Ethnic conflict and the two-state solution : the Irish experience of partition
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Although the partition of Ireland in 1921 was only one of several in which this strategy was adopted as Britain withdrew politically from territories formerly under its rule, it was marked by a number of distinctive features. This paper examines and seeks to interpret some of these features. It begins by looking at the roots of partition in the history of Ireland’s long political relationship with Great Britain, and explores the emergence of partition as a major question in the early twentieth century. Following a general assessment of the impact of partition on the two parts of Ireland, it turns to the manner in which partition survived as a political issue up to 1998. Some brief remarks comparing the Irish with the Palestinian experience are made in conclusion.
Type of Material
University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies
IBIS Working Papers
MFPP Ancillary Papers
Copyright (Published Version)
The author, 2004
Subject – LCSH
Status of Item
Revised version of a paper presented at the seminar of the Palestinian Academic Association for the Study of International Affairs, Ramallah, 10-14 October 2004.
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