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Abandoning historical conflict? former political prisoners and reconciliation in Northern Ireland

Peter Shirlow

2010

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  • Title:
    Abandoning historical conflict? former political prisoners and reconciliation in Northern Ireland
  • Author: Peter Shirlow
  • Description: 9780719080111; 9780719080111; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Politically motivated prisoners inNorthern Ireland; Former prisoners in a global context; Political views and understandings; Imprisonment, ideologicaldevelopment and change; Political and tactical change amongformer prisoners; Conflict transformation and changingperceptions of the 'other'; Former prisoners and societalreconstruction; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
    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 an
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan
  • Format: 1 online resource (206 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-78170-303-5;ISBN 1-84779-343-6
  • Subjects: Peace-building -- Northern Ireland; Ex-convicts -- Political activity -- Northern Ireland; Ex-convicts -- Northern Ireland -- Attitudes; Political prisoners -- Northern Ireland -- Attitudes; Northern Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1994-; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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