Multiple temporalities in violent conflicts: Northern Ireland, the Basque Country and Macedonia

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Title: Multiple temporalities in violent conflicts: Northern Ireland, the Basque Country and Macedonia
Authors: Ruane, Joseph
Todd, Jennifer
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7284
Date: Oct-2015
Abstract: Political violence must be placed in its temporal context if we are to understand its causes, course, and the dangers that remain when it ends. Doing so reveals causal processes that are missed in wider and flatter generalisations – the social relations and structural processes of long provenance that increase the propensity to violence and determine the success or failure of settlement initiatives. Long-term structures can be changed, and small changes in them may make a big difference in outcome. The actors most able to change them are powerful states and international actors. This is a difficult and costly task and they may be tempted to stop when political agreement is reached. We have argued that much more is needed.
Funding Details: Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: ECPR Press
Keywords: Political violenceEthnic conflictsSettlementTemporal processes
Other versions: http://press.ecpr.eu/book_details.asp?bookTitleID=393
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Bosi, Lorenzo; Ó'Dochartaigh, N. and Pisoiu, D. (eds.). Political Violence in Context: Time, Space and Milieu
ISBN: 9781785521447
Appears in Collections:Politics and International Relations Research Collection
Sociology Research Collection

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