Cochrane, Feargal (1993) Progressive or regressive? the Anglo-Irish agreement as a dynamic in the Northern Ireland polity. Irish Political Studies, 8 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 0790-7184Full text not available from this repository.
This article seeks to compare unionist and nationalist attitudes to the Anglo-Irish Agreement (AIA), in an effort to determine whether the Agreement has had a positive or negative impact upon the Northern Ireland community. It will be argued that viewed through narrow criteria the Agreement has achieved some success, but that its longer-term objectives of securing peace and inter-communal toleration are no closer to being realised today than they were in November 1985. A central theme within the text is that institutional frameworks such as the AIA are often unable to maintain their original strategic objectives due to the essentially reactive nature of government.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Irish Political Studies|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JA Political science (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||12 Jan 2011 14:40|
|Last Modified:||04 Nov 2015 02:12|
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