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Paramilitary loyalism: Identity and change

Richard Reed


Sixteen years have passed since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement closed a chapter on Northern Ireland’s tragic past. But not everyone has moved on as far as the architects of peace would have wished. In many of the state’s Protestant communities loyalist paramilitaries remain a visible part of life, active reminders of the continuing reality of the division, fear and anger still deeply felt in the long shadows of the peace walls. Paramilitary Loyalism: Identity and Change takes a provocative second look at this enduring aspect of Northern Ireland’s post-conflict world. Based on extensi ... More

Keywords: Paramilitary loyalism, Extremism, Pro-state paramilitaries, Identity, Conflict, The Troubles, Northern Ireland, Violence, Progressive politics, Contradiction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719095306
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719095306.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Reed, author
Macquarie University in Sydney

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