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Global Change, Civil Society and the Northern Ireland Peace Process
 
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Global Change, Civil Society and the Northern Ireland Peace Process
Implementing the Political Settlement
 
 
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23 Jan 2008
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Despite the historic deal between the DUP and Sinn Fein in the spring of 2007, Northern Ireland's Belfast Agreement has faced continual crises of implementation over a variety of security related issues, such as reform of the police service or the decommissioning of paramilitary weapons. Too frequently analyses have neglected to study the wider changes that have occurred inside and outside Northern Ireland and how these changes affect Northern Irish politics. Global Change, Civil Society and the Northern Ireland Peace Process examines how some of these changes, including September 11th and the role of civil society, have had profound effects in changing attitudes towards violence, paramilitaries, the position of women and ideas of nationalism and sovereignty. This book places the implementation of the Belfast Agreement in a wider, global context in order to provide an analysis of why implementation has been so difficult.


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Despite the historic deal between the DUP and Sinn Fein in the spring of 2007, Northern Ireland's Belfast Agreement has faced continual crises of implementation over a variety of security related issues, such as reform of the police service or the decommissioning of paramilitary weapons. Too frequently analyses have neglected to study the wider changes that have occurred inside and outside Northern Ireland and how these changes affect Northern Irish politics. Global Change, Civil Society and the Northern Ireland Peace Process examines how some of these changes, including September 11th and the role of civil society, have had profound effects in changing attitudes towards violence, paramilitaries, the position of women and ideas of nationalism and sovereignty. This book places the implementation of the Belfast Agreement in a wider, global context in order to provide an analysis of why implementation has been so difficult.


Reviews

'Ten years on from the Belfast Agreement, this book provides a timely, refreshing and much welcomed contribution to the non-elite discourse on contemporary Northern Ireland and is particularly useful for those seeking to understand the management of conflict transformation processes beyond political agreements.' - Sandra Buchanan, Political Studies Review


Contents

Introduction: Political Change in a Divided Society: The Implementation of the Belfast Agreement; C.Farrington
PART ONE: GLOBAL CHANGE AND THE INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION
'We're not quite as interesting as we used to be': Interpreting the International Dimension; C.Farrington
The US War on Terrorism and Its Impact on the Politics of Accommodation in Northern Ireland; D.Schmitt
The Lure of the Miracle? The South African Connection and the Northern Ireland Peace Process; A.Guelke
From the European Union in Northern Ireland to Northern Ireland in the European Union; E.Meehan
PART TWO: CIVIL SOCIETY
Models of Civil Society and their Implications for the Northern Ireland Peace Process; C.Farrington
Women, Civil Society and Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland: Paths to Peace through Women's Empowerment; M.Potter
A Framework for Understanding Religion in Northern Irish Civil Society; G.Ganiel
PART THREE: CONSOCIATIONALISM AND CIVIL SOCIETY
The Belfast Agreement and the Limits of Consociationalism; R.Taylor
From Violence to Intolerance: Ethno-Nationalism and the Crowding out of Civic Life; R.Wilson
Power Sharing and Civic Leadership in Lebanon and Northern Ireland; D.Russell


Authors

CHRISTOPHER FARRINGTON is a Research Fellow in the Institute of British – Irish Studies, University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland. He is the author of Ulster Unionism and the Peace Process in Northern Ireland (2006) and has written numerous articles in journals on the politics of Northern Ireland.