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Northern Ireland: From Multiphased Conflict to Multilevelled Settlement

Jennifer Todd
2009 Nationalism & Ethnic Politics  
The origins of the Northern Ireland conflict fall into three temporally distinct phases, each of which creates a particular socio-structural context that defines a set of protagonists with conflicting interests, more or less defined aims, and a given temporality of conflict. Each is superimposed on the previous phases, further defining and intensifying conflict. The result is a multi-levelled conflict and a multiplicity of aims for protagonists. This provides a useful frame for explanation of
more » ... or explanation of the difficulties of negotiating and of implementing an agreed settlement and for assessment of the successes and failures of the 1998 agreement.
doi:10.1080/13537110903346643 fatcat:dgreqsor25fzha7uuvtmjhgijq