Research

Publications (Breaking the Patterns of Conflict)

Publications from the project

John Coakley, ‘Has the Northern Ireland problem been Resolved?’, Journal of Democracy, 19 (3), 2008

John Coakley, ‘The consociational model and Northern Ireland’, in Rupert Taylor, ed., Consociational theory: McGarry/O’Leary and the Northern Ireland conflict, London, Routledge, 2009. This chapter looks at the manner in which constitutional and political institutional design has been used to tackle the conflict in Northern Ireland

John Coakley, ‘Centres, peripheries, and party systems: nested secession process in Great Britain and Ireland’, Political geography 27, 2008, pp. 740-760. This article explores successive ways of territorial adjustment in redefining British-Irish relations

John Coakley, ‘ “ Irish Republic”, “Eire” or “ Ireland”: the contested name of John Bull’s other island’, Political quarterly vol 80 no 1, 2009. Interprets the long-standing British-Irish dispute over the name of the state

John Coakley, ‘Voting for union or unity? The complexities of public opinion on the border issue’, Journal of Cross-Border Studies in Ireland, no. 4, 2009. Examines shifting patterns of public opinion on the issue of partition

John Coakley, 'The political consequences of the electoral system in Northern Ireland', Irish Political Studies, Vol 24, no. 3, 2009 

Christopher Farrington, 'Unionists and Loyalists: Explaining the internal dynamics of an ethnic group' in Aaron Edwards and Stephen Bloomer (eds), Transforming the peace process in Northern Ireland: from terrorism to democratic politics. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2008

Christopher Farrington, ‘Mobilization, state crisis and counter-mobilization: Ulster Unionist politics and the outbreak of the Troubles’, Irish Political Studies, Vol. 23 Issue 4, December 2008: pages 513 – 532. This article examines the role of Unionist politics in the outbreak of the Troubles. It seeks to advance the current debate on how and why the Troubles broke out by examining the interactions between the role of the state, the internal politics of Unionism, and the role of Unionist political elites in the developing crisis. It argues that these interactions should be understood from a comparative perspective, which allows for a greater appreciation of how communal divisions and social change led to a process of violent conflict.

Christopher Farrington, ‘Reconciliation or irredentism: The Irish Government and the Sunningdale communiqué 1973’, Contemporary European History, 16 (1), 2007

Joseph Ruane and Jennifer Todd, ‘Path dependence in settlement processes: explaining settlement in Northern Ireland’, Political Studies, 55 (2), 2007

Jennifer Todd, ‘Equality as steady state or equality as threshold? Northern Ireland after the Good Friday ( Belfast) Agreement, 1998’ in Adrian Guelke, ed., The Challenges of Ethno-nationalism, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

Jennifer Todd, ‘Northern Ireland: from multiphased conflict to multi-levelled settlement’Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 15 (3, 4), 2009 


Discussion Paper Series


Conference Papers

Michael Anderson, 'Breaking patterns of conflict: creating a new dynamic of relations between Dublin and loyalism': UK Political Studies Association SG on Comparative and British Territorial Politics, Oxford, 7-8 Jan 2010

Michael Anderson, 'Loyalists: Including the "Awkwards"': IBIS 'Breaking Patterns' Conference, 12 March 2010

John Coakley, 'Constitutional blueprints and political structures': Political Studies Association of Ireland annual conference, Liverpool, 9-11 Oct 2009

John Coakley, 'Institutional reform and peace settlements in divided societies: evidence from Northern Ireland': Australian National University, Canberra, School of Politics and International Relations Research Seminar Series, 12 April 2010

John Coakley, 'The end of the "special relationship" and the beginning of peace in Northern Ireland': British Politics Group Annual Meeting, American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, Sep 2010

Paul Gillespie, 'How political change in the European Union affects British-Irish relations': UK Political Studies Association SG on Comparative and British Territorial Politics, Oxford, 7-8 Jan 2010

Avila Kilmurray, 'Civil society in Northern Ireland changing the narrative in the interests of peace-building': IBIS 'Breaking Patterns' Conference, 12 March 2010

Susan McDermott, 'Irish party politics, Hillsborough 1985 to Belfast 1998': Political Studies Association of Ireland annual conference, Liverpool, 9-11 Oct 2009

Susan McDermott, 'The journey from Hillsborough 1985 to Belfast 1998: analysing the role of Irish party politics in the transition of Irish government policy from the Anglo-Irish Agreement to the Good Friday Agreement': UK Political Studies Association SG on Comparative and British Territorial Politics, Oxford, 7-8 Jan 2010

Susan McDermott, 'Developing intergovernmental approaches: evidence from the politicians': IBIS 'Breaking Patterns' Conference, 12 March 2010

Cillian McGrattan, 'Settlement processes in Northern Ireland': Political Studies Association of Ireland annual conference, Liverpool, 9-11 Oct 2009

Cillian McGrattan, 'The spectre of history: Northern nationalism and the peace process': IBIS 'Breaking Patterns' Conference, 12 March 2010

Stanley Samarasinghe, 'Sri Lanka after the end of the war': IBIS 'Breaking Patterns' Conference, 12 March 2010

Jennifer Todd, 'The Anglo-Irish Agreement, constitutional metaphors and institutional change': Political Studies Assocation of Ireland annual conference, Liverpool, 9-11 Oct 2009

Jonathan Tonge, 'New Sinn Fein and old ("dissident") republicanism: Ideological and demographic trends': IBIS 'Breaking Patterns' Conference, 12 March 2010


Working Papers


Developing Research

Further information on current and developing research papers emerging from the project will be made available.