignty: The Case of Belfast

  1. Frank Gaffikin and
  2. Mike Morrissey

Published Online: 10 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393200.ch8

Planning in Divided Cities: Collaborative Shaping of Contested Space

Planning in Divided Cities: Collaborative Shaping of Contested Space

How to Cite

Gaffikin, F. and Morrissey, M. (2011) Contested Space, Contested Sovereignty: The Case of Belfast, in Planning in Divided Cities: Collaborative Shaping of Contested Space, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444393200.ch8

Author Information

  1. Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning, School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Queen's University, Belfast, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405192187

Online ISBN: 9781444393200

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Keywords:

  • contested space, contesting sovereignty - case of Belfast;
  • integrity of Northern Ireland - region of UK subject to periodic challenge;
  • Northern Ireland, internal conflict - multiple interpretations, causes, nature and impact;
  • positive change, 1998–2008 - associated with Northern Ireland ‘Peace Process’;
  • space and political violence;
  • residential segregation and spatial deprivation after conflict - of urban political violence, growth of residential segregation;
  • segregation patterns, in terms of - clustering of distribution, exposure or isolation of groups;
  • Belfast's population and profiling segregated spaces;
  • multiple deprivation measure scores in Belfast;
  • the divided city, effect of violent history - residential segregation, seeking safety of their own kind

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: An Unresolved Sovereignty Contest

  • Space and Political Violence

  • Residential Segregation and Spatial Deprivation After the Conflict

  • Profiling Segregated Spaces

  • Segregation and Deprivation

  • Summarising the Divided City

  • Tackling Division and Deprivation: A Difficult Agenda

  • Community Cohesion and Economic Austerity

  • Moving Forward: The Role of Planning

  • Facing the Future