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

Monica McWilliams and Kate Fearon provide a detailed analysis of the implementation of the Belfast Agreement, highlighting various delays and problems and how the sides have dealt with them. Ending on a positive note, they find that the establishment of the Executive is a momentous step, and in providing regular, even mundane, opportunities for the parties to work together and build trust has the potential to truly transform Northern Ireland from conflict to democracy.