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Negotiating a Settlement in Northern Ireland, 1969-2019

John Coakley and Jennifer Todd

Abstract

The Good Friday Agreement of 1998 ended a protracted violent conflict in Northern Ireland and became an international reference point for peace-building. Negotiating a Settlement In Northern Ireland, 1969–2019 traces the roots and outworkings of the Agreement, focussing on the British and Irish governments, their changing policy paradigms and their extended negotiations from the Sunningdale conference of 1973 to the St Andrews Agreement of 2006. It identifies three dimensions of change that paved the way for agreement: in elite understandings of sovereignty, in development of wide-ranging and ... More

Keywords: Northern Ireland, conflict resolution, ethnic conflict, peace agreement, Good Friday Agreement, Brexit, negotiation, elite testimony, sovereignty, democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198841388
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198841388.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Coakley, author
Professor and Member of the Royal Irish Academy, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queen's University Belfast, and Geary Institute, University College Dublin

Jennifer Todd, author
Professor and Member of the Royal Irish Academy, Geary Institute, University College Dublin