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Consociationalism and the evolution of political cleavages in Northern Ireland, 1989-2004

Abstract:

Political cleavages are often understood as deriving from either deep-rooted social divisions or institutional incentives. Contemporary Northern Ireland provides a test of the mutability of apparently entrenched cleavages to institutional change. Research undertaken before the ceasefire in the 1990s found noticeable asymmetries in the patterns of cleavage within the unionist and nationalist blocs. Within the unionist bloc, economic ‘left–right’ issues formed the main ideological division betw...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Politics and Int Relations
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Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
British Journal of Political Science More from this journal
Volume:
Vol. 38, 4
Pages:
699-717
Publication date:
2008-09-01
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Source identifiers:
243
Deposit date:
2011-08-19

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