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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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Volume 94, Issue 4

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Volume 94, Issue 4

Includes a collection on Scottish Politics After Sturgeon, edited by Ben Jackson and Anna Killick. This features articles such as 'Independence is not Going Away: The Importance of Education and Birth Cohorts' by Lindsay Paterson; 'Diary of an SNP First Minister: A Chronopolitics of Proximity and Priorities' by Hannah Graham; and 'Politics, the Constitution and the Independence Movement in Scotland since Devolution' by Malcolm Petrie. There are a wide range of other articles including 'Unlocking the Pensions Debate: The Origins and Future of the ‘Triple Lock’ by Jonathan Portes and 'The Politics of England: National Identities and Political Englishness' by John Denham and Lawrence Mckay. Finally, there is a selection of book reviews such as Branko Milanovic's review of Equality: The History of an Elusive Idea by Darrin M. McMahon, and Alexandre Leskanich's review of Cannibal Capitalism by Nancy Fraser.

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