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“Showcases an impressive group of specialists and offers an innovative and
thought-provoking analysis, extending our understanding of the Northern
Ireland peace process but, importantly, also contributing to a wider debate
on civil wars and negotiated settlements.“
—Theresa Reidy, University College
Cork, editor of
Irish Political Studies
From the early 1970s through the mid-1990s, Northern Ireland was the site of bit-
ter conflict between those struggling for reunification with the rest of Ireland and
those wanting the region to remain a part of the United Kingdom. After years of
strenuous negotiations, nationalists and unionists came together in 1998 to sign
the Good Friday Agreement. Northern Ireland’s peace process has been deemed
largely successful. Yet remarkably little has been done to assess in a comprehen-
sive fashion what can be learned from it.
Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process
incorporates recent research
that emphasizes the need for civil society and a grassroots approach to peace-
building while taking into account a variety of perspectives, including neo-
conservatism and revolutionary analysis. The contributions, which include the
reflections of those involved in the negotiation and implementation of the Good
Friday Agreement, also provide policy prescriptions for modern conflicts.
This collection of essays in
Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process
a void by articulating the lessons learned and how—or whether—the peace pro-
cesses can be applied to other regional conflicts.
Timothy J. White
is professor of political science at
Xavier University. His articles on the peace process
in Northern Ireland have appeared in
Dynamics of
Asymmetric Conflict
British Politics Review
, and
He was a visiting fellow at the Moore Institute
at the National University of Ireland Galway.
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“This edited volume usefully
brings together a number of
respected scholars who apply both
international relations theory and
diplomatic history in ways that
illuminate both the process and
the peace in Northern Ireland. The
lessons it offers extend well beyond
‘the Troubles.’”
—Mitchell B. Reiss,
former U.S. special envoy to Northern
Of re l at ed int e re s t
Brian Feeney
Sinn Féin (“ourselves alone”) is one of the
most controversial political movements in
Ireland. This is the complete story of the
rise and fall—and rise again—of a party
that repeatedly has reshaped its identity
over the course of a hundred years, mov-
ing from dual monarchy to dual strategy—
the gun and the ballot box.
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