Re-evaluating the Anglo-Irish Agreement: Central or Incidental to the Northern Ireland Peace process?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27184
Title:
Re-evaluating the Anglo-Irish Agreement: Central or Incidental to the Northern Ireland Peace process?
Authors:
O'Kane, Eammon
Abstract:
The 1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement (AIA) was one of the major achievements of Anglo-Irish diplomacy during the course of the Troubles. Yet its importance has been misunderstood and often ignored in subsequent histories of the development of the conflict and the peace process. This article seeks to re-evaluate the AIA. It examines the purposes of the agreement, taking issue with a number of the existing explanations. It is argued that London and Dublin had conflicting analyses of what the AIA was designed to do, which led to disappointment in both states with its impact. These differences also made it difficult for academics to accurately characterize the accord. However, the AIA played a profound and imperative role in shaping the subsequent peace process, but this arose out of consequences of the Agreement that were, despite recent claims to the contrary, unanticipated, and indeed unintended, by those who drew up the document. (Palgrave Macmillan)
Citation:
International Politics, 44(6): 711-731
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Journal:
International Politics
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27184
DOI:
10.1080/1369824060710
Additional Links:
http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ip/journal/v44/n6/abs/8800209a.html
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1384-5748
Appears in Collections:
History; Conflict Studies Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Kane, Eammon-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-20T19:50:25Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-20T19:50:25Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Politics, 44(6): 711-731en
dc.identifier.issn1384-5748-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1369824060710-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/27184-
dc.description.abstractThe 1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement (AIA) was one of the major achievements of Anglo-Irish diplomacy during the course of the Troubles. Yet its importance has been misunderstood and often ignored in subsequent histories of the development of the conflict and the peace process. This article seeks to re-evaluate the AIA. It examines the purposes of the agreement, taking issue with a number of the existing explanations. It is argued that London and Dublin had conflicting analyses of what the AIA was designed to do, which led to disappointment in both states with its impact. These differences also made it difficult for academics to accurately characterize the accord. However, the AIA played a profound and imperative role in shaping the subsequent peace process, but this arose out of consequences of the Agreement that were, despite recent claims to the contrary, unanticipated, and indeed unintended, by those who drew up the document. (Palgrave Macmillan)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillanen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.palgrave-journals.com/ip/journal/v44/n6/abs/8800209a.htmlen
dc.subjectAnglo-Irish Agreement 1985en
dc.subjectBritish historyen
dc.subjectIrish historyen
dc.subject20th centuryen
dc.subjectPolitical historyen
dc.subjectPeace negotiationen
dc.subjectReconciliationen
dc.subjectGovernment policyen
dc.titleRe-evaluating the Anglo-Irish Agreement: Central or Incidental to the Northern Ireland Peace process?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Politicsen
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