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The Belfast Agreement and the British‐Irish Agreement: Consociation, Confederal Institutions, a Federacy, and a Peace Process

Brendan O'Leary

in The Architecture of Democracy: Constitutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246465
eISBN:
9780191600135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246467.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Reviews the political processes that led to the multi‐party and intergovernmental agreement reached in Belfast on 10 April 1998 (the ‘Good Friday Agreement’), and to the subsequent British–Irish ... More


Globalization, European Integration, and the Northern Ireland Conflict

John McGarry

in Minority Nationalism and the Changing International Order

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242146
eISBN:
9780191599651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242143.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Examines the impact of globalization and EU integration on the Northern Ireland conflict and its resolution. While they have not diluted the identities of opposing factions, or the intensity of their ... More


‘Unbearably Oldfashioned and Pointless’: The Era of the Troubles, 1968–2005

Paul Bew

in Ireland: The Politics of Enmity 1789-2006

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199561261
eISBN:
9780191701832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561261.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses the ‘Era of Troubles’ of Ireland from 1968 to 2005. The first section of this chapter examines politics after the Stormont regime from 1972 to 1974. The second section explores ... More


The British dimension: the Anglo-Irish Agreement of 1985 to the Good Friday Agreement

in A Tragedy of Errors: The Government and Misgovernment of Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310645
eISBN:
9781846312519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312519.005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter traces the events and factors that lead to the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement of 1985 and to the Good Friday Agreement and the consequences that surrounds them. In 1985, sixty ... More


The Long Road to Peace in Northern Ireland: Peace Lectures from the Institute of Irish Studies at Liverpool University

Marianne Elliott (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310652
eISBN:
9781846314155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314155
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The first edition of this book included essays from Senator George J. Mitchell, Sir David Goodall, Sir George Quigley, Lord Owen, and Niall O'Dowd among others, and demonstrated the evolution of ... More


Ulster Unionism since 1921

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the evolution of unionism in Northern Ireland since it unexpectedly and paradoxically found itself under Home Rule, which its leading politicians had raised a private army to ... More


John Hume and the Revision of Irish Nationalism

P. J. McLoughlin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079566
eISBN:
9781781702468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079566.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The book explores the politics of the most important Irish nationalist leader of his generation, and one of the most influential figures of twentieth-century Ireland, the Nobel Peace Prize winner ... More


Peacemaking in the twenty-first century

John Hume, T.G. Fraser, and Leonie Murray (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719087936
eISBN:
9781781707616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087936.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Edited and introduced by Nobel Laureate John Hume, T.G. Fraser and Leonie Murray, this book provides a range of unique insights into the issues surrounding peacemaking, delivered by major ... More


The Good Friday Agreement, 1998: Implementation

John Coakley and Jennifer Todd

in Negotiating a Settlement in Northern Ireland, 1969-2019

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198841388
eISBN:
9780191876868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841388.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, International Relations and Politics

Although the Good Friday Agreement dates from April 1998, its implementation was beset by crises over the formation of an executive, decommissioning of paramilitary arms, and policing reform. It was ... More


The Good Friday Agreement, 1998: Negotiation

John Coakley and Jennifer Todd

in Negotiating a Settlement in Northern Ireland, 1969-2019

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198841388
eISBN:
9780191876868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841388.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the process by which the Northern Ireland parties finally engaged in comprehensive negotiations that included Sinn Féin. The Framework Documents offered a blueprint for these ... More


Same difference: post-Troubles contexts and contradictions

Declan Long

in Ghost-Haunted Land: Contemporary Art and Post-Troubles Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784991449
eISBN:
9781526132291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991449.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Chapter one concentrates on the social and political developments pertinent to a study of post-Troubles art — asking what it means to talk in ‘post’ Troubles terms at all — and examines relevant ... More


Prisoner Release, the Peace Process, and the Political Character of the Conflict

Kieran McEvoy

in Paramilitary Imprisonment in Northern Ireland: Resistance, Management, and Release

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299073
eISBN:
9780191685590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299073.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the period from 1994 to 2000, which saw the evolution of the peace process and the early release of paramilitary prisoners. It groups together the role of both prisoners and ... More


Sunningdale for slow learners

P. J. McLoughlin

in John Hume and the Revision of Irish Nationalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079566
eISBN:
9781781702468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079566.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Séamus Mallon famously described ‘Sunningdale for slow learners’. The Good Friday Agreement (GFA) was based on effectively the same formula as the Sunningdale Agreement – power sharing and an Irish ... More


Hillsborough to Belfast: Is It the Final Lap?1

Sir David Goodall

in The Long Road to Peace in Northern Ireland: Peace Lectures from the Institute of Irish Studies at Liverpool University

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310652
eISBN:
9781846314155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314155.013
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter traces the beginnings of the current peace process back as far as the Anglo–Irish Agreement of 1985 — the Hillsborough Agreement. It compares that Agreement with the one reached at ... More


Bill Clinton and the Path to Good Friday

Andrew Sanders

in The Long Peace Process: The United States of America and Northern Ireland, 1960-2008

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786940445
eISBN:
9781789623826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940445.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Clinton’s election in 1992 brought a Democrat back to the White House. Clinton had pledged to involve the United States in the Northern Ireland peace process more significantly than any previous ... More


Keeping Going: Beyond Good Friday

Harvey Cox

in The Long Road to Peace in Northern Ireland: Peace Lectures from the Institute of Irish Studies at Liverpool University

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310652
eISBN:
9781846314155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314155.016
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter sees the ‘middle range’ leaders — those not involved in the highest level of constitutional negotiation — as ‘vital to the prospect of a transition from the politics of continuous ... More


The Incomplete Agreement, 1998–2002

Feargal Cochrane

in Northern Ireland: The Reluctant Peace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178708
eISBN:
9780300194869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178708.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses why the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) was considered an incomplete agreement in Northern Ireland and reveals that the euphoria which surrounded the GFA did not last for long. In ... More


The British National Party and Ulster: Neo-Fascism in a Context of Political Agreement

James Loughlin

in Fascism and Constitutional Conflict: The British Extreme Right and Ulster in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941770
eISBN:
9781789623208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941770.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter assesses the attempts of the British National Party, now the major extreme Right formation to impact on the Ulster problem in the 1990s, a decade which would see the Provisional IRA and ... More


Neither Orange March nor Irish Jig: Finding Compromise in Northern Ireland1

Senator Maurice Hayes

in The Long Road to Peace in Northern Ireland: Peace Lectures from the Institute of Irish Studies at Liverpool University

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310652
eISBN:
9781846314155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314155.010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter presents a lecture delivered by Senator Maurice Hayes, just after he started his work on the Patten Commission, which examines the legendary stubbornness of the Ulsterman. He traces the ... More


The Making, Meaning(s), and Tasks of the 1998 Agreement

Brendan O’Leary

in A Treatise on Northern Ireland, Volume III: Consociation and Confederation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198830580
eISBN:
9780191868740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830580.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides a detailed account of the contents and significance of the Belfast or Good Friday Agreement of 1998, and of its consociational and non-consociational components. It conforms to ... More


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