Reaching across: institutional barriers to cross‐ethnic parties in post‐conflict societies and the case of Northern Ireland

@inproceedings{Murtagh2015ReachingAI,
  title={Reaching across: institutional barriers to cross‐ethnic parties in post‐conflict societies and the case of Northern Ireland},
  author={Cera Murtagh},
  year={2015}
}
  • Cera Murtagh
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • This paper investigates the paradox in post-conflict societies of continued marginality of cross-ethnic parties despite significant convergence in public attitudes and identities. In so doing, it examines the argument that parties that attempt to reach across the divide are constrained by consocational institutions designed to accommodate rival identities in such environments. The paper explores this puzzle in the context of Northern Ireland, drawing upon qualitative evidence from elite… CONTINUE READING

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