ARK Features

Welcome to ARK Features. In this section of the website we include short articles on a wide variety of topics relating to politics and social policy.

These aim to present research evidence and commentary that links into current policy debates or newsworthy issues in an informed way.

If you would like to contribute to the ARK Features, please contact us and let us know what topic you are interested in and we will provide you with the platform.

You can download the articles from the lists below and if available, view the video overview and/or listen to an audio presentation of the article.

Not a snowball or protestor in sight! When a Taoiseach visits Belfast…
Brendan Lynn
Audio Presentation
Audio file
feature11.pdf208.41 KB
Reviewing the Review: Barriers to Implementing the Northern Ireland Youth Justice Review
Dr Clare Dwyer and Dr Siobhán McAlister
Feature10.pdf173.36 KB
Surveys and polls: How does the Northern Ireland Life and Times survey differ from opinion polls?
by Gillian Robinson
Feature9.pdf114.15 KB
Are public attitudes towards older people changing?
Paula Devine and Gemma Carney
Feature8.pdf198.79 KB
Do social attitudes to abortion suggest political parties in Northern Ireland are out of step with their supporters?
by Ann Marie Gray, Goretti Horgan and Paula Devine
Feature7.pdf106.32 KB