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The Architecture of DemocracyConstitutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy$
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Andrew Reynolds

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199246465

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199246467.001.0001

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The Belfast Agreement and the British‐Irish Agreement: Consociation, Confederal Institutions, a Federacy, and a Peace Process

The Belfast Agreement and the British‐Irish Agreement: Consociation, Confederal Institutions, a Federacy, and a Peace Process

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(p.293) 11 The Belfast Agreement and the British‐Irish Agreement: Consociation, Confederal Institutions, a Federacy, and a Peace Process
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The Architecture of Democracy
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Brendan O'Leary (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199246467.003.0012

Reviews the political processes that led to the multi‐party and intergovernmental agreement reached in Belfast on 10 April 1998 (the ‘Good Friday Agreement’), and to the subsequent British–Irish Agreement of 1999. It then examines the details of the understandings arrived at. The story raises some interesting political science questions for formal theorists and comparative analysts regarding the nature of coalition government, the bargaining processes for allocating ministerial portfolios, and variations in consociational executive practice around the world.

Keywords:   consociationalism, Good Friday Agreement, Northern Ireland

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