Elizabeth H. Crighton



Beyond Neoliberalism: Peacemaking in Northern Ireland

Elizabeth Crighton argues that the accords covering Northern Ireland are not based on neoliberalism but, to the contrary, have succeeded only because of heavy involvement and investment by the governments of Ireland and the United Kingdom. It is the pull of social and political change and the push of governmental policy initiatives that have created endogenous incentives for accommodation. Although it is too early to predict whether the cease-fire and constitutional agreement now in place will hold, Crighton sees encouraging signs of new efforts at compromise among Northern Irish leaders from every political tradition.

Great Britain — foreign relations — Ireland [northern], Ireland [northern] — foreign relations — Great Britain, Ireland [northern] — politics and government

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 25, No. 4 (1998): 75-89