Abandoning Historical Conflict?: Former political prisoners by Peter Shirlow,Jon Tonge,James McAuley,Catherine McGlynn

By Peter Shirlow,Jon Tonge,James McAuley,Catherine McGlynn

Drawing on over one hundred fifty interviews with former IRA, INLA, UVF and UFF prisoners, this can be a significant research of why Northern eire has noticeable a transition from conflict to peace. so much debts of the peace procedure are 'top-down', depending upon the perspectives of political elites. This ebook, to be had for the 1st time in paperback, is 'bottom-up', analysing the voices of these who really 'fought the war'. What made them struggle, why did they cease and what are the teachings for different clash zones?

Based on a Leverhulme belief undertaking and written by means of knowledgeable workforce, the booklet bargains a brand new research, according to refined interplays of army, political, monetary and private alterations and reviews. mixed, those allowed fighters to maneuver from violence to peace when keeping middle ideological ideals and preserving long term constitutional visions.

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