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Template for peaceNorthern Ireland, 1972-75$
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Shaun McDaid

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780719086960

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719086960.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

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(p.182) Conclusion
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Template for peace
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Shaun McDaid

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719086960.003.0007

This section summarises the key findings of the book, but also engages with one of the key comparative debates surrounding the establishment of the first power-sharing administration. It argues that the 1972 to 1975 period does not represent a ‘lost peace process’. The high levels of violence during this time, and the exclusion of paramilitaries from the power-sharing negotiations, means that this analysis is flawed. However, this conclusion demonstrates that the Sunningdale package - based on power-sharing, an Irish dimension, and the principle of consent - did provide the template for the current on-going peace process in Northern Ireland.

Keywords:   ‘Sunningdale for slow learners’, Belfast Agreement, Equality agenda, St Andrews Agreement

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