Northern Ireland narratives of British democracy

Arthur Aughey

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    Abstract

    The article explores the contentious meanings in Northern Ireland not only of‘democracy’ but also of ‘British’. It examines the influence of ideas ofmajoritarian democracy in Northern Ireland and how the legitimacy of thatmajoritarian narrative was challenged after 1969. The difficulties of developing analternative and shared narrative of democratic participation, known as powersharing,is considered and the current outline of the so-called Northern Irelandpolitical ‘model’ of democratic politics is described and its operative strengthsand deficiencies identified.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)145-158
    JournalPolicy Studies
    Volume33
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

    Keywords

    • majoritarianism
    • nationalism
    • unionism
    • power-sharing
    • devolution
    • cross-border institutions
    • inter-governmentalism

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