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Northern Ireland and the Divided WorldPost-Agreement Northern Ireland in Comparative Perspective$
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John McGarry

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199244348

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199244340.001.0001

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Northern Ireland: Consociation or Social Transformation? *

Northern Ireland: Consociation or Social Transformation? *

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Northern Ireland and the Divided World

Rupert Taylor

Oxford University Press

Taylor delivers a sustained critique of the consociational institutions in Northern Ireland's Agreement from an integrationist (social transformationist) perspective. He argues that a stable peace requires the rejection of the top‐down approach taken in the Agreement and, instead, the construction from the bottom‐up of a common society through integrated schools, residences, and workplaces, and through the organization of groups in civil society that are dedicated to eroding ethno‐national divisions. He favours a ‘non‐sectarian democratic society in a united ‘New Ireland’.

Keywords:   Agreement, civil society, consociation, democracy, institutions, integration, non‐sectarianism, Northern Ireland, social transformation

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