Annually, Ulster's Protestant loyalists parade through the streets of Ulster. These in-your-face demonstrations of power by the Orangemen have ignited violence each year, from 1995 to 2000. What physiological and psychological mechanisms preserve the loyalist parades, and incite the violence associated with them?

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His research interests include public and private forms of performance staged in colonial Ireland by British authority. He is currently working on a manuscript that identifies the genealogical relationship between Ulster's present parading institutions and the pageants and processions early modern colonists performed in Ireland's walled cities.