Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process

Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process

This book incorporates recent research that emphasizes the need for civil society and a grassroots approach to peacebuilding while taking into account a variety of perspectives, including neoconservatism and revolutionary analysis.

Author: Timothy J. White

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299297039

Category: History

Page: 309

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From the early 1970s through the mid-1990s, Northern Ireland was the site of bitter conflict between those struggling for reunification with the rest of Ireland and those wanting the region to remain a part of the United Kingdom. After years of strenuous negotiations, nationalists and unionists came together in 1998 to sign the Good Friday Agreement. Northern Ireland's peace process has been deemed largely successful. Yet remarkably little has been done to assess in a comprehensive fashion what can be learned from it. Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process incorporates recent research that emphasizes the need for civil society and a grassroots approach to peacebuilding while taking into account a variety of perspectives, including neoconservatism and revolutionary analysis. The contributions, which include the reflections of those involved in the negotiation and implementation of the Good Friday Agreement, also provide policy prescriptions for modern conflicts. This collection of essays in Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process fills a void by articulating the lessons learned and how—or whether—the peace processes can be applied to other regional conflicts.
Categories: History

The Northern Ireland Peace Process

The Northern Ireland Peace Process

This work traces the genesis, evolution and completion of the peace process in Northern Ireland, from 1920 to the present. The author also provides an account of events that led to the Good Friday peace accord.

Author: Thomas Hennessey

Publisher: Gill

ISBN: UOM:39015049986956

Category: Northern Ireland

Page: 256

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This work traces the genesis, evolution and completion of the peace process in Northern Ireland, from 1920 to the present. The author also provides an account of events that led to the Good Friday peace accord.
Categories: Northern Ireland

The Failure of the Northern Ireland Peace Process

The Failure of the Northern Ireland Peace Process

This book is a surprisingly broad study of the Northern Ireland conflict and peace process, with an unusual and contentious hypothesis, though one ultimately likely to prove useful even to those who disagree with it.

Author: Gary Peatling

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059253644

Category: History

Page: 318

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This book is a surprisingly broad study of the Northern Ireland conflict and peace process, with an unusual and contentious hypothesis, though one ultimately likely to prove useful even to those who disagree with it. The book is influenced by a sense of the interlacing nature of political groups and dynamics in Northern Ireland which evinces understanding of (though not empathy with) even mutually exclusive positions in a way few writers on the Northern question draw out. This sense that even groups often portrayed as intransigent find a constituency in Northern Ireland based upon the lived experience of groups and communities is underpinned by the book's view of identity and its consequences.The book also addresses much discussed wider controversies, such as debates surrounding immigration, terrorism and September 11th, and national identity. It addresses these issues with unorthodox conclusions, and it is guaranteed to be of interest to intelligent non-specialists as well as to academics and policy makers.
Categories: History

The Northern Ireland peace process

The Northern Ireland peace process

This book offers a re-evaluation of the emergence, development and outcome of the peace process in Northern Ireland.

Author: Eamonn O'Kane

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526116642

Category: History

Page: 248

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This book offers a re-evaluation of the emergence, development and outcome of the peace process in Northern Ireland. Drawing on interviews with many of the key participants of the peace process, newly released archival material and the existing scholarship on the conflict, it explains the decisions that shaped the peace process in their proper context. O'Kane argues that although the outcome of the process can be seen as a success, it is not the outcome that was originally expected or intended by most of its participants. By tracing the process and highlighting the pragmatic decisions of the parties that shaped it the work explains how Northern Ireland moved from conflict to peace. The book concludes by examining what the implications of Brexit are for Northern Ireland’s hard-won peace and political stability.
Categories: History

Guns and Government

Guns and Government

The book is part of a wider study of the management of contemporary peace processes and has a strong comparative theme.

Author: J. Darby

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230502000

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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The book is part of a wider study of the management of contemporary peace processes and has a strong comparative theme. It draws heavily on interviews with key players (politicians and policymakers) in the peace process. Darby and Mac Ginty identify six key strands in the Northern Ireland peace process and assess how factors in each facilitated or obstructed political movement. Chapters are devoted to political change, violence and security, economic factors, external influences, popular responses, and the role of images and symbols.
Categories: Political Science

The Northern Ireland Peace Process 1993 1996

The Northern Ireland Peace Process  1993 1996

Explanatory essays about the major turning points in the peace process are woven into a poitical diary which will become the authoritative book on the subject.

Author: Paul Bew

Publisher: Serif Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015038580968

Category: Northern Ireland

Page: 192

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The Northern Ireland Peace Process 1993-1996: A Chronology records the developments of those hopeful years, charting intergovernmental talks, seemingly minor incidents whose significance became apparent only months later and dramatic political shifts and turns. Explanatory essays about the major turning points in the peace process are woven into a political diary which will become the authoritative book on the subject.
Categories: Northern Ireland

Transforming the Peace Process in Northern Ireland

Transforming the Peace Process in Northern Ireland

This book delineates the key stumbling blocks in peace and political processes and examines in detail just how the conversion from terrorism to democratic politics is managed in post-conflict Northern Ireland.

Author: Aaron Edwards

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015076184350

Category: History

Page: 280

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Focuses on the decade since the signing of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement in 1998. This book delineates the key stumbling blocks in peace and political processes and examines in detail just how the conversion from terrorism to democratic politics is managed in post-conflict Northern Ireland.
Categories: History

Political Leadership and the Northern Ireland Peace Process

Political Leadership and the Northern Ireland Peace Process

The book discusses the confusions, contradictions and chameleonic nature of leadership and its role, capacity and effect.

Author: C. Gormley-Heenan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230596085

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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By providing a critical interpretation of political leadership during the Northern Ireland peace process, Gormley-Heenan shows the 'leadership lens' offers insights not offered by conventional analyses of peacemaking processes. The book discusses the confusions, contradictions and chameleonic nature of leadership and its role, capacity and effect.
Categories: Political Science

Global Change Civil Society and the Northern Ireland Peace Process

Global Change  Civil Society and the Northern Ireland Peace Process

This book places the implementation of the Belfast Agreement in a wide context to provide an analysis of why implementation has been so difficult.

Author: C. Farrington

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230582552

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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Northern Ireland's Belfast Agreement has faced continual crises of implementation over a variety of security related issues. This book places the implementation of the Belfast Agreement in a wide context to provide an analysis of why implementation has been so difficult.
Categories: Political Science

Good Friday Agreement Perspectives on the Northern Irish peace process

 Good Friday Agreement   Perspectives on the Northern Irish peace process

Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, grade: 2,3, University of Rostock, language: English, abstract: The Troubles in Northern Ireland were one of ...

Author: Enrico Schlickeisen

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668893771

Category: Political Science

Page: 13

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Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, grade: 2,3, University of Rostock, language: English, abstract: The Troubles in Northern Ireland were one of the main concerns for both British and Irish politics ever since the late 1960s. However, the roots of the conflict reach back centuries and have been the cause for immense bloodshed and more than 3,200 casualties.These earlier stages of the conflict as well as its course in general are to be neglected in this paper, whereas the emphasis is to be on the Good Friday Agreement or Belfast Agreement of 1998 as the political marking line between war and peace, as well as the developments up to the present. Although the end of violence as primary goal of the Agreement was largely achieved in most parts of Northern Ireland, there are still developments that run contrary to a notion of peace. These developments will subsequently be analyzed to identify weaknesses of the Good Friday Agreement and make statements about the success of the peace process possible and ultimately make assumptions about the hindrances of said peace process to this day. The indicator used to make said assumptions will be Wolff’s post-agreement reconstruction model which was already used to analyze the progress of the peace process in 2002, which lead to a very cautious prognosis for the coming years. This paper’s task is therefore to apply the post-agreement reconstruction model to today’s situation to make a statement about the success of the Good Friday Agreement more than 18 years after it was signed. Due to the shortness of this paper, an emphasis will be laid on social, psychological and security indicators for the success of post-agreement reconstruction. Furthermore, the particular contents of the Belfast Agreement in their entirety are not to be listed here. However, for an analysis of the current situation in Northern Ireland it is necessary to consider at least some of the crucial points that contain the potential to obstruct the peace process or further entrench the sectarian division of Northern Ireland.
Categories: Political Science