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Spoiling the peace?: The threat of dissident Republicans to peace in Northern Ireland

Sophie A. Whiting


This book assesses the security threat and political challenges offered by dissident Irish republicanism to the Northern Irish peace process. The 1998 Good Friday Agreement failed to end entirely armed republicanism. The movement of Sinn Féin into constitutional politics in a government of Northern Ireland and the eschewing of militarism that followed, including disbandment of the Provisional IRA (PIRA), the decommissioning of weapons and the supporting of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) proved too much for a minority of republicans. This book begins by examining Sinn Féin’s evol ... More

Keywords: Irish republicanism, Good Friday Agreement, dissidents, Sinn Féin, peace process, terrorism, counter-terrorism, Northern Ireland, IRA, political violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719095726
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719095726.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sophie A. Whiting, author
University of Liverpool