Lost In Transformation: Violent Peace and Peaceful Conflict in Northern Ireland

Hardcover | March 15, 2011

byAudra Mitchell

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Peace interventions can promote violence, while conflict may be a crucial means for constraining and preventing it. This book explores these statements, re-thinking the relationships between peace, conflict and violence. From this perspective it reinterprets several phenomena that challenge the "peace process" in Northern Ireland.

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Peace interventions can promote violence, while conflict may be a crucial means for constraining and preventing it. This book explores these statements, re-thinking the relationships between peace, conflict and violence. From this perspective it reinterprets several phenomena that challenge the "peace process" in Northern Ireland.

AUDRA MITCHELL Lecturer in International Relations at the University of York, UK. Her work on conflict, violence, security, peace and the ethics of international intervention has been published in Review of International Studies, Millennium Journal of International Studiesand International Peace-keeping.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.01 × 5.67 × 0.87 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230280137

ISBN - 13:9780230280137

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Table of Contents

Introduction - Peace-building or World-building? Peace Interventions, Conflict and Violence
Violence Against Conflict - Radical Peace, Radical Violence and The Paradox of Conflict Transformation
Radical Violence and the Beginning of ‘the Troubles’ – Northern Ireland 1965-72
Radical Peace? the PEACE Programmes and Transformative Peace-building Strategies After 1994
Irresistible Transformation: Radical Violence and the Peace Process
From Prison Protest to Peace Process: The Trans-formation of the ‘Ex-Combatant’
Long Division: Ex-combatants, Transformation and Radical Threat
Dangerous Remainders: Long Division and Cycles of Violence in the Northern Ireland ‘Peace Process’
Conclusions: From Peace-Building to (Plural) World-Building? Implications for Peace and Conflict Studies
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