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Abandoning Historical Conflict?: Former Political Prisoners and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland (Hardback)

Peter Shirlow, Jon Tonge, James McAuley

Edité par MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2010
ISBN 10: 0719080118 / ISBN 13: 9780719080111
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Titre : Abandoning Historical Conflict?: Former ...

Éditeur : MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2010

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Drawing on over 150 interviews with former IRA, INLA, UVF and UFF prisoners, this is a major analysis of why Northern Ireland has seen a transition from war to peace. Most accounts of the peace process are top-down , relying upon the views of political elites. This book is bottom-up , analysing the voices of those who actually fought the war . What made them fight, why did they stop and what are the lessons for other conflict zones? Based on a Leverhulme Trust project and written by an expert team, the book offers a new analysis, based on subtle interplays of military, political, economic and personal changes and experiences. Combined, these allowed combatants to move from violence to peace whilst retaining core ideological beliefs and maintaining long-term constitutional visions. N° de réf. du libraire AAR9780719080111

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Synopsis : Drawing on over 150 interviews with former IRA, INLA, UVF and UFF prisoners, this is a major analysis of why Northern Ireland has seen a transition from war to peace. Most accounts of the peace process are 'top-down', relying upon the views of political elites. This book is 'bottom-up', analysing the voices of those who actually 'fought the war'. What made them fight, why did they stop and what are the lessons for other conflict zones? Based on a Leverhulme Trust project and written by an expert team, the book offers a new analysis, based on subtle interplays of military, political, economic and personal changes and experiences. Combined, these allowed combatants to move from violence to peace whilst retaining core ideological beliefs and maintaining long-term constitutional visions.

Critique: The book focuses on the role of former Northern Ireland republican and loyalist prisoners in conflict transformation and the significance of the repudiation or maintenance of the prisoners' previously held views. Shirlow et al.'s findings greatly complement the work in terrorism studies in so far as they advance the debate. Shirlow et al. convincingly show that ideological considerations are virtually irrelevant in disengagement. -- Gordon Clubb. Political Studies Review

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