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The Blair Years – A Northern Irish Perspective


This paper looks at New Labour’s devolution policies form the vintage point of the Northern Irish experiment. It explores the multiple consequences of the new constitutional framework set down by the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, from the logical redefinition of British-Irish relations to the less self-evident potential redefinition of cross-border relations in Ireland itself. The paper also looks back on the history of devolution to Northern Ireland with a view to bringing out the crucial contribution of the Blair administration. Finally it provides an insider’s view into the operations of the Northern Irish Executive and through comparative analysis highlights the specificities of devolution Northern Irish style.
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hal-01330831 , version 1 (13-06-2016)



Sean Farren. The Blair Years – A Northern Irish Perspective. Observatoire de la société britannique, 2007, 3, pp.231--245. ⟨10.4000/osb.304⟩. ⟨hal-01330831⟩


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