Explaining settlement in Northern Ireland : power, perception and path dependence

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Title: Explaining settlement in Northern Ireland : power, perception and path dependence
Authors: Ruane, Joseph
Todd, Jennifer
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1868
Date: 11-Jan-2006
Abstract: This paper criticizes four typical explanations of settlement of internal conflicts, showing that they fail to give an adequate explanation of the 1998 settlement in Northern Ireland. Instead of inductively searching for recurrent proximate factors or proceeding deductively by applying general theoretical models to settlement processes, it suggests that it may be more fruitful to search for underlying path dependent processes which regulate how the factors highlighted in the other approaches function.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Geary Institute
Keywords: Ethnic conflict;Settlement processes;Path dependence;Northern Ireland;Good Friday Agreement;Temporality;Power stalemate
Subject LCSH: Ethnic conflict--Northern Ireland
Peace-building--Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland--Politics and government
Great Britain. Treaties, etc. Ireland, 1998 Apr. 10
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Working Papers

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