"Using a synthesis of documentary analysis and interviews involving former detainees, this article explores the sociology of denial in relation to narratives of state violence which emerged from the conflict in and around Northern Ireland."
". . . the issues of poverty and social exclusion lie at the heart of the concerns of political ex-prisoners and, it is argued, lie at the heart of any potential solution to them. Social citizenship is therefore presented as the foundation for a model of transitional citizenship and a solid base from which to build a new and inclusive society."