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Political and tactical change among former prisoners

Peter Shirlow, Jonathan Tonge, James McAuley, and Catherine McGlynn

in Abandoning Historical Conflict?: Former Political Prisoners and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080111
eISBN:
9781781703038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080111.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The contribution of paramilitary prisoners to conflict transformation remains a surprisingly under-stated aspect of the Northern Ireland peace process. Former prisoners have utilised the ... More


Conflict transformation and changing perceptions of the ‘other’

Peter Shirlow, Jonathan Tonge, James McAuley, and Catherine McGlynn

in Abandoning Historical Conflict?: Former Political Prisoners and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080111
eISBN:
9781781703038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080111.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores post-conflict attitudes and behaviour of those former non-state combatants in Northern Ireland who have engaged in broader formations of social and political reconciliation and ... More


Former prisoners and societal reconstruction

Peter Shirlow, Jonathan Tonge, James McAuley, and Catherine McGlynn

in Abandoning Historical Conflict?: Former Political Prisoners and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080111
eISBN:
9781781703038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080111.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The 1998 Good Friday Agreement laid down procedures for the accelerated release of prisoners affiliated to groups that had committed to a ‘complete and unequivocal ceasefire’ and acknowledged the ... More


Former prisoners in a global context

Peter Shirlow, Jonathan Tonge, James McAuley, and Catherine McGlynn

in Abandoning Historical Conflict?: Former Political Prisoners and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080111
eISBN:
9781781703038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080111.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter highlights the importance of prisoner releases in peace processes beyond Northern Ireland. Where the terms of such releases are ambiguous, or freedom is used overtly as a bargaining ... More


Introduction

Peter Shirlow, Jonathan Tonge, James McAuley, and Catherine McGlynn

in Abandoning Historical Conflict?: Former Political Prisoners and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080111
eISBN:
9781781703038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080111.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book examines the extent to which the peace process in Northern Ireland developed as a result of the repudiation or maintenance of previously held views by those who had ‘fought the war’ and ... More


Encumbered by Data: Understanding Politically Motivated Former Prisoners and the Transition to Peace in Northern Ireland

Kieran McEvoy and Pete Shirlow

in Building Peace in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316593
eISBN:
9781846316739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316739.007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter illustrates the role that politically motivated former prisoners have played in the promotion of peace. It also investigates the process of early release and reintegration at a ‘critical ... More


Imprisonment, ideological development and change

Peter Shirlow, Jonathan Tonge, James McAuley, and Catherine McGlynn

in Abandoning Historical Conflict?: Former Political Prisoners and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080111
eISBN:
9781781703038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080111.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter reviews the literature on the struggle for legitimacy conducted by republican and loyalist former prisoners in Northern Ireland during the 1970s and 1980s. Although similar tactics were ... More


Conclusion

Peter Shirlow, Jonathan Tonge, James McAuley, and Catherine McGlynn

in Abandoning Historical Conflict?: Former Political Prisoners and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080111
eISBN:
9781781703038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080111.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter summarises the roles played by former prisoners in conflict transformation and assesses the extent to which they can assist in the desectarianisation of Northern Ireland. Former ... More


Abandoning Historical Conflict?: Former Political Prisoners and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

Peter Shirlow, Jon Tonge, and James McAuley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080111
eISBN:
9781781703038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080111.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Drawing on more than 150 interviews with former IRA, INLA, UVF and UFF prisoners, this book is a major analysis of why Northern Ireland has seen a transition from war to peace. Most accounts of the ... More


Epilogue

Anna Müller

in If the Walls Could Speak: Inside a Women's Prison in Communist Poland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190499860
eISBN:
9780190499891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499860.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The book ends by following the lives of some of the women after they were released from prison as they rebuilt a sense of security and their new lives. Most women stayed as much as possible inside ... More


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