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The United Kingdom as a Union State

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:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The UK is not a unitary state because it depends on two constitutional contracts — the Acts of Union of 1707 and 1800. Therefore, UK Unionism is not like, for instance, French Jacobinism. The 1707 ... More


Comparative Political Science and the British–Irish Agreement

Brendan O'Leary

in Northern Ireland and the Divided World: Post-Agreement Northern Ireland in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244348
eISBN:
9780191599866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244340.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter defends the Northern Ireland Agreement's consociational institutions. It notes that the Agreement also contains federal and confederal institutions covering all of Ireland and linking ... More


Introduction

David A. Rezvani

in Surpassing the Sovereign State: The Wealth, Self-Rule, and Security Advantages of Partially Independent Territories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199688494
eISBN:
9780191767739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688494.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Chapter 1 introduces the importance of partially independent territories (PITs) as well as the key questions, central arguments, and methodology of the book. It examines the role that PITs play for ... More


Sham Federacy: China’s Autonomous Regions, France’s Indochinese Free States, South Africa’s Bantustans, and America’s Indian Territories

David A. Rezvani

in Surpassing the Sovereign State: The Wealth, Self-Rule, and Security Advantages of Partially Independent Territories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199688494
eISBN:
9780191767739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688494.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Chapter 6 introduces a newly apparent and globally widespread form of neo-colonialism referred to here as sham federacy. It discusses the forms they can take, the problems they engender, and the ... More


Crying Aloud for Vengeance and the Power of a Colonial Caste: Toward Union’s End, 1858–1914

Brendan O’Leary

in A Treatise on Northern Ireland, Volume I: Colonialism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780199243341
eISBN:
9780191863462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199243341.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the latter half of the Union, participation crises occurred across the institutional spectrum, with many Irish men and women choosing exit rather than voice or loyalty. That, however, produced a ... 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


Confederal and Consociational Futures

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/9780198830580.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The concluding chapter critically reviews the role of European integration in improving British-Irish relations, and in the making of the Good Friday Agreement. Four major votes across Northern ... More


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