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POL322 Case Studies in Ethnic Conflict: Northern Ireland

(POL322A – Autumn)

Credits: 15 credits

Semester: 5

Timetable:    Lecture: Monday 11-12pm

                      Seminars: Monday, 12-1pm, 3-4pm & 4-5pm                      

Contact: Dr Brendan O'Duffy

Overlap: None

Prerequisite: POL100


This course aims to analyse the ways in which British and Irish governments have attempted to resolve or regulate the conflict in Ireland and Northern Ireland in the modern era (end of 16th C.).  After outlining the historical, religious and political foundations of the conflict, the bulk of the course will focus on the period following partition (1920-21), studying the dynamics of conflict from the Civil Rights era (1960s) until and the negotiation and implementation of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement (1998-).


Essay 40% & Examination 60%

Level: 6

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