Politics of Northern Ireland

ISBN-10: 0748625011

ISBN-13: 9780748625017

Edition: 2008

Authors: Joanne McEvoy

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Joanne Mcevoy Provides an overview of the politics of Northern Ireland, including detailed coverage of the Good Friday Agreement and an evaluation of how its institutions operated. Opening with the historical context and discussion of the nature of the conflict, the standpoints of unionism, nationalism, loyalism, and republicanism are explored. The book concludes with coverage of political developments post-suspension, paying particular attention to the on-going debate regarding changes to the agreement and the prospects for power-sharing.
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 3/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Joanne McEvoy completed her PhD at the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen's University Belfast in 2006.

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Introduction
Chapter outline
A study guide
Theoretical Perspectives on the Northern Ireland Conflict
The ethno-national conflict
The concept of identity in Northern Ireland
Marxist accounts
The colonial interpretation
Consociational theory
Background to the Conflict
The historical context
Home Rule and partition
The Stormont regime
The civil rights movement
Onset of 'the Troubles'
Communal divisions
Political Parties and Paramilitaries in Northern Ireland
Ulster Unionist Party
Democratic Unionist Party
Social Democratic and Labour Party
Sinn Fein
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Progressive Unionist Party
Republican paramilitaries
Loyalist paramilitaries
Finding a Solution: from Sunningdale to the Framework Documents
Introduction of direct rule
Sunningdale Agreement and Executive 1973-4
Rolling devolution 1982
Anglo-Irish Agreement 1985
Brooke-Mayhew talks 1991-2
Downing Street Declaration 1993
Framework Documents 1995
British and Irish Government Policy
The British Government: cause of the conflict or neutral arbiter?
The British Government and republicanism
The British Government and unionism
The Irish Government: the irredentism claim
The 'pan-nationalist front'
The Irish Government and unionism
British and Irish convergence
Peace Process to Good Friday Agreement
From negotiations to a deal
The Good Friday Agreement: an 'historic' deal
Support for the Agreement
Opposition to the Agreement
Institutional Framework of the Agreement
The Northern Ireland Assembly
The Executive
North-south cooperation
East-west relations
The decommissioning stalemate
Police reform
Towards Restored Devolution
Devolution in the UK
Suspension and stalemate
Review of the Agreement
St Andrews Agreement 2006
Northern Ireland Assembly election March 2007
Return to power sharing
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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