Civil Society, Religion, and Democratic Transitions
The Introduction outlines the areas to be covered in this book, reviewing the literature on civil society peacemaking and the Northern Irish peace process. It emphasizes the neglect of religion, and civil society more generally, in the literature on Northern Ireland’s peace process. This presages the contribution of the book, which lies in three areas: developing a conceptualization to help understand religious peacebuilding in Northern Ireland; more generally, to evaluate the role of civil society in democratic transitions; and to assess the potential for spiritual capital in Northern Ireland post-conflict. The arguments of the book are summarized.
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