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Political Leadership and the Northern Ireland Peace Process

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Gormley-Heenan, Cathy (2006) Political Leadership and the Northern Ireland Peace Process. Palgrave Macmillan. 216 pp ISBN 9780230500372 [Book (authored)]

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Abstract

Examining the phenomenon of political leadership in the particular context of the Northern Ireland peace process, Cathy Gormley-Heenan argues that much of the literature on political leadership in general has made little meaningful connection with the issues of peace, conflict and divided societies. In this critical interpretation of the Northern Ireland peace process she shows how the 'leadership lens' offers insights not offered by conventional analyses of peacemaking processes. She suggests that political leadership was often necessarily contradictory in style and substance, and argues that such political leadership can best be described as 'chameleonic leadership'; an inconsistent leadership which shifts according to the opinion of others and the climate in which it exists.

Item Type:Book (authored)
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:6623
Deposited By:Dr Cathy Gormley-Heenan
Deposited On:19 Jan 2010 11:56
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 10:51

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