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The Northern Ireland ConflictConsociational Engagements$
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John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199266579

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199266573.001.0001

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Comparing Northern Ireland

Comparing Northern Ireland

(p.132) 4 Comparing Northern Ireland
The Northern Ireland Conflict

John McGarry (Contributor Webpage)

Brendan O'Leary (Contributor Webpage)

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The chapter discusses the use of the comparative method by Northern Ireland's political partisans and academics. It shows how analogies with other conflicts have been used by partisans to further their political agendas. These analogies are tied to important international norms, and their use by Northern Ireland's politicians are an attempt to influence international opinion, as well as cement group solidarity. The second part of the chapter summarizes how Northern Ireland has been analysed by academics employing important comparative political theories, including consociationalism and integrationism.

Keywords:   political analogies, parallels, international norms, consociationalism, integrationism, pluralism, settler-colonialism

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