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Rural accessibility, social inclusion and social justice: towards conceptualisation
Abstract Accessibility has become established as a mainstream policy goal in the service of the UK Government’s aims of achieving greater social inclusion and social justice. It is argued that a
The northern ireland assembly election 2003
The Northern Ireland 1998 Act made the provision for elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly every four years. The election was due in 2003 because the assembly had a ‘shadow’ year which would not
Alternative Ulster? Political Parties and the Non-Constitutional Policy Space in Northern Ireland
This article uses data from a survey of the candidates in the 2003 Northern Ireland Assembly election to measure the policy positions of the Northern Irish political parties on scales that are the
Unionism and the Peace Process in Northern Ireland
This article will provide a framework for analysing unionist responses and reactions to the Northern Irish peace process. It identifies four responses to the Belfast Agreement that have reflected
Reconciliation or Irredentism? The Irish Government and the Sunningdale Communiqué of 1973
  • C. Farrington
  • Political Science
    Contemporary European History
  • 1 February 2007
Abstract This article uses recently released archival material to examine the role of the Irish government in the negotiation of the Sunningdale communiqué of 1973, which marked, among other things,
Models of Civil Society and Their Implications for the Northern Ireland Peace Process
In the search for an explanation of a negotiated settlement to an apparently intractable ethnic conflict, several authors looked beyond the political elites in Northern Ireland. They argued that, as
Non-Violent Opposition to Peace Processes: Northern Ireland's Serial Spoilers
This articleargues the crucialstage to the success or failure of a peace agreement is the implementation stagebecause it is at this stagethat the agreement becomes subject to politicalforces which
Ulster unionist political divisions in the late twentieth century
Abstract This article critiques the dominant analysis of Ulster Unionism by arguing that a dichotomy is too simplistic to appreciate the multiple and often divergent strands of a complex ideology. It