Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Dawn Walsh and John Doyle
2017
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Ethnopolitics
External Actors in Consociational Settlements: A Re-examination of Lijphart’s Negative Assumptions
Published
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Optional Fields
Northern Ireland, Consociationalism, power sharing
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This article examines the role played by five independent commissions which managed contentious issues in post-Good Friday Agreement Northern Ireland. It finds that external or international actors can play a very useful role during the implementation of consociational arrangements. The commissions were most successful when they combined international involvement with local composition in keeping with consociational principles. Weak or non-existence international input and behaviours which were not in keeping with consociational principles undermined the commissions and resulted in the failure of the commissions to resolve their respective issues.
1744-9057
https://doi.org/10.1080/17449057.2017.1305646
Grant Details
Irish Research Council (IRC)
GOI PhD award for Dawn Walsh