Policies for Conflict and Peace in Northern Ireland

Batten School

This course investigates the development of conflict in Northern Ireland, the institutional reforms embedded in the peace process culminating in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, the stability of the peace in the ensuring years, and the strains placed on the peace by the Brexit vote in 2016. We investigate how elites re-crafted political institutions for power-sharing, how economic opportunities for employment are critical to the peace process, and how the ongoing historical meaning of “the Troubles” is contested.