Northern Ireland and the Divided World: The Northern Ireland Conflict and the Good Friday Agreement in Comparative Perspective


'Brings together a timely and useful collection of essays on Northern Ireland's troubled transformation since the landmark Agreement of April 1998.' -Nations and Nationalism'McGarry's accomplished commentary and his fair-minded editorship makes this book an indispensable companion to post-Agreement politics. The reader feels like a participant in a highly erudite conversation between academics who make their respective points with conviction but with open minds.' -Parliamentary Affairs'New insights may lead to clearer understanding if not to altogether pleasant reading for Ulster's Protestants.' -Contemporary Review'This is an edited text on Northern Ireland, which continues the refreshing trend in considering its conflict in a comparative context... The contributors are distinguished academics in the field and this shows in the range and quality of the different arguments used... an important text.' -Political StudiesWritten by a leading group of scholars in the field, this unique volume examines post-Agreement Northern Ireland. It shatters the myth that Northern Ireland is 'a place apart'. The book compares the conflict in Northern Ireland with other divided societies worldwide and argues that comparative analysis is essential for understanding the dynamics of Northern Ireland's conflict and ethnic conflict in general.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • John McGarry
  • Rupert Taylor
  • Brendan O'Leary
  • Donald L. Horowitz
  • Feargal Cochrane
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford, England
Publication year:
  • 2001


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