Striking a balance: The Northern Ireland peace process
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What kind of problem can make people engage in a thirty-year violent struggle against their neighbours and produce some of the most effective militant groups of modern times? Clem McCartney introduces the publication by describing the complex history of the conflict in Northern Ireland, including the region’s historical religious, political and social divides, the development of a civil rights movement, the origin of The Troubles, and the significance of the Anglo-Irish Agreement between Britain and the republic of Ireland in 1985.