The 25th anniversary of the Anglo-Irish Agreement provides an appropriate opportunity to re-examine its legacy because after its signing thing was ever quite the same again. How and why that is so is the subject of this book. The book provides new perspectives on how the Anglo-Irish Agreement influenced the nature and direction of the subsequent peace process by examining it through the key concepts of the Northern Ireland conflict. The objective is t only to understand the Anglo-Irish Agreement's momentary impact but also its status as an enduring moment of political modification. By bringing together some of the most distinguished scholars in the field and by addressing the key challenges and possibilities which the Anglo-Irish Agreement bequeathed, this book will appeal to scholars and students of British and Irish politics, contemporary history, and peace and conflict studies.
Arthur Aughey is Professor of Politics at the University of Ulster Cathy Gormley-Heenan is Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Director of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, University of Ulster