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Reconciliation and After in Northern Ireland: The Search for a Political Order in an Ethnically Divided Society

Morrow, Duncan (2017) Reconciliation and After in Northern Ireland: The Search for a Political Order in an Ethnically Divided Society. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 23 (1). pp. 98-117. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13537113.2017.1273688

DOI: 10.1080/13537113.2017.1273688

Abstract

Since Westphalia, territoriality has been a critical element in the political management of violence. Where legitimacy was contested, as in the area that became Northern Ireland, territorial disputes often escalated into significant violence. The importance to human futures of controlling violence is the central theme of the work of Rene Girard. This article explores the implications of Girardian thinking for understanding both the escalation of violence in Northern Ireland after the 1960s and efforts to escape the dictates of territoriality in the peace that followed. In particular, it explores the concept of reconciliation and its application amidst endemic political rivalry.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Ethnic Groups, Nationalism, Northern Ireland, Girard
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Politics & International Studies
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:37024
Deposited By: Dr Duncan Morrow
Deposited On:20 Mar 2017 19:38
Last Modified:20 Jul 2018 22:23

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