Who voted for peace? Public support for the 1998 Northern Ireland agreement

  title={Who voted for peace? Public support for the 1998 Northern Ireland agreement},
  author={Bernadette C. Hayes and Ian McAllister},
  journal={Irish Political Studies},
  pages={73 - 93}
Abstract The April 1998 Good Friday Agreement represents the most promising attempt in 30 years to settle the Northern Ireland conflict. Yet for more than a year after it was ratified by an overwhelming majority of voters, its key principles remained unimplemented, and on two occasions the executive has been suspended. In this article we examine public support for the Agreement and analyse the patterns of voting in the referendum. Using the 1998 Northern Ireland Referendum and Election Survey… 
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