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Northern Ireland A conflict told form a Cypriot perspective. European Forum Cyprus Council of Europe- British Council February 2009. Introduction and Learning Outcomes. Background of the Northern Irish Conflict Key Terms and Actors (Ulster Unionist vs. Irish Nationalist)

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Northern IrelandA conflict told form a Cypriot perspective

European Forum Cyprus

Council of Europe- British Council

February 2009


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Introduction and Learning Outcomes

Background of the Northern Irish Conflict

Key Terms and Actors (Ulster Unionist vs. Irish Nationalist)

Root and Proximate Causes

Initiate Questions and Comparisons


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Background

  • The conflict of “what the conflict is about”

  • Framing the Conflict:

    • Settlers vs. Indigenous people of the island

    • Law and Order vs. Equity and Justice

    • Catholicism vs. Protestantism

    • Ulster Unionism vs. Irish Nationalism

    • Loyalism vs. Republicanism


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Causes of Northern Irish Conflict

Partition and intermingled populations

Status problem (where should Northern Ireland belong?)

Socioeconomic and Political Marginalization

Political Violence


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Themes for Further Thought

Geopolitical Importance

Outside Intervention and mediation

Linkages and De-Linkages

Civil Society and Reconciliation

Power-sharing


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Exercise

Design a Cypriot executive based on the D’Hondt system with 6 (4GC, 2GC) or 9 (6GC,3GC) representatives

Which parties will be represented and by how many ministers?

What are the advantages or disadvantages of such a system for Cyprus?


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For Further Study:

http://www.cain.ulst.ac.uk/othelem/incorepaper.htm (comprehensive background info)

http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/mitchellconference/ (online recordings of lessons from Northern Ireland)

MA in Comparative Ethnic Conflict (Queen’s University Belfast)

New Book on Consociational Theory “McGarry & O’Leary and the Northern Ireland Conflict”


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