The future of the North-South bodies

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Title: The future of the North-South bodies
Authors: Coakley, John
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2417
Date: 2005
Abstract: The North-South bodies established in 1999 represent the third attempt since partition to establish a structured, formal basis for cooperation between the two parts of the island. This paper looks at the bodies from three perspectives. First, it examines the general historical background: the prehistory of Irish partition, the development of partition up to 1998, and the new system agreed at that point. Second, it provides a brief overview of the present arrangements for the North-South bodies. Third, it seeks to generalise about the future prospects of the bodies by examining the presumed long-term goals and priorities of the British and Irish governments and of the Northern Irish parties.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies
Copyright (published version): The author, 2005
Keywords: Partition;Northern Ireland;Ireland;Institutions
Subject LCSH: Intergovernmental cooperation--Ireland
Intergovernmental cooperation--Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland--Politics and government--1994-
Ireland--History--Partition, 1921
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Paper presented at the conference on “Implementing the agreement: the North-South bodies five years on” organised by the Institute for British-Irish Studies as part of the Mapping frontiers, plotting pathways programme, University Industry Centre, University College Dublin, 27 May 2005
Appears in Collections:Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) Working Papers and Policy Papers
Politics and International Relations Research Collection

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