By Timothy J. White

This e-book makes use of the case of Northern eire to judge theoretical methods in diplomacy. It investigates the method of negotiation that ended in the signing of the nice Friday or Belfast contract and the ongoing demanding situations to peace reconciliation in Northern eire. Incorporating the paintings of prime students, it explores quite a lot of themes, together with the functionality of deception in selling peace, the query of partition and the way it was once reimagined by way of nationalists resembling John Hume, and the way the decommissioning method ended in a job in inner policing for paramilitaries. The impact of out of doors actors - significantly the USA and the ecu Union - can also be thought of, besides the involvement of the Catholic Church and the marginalization of girls. This publication may be very important for lecturers attracted to theories of diplomacy and to a much wider public attracted to realizing the Northern eire peace process.

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