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Democracy and Northern Ireland

Beyond the Liberal Paradigm?


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Adrian Little
    Pages 1-8
  3. Adrian Little
    Pages 9-32
  4. Adrian Little
    Pages 33-56
  5. Adrian Little
    Pages 112-136
  6. Adrian Little
    Pages 137-163
  7. Adrian Little
    Pages 164-190
  8. Adrian Little
    Pages 191-195
  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

  1. 1.University of MelbourneAustralia

About the authors

ADRIAN LITTLE is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Goldsmith's College, University of London. His previous publications include The Political Thought of André Gorz, Post-Industrial Socialism: Towards a New Politics of Welfare and The Politics of Community: Theory and Practice.

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