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The Dynamics of Conflict in Northern Ireland
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  • Page extent: 384 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.59 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 941.6
  • Dewey version: 20
  • LC Classification: DA990.U46 R83 1996
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Northern Ireland--Politics and government
    • Social conflict--Northern Ireland
    • Mormon families--United States--History
    • United States--Social conditions--19th century

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521568791 | ISBN-10: 052156879X)

  • There was also a Hardback of this title but it is no longer available
  • Published November 1996

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This book provides a comprehensive and original interpretation of the Northern Ireland conflict. It situates the conflict firmly in its Irish, British and wider international contexts, showing how the sharp conflicts of interest are generated by deep-set structures and relations within Britain and Ireland. The authors argue that only a systematic and determined policy on the part of the British and Irish governments to dismantle the system of relations that produces conflict can fulfill the potential of the peace process and allow an agreed political settlement to emerge.


1. Introduction; 2. Historical formations; 3. The reconstruction of communal division; 4. Ideology and conflict; 5. The dynamics of conflict: politics; 6. The dynamics of conflict: the economy; 7. The dynamics of conflict: culture; 8. The British context of the conflict; 9. The Republic of Ireland and the conflict; 10. The international context; 11. An emancipatory approach to the conflict.

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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Books for 1997


"The bulk of their book is an exhaustive analysis of the causes of the present conflict, and it is full of insights; they draw as well on the intimidating body of literature the conflict has spawned." Washington Times

"The Dynamics of Conflict in Northern Ireland is essential reading for those seeking to understand both the specific problems of Northern Ireland and the general character of interethnic conflict. The footnotes and bibliography alone are an invaluable guide to contemporary approaches. The authors, from contrasting backgrounds, provide a lucid, up-to-date and well-informed analysis of the historical, political, economic and cultural dimensions of the problem. They discuss the European and American connection as well as the more immediate British and Irish context. Their suggestions for an 'emancipatory approach' may well indicate the most practicable strategy for a possible solution. All in all, this book is an invaluable and illuminating analysis of an extraordinarily intricate and intractable problem." Professor Hugh Kearney, University of Pittsburgh

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