The Limits to Coercive Consociationalism in Northern Ireland

John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary

in The Northern Ireland Conflict

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199266579
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601446 | DOI:
The Limits to Coercive Consociationalism in Northern Ireland

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The chapter, initially published in 1989, reviews efforts by the UK and Irish governments to achieve a settlement in Northern Ireland during the late 1980s. It bears the impress of its time; normatively consociational, but somewhat bleak in its assessments. It contains an appraisal of constitutional options facing policymakers.

Keywords: coercive consociationalism; integration; partition; cooperative internationalisation; arbitration; joint authority

Chapter.  14534 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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