Democracy, Peace and Conflict: Insights from Northern IReland

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Violence is a critical problem for the future of human societies. Following the work of Rene Girard it is clear that it emerges in the context of human rivalries and escalates beyond a point of control.Peace cannot be bought simply by rearranging the instruments of power. Northern IReland is an important possibility for learning, precisely because of its international irrelevance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-330
JournalNederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Nov 2008


  • Rene Girard
  • Northern Ireland
  • Peace
  • Mimesis


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