Mac Ginty, R. (2003) Constitutional referendums and ethno-national conflict: The case of Northern Ireland. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 9 (2). pp. 1-22. ISSN 1353-7113
This piece reviews the utility of constitutional referendums in ethnonational conflicts. It concentrates on Northern Ireland, where calls for a constitutional referendum have been made in the wake of the 1998 Belfast Agreement. Although the Agreement has significant consensual and consociational elements, its provision for a constitutional referendum on Northern Ireland's sovereignty means that the Agreement cannot form the basis for a definitive settlement. Instead, constitutional politics have been re-energized. Using data from a survey of public attitudes, it finds that a binary choice constitutional referendum is unlikely to lead to a satisfactory outcome.
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Politics (York)|
|Depositing User:||York RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||11 Mar 2009 13:53|
|Last Modified:||11 Mar 2009 13:53|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|