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The Northern Ireland ConflictConsociational Engagements$

John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary

Print publication date: 2004

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Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199266573.001.0001

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The Northern Ireland Conflict
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O'Leary, Brendan, Tom Lyne, Jim Marshall, and Bob Rowthorn (1993). Northern Ireland: Sharing Authority. London: Institute of Public Policy Research.

Articles and chapters

Evans, Geoffrey and Brendan O'Leary (2000). ‘Northern Irish Voters and the British-Irish Agreement: Foundations of a Stable Consociational Settlement?’ Political Quarterly, 71 (1): 78–101.

Evans, Geoffrey and Brendan O'Leary (1997). ‘Intransigence and Flexibility on the Way to Two Forums: The Northern Ireland Elections of 30 May 1996 and Public Opinion’. Representation, 34 (3/4): 208–18.

Evans, Geoffrey and Brendan O'Leary (1997). ‘Frameworked Futures: Intransigence and Flexibility in the Northern Ireland Elections of May 30 1996’. Irish Political Studies, 12: 23–47.

Hazell, Robert and Brendan O'Leary (1999). ‘A Rolling Programme of Devolution: Slippery Slope or Safeguard of the Union?’ In Robert Hazell (ed.), Constitutional Futures: A History of the Next Ten Years. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 21–46.

Mitchell, Paul, Brendan O'Leary, and Geoffrey Evans (2002). ‘The 2001 Elections in Northern Ireland: Moderating “Extremists” and the squeezing of the Moderates’, Representation, 39, 1: 23–36.

(p.407) Mitchell, Paul, Brendan O'Leary, and Geoffrey Evans (2001). ‘Northern Ireland: Flanking Extremists Bite the Moderates and Emerge in Their Clothes’. Parliamentary Affairs, 54, 4: 725–42.

O'Duffy, Brendan and Brendan O'Leary (1995). ‘Tales from Elsewhere and an Hibernian Sermon’. In Helen Margetts and Gareth Smyth (eds.), Turning Japanese? Britain with a Permanent Party of Government. London: Lawrence and Wishart, 193–210.

O'Leary, Brendan (2002). ‘The Belfast Agreement and the British-Irish Agreement: Consociation, Confederal Institutions, A Federacy, and a Peace Process’. In Andrew Reynolds, (ed.), The Architecture of Democracy: Constitutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 293–356.

O'Leary, Brendan (2002). ‘The Belfast Agreement: The Making, the Management and the Mismanagement of a Complex Association’. In Colin Hay (ed.), British Politics Today. Oxford: Polity, 259–305.

O'Leary, Brendan (2001). ‘The Belfast Agreement and the Labour Government: How to Handle and Mishandle History's Hand’. In Anthony Seldon (ed.), The Blair Effect: The Blair Government 1997–2001. London: Little, Brown and Company, 448–88.

O'Leary, Brendan (2001). ‘The Protection of Human Rights under the Belfast Agreement’. Political Quarterly, 72 (3): 353–65.

O'Leary, Brendan (2001). ‘The Character of the 1998 Agreement: Results and Prospects’. In Rick Wilford (ed.), Aspects of the Belfast Agreement. Oxford: Oxford University Press: 49–83.

O'Leary, Brendan (2001). ‘Comparative Political Science and the British-Irish Agreement’. In John McGarry (ed.), Northern Ireland in a Divided World. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 53–88.

O'Leary, Brendan (2000). ‘L'accord britaniicoirlandes del 1998, I el plus del consensualisme’. In Montserrat Guibernau (ed.), Nacionalisme: Debats I dilemes per a un mou mil-lenni. Barcelona: Centre d'Estudis de Temes Contemporanis, 203–28.

O'Leary, B (2000). ‘Quali armi contro i nazionalisme’. In Marco Moussasanet (ed.), Dueemila: Verso una societa aperta, 2. Politica, migrazione, guerra epace, religione. Milan: Il Sole 24 Ore, 221–4.

O'Leary, Brendan (2000). ‘The Limits to Coercive Consociationalism in Northern Ireland’. In R. A. W Rhodes (ed.), The International Library of Politics and Comparative Government: United Kingdom. Aldershot: Ashgate, II, 475–502.

O'Leary, Brendan (1999). ‘The 1998 British-Irish Agreement: Consociation Plus’. Scottish Affairs, 26 (Winter): 1–22.

O'Leary, Brendan (1999). ‘The Implications for Political Accommodation in Northern Ireland of Reforming the Electoral System for the Westminster Parliament’. Representation, 35 (2/3): 106–13.

O'Leary, Brendan (1999). ‘The Nature of the Agreement’. Fordham Journal of International Law, 22 (4): 1628–67.

(p.408) O'Leary, Brendan (1999). ‘The Nature of the British-Irish Agreement’. New Left Review, 233 (January–February): 66–96.

O'Leary, Brendan (1997). ‘The Conservative Stewardship of Northern Ireland 1979–97: Sound Bottomed Contradictions or Slow Learning?’ Political Studies, 45 (4): 663–76.

O'Leary, Brendan (1995). ‘Afterword: What is Framed in the Framework Documents?’ Ethnic and Racial Studies, 18 (4): 862–72.

O'Leary, Brendan (1995). ‘Introduction: Reflections on a Cold Peace’. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 18 (4): 695–714.

O'Leary, Brendan (1993). ‘Affairs, Partner Swapping and Spring Tides: The Irish General Election of 1992’. West European Politics, 16 (3): 401–12.

O'Leary, Brendan (1992). ‘Public Opinion and Northern Irish Futures’. Political Quarterly, 63 (2): 143–70.

O'Leary, Brendan (1991). ‘An Taoiseach: The Irish Prime Minister’. In George W. Jones (ed.), West European Prime Ministers. London: Frank Cass, 133–62; also as ‘An Taoiseach: The Irish Prime Minister’. West European Politics, 14 (2): 131–62.

O'Leary, Brendan (1990). ‘Appendix 4. Party Support in Northern Ireland, 1969–89’. In John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary (eds.), The Future of Northern Ireland. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 342–57.

O'Leary, Brendan (1990). ‘Northern Ireland and the Anglo-Irish Agreement’. In Patrick Dunleavy, Andrew Gamble, and Gillian Peele (eds.), Developments in British Politics 3. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 269–91.

O'Leary, Brendan (1989). ‘The Limits to Coercive Consociationalism in Northern Ireland’. Political Studies, 37 (4): 452–68.

O'Leary, Brendon (1987). ‘The Anglo-Irish Agreement: Meanings, Explanations, Results and a Defence’. In P. Teague (ed.), Beyond the Rhetoric: Politics, Economics and Social Policy in Northern Ireland. London: Lawrence and Wishart, 11–40.

O'Leary, Brendan (1987). ‘Towards Europeanisation and Modernisation? The Irish General Election of February 1987’. West European Politics, 10 (3): 455–65.

O'Leary, Brendan (1987). ‘The Anglo-Irish Agreement: Statecraft or Folly?’ West European Politics, 10 (1): 5–32.

O'Leary, Brendan (1985). ‘Explaining Northern Ireland: A Brief Study Guide’. Politics, 5 (1): 35–41.

O'Leary, Brendan and Paul Arthur (1990). ‘Introduction: Northern Ireland as the Site of State- and Nation-Building Failures’. In John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary (eds.), The Future of Northern Ireland. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1–47.

O'Leary, Brendan and Geoffrey Evans (1997). ‘Intransigence and Inflexibility on the Way to Two Forums. The Elections to the Northern Ireland Peace Forum May 1996 and Public Opinion’. Representation, 34 (3/4): 208–18.

O'Leary, Brendan and Geoffrey Evans (1997). ‘Northern Ireland: La Fin de Sie`cle, The Twilight of the Second Protestant Ascendancy and Sinn Fein's Second Coming’. Parliamentary Affairs, 50 (4): 672–80.

(p.409) O'Leary, Brendan and Geoffrey Evans (1997). ‘Northern Ireland: La Fin de Sie`cle, The Twilight of the Second Protestant Ascendancy and Sinn Fein's Second Coming’. In Pippa Norris and Neil P. Gavin (eds.), Britain Votes 1997. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 164–72.

O'Leary, Brendan and Brendan O'Duffy (1990). ‘Appendix 3. Political Violence in Northern Ireland’. In John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary (eds.), The Future of Northern Ireland. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 318–41.

O'Leary, Brendan and John Peterson (1990). ‘Further Europeanisation and Realignment. The Irish General Election, June 1989’. West European Politics, 13 (1): 124–36.

O'Leary, Brendan, Bernard Grofman, and Jorgen Elklit (2004 in press). ‘Divisor Methods to Facilitate and Sequence Portfolio-Allocation in a Multi-Party Cabinet Coalition: Evidence from Northern Ireland and Denmark’, American Journal of Political Science.

Miscellaneous: Newspaper articles, reviews, ephemera

O'Leary, Brendan (2003). ‘Lethal Mix of Armalite and the Ballot Box’. Times Higher Education Supplement. London, 3 October, 27–8.

O'Leary, Brendan (2002). ‘British-Irish Council’. The World Book Encyclopaedia. Chicago: B, 632.

O'Leary, Brendan (2002). ‘Give Northern Ireland's Voters a Choice’. Financial Times. London, 13 October.

O'Leary, Brendan (2002). ‘Ireland’. The World Book Encyclopaedia. Chicago: I, 416–28.

O'Leary, Brendan (2002). ‘North-South Ministerial Council’. The World Book Encylcopaedia. Chicago: N, 518.

O'Leary, Brendan (2002). ‘Northern Ireland’. The World Book Encyclopaedia. Chicago: N, 521–25.

O'Leary, Brendan (2002). ‘Shades of Green’. Financial Times. London, 16 May, 13.

O'Leary, Brendan (2002). ‘United Kingdom’. The World Book Encyclopaedia. Chicago: U, 48–75.

O'Leary, Brendan (2001). ‘Ireland after Hume’. Financial Times. London, 18 September.

O'Leary, Brendan (2001). ‘Personal View: Ignore the Prophets of Doom’. Financial Times, London, 11 June.

O'Leary, Brendan (2001). ‘Elections, not ‘Suspensions’. The Guardian, London, 13, July.

O'Leary, Brendan (2001). ‘How the Agreement Won through Despite Trimble’. Punch, 15, 7 November.

O'Leary, Brendan (2001). ‘Reid Should Not Allow a New Unionist Boycott’. Irish Times, 4 October.

O'Leary, Brendan (2001). ‘When Rights are Traded for Peace (Review of Peace Agreements and Human Rights, by Christine Bell)’. Sunday Business Post, Dublin, 11 February.

(p.410) O'Leary, Brendan (2001). Agreement is Not Devolution in Unitary State'. Irish Times, Dublin, 11 October, 16.

O'Leary, Brendan (2001). ‘A Big Step for N. Ireland’. Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, 25 October, 23.

O'Leary, Brendan (2000). ‘Letter on Patten Report and Police Bill’. Irish Times Dublin, 9 August.

O'Leary, Brendan (2000). ‘The Patten, the Whole Patten and Nothing but the Patten’. Irish Times, Dublin, 28 July.

O'Leary, Brendan (2000). ‘Perfidious Britannia’. The Guardian, London, 15 June.

O'Leary, Brendan (2000). ‘Suspension Would be a Potentially Fatal Blow’. Irish Times, 5 February.

O'Leary, Brendan (2000). ‘What a Travesty: Police Bill is Just a Parody of Patten’. Sunday Business Post, Dublin, 30 April.

O'Leary, Brendan (2000). ‘Trimble: Review of Henry McDonald's Trimble’. Sunday Business Post, Dublin, April 13.

O'Leary, Brendan (2000). ‘3,636 so far, and counting (Review of David McKittrick et al. Lost Lives: The Stories of the Men, Women and Children who Died as a Result of the Northern Ireland Troubles)’. Times Higher Education Supplement, London, 3 March.

O'Leary, Brendan (2000). ‘Albion retains the right to be perfidious’. Sunday Business Post, Dublin, 30 April.

O'Leary, Brendan (2000). ‘Better to hang on’. The Guardian, London, 2 February.

O'Leary, Brendan (2000). ‘Death in a state of violence takes on Kafkaesque quality: Review of Fionnulla Ni Aolain’. The Politics of Force: Conflict Management and State Violence in Northern Ireland. Sunday Business Post, Dublin.

O'Leary, Brendan (2000). ‘Foreword to Michael McGrath's’. The Catholic Church and Catholic Schools' in Northern Ireland: The Price of Faith. Dublin: Irish Academic Press.

O'Leary, Brendan (2000). ‘History of North's Catholics Riddled With Inaccuracies (Review of The Catholics of Ulster—A History by Marianne Elliott)’. Sunday Business Post, Dublin, 22 October.

O'Leary, Brendan (1999). ‘Answering to the People?’ The Irish News. Belfast, 23 March.

O'Leary, Brendan (1999). ‘A Bright Future and Less Orange (Review of ‘A New Beginning’ by the Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland)’. Times Higher Education Supplement, London, 19 November.

O'Leary, Brendan (1999). ‘Patten Report has Implications for All’. Irish Independent, Dublin, 15 October.

O'Leary, Brendan (1999). ‘Remake, remodel’. The Guardian. London, 18 March.

O'Leary, Brendan (1999). ‘Unionists' Move An Escape from Reality’. Irish Independent, Dublin, 15 October.

O'Leary, Brendan (1999). ‘Review of Paul Mitchell and Rick Wilford eds. Politics in Northern Ireland’. Irish Political Studies, 14: 150–1.

(p.411) O'Leary, Brendan (1999). ‘Damit Gewalt nicht mehr notig ist’. Tages-Anzeiger, 3 December.

O'Leary, Brendan (1999). ‘Four Options, One Way Forward’. Financial Times, London, 5 November.

O'Leary, Brendan (1999). ‘How Can the Police Survive the Peace?’ The Irish News, Belfast.

O'Leary, Brendan (1999). ‘How to Share Power: The Friday Review’. The Independent, London.

O'Leary, Brendan (1999). ‘Lost Nun and Closet Extremist, Review of Conor Cruise O' Brien, Memoir, of Olivia O'Leary and Helen Burke, Mary Robinson, and of Ideas Matter: Essays in Honour of Conor Cruise O'Brien’. Times Higher Education Supplement, London, 9 April, 24.

O'Leary, Brendan (1998). ‘The 1998 British-Irish Agreement: Power-Sharing Plus’. London: Constitution Unit.

O'Leary, Brendan (1998). ‘Bias in Memoirs Scores Political Own Goal’. The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 19 January.

O'Leary, Brendan (1998). ‘British Opinion is Turning’. Independent, Dublin, 14 July.

O'Leary, Brendan (1998). ‘Free the Gunmen’. The Guardian, London, 8 January.

O'Leary, Brendan (1998). ‘Lessons for Academic Stalkers’. Political Studies, 796–8.

O'Leary, Brendan (1998). ‘The Magic Number is 64’. Times Higher Education Supplement, 22 May.

O'Leary, Brendan (1998). ‘A Muted Miracle’. The Guardian, London, 17 April.

O'Leary, Brendan (1998). ‘No surrender (by us)’. The Guardian, July 11.

O'Leary, Brendan (1998). ‘The Nobility of Hope … Not Despair’. Irish Independent, Dublin, 11 December.

O'Leary, Brendan (1998). ‘The Northern Ireland Assembly’. Monitor: The Constitution Unit Bulletin, 3, May, 4.

O'Leary, Brendan (1998). ‘Ulster, perche questa pace puo durare’. Il Sole-24 Ore, 24 April.

O'Leary, Brendan (1997). ‘Has Gerry Adams Signalled What Sinn Fein Really Wants?’ The Scotsman. Edinburgh, 24 July.

O'Leary, Brendan (1997). ‘Unionists Will Lose Electoral Dominance’. Irish Times, 2 July.

O'Leary, Brendan (1997). ‘After the Avalanche’. Sunday Tribune, Dublin, 4 May.

O'Leary, Brendan (1997). ‘All is Not Yet Lost, It is Just Bloodier Than It Need Have Been’. The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 8 July.

O'Leary, Brendan (1996). ‘War about talks and talks about war’. LSE Magazine, London, 4–6.

O'Leary, Brendan (1995). ‘Brave New Worlds: The UK and Irish Governments' Proposals for Northern Ireland’. The Parliamentary Policy Forum, Spring (1): 29–31.

O'Leary, Brendan (1995). ‘A Carefully Crafted Essay in Statecraft’. Sunday Press, Dublin, 5 March.

O'Leary, Brendan (1995). ‘How Document Sees a New North’. Sunday Press, Dublin, 2 February.

(p.412) O'Leary, Brendan (1994). ‘The Best of Both Worlds’. Parliamentary Brief, October 31–2.

O'Leary, Brendan (1994). ‘Fast Moves Now Needed to Find an Agreed Ireland’. Sunday Press, Dublin, 4 September.

O'Leary, Brendan (1994). ‘An Irish Peace with Honour’. Independent, London, 23 September.

O'Leary, Brendan (1994). ‘The North: One Way Forward’. Sunday Press, Dublin, 19 September.

O'Leary, Brendan (1994). ‘Three Basic Obstacles Remain to a Durable Resolution in the North’. Sunday Press, Dublin, 2 February.

O'Leary, Brendan (1994). ‘What Happens if the Provos Say Yes, Say No or Say Maybe’. Sunday Press, Dublin, 16 January.

O'Leary, Brendan (1994). ‘When the Shooting Stops’. Sunday Press, Dublin, 28 August.

O'Leary, Brendan (1993). ‘Parsing the Paragraphs’. Sunday Press, Dublin, 19 December.

O'Leary, Brendan (1993). ‘Steps Towards a Constitutional Compromise’. The Independent, London, 28 January.

O'Leary, Brendan (1993). ‘Review of David Smith and Gerald Chambers' “Inequality in Northern Ireland”’. British Journal of Sociology, 44 (1): 146–7.

O'Leary, Brendan (1992). ‘Exploding the North's Employment Myths’ (Review of R. Cormack and R. D. Osborne's Discrimination and Public Policy in Northern Ireland. Irish Times. Dublin, 28 March.

O'Leary, Brendan (1992). ‘The Future of Northern Ireland’. Current Issues in Focus, 12: 25–6.

O'Leary, Brendan (1991). ‘Contribution to Symposium on Brooke Talks’. Fortnight.

O'Leary, Brendan (1991). ‘Reform Agenda Proves Popular’. Fortnight, 297: 16–17.

O'Leary, Brendan (1991). ‘Review of Alan O'Day and Yonah Alexander's Ireland's Terrorist Trauma’. Political Studies, xxxix: 593–4.

O'Leary, Brendan (1991). ‘Review of Bob Purdie's Politics in the Streets’. Political Studies, xxxix (2): 389–90.

O'Leary, Brendan (1991). ‘Review of John Whyte's Interpreting Northern Ireland’. Irish Times Dublin, 5 January.

O'Leary, Brendan (1991). ‘Review of Padraig O'Malley's Biting at the Grave and Questions of Nuance’. Irish Political Studies, 6: 118–22.

O'Leary, Brendan (1991). ‘Review of Vincent McCormack and James O'Hara's Enduring Inequality and Arthur Aughey et al Northern Ireland in the European Community’. Public Administration, 69 (3): 410–12.

O'Leary, Brendan (1991). ‘Temporary for Two Decades’. Fortnight, 299: 15.

O'Leary, Brendan (1991). ‘Then Talk Some More’. Fortnight, 298: 18–19.

O'Leary, Brendan (1991). ‘Unionists Must Give Much More than an Inch’. Fortnight, 297: 10–13.

O'Leary, Brendan (1990). ‘A Hegelian Inspects the Laager: Review of Arthur Aughey's Under Siege’. Irish Times. Dublin, 6 January.

(p.413) O'Leary, Brendan (1990). ‘Ireland—Problem without a Solution?’ LSE Magazine, 2, 4–12.

O'Leary, Brendan (1990). ‘Lawyers' View of the Anglo-Irish Agreement’. Irish Times. Dublin, 16 April.

O'Leary, Brendan (1990). ‘More Green, Fewer Orange’. Fortnight, 12–15 and 16–17.

O'Leary, Brendan (1990). ‘Resolving Northern Ireland? The Options for British and Irish Policy-Makers in the 1990s’. Wroxton Papers in Politics.

O'Leary, Brendan (1990). ‘Review of Conor Cruise O'Brien's Godland: Reflections on Religion and Nationalism’. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 12 (4): 586–8.

O'Leary, Brendan (1990). ‘Review of Thomas Wilson's Ulster: Conflict and Consensus’. Governance, 3 (3).

O'Leary, Brendan (1990). ‘Setting the Record Straight: A Comment on Cahill's Country Report on Ireland’. Governance, 3 (1): 98–104.

O'Leary, Brendan (1990). ‘Solving Northern Ireland?’ Contemporary Record, 4 (1 & 2): 19–22 and 8–11.

O'Leary, Brendan (1990). Symposium on Brooke Talks. Belfast Fortnight. September, Belfast.

O'Leary, Brendan (1990). ‘United Ireland, United Europe?’ Tribune. August

O'Leary, Brendan (1990). ‘The Weight of the Dead Generations: Review of Henry Patterson's The Politics of Illusion: Socialism and Republicanism in Modern Ireland’. Fortnight (April).

O'Leary, Brendan (1989). ‘Guiltless Passions of a Unionist Liberal: Review of Tom Wilson's Ulster: Confluict and Consensus’. Irish Times. Dublin, 7 October

O'Leary, Brendan (1989). ‘Letter: Civilian Deaths in Ulster’. The Observer, London, 27 August, 30.

O'Leary, Brendan (1989). ‘Northern Ireland through the Telescope: Review of Adrian Guelke's Northern Ireland: The International Perspective’. Irish Times. Dublin, 3 February.

O'Leary, Brendan (1989). ‘Review Article: Twenty Years-a-Warring and Twenty Years-a-Writing’. Government and Opposition, 24, 1 (Winter 1989): 117–20.

O'Leary, Brendan (1989). ‘Review of Cornelius O'Leary et al's The Northern Ireland Assembly, 1982–86’. Fortnight, March.

O'Leary, Brendan (1989). ‘Review of Frank Wright's Northern Ireland: A Comparative Analysis’. West European Politics, 12 (1): 169–171.

O'Leary, Brendan (1989). ‘Review of John Hutchinson's The Dynamics of Cultural Nationalism’. British Journal of Sociology, 41 (1): 130–1.

O'Leary, Brendan (1989). ‘Review of Tom Inglis's Moral Monopoly: The Catholic Church in Modern Irish Society’. West European Politics, 12 (2): 169–71.

O'Leary, Brendan (1988). ‘Review of works on Political Violence and Terrorism’. British Journal of Criminology, 28 (1): 97–107.

O'Leary, Brendan (1988). ‘Behind the Reforms: Review of John Ditch's Social Policy in Northern Ireland, 1939–50’. Times Higher Education Supplement. London, 25 November.

(p.414) O'Leary, Brendan (1988). ‘Exploring the Roads to Consensus: Review of Charles Townshend (ed.) Consensus in Ireland: Approaches and Recessions’. Irish Times. Dublin, 3 December.

O'Leary, Brendan (1988). ‘Red, Green and Gold: Review of Austen Morgan's James Connolly: A Political Biography’. Times Higher Education Supplement.

O'Leary, Brendan (1988). ‘Review Article on Terrorism’. British Journal of Criminology, 28 (1): 97–107.

O'Leary, Brendan (1984). ‘Review of John McColgan's British Policy and the Irish Administration, 1920–22’. Public Administration, 62 (1): 126–7.

Ross, F. Stuart (2002). ‘Brendan O'Leary on Policing Northern Ireland’. Irish Edition. Wyndmoor, PA: February.