The Northern Ireland Question: The Peace Process and the Belfast Agreement

Hardcover | February 15, 2009

EditorBrian Barton, Patrick Roche

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The book examines how the Belfast Agreement came about and its effect on unionism, nationalism, the paramilitaries, electoral support for local parties and the constitutional position of Northern Ireland. It also considers the extent to which the Agreement may be regarded as an exercise in political cynicism or the basis for lasting peace.

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The book examines how the Belfast Agreement came about and its effect on unionism, nationalism, the paramilitaries, electoral support for local parties and the constitutional position of Northern Ireland. It also considers the extent to which the Agreement may be regarded as an exercise in political cynicism or the basis for lasting pe...

BRIAN BARTON tutors in history with the Open University, and has authored or edited eleven books on Irish history and politics. These include, Secret Court Martial Records of the 1916 Easter Rising, and The Easter Rising (co-author with Michael Foy). He also contributed chapters on Northern Ireland to A New History of Ireland, Vol. 8....

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.79 × 5.56 × 0.94 inPublished:February 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230203809

ISBN - 13:9780230203808

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Table of Contents

Introduction--B.Barton&--P.Roche
The Historical Background to the Belfast Agreement--B.Barton
Negotiating the Belfast Agreement--T.Hennessey
Implementing Devolved Government 1999-2002--G.Gudgin
The Belfast Agreement and the Constitutional Status of Northern Ireland--A.Morgan
The Electoral Dynamics of the Belfast Agreement--S.Elliott
Unionism and the Belfast Agreement--C.Farrington
Northern Nationalism and the Belfast Agreement--C.McGrattan
Republican Paramilitaries and the Peace Process--J.Tonge
Loyalist Paramilitaries and the Peace Process--I.Wood
The Belfast Agreement and Southern Irish Politics--C.ODonnell
The United States and the Peace Process--A.Guelke
The Triumph of the Belfast Agreement--P.Bew
The Case against the Belfast Agreement--D.Kennedy
Conclusion--B.Barton&--P.Roche