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The Northern Ireland Conflict: Consociational Engagements

John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary


The book collects some of the major essays, past and new, of two of the leading authorities on the Northern Ireland conflict. The essays cover a wide range of topics, from the Anglo-Irish Agreement of 1985, and the management of Northern Ireland by successive Labour and Conservative governments between 1974 and 1997, to an analysis of the 1998 Agreement, and the issues of policing and human rights reform in the aftermath of that agreement. The book is unified by the theory of consociation, one of the most influential theories in the regulation of conflicts. The authors are critical exponents o ... More

Keywords: Northern Ireland, consociationalism, ethnic conflict, national conflict, conflict management and regulation

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199266579
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2004 DOI:10.1093/0199266573.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John McGarry, author
Professor of Political Studies and Canada Research Chair in Nationalism and Democracy Queens University Ontario Canada
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Brendan O'Leary, author
Lauder Professor of Political Science and Director of the Solomon Asch Center for the study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at the University of Pennsylvania
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