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
Background of the Northern Irish Conflict
Key Terms and Actors (Ulster Unionist vs. Irish Nationalist)
Root and Proximate Causes
Initiate Questions and Comparisons
Partition and intermingled populations
Status problem (where should Northern Ireland belong?)
Socioeconomic and Political Marginalization
Outside Intervention and mediation
Linkages and De-Linkages
Civil Society and Reconciliation
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?
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”