I have written the entry for Northern Ireland in the new Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism (John Wiley and Sons Inc), edited by John Stone (Boston University), Rutledge Dennis (George Mason University), Polly Rizova (Willamette University), Anthony Smith (London School of Economics), and Xiaoshuo Hou (St. Lawrence University).
The short entry includes a brief overview of the Troubles, outlines the debates between consociationalists and social constructionists about the effectiveness of the structures created by the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, analyses the role of religion in transforming identity (profiling Evangelical Contribution on Northern Ireland), and notes the ongoing failure to adequately deal with the past.
It is intended as a brief overview to acquaint people with the main issues in Northern Ireland – historical and contemporary.
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My entry also includes references and recommendations for further reading.
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