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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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Five Fallacies: Northern Ireland and the Liabilities of Liberalism

Five Fallacies: Northern Ireland and the Liabilities of Liberalism

(p.167) 5 Five Fallacies: Northern Ireland and the Liabilities of Liberalism
The Northern Ireland Conflict

John McGarry (Contributor Webpage)

Brendan O'Leary (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter criticizes five popular arguments central to the thinking of liberal integrationists: (i) extremist political and religious elites are responsible for conflicts; (ii) conflicts have fundamental economic and material foundations; (iii) conflicts flow from archaic religious and non-religious political cultures; (iv) segregation is the key social and structural cause of conflict; and (v) individual discrimination is the primary motor of conflict. The authors insist instead on the ethno-national nature of the conflict and the need for appropriate political means to address this.

Keywords:   liberalism, Northern Ireland, segregation, discrimination, materialism, elite manipulation, archaic cultures

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