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Stabilising Northern Ireland's Agreement (2004)

John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary

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As critical admirers of Northern Ireland's Agreement, we consider here how it may be best stabilised following the uncertainty of the first phase in efforts to implement it (1998 - 2003) and the new challenges offered by the results of the 2003 Assembly election. Appropriate default options must be considered if the Agreement is ineradicably ruined, but that moment has not yet materialised. The Agreement will, of course, work best if all parties and governments fulfil their obligations on its implementation. We begin by outlining these responsibilities...

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