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Prof Peter Shirlow BA (Hons.), DPhil

Director, Institute of Irish Studies School of Histories, Languages and Cultures

Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Trajectories of Adolescent Aggression and Family Cohesion: The Potential to Perpetuate or Ameliorate Political Conflict (Journal article - 2016)
  2. Emotional insecurity in the family and community and youth delinquency in Northern Ireland: a person-oriented analysis across five waves (Journal article - 2015)
  3. Northern Ireland: 20 Years After the Cease-Fires Introduction (Journal article - 2014)
  4. Political Violence and Adolescent Out-group Attitudes and Prosocial Behaviors: Implications for Positive Inter-group Relations (Journal article - 2014)
  5. Conflict, Transformation, and Former Loyalist Paramilitary Prisoners in Northern Ireland (Journal article - 2010)

2019

Brexit Geographies (Book)

Boyle, M., Paddison, R., & Shirlow, P. (2019). Brexit Geographies. Routledge.

Adolescent Civic Engagement and Perceived Political Conflict The Role of Family Cohesion (Journal article)

Taylor, L. K., Townsend, D., Merrilees, C. E., Goeke-Morey, M. C., Shirlow, P., & Cummings, E. M. (2019). Adolescent Civic Engagement and Perceived Political Conflict The Role of Family Cohesion. YOUTH & SOCIETY, 51(5), 616-637. doi:10.1177/0044118X17697236

DOI: 10.1177/0044118X17697236

Fashioning a City of Culture: 'life and place changing' or '12 month party'? (Journal article)

Boland, P., Murtagh, B., & Shirlow, P. (2019). Fashioning a City of Culture: 'life and place changing' or '12 month party'?. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CULTURAL POLICY, 25(2), 246-265. doi:10.1080/10286632.2016.1231181

DOI: 10.1080/10286632.2016.1231181

Mythic rights and conflict-related prisoner ‘re-integration’ (Journal article)

Shirlow, P. (2019). Mythic rights and conflict-related prisoner ‘re-integration’. Capital & Class, 43(1), 39-55. doi:10.1177/0309816818818086

DOI: 10.1177/0309816818818086

From the ‘Long War’ to the ‘Long Peace’: An introduction to the special edition (Journal article)

Shirlow, P., & Coulter, C. (2019). From the ‘Long War’ to the ‘Long Peace’: An introduction to the special edition. Capital and Class. doi:10.1177/0309816818818084

DOI: 10.1177/0309816818818084

2018

Introducing ‘Brexit Geographies’: five provocations (Journal article)

Boyle, M., Paddison, R., & Shirlow, P. (2018). Introducing ‘Brexit Geographies’: five provocations. Space and Polity, 22(2), 97-110. doi:10.1080/13562576.2018.1552750

DOI: 10.1080/13562576.2018.1552750

Neoliberal place competition and culturephilia: explored through the lens of Derry~Londonderry (Journal article)

Boland, P., Murtagh, B., & Shirlow, P. (2018). Neoliberal place competition and culturephilia: explored through the lens of Derry~Londonderry. Social and Cultural Geography. doi:10.1080/14649365.2018.1514649

DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2018.1514649

Impact of Political Conflict on Trajectories of Adolescent Prosocial Behavior: Implications for Civic Engagement (Journal article)

Taylor, L. K., Merrilees, C. E., Baird, R., Goeke-Morey, M. C., Shirlow, P., & Cummings, E. M. (2018). Impact of Political Conflict on Trajectories of Adolescent Prosocial Behavior: Implications for Civic Engagement. DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 54(9), 1785-1794. doi:10.1037/dev0000552

DOI: 10.1037/dev0000552

Twenty Years after the Belfast Agreement (Journal article)

Shirlow, P. (2018). Twenty Years after the Belfast Agreement. PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS, 71(2), 392-394. doi:10.1093/pa/gsx028

DOI: 10.1093/pa/gsx028

Neighborhood Effects of Intergroup Contact on Change in Youth Intergroup Bias (Journal article)

Merrilees, C. E., Taylor, L. K., Baird, R., Goeke-Morey, M. C., Shirlow, P., & Cummings, E. M. (2018). Neighborhood Effects of Intergroup Contact on Change in Youth Intergroup Bias. JOURNAL OF YOUTH AND ADOLESCENCE, 47(1), 77-87. doi:10.1007/s10964-017-0684-6

DOI: 10.1007/s10964-017-0684-6

2017

Truth Friction in Northern Ireland: Caught between Apologia and Humiliation (Journal article)

Shirlow, P. (2018). Truth Friction in Northern Ireland: Caught between Apologia and Humiliation. PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS, 71(2), 417-437. doi:10.1093/pa/gsx029

DOI: 10.1093/pa/gsx029

Contested heritages and cultural tourism (Journal article)

Murtagh, B., Boland, P., & Shirlow, P. (2017). Contested heritages and cultural tourism. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HERITAGE STUDIES, 23(6), 506-520. doi:10.1080/13527258.2017.1287118

DOI: 10.1080/13527258.2017.1287118

Emotional insecurity about the community: A dynamic, within-person mediator of child adjustment in contexts of political violence (Journal article)

Cummings, E. M., Merrilees, C., Taylor, L. K., Goeke-Morey, M., & Shirlow, P. (2017). Emotional insecurity about the community: A dynamic, within-person mediator of child adjustment in contexts of political violence. DEVELOPMENT AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, 29(1), 27-36. doi:10.1017/S0954579416001097

DOI: 10.1017/S0954579416001097

Examining Bidirectional Pathways Between Exposure to Political Violence and Adolescent Adjustment in Northern Ireland. (Journal article)

Cummings, E. M., Taylor, L. K., Du, H., Merrilees, C. E., Goeke-Morey, M., & Shirlow, P. (2019). Examining Bidirectional Pathways Between Exposure to Political Violence and Adolescent Adjustment in Northern Ireland. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY, 48(2), 296-305. doi:10.1080/15374416.2016.1266646

DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2016.1266646

Contested heritages and cultural tourism (Journal article)

Murtagh, B., Boland, P., & Shirlow, P. (2017). Contested heritages and cultural tourism. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HERITAGE STUDIES, 23(6), 506-520. doi:10.1080/13527258.2017.1287118

DOI: 10.1080/13527258.2017.1287118

2016

Measuring the Macrosystem in Postaccord Northern Ireland: A Social-Ecological Approach. (Journal article)

Townsend, D., Taylor, L. K., Furey, A., Merrilees, C. E., Goeke-Morey, M. C., Shirlow, P., & Cummings, E. M. (2016). Measuring the Macrosystem in Postaccord Northern Ireland: A Social-Ecological Approach.. Peace and conflict : journal of peace psychology : the journal of the Division of Peace Psychology of the American Psychological Association, 22(3), 282-286. doi:10.1037/pac0000185

DOI: 10.1037/pac0000185

Trajectories of Adolescent Aggression and Family Cohesion: The Potential to Perpetuate or Ameliorate Political Conflict (Journal article)

Taylor, L. K., Merrilees, C. E., Goeke-Morey, M. C., Shirlow, P., & Cummings, E. M. (2016). Trajectories of Adolescent Aggression and Family Cohesion: The Potential to Perpetuate or Ameliorate Political Conflict. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY, 45(2), 114-128. doi:10.1080/15374416.2014.945213

DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2014.945213

2015

Examining Bidirectional Pathways between Political Violence and Child Adjustment over Time in Northern Ireland (Journal article)

Shirlow, P. (n.d.). Examining Bidirectional Pathways between Political Violence and Child Adjustment over Time in Northern Ireland. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Retrieved from http://www.journals.elsevier.com/

Emotional insecurity in the family and community and youth delinquency in Northern Ireland: a person-oriented analysis across five waves (Journal article)

Cummings, E. M., Taylor, L. K., Merrilees, C. E., Goeke-Morey, M. C., & Shirlow, P. (2016). Emotional insecurity in the family and community and youth delinquency in Northern Ireland: a person-oriented analysis across five waves. JOURNAL OF CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY, 57(1), 47-54. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12427

DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12427

Predictors of Strength of In-Group Identity in Northern Ireland: Impact of Past Sectarian Conflict, Relative Deprivation, and Church Attendance (Journal article)

Goeke-Morey, M. C., Cairns, E., Taylor, L. K., Merrilees, C. E., Shirlow, P., & Cummings, E. M. (2015). Predictors of Strength of In-Group Identity in Northern Ireland: Impact of Past Sectarian Conflict, Relative Deprivation, and Church Attendance. JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY & APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 25(4), 283-295. doi:10.1002/casp.2211

DOI: 10.1002/casp.2211

2014

Adolescents' Relationship With God and Internalizing Adjustment Over Time: The Moderating Role of Maternal Religious Coping (Journal article)

Goeke-Morey, M. C., Taylor, L. K., Merrilees, C. E., Shirlow, P., & Cummings, E. M. (2014). Adolescents' Relationship With God and Internalizing Adjustment Over Time: The Moderating Role of Maternal Religious Coping. JOURNAL OF FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY, 28(6), 749-758. doi:10.1037/a0037170

DOI: 10.1037/a0037170

Political Violence and Adolescent Out-group Attitudes and Prosocial Behaviors: Implications for Positive Inter-group Relations (Journal article)

Taylor, L. K., Merrilees, C. E., Goeke-Morey, M. C., Shirlow, P., Cairns, E., & Cummings, E. M. (2014). Political Violence and Adolescent Out-group Attitudes and Prosocial Behaviors: Implications for Positive Inter-group Relations. SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, 23(4), 840-859. doi:10.1111/sode.12074

DOI: 10.1111/sode.12074

Fundamentalist Loyallsm: Discourse, resistance and identity politics (Chapter)

Shirlow, P. (2014). Fundamentalist Loyallsm: Discourse, resistance and identity politics. In Landscapes of Defence (pp. 85-101).

The Protective Role of Group Identity: Sectarian Antisocial Behavior and Adolescent Emotion Problems (Journal article)

Merrilees, C. E., Taylor, L. K., Goeke-Morey, M. C., Shirlow, P., Cummings, E. M., & Cairns, E. (2014). The Protective Role of Group Identity: Sectarian Antisocial Behavior and Adolescent Emotion Problems. CHILD DEVELOPMENT, 85(2), 412-420. doi:10.1111/cdev.12125

DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12125

Youth in contexts of political violence: A developmental approach to the study of youth identity and emotional security in their communities. (Journal article)

Merrilees, C. E., Taylor, L. K., Goeke-Morey, M. C., Shirlow, P., & Cummings, E. M. (2014). Youth in contexts of political violence: A developmental approach to the study of youth identity and emotional security in their communities.. Peace and conflict : journal of peace psychology : the journal of the Division of Peace Psychology of the American Psychological Association, 20(1), 26-38. doi:10.1037/a0035581

DOI: 10.1037/a0035581

A Social-Ecological, Process-Oriented Perspective on Political Violence and Child Development (Journal article)

Cummings, E. M., Goeke-Morey, M. C., Merrilees, C. E., Taylor, L. K., & Shirlow, P. (2014). A Social-Ecological, Process-Oriented Perspective on Political Violence and Child Development. CHILD DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES, 8(2), 82-89. doi:10.1111/cdep.12067

DOI: 10.1111/cdep.12067

Northern Ireland: 20 Years After the Cease-Fires Introduction (Journal article)

Shirlow, P., & Coulter, C. (2014). Northern Ireland: 20 Years After the Cease-Fires Introduction. STUDIES IN CONFLICT & TERRORISM, 37(9), 713-719. doi:10.1080/1057610X.2014.931224

DOI: 10.1080/1057610X.2014.931224

Rejection, Shaming, Enclosure, and Moving On: Variant Experiences and Meaning Among Loyalist Former Prisoners (Journal article)

Shirlow, P. (2014). Rejection, Shaming, Enclosure, and Moving On: Variant Experiences and Meaning Among Loyalist Former Prisoners. STUDIES IN CONFLICT & TERRORISM, 37(9), 733-746. doi:10.1080/1057610X.2014.931215

DOI: 10.1080/1057610X.2014.931215

2013

Relations between political violence and child adjustment: a four-wave test of the role of emotional insecurity about community. (Journal article)

Cummings, E. M., Taylor, L. K., Merrilees, C. E., Goeke-Morey, M. C., Shirlow, P., & Cairns, E. (2013). Relations between political violence and child adjustment: a four-wave test of the role of emotional insecurity about community.. Developmental psychology, 49(12), 2212-2224. doi:10.1037/a0032309

DOI: 10.1037/a0032309

Social identity and youth aggressive and delinquent behaviors in a context of political violence. (Journal article)

Merrilees, C. E., Cairns, E., Taylor, L. K., Goeke-Morey, M. C., Shirlow, P., & Cummings, E. M. (2013). Social identity and youth aggressive and delinquent behaviors in a context of political violence.. Political psychology, 34(5). doi:10.1111/pops.12030

DOI: 10.1111/pops.12030

Longitudinal relations between sectarian and nonsectarian community violence and child adjustment in Northern Ireland. (Journal article)

Cummings, E. M., Merrilees, C. E., Taylor, L. K., Shirlow, P., Goeke-Morey, M. C., & Cairns, E. (2013). Longitudinal relations between sectarian and nonsectarian community violence and child adjustment in Northern Ireland.. Development and psychopathology, 25(3), 615-627. doi:10.1017/S0954579413000059

DOI: 10.1017/S0954579413000059

Adolescents' Educational Outcomes in a Social Ecology of Parenting, Family, and Community Risks in Northern Ireland. (Journal article)

Goeke-Morey, M. C., Taylor, L. K., Cairns, E., Merrilees, C. E., Shirlow, P., & Cummings, E. M. (2013). Adolescents' Educational Outcomes in a Social Ecology of Parenting, Family, and Community Risks in Northern Ireland.. School Psychology International, 34(3), 243-256. doi:10.1177/0143034311435162

DOI: 10.1177/0143034311435162

Maternal Religiosity, Family Resources and Stressors, and Parent-Child Attachment Security in Northern Ireland. (Journal article)

Goeke-Morey, M. C., Cairns, E., Merrilees, C. E., Schermerhorn, A. C., Shirlow, P., & Cummings, E. M. (2013). Maternal Religiosity, Family Resources and Stressors, and Parent-Child Attachment Security in Northern Ireland.. Social development (Oxford, England), 22(1), 19-37. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9507.2012.00659.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9507.2012.00659.x

Risk and resilience: the moderating role of social coping for maternal mental health in a setting of political conflict. (Journal article)

Taylor, L. K., Merrilees, C. E., Cairns, E., Shirlow, P., Goeke-Morey, M., & Cummings, E. M. (2013). Risk and resilience: the moderating role of social coping for maternal mental health in a setting of political conflict.. International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie, 48(4), 591-603. doi:10.1080/00207594.2012.658055

DOI: 10.1080/00207594.2012.658055

2012

Political violence and child adjustment: longitudinal tests of sectarian antisocial behavior, family conflict, and insecurity as explanatory pathways. (Journal article)

Cummings, E. M., Merrilees, C. E., Schermerhorn, A. C., Goeke-Morey, M. C., Shirlow, P., & Cairns, E. (2012). Political violence and child adjustment: longitudinal tests of sectarian antisocial behavior, family conflict, and insecurity as explanatory pathways.. Child development, 83(2), 461-468. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01720.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01720.x

2011

Sectarian and Nonsectarian Violence: Mothers' Appraisals of Political Conflict in Northern Ireland. (Journal article)

Taylor, L. K., Merrilees, C. E., Campbell, A., Shirlow, P., Cairns, E., Goeke-Morey, M. C., . . . Cummings, E. M. (2011). Sectarian and Nonsectarian Violence: Mothers' Appraisals of Political Conflict in Northern Ireland.. Peace and conflict : journal of peace psychology : the journal of the Division of Peace Psychology of the American Psychological Association, 17(4), 343-366. doi:10.1080/10781919.2011.610199

DOI: 10.1080/10781919.2011.610199

Longitudinal pathways between political violence and child adjustment: the role of emotional security about the community in Northern Ireland. (Journal article)

Cummings, E. M., Merrilees, C. E., Schermerhorn, A. C., Goeke-Morey, M. C., Shirlow, P., & Cairns, E. (2011). Longitudinal pathways between political violence and child adjustment: the role of emotional security about the community in Northern Ireland.. Journal of abnormal child psychology, 39(2), 213-224. doi:10.1007/s10802-010-9457-3

DOI: 10.1007/s10802-010-9457-3

ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN MOTHERS' EXPERIENCE WITH THE TROUBLES IN NORTHERN IRELAND AND MOTHERS' AND CHILDREN'S PSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTIONING: THE MODERATING ROLE OF SOCIAL IDENTITY. (Journal article)

Merrilees, C. E., Cairns, E., Goeke-Morey, M. C., Schermerhorn, A. C., Shirlow, P., & Cummings, E. M. (2011). ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN MOTHERS' EXPERIENCE WITH THE TROUBLES IN NORTHERN IRELAND AND MOTHERS' AND CHILDREN'S PSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTIONING: THE MODERATING ROLE OF SOCIAL IDENTITY.. Journal of community psychology, 39(1), 60-75. doi:10.1002/jcop.20417

DOI: 10.1002/jcop.20417

Parenting Control in Contexts of Political Violence: Testing Bi-directional Relations between Violence Exposure and Control in Post-Accord Belfast. (Journal article)

Merrilees, C. E., Cummings, E. M., Goeke-Morey, M. C., Schermerhorn, A. C., Shirlow, P., & Cairns, E. (2011). Parenting Control in Contexts of Political Violence: Testing Bi-directional Relations between Violence Exposure and Control in Post-Accord Belfast.. Parenting, science and practice, 11(4), 308-325. doi:10.1080/15295192.2011.613726

DOI: 10.1080/15295192.2011.613726

So Why Did the Guns Fall Silent? How Interplay, not Stalemate, Explains the Northern Ireland Peace Process (Journal article)

Tonge, J., Shirlow, P., & McAuley, J. (2011). So Why Did the Guns Fall Silent? How Interplay, not Stalemate, Explains the Northern Ireland Peace Process. IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES, 26(1), 1-18. doi:10.1080/07907184.2011.531103

DOI: 10.1080/07907184.2011.531103

2010

Political violence and child adjustment in Northern Ireland: Testing pathways in a social-ecological model including single-and two-parent families. (Journal article)

Cummings, E. M., Schermerhorn, A. C., Merrilees, C. E., Goeke-Morey, M. C., Shirlow, P., & Cairns, E. (2010). Political violence and child adjustment in Northern Ireland: Testing pathways in a social-ecological model including single-and two-parent families.. Developmental psychology, 46(4), 827-841. doi:10.1037/a0019668

DOI: 10.1037/a0019668

Testing a social ecological model for relations between political violence and child adjustment in Northern Ireland. (Journal article)

Cummings, E. M., Merrilees, C. E., Schermerhorn, A. C., Goeke-Morey, M. C., Shirlow, P., & Cairns, E. (2010). Testing a social ecological model for relations between political violence and child adjustment in Northern Ireland.. Development and psychopathology, 22(2), 405-418. doi:10.1017/S0954579410000143

DOI: 10.1017/S0954579410000143

Conflict, Transformation, and Former Loyalist Paramilitary Prisoners in Northern Ireland (Journal article)

McAuley, J. W., Tonge, J., & Shirlow, P. (2010). Conflict, Transformation, and Former Loyalist Paramilitary Prisoners in Northern Ireland. TERRORISM AND POLITICAL VIOLENCE, 22(1), 22-40. doi:10.1080/09546550903409528

DOI: 10.1080/09546550903409528

2009

The Differential Impact on Children of Inter- and Intra-Community Violence in Northern Ireland. (Journal article)

Goeke-Morey, M. C., Cummings, E. M., Ellis, K., Merrilees, C. E., Schermerhorn, A. C., Shirlow, P., & Cairns, E. (2009). The Differential Impact on Children of Inter- and Intra-Community Violence in Northern Ireland.. Peace and conflict : journal of peace psychology : the journal of the Division of Peace Psychology of the American Psychological Association, 15(4), 367-383. doi:10.1080/10781910903088932

DOI: 10.1080/10781910903088932