Striking a balance: The Northern Ireland peace process
Publication date: 
1999
Accord issue: 
8

Dermot Nesbitt assesses the Belfast Agreement as a significant attempt to deal with issues that affect all situations of intergroup conflict. He looks at how it deals with conflicting national identities, the concept of minorities, the question of human rights, the inter-state division of peoples, balancing different wishes, territorial boundaries, and finally the problem of sequencing and fulfilling commitments made.