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Northern Ireland, the reluctant peace, Feargal Cochrane

Northern Ireland, the reluctant peace, Feargal Cochrane
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Northern Ireland
Nature of contents
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Responsibility statement
Feargal Cochrane
Sub title
the reluctant peace
"In this thoughtful and engaging book, Feargal Cochrane looks at Northern Ireland's "Troubles" from the late 1960s to the present day. He explains why, a decade and a half after the peace process ended in political agreement in 1998, sectarian attitudes and violence continue to plague Northern Ireland today. Former members of the IRA now sit alongside their unionist adversaries in the Northern Ireland Assembly, but the region's attitudes have been slow to change and recent years have even seen an upsurge in violence on both sides. In this book, Cochrane, who grew up a Catholic in Belfast in the '70s and '80s, explores how divisions between Catholics and Protestants became so entrenched, and reviews the thirty years of political violence in Northern Ireland--which killed over 3,500 people--leading up to the peace agreement. The book asks whether the peace process has actually delivered for the citizens of Northern Ireland, and what more needs to be done to enhance the current reluctant peace."--Publisher's website
Table Of Contents
The collision of religion and politics, 1690-1920 -- Why politics failed and violence began, 1921-72 -- The rationality of war, 1972-74 -- Direct rule and the growth of informal politics, 1974-90 -- Talking to the enemy, 1993-95 -- Bringing the outside in: the international dimension, 1995-98 -- The incomplete agreement, 1998-2002 -- Delivery, delivery, delivery, 1999-2010 -- Dissenting voices, 2010-12 -- Looking to the future, 2012-2013
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