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.

European Union?
Paula Devine, Co-director ARK, Queen’s University Belfast and Ann Marie Gray, Co-director ARK, Ulster University
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Raising the age of criminal responsibility: endless debate, limited progress
by Dr Clare Dwyer and Dr Siobhán McAlister, Queen’s University Belfast
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Independence of the voluntary sector in Northern Ireland: changing narratives, changing relationship
by Dr Markus Ketola
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If at first you don’t succeed then try, try, try… again – political negotiations in Northern Ireland 1969- 2017
by Dr Brendan Lynn
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