Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: University of Wisconsin Press
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Foreword - Martin Mansergh
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This val u able col lec tion of stud ies ed ited by Tim o thy J. White seeks to dis till from the ex pe ri ence of the Irish peace pro cess many of the as pects of its rel a tive suc cess that may be of po ten tial inter est, rel e-vance, or in spi ra tion in other un re solved con flict sit u a tions. Close study helps to clear up mis con cep tions and fa cile over sim plifi ca tions but may ...
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I first want to thank the con trib u tors to this vol ume. Their work has in spired me to re think many as sump tions re gard ing the peace pro cess in North ern Ire land as well as the pro cess of mak ing peace more gen er ally. I would also like to thank those who helped fund the semi nar in the sum mer of 2010 that served as the foun da tion of the re search con tained ...
1. Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process: An Introduction - Timothy J. White
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Amid con tin u ing eth nic and com mu nal strife in much of the world, there is a need to draw the ap pro pri ate con-clu sions from the much ap plauded peace pro cess in North ern Ire land. While the peace pro cess has had many chal lenges and prob lems, North ern Ire land has clearly moved be yond the pe riod of the ?Trou bles,? char ac ter ized by par a mil i tary groups in both the na tion al ist and un ion ist com mu nities ...
2. “Look at Northern Ireland”: Lessons Best Learned at Home - William A. Hazleton
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When I go now to other trou bled places I point to you [North ern Ire land] as proof that peace is not an idle day dream, for you peace is real, and it res o nates around the world. . . . Now when I meet Pal es-tin ians and Is rae lis, I can say, don?t tell me it?s im pos sible, look at North ern Ire land. . . . When I hear what the In dians and Pak i sta nis ...
3. Peace from the People: Identity Salience and the Northern Irish Peace Process - Landon E. Hancock
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Of all the at tempts made to re solve deep-rooted eth no- sec tar ian con flicts over the last few decades, only North ern Ire land has been mod er ately suc cess ful in im ple ment ing an agree-ment that calls for power shar ing. The fact that its peace pro cess has held, de spite many fits and starts, is not able and worth study. De spite sev eral sus-pen sions, the North ern Irish As sem bly shows a level of re sil ience un usual ...
4. Ulster-Scots Diaspora: Articulating Politics of Identification after “the Peace” in Northern Ireland - Wendy Ann Wiedenhoft Murphy and Mindy Peden
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This chap ter ex plores the emerg ing Ulster-Scots iden tity in the con text of the peace pro cess in North ern Ire-land. The peace pro cess of fered un ion ists and loy al ists an op por tu nity to re think their po lit i cal po si tions as well as re im a gine their iden tity.1 This was owing to the fact that the Agree ment moved the con flict from being one over ter ri tory to one of cul ture and iden tity.2 The pro vi sion of greater ...
5. The Victory and Defeat of the IRA? : Neoconservative Interpretations of the Northern Ireland Peace Process - Paul Dixon
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Burke is the best model for what might be called pol i ti cians of the pos sible. Pol i ti cians who seek to make a work ing peace, not in some per fect world that never was, but in this, the flawed world, which is The North ern Ire land peace pro cess ap pears to rep re sent a suc cess ful case of two dem o cratic govern ments?the Brit ish and Irish?nego tiat ing with ?ter ror ists? to achieve an ac com-...
6. The Transformation of Policing in Postconflict Societies: Lessons from the Northern Ireland Experience - John Doyle
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The is sues of power and status went to the heart of the con flict in North ern Ire land. Most sym bol i cally and fun da men tally this was rep re sented in the de bate on the con sti tu tional status of North ern Ire land. How ever, the con flict also cen tered on the na ture of govern ance, eco nomic and so cial in equal ities, and the ap pli ca tion of state power through se cur ity and po lic ing. Both at the be gin ning of the ...
7. The Lessons of Third-Party Intervention? : The Curious Case of the United States in Northern Ireland - Mary-Alice C. Clancy
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Since the sign ing of the Bel fast, or Good Fri day, Agree? ment in 1998, a ver i ta ble cot tage in dus try has emerged seek ing to ex port North ern Ireland?s ?les sons.? One of the most fre quently cited les sons is the role of ?inter na tion al iza tion?1 in con flict res o lu tion and the im por tance of align ing inter na tional in flu ence.2 The lesson?s im port, how ever, is open to dis pute. On the one hand, the inter na tional di men sion ...
8. Peacebuilding, Community Development, and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland: The Role of the Belfast Agreement and the Implications for External Economic Aid - Olga Skarlato, Eyob Fissuh, Sean Byrne, Peter Karari, and Kawser Ahmed
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Peace build ing? is a term that in cor po rates a num ber of var i ous in itia tives and ap proaches, in clud ing re duc ing vi o lence, con duct ing peace keep ing op er a tions, and pro mot ing ca pac ity build ing and rec on cil i a tion, con flict trans for ma tion, and hu man i tar ian and eco nomic as sis tance.1 Peace trea ties and peace agree ments play an im por tant role when a cease?fire or the end of hos til ities are de clared by intro duc ing ...
9. Extending Peace to the Grassroots: The Need for Reconciliation in Northern Ireland after the Agreement - Timothy J. White, Andrew P. Owsiak, and Meghan E. Clarke
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T i m o t h y J . W h i t e , A n d r e w P. O w s i a k , The dra matic re duc tion of vi o lence since the sign ing of the Bel fast Agree ment sug gests that the peace pro cess in North ern Ire land has been gen er ally suc cess ful. None the less, this need not imply that the par ties have re solved the con flict with fi nal ity. In deed, as Maoz notes, con flict man age ment and con flict res o lu tion are two dis tinct ...
10. Sources of Peace: The Decline of Revolutionary Nationalism and the Beginning of the Peace Processes in Northern Ireland and the Middle East - Robert S. Snyder
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Until the nego ti a tions that led to the Agree ment in 1998, the con flict in North ern Ire land seemed intract able. It ap peared as if it would con tinue well into the fu ture, per pet u at ing the centuries?old vi o lent strug gles between the Prot es tants and Cath o lics. Like the dra matic turns in the con flicts between the Pal es tin ians and Is rae lis and the blacks and whites in South Af rica in the early 1990s, how ever, the ...
11. Conclusion - Timothy J. White
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While the peace pro cess has been suc cess ful in re duc ing sec tar ian vi o lence in North ern Ire land, this vol ume has high lighted the chal lenges that lay ahead. Even though this peace pro cess is far from per fect, its suc cesses are worth not ing. See ing how they apply to other eth nic and re li gious con flicts in the world pro vides an op por?tu nity to im prove our ca pac ity to con front re gions of the world torn by ...
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Page Count: 321
Illustrations: 15 tables & charts
Publication Year: 2013
Series Editor Byline: John Smith, Will Wordsworth