Democracy and Northern Ireland

Beyond the Liberal Paradigm?

  • Adrian Little

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 196-210

About this book


Democracy and Northern Ireland examines the influence of liberal theories of democracy on recent developments in the Northern Irish peace process. In so doing it analyzes the applicability of theories such as political liberalism, multiculturalism and deliberative democracy to deeply divided societies. Little contends that these models need to build upon recent critiques provided by feminists and civil society theorists in the construction of a more radical interpretation of democracy that can provide a framework for democratic politics in Northern Ireland.


democracy politics social capital

Authors and affiliations

  • Adrian Little
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  1. 1.University of MelbourneAustralia

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