The Long Road to Peace in Northern IrelandPeace Lectures from the Institute of Irish Studies at Liverpool University

The Long Road to Peace in Northern IrelandPeace Lectures from the Institute of Irish Studies at Liverpool University

Marianne Elliott

Print publication date: 2013

ISBN: 9781846310652

Publisher: Discontinued

Abstract

The first edition of this book included essays from Senator George J. Mitchell, Sir David Goodall, Sir George Quigley, Lord Owen, and Niall O'Dowd among others, and demonstrated the evolution of peace in Ireland, culminating in the Good Friday Agreement. It has now been updated with new essays to ensure that this vital resource for students, scholars, politicians, and the interested general reader continues to illuminate the peace process through the words of some of its pivotal figures. The essays all relate to the nature of peacemaking as a process rather than an event signalled by the signing of an agreement. The significant role of ‘third party’ diplomacy is touched on by many contributors, as is the need for pragmatism, compromise, and a recognition that it is those people at the polar extremes of any dispute that have to be drawn in if a lasting agreement is to be achieved.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Marianne Elliott

Towards Peace in Northern Ireland1

Senator George Mitchell