Path-dependence in settlement processes : explaining settlement in Northern Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Ruane, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Todd, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-23T16:28:15Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-23T16:28:15Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 The Authors. Journal compilation 2007 Political Studies Association en
dc.date.issued 2007-06
dc.identifier.citation Political Studies en
dc.identifier.issn 1467-9248
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2423
dc.description.abstract The recent literature on path dependence provides a model that can be used in explanation of ethnic conflict and settlement processes. Using Northern Ireland as a case study, this article identifies path dependent patterns of conflict embedded in long-term processes of political development whose change may interrupt these patterns. It highlights the importance of long-term state trajectories in constituting and reproducing these patterns, the generation of ‘endogenous’ processes of change and the impact of wider geopolitical processes in strengthening these. It shows how and why factors such as power, perception, networks and institutions vary in their impact on conflict and explains when they work together to produce settlement. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
dc.format.extent 48772 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Political Studies Association and Blackwell Publishing en
dc.relation.requires Politics and International Relations Research Collection en
dc.subject Ethnic conflict en
dc.subject Settlement en
dc.subject Path dependence en
dc.subject Northern Ireland en
dc.subject Good Friday Agreement en
dc.subject Longue durée processes en
dc.subject Power stalemate en
dc.subject Critical junctures en
dc.subject Lock-in en
dc.subject Endogenous change en
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnic conflict--Northern Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Peace-building--Northern Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Northern Ireland--Politics and government en
dc.title Path-dependence in settlement processes : explaining settlement in Northern Ireland en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9248.2007.00623.x en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 55 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 442 en
dc.identifier.endpage 458 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1467-9248.2007.00623.x
dc.neeo.contributor Ruane|Joseph|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Todd|Jennifer|aut| en
dc.description.admin Publisher version - http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118510556/abstract. DG 19/07/10 ti, ke OR 20/08/10 en


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