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Aughey, Arthur (2012) Northern Ireland narratives of British democracy. Policy Studies, 33 (2). pp. 145-158. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1080/01442872.2011.637453

Abstract

The article explores the contentious meanings in Northern Ireland not only of‘democracy’ but also of ‘British’. It examines the influence of ideas ofmajoritarian democracy in Northern Ireland and how the legitimacy of thatmajoritarian narrative was challenged after 1969. The difficulties of developing analternative and shared narrative of democratic participation, known as powersharing,is considered and the current outline of the so-called Northern Irelandpolitical ‘model’ of democratic politics is described and its operative strengthsand deficiencies identified.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:majoritarianism; nationalism; unionism; power-sharing; devolution; cross-border institutions; inter-governmentalism
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Politics & International Studies
ID Code:21121
Deposited By:Professor Arthur Aughey
Deposited On:23 Feb 2012 17:06
Last Modified:26 Oct 2012 12:40

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