Northern Ireland

I have been writing and teaching about the political conflict in Northern Ireland and the peace process for 30 years and have published numerous books and journal articles about the attempts to build political stability in the region. Over the next few months I will be adding content here to this page and others on this site linked to my work on Northern Ireland including forthcoming publications -so check back for that regularly.

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To mark the centenary of Northern Ireland, Yale University Press will be publishing a fully revised edition of Northern Ireland: The Reluctant Peace in March 2021 as a paperback. The new title Northern Ireland: The Fragile Peace will be substantially updated with new chapters and other revisions to cover the 8 years since first publication. Available for order here

Northern Ireland: The Fragile Peace (Yale University Press) virtual book launch on 11 May 2021 at the Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC) School of Politics and International Relations, at the University of Kent. Event can be viewed on Youtube Northern Ireland: Fragile Peace – YouTube

Malcolm Campbell from the University of Auckland reviews Northern Ireland The Fragile Peace in the Australian Institute of International Affairs blog, 25 October 2021 available here:

Listen to my interview with Paul O’Doherty on ‘Bookbound’ at Dublin City FM radio broadcast on 17 May 2021 based on Northern Ireland: The Fragile Peace (Yale University Press, 2021) that locates current political events related to Brexit and the Good Friday Agreement within their wider historical context. Available via the soundcloud at:

A webinar event I did on Northern Ireland: The Fragile Peace for the Linenhall Library in Belfast on 19 May 2021 can be viewed on youtube here Northern Ireland: The Fragile Peace with Professor Feargal Cochrane – YouTube

My online research seminar on Breaking Peace: Brexit and Northern Ireland with Coventry University’s Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) on 5 May 2021 can be viewed on Youtube here

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