The Future of Northern Ireland: Border Anxieties and Support for Irish Reunification under Varieties of UKEXIT

John Garry, Brendan O'Leary, Kevin McNicholl, Jamie Pow

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Abstract

The paper assesses public attitudes in Northern Ireland towards the potential hardening of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as a result of the UK’s exit from the European Union. It investigates the relationship between border-related anxieties and support for a United Ireland. The study draws on specially designed qualitative and quantitative data, generated from a one-day citizens’ assembly and a representative attitude survey. It identifies a group of conditional Catholics who support Irish unity, but only under ‘hard exit’ conditions.
Original languageEnglish
JournalRegional Studies
Early online date04 Jun 2020
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Publication statusEarly online date - 04 Jun 2020

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