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Irish Peace Process - A Selected Reading List



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See also the source documents on the peace process. The reader should also consult the CAIN bibliography for other references on this topic.

Key Texts

Bew, Paul., and Gillespie, Gordon. (1996), The Northern Ireland Peace Process 1993-96: A Chronology. London: Serif.

Birney, Trevor., and O'Neill, Julian. (1997) When the President Calls. Derry: Guildhall Press.

Coogan, Tim Pat. (1995) The Troubles: Ireland's Ordeal 1966-1996 and the Search for Peace. London: Hutchinson.

Darby, John., and Mac Ginty, Roger. (Eds.) (2000) The Management of Peace Processes. London: Macmillan Press Ltd.

de Bréadún, Deaglán. (2001, 2008). The Far Side of Revenge: Making Peace in Northern Ireland, (revised 2nd edition). Cork: The Collins Press.

Gilligan, C. and Tonge, J. (eds) (1997) Peace or pacification process? A brief critique of the peace process, in, Gilligan, Chris., and Tonge, Jon. (1997) (eds) Peace or War?: Understanding the Peace Process in Northern Ireland. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Great Britain. Northern Ireland Office. (1998) The Agreement, Text of the Agreement reached in the Multi-Party Negotiations on Northern Ireland, (10 April 1998), (Cmnd. 3883), [Good Friday Agreement; Belfast Agreement]. Belfast: HMSO.

Mac Ginty, Roger., and Darby, John. (2002) Guns and Government: The Management of the Northern Ireland Peace Process. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

McKittrick, David. (1996) The Nervous Peace. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.

McKittrick, David. (1994) Endgame - The Search for Peace in Northern Ireland. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.

Mallie, Eamonn., and McKittrick, David. (1996) The Fight for Peace: The Secret Story Behind the Irish Peace Process. London: Heinemann.

Mitchell, George. (1999) Making Peace: The inside story of the making of the Good Friday Agreement. London: William Heinemann.

Morgan, Austen. (2000) The Belfast Agreement: a practical legal analysis. London: The Belfast Press.

O'Brien, Brendan. (1995), The Long War: The IRA and Sinn Féin from Armed Struggle to Peace Process (updated ed.). Dublin: O'Brien Press.

Powell, Jonathan. (2008). Great Hatred, Little Room: Making Peace in Northern Ireland. London: Bodley Head.

Rowan, Brian. (1995) Behind the Lines: The Story of the IRA and Loyalist Ceasefires. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.

 

General Reference Texts

Bardon, Jonathan. (1992) A History of Ulster. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
Bew, Paul., and Gillespie, Gordon. (1999) Northern Ireland: A Chronology of the Troubles 1968-1999. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.
Coogan, Tim Pat. (1995) The Troubles: Ireland's Ordeal 1966-1996 and the Search for Peace. London: Hutchinson.
Elliott, Sydney., and Flakes, W.D. (1999) Northern Ireland: A Political Directory 1968-1999 Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
McKittrick, David. (2000) Making Sense of the Troubles. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
McKittrick, David., Kelters, Seamus., Feeney, Brian., and Thornton, Chris. (1999) Lost Lives: The stories of the men, women and children who died as a result of the Northern Ireland troubles. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing.
Sutton, Malcolm. (1994) An Index of Deaths from the Conflict in Ireland 1969-1993. Belfast: Beyond the Pale. [See also the revised and updated Sutton Index of Deaths.]

 

Newspapers

For recent news about the on-going Peace Process, information has been obtained from the following newspapers:
The Belfast Telegraph
The Irish News
The Irish Times
The News Letter

Also
Fortnight Magazine (Monthly publication containing analysis of political developments and a useful chronology)


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