The Northern Ireland Question: The Peace Process and the Belfast Agreement

The Northern Ireland Question: The Peace Process and the Belfast Agreement

by Brian Barton, Patrick J. Roche

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ISBN-13: 9781349301539
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/15/2009
Edition description: 1st ed. 2009
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

BRIAN BARTON tutors in history with the Open University, and has authored or edited eleven books on Irish history and politics. These include, Secret Court Martial Records of the 1916 Easter Rising, and The Easter Rising (co-author with Michael Foy). He also contributed chapters on Northern Ireland to A New History of Ireland, Vol. 8.

PATRICK J. ROCHE was Lecturer in Economics at the University of Ulster, UK(1974-96) and a Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly (1998-2003). Publications include a contribution on contemporary Irish nationalism to Jurgen Elvert (ed), Northern Ireland: Past and Present, and co-editor (with Brian Barton) of three books on the Northern Ireland question including, The Northern Ireland Question: Nationalism, Unionism and Partition.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

List of Abbreviations viii

Notes on Contributors x

Introduction Brian Barton Patrick J. Roche 1

1 The Historical Background to the Belfast Agreement Brian Barton 12

2 Negotiating the Belfast Agreement Thomas Hennessey 38

3 Implementing Devolved Government 1998-2002 Graham Gudgin 57

4 The Belfast Agreement and the Constitutional Status of Northern Ireland Austen Morgan 84

5 The Electoral Dynamics of the Belfast Agreement Sydney Elliott 105

6 Unionism and the Belfast Agreement Christopher Farrington 131

7 Northern Nationalism and the Belfast Agreement Cillian McGrattan 147

8 Republican Paramilitaries and the Peace Process Jonathan Tonge 165

9 Loyalist Paramilitaries and the Peace Process Ian Wood 181

10 The Belfast Agreement and Southern Irish Politics Catherine O'Donnell 205

11 The United States and the Peace Process Adrian Guelke 222

12 The Triumph of the Belfast Agreement Paul Bew 238

13 The Case against the Belfast Agreement Dennis Kennedy 246

Conclusion Brain Barton Patrick J. Roche 265

Bibliography 270

Index 277

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