Globalization, European Integration, and the Northern Ireland Conflict

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:
Globalization, European Integration, and the Northern Ireland Conflict

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The chapter examines the effect of a number of changes in the international order on the Northern Ireland conflict. Its central argument is that while globalization and European integration have done little to transform Northern Ireland's rival identities in the way that some integrationists hope or claim, the internationalisation of Northern Ireland's conflict has had important and positive effects on conflict management.

Keywords: European integration; globalization; Northern Ireland; difference elimination; difference management; European Union; United States; Anglo-Irish cooperation

Chapter.  12874 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: UK Politics

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