Escaping the Cage of Ethno-National Conflict in Northern Ireland: The Importance of Transnational Networks: The Importance of Transnational Networks

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The paper uses research on the EU Special Programme for Peace and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Counties of the Republic of Ireland (Peace II) to interrogate the relationship between inter-nationalization, transnationalism and the amelioration of a deeply territorialized ethno-national conflict. It concludes that inter-national cooperation and territorial containment strategies risk enhancing zero-sum territorial politics without more coherent articulation of strategies for building transnational networks of cooperation and conflict resolution
Original languageEnglish
Article numberMarch 2008
Pages (from-to)81-99
Number of pages18
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008



  • conflict
  • Ireland

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