Devolution and Constitutional Change in Northern Ireland

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This edited book tracks Northern Ireland's uneasy experience with devolution following the optimistic political period associated with the 1998 Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement. It will be of interest to students of Irish politics and public policy, but more generally, from a comparative perspective, those with an interest in devolution and constitutional change.

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Overview

This edited book tracks Northern Ireland's uneasy experience with devolution following the optimistic political period associated with the 1998 Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement. It will be of interest to students of Irish politics and public policy, but more generally, from a comparative perspective, those with an interest in devolution and constitutional change.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780719073885
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 9/4/2007
  • Series: The Devolution Series Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.47 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Carmichael is Professor of Public Policy and Government and Head of the School of Policy Studies at the University of Ulster. Colin Knox is Professor of Comparative Public Policy in the School of Policy Studies at the University of Ulster. Robert Osborne is Professor of Applied Policy Studies and Director of the Social and Policy Research Institute at the University of Ulster.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: background—Paul Carmichael, Colin Knox and Bob Osborne
• Constitutional innovation since 1972: where next?—Robin Wilson
• Public attitudes to constitutional options in the context of devolution—Rodger MacGinty
• Towards a new constitutional doctrine for Northern Ireland? The Agreement, the litigation and the constitutional future—John Morison
• Stabilising the Northern Ireland Agreement—John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary
• From deference to defiance: popular Unionism and the decline of elite accommodation in Northern Ireland—Henry Patterson and Eric Kaufman
• Nationalism and Republicanism—Jonathan Tonge
• Party competition and voting behaviour since the Agreement—Paul Mitchell
• Symbols and identity in the 'new' Northern Ireland—Dominic Bryan and Gillian McIntosh
• The changing role of woman in the context of devolution—Margaret Ward
• Equality and human right since the Belfast Agreement—Brice Dickson and Robert Osborne
• Inside Stormont: the assembly and the executive—Rick Wilford
• The financial framework—Arthur Midwinter
• The review of public administration—Colin Knox and Paul Carmichael
• The Northern Ireland economy: economic development structures—Mark Goodwin, Martin Jones and Rhys Jones
• Devolution and public policy making—Michael Keating
• Stormont, Westminster and Whitehall—Oonagh Gay and James Mitchell
• Wider horizons: cross-border and cross-channel relations—John Coakley
• The European dimension—Lee McGowan

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