Implementation issues and the pursuit of a settlement in Northern Ireland

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Title: Implementation issues and the pursuit of a settlement in Northern Ireland
Authors: Coakley, John
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Date: 2009
Abstract: As is well known, several efforts have been made since 1973 to place relations between communities in Northern Ireland, between North and South, and between Ireland and Great Britain on a new institutional footing. These efforts have been designed to promote a conventional political approach to conflict, and to sideline paramilitarism. But translating painfully negotiated settlements into functioning political structures has been a continuing challenge. This paper explores this process, and seeks to explain the modest success of political leaders in converting ambitious blueprints into sustainable institutions.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies
Keywords: Northern IrelandConflictIrelandGreat Britain
Subject LCSH: Conflict management--Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland--Politics and government--1969-
Peace-building--Northern Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Conference Details: Presentation at the annual meeting of the Specialist Group on British and Comparative Territorial Politics of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom, University of Oxford, 7-8 January 2010
Appears in Collections:Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) Working Papers and Policy Papers
Politics and International Relations Research Collection

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