The international system and the Northern Ireland peace process

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Title: The international system and the Northern Ireland peace process
Authors: Guelke, Adrian
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Date: 2002
Abstract: The paper examines the impact of two major events in the international system on the peace process: the end of the Cold War and the attack on America on 11 September 2001. The thesis first advanced by Michael Cox that change in the international context of the conflict in Northern Ireland was a major influence in pressurising the republican movement to adopt its peace strategy in the early 1990s is analysed. Also examined are reasons why the thesis has proved so contentious and why more generally there remains considerable scepticism as to the capacity of external events to shape events in Ireland in any fundamental way. The question of the impact of September 11 is then addressed.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies
Copyright (published version): The author, 2002
Keywords: Northern IrelandInternational systemCold WarSeptember 11th
Subject LCSH: International relations
Northern Ireland--Politics and government
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001--Influence
Cold War--Influence
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Paper presented to the IBIS conference Renovation or revolution? new territorial politics in Ireland and the United Kingdom, University College Dublin, 3 April 2002.
Appears in Collections:Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) Working Papers and Policy Papers

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