Guns and Government: The Management of the Northern Ireland Peace Process

Guns and Government: The Management of the Northern Ireland Peace Process


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The book is part of a wider study of the management of contemporary peace processes and has a strong comparative theme. It draws heavily on interviews with key players (politicians and policymakers) in the peace process. Darby and Mac Ginty identify six key strands in the Northern Ireland peace process and assess how factors in each facilitated or obstructed political movement. Chapters are devoted to political change, violence and security, economic factors, external influences, popular responses, and the role of images and symbols.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333779149
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/17/2001
Series: Ethnic and Intercommunity Conflict
Edition description: 2002
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

ROGER MAC GINTY is a Lecturer in Postwar Recovery Studies at the Department of Politics, University of York.

JOHN DARBY is Scholar in Residence at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame. He was founding Director of INCORE (Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity) at the University of Ulster.

Table of Contents

List of Tables List of Figures Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction: A New Departure? PART I: THE PEACE PROCESS: A NARRATIVE The Background to the Peace Process Negotiating the Deal Good Friday and After PART II: THE PEACE PROCESS: ANALYSIS Swinging Door: The Politics and Negotiations of the Peace Process Guns and Government: Violence and the Peace Process Third Parties: External Influences on the Peace Process Peace Dividends and Peace Deficits: The Economics of the Peace Process On the Ground: Public Opinion and the Peace Process Poppies and Lilies: Symbolism and the Peace Process Conclusion: A Broader Perspective on Northern Ireland's Peace Process Bibliography Index

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