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Northern Ireland and the Divided World: Post-Agreement Northern Ireland in Comparative Perspective

John McGarry


Written by a leading group of scholars in the field, this unique volume examines post‐Agreement Northern Ireland from a comparative perspective. It shatters the myth that Northern Ireland is ‘a place apart’ – its conflict the result of peculiarly local circumstances. The book is divided into two sections. The first includes theoretical chapters that centre on the concepts of consociationalism, social transformation, and integrationism. The second involves the case‐study approach, with Northern Ireland being compared with other divided societies in four continents, including the Aland islands, ... More

Keywords: Agreement, comparative analysis, conflict management, consociationalism, divided societies, ethnic conflict, integrationism, Northern Ireland, social transformation

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Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199244348
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199244340.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John McGarry, editor
University of Waterloo, Canada
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