Plying nostrums or exporting peace models? An examination of the contradictions between the Northern Irish peace process and international peacebuilding

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Abstract

The proclaimed success of the Northern Ireland peace process (NPP) has made it a model for other divided regions. Simultaneously, debate has arisen over the exact merits of the peace process and whether it can really be seen as a triumph of intercommunal accommodation. In this article I analyze what lessons the NPP may provide for modes of international peacebuilding based on the triadic structure of democratization, neoliberalism, and civil society development. I argue that the NPP should be seen as anomalous or an outlier to the common discourse of international peacebuilding as defined by the liberal peace.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-183
Number of pages24
JournalDemocracy and Security
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2011

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  • consociationalism
  • liberal peace
  • neoliberalism
  • Northern Ireland

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