The Politics of Northern Ireland: Beyond the Belfast Agreement

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Political Science - 207 pages
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In this book, one of the leading authorities on contemporary Northern Ireland politics provides an original, sophisticated and innovative examination of the post-Belfast agreement political landscape. Written in a fluid, witty and accessible style, this book explores:

  • how the Belfast Agreement has changed the politics of Northern Ireland
  • whether the peace process is still valid
  • the problems caused by the language of politics in Northern Ireland
  • the conditions necessary to secure political stability
  • the inability of unionists and republicans to share the same political discourse
  • the insights that political theory can offer to Northern Irish politics
  • the future of key political parties and institutions.
  

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Contents

Fate and choice
7
Means and ends
25
Winning and losing
42
New ideas and old arguments
63
archaeology and exposition
81
New beginning and modification of circumstances
98
PART III
117
Lies noble and ignoble
142
For better and for worse
160
Afterword
178
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Arthur Aughey is Professor of Politics at the University of Ulster.

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