The political dimension of Northern Ireland

Desmond Rea (University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland)

International Journal of Social Economics

ISSN: 0306-8293

Publication date: 1 December 1996

Abstract

States that Northern Ireland continues to be governed by Direct Rule from Westminster, with the Government in the Republic of Ireland able to influence that rule through the Anglo‐Irish Conference and the Secretariat located in Belfast. There are many questions emerging from the recent political history of Northern Ireland: the political implications of continued Direct Rule, the implications of any UK government withdrawal and the economic consequences of peace. The answers to many of the questions posed by its recent political history depends on the future political management of Northern Ireland.

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Rea, D. (1996), "The political dimension of Northern Ireland", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 23 No. 12, pp. 30-57. https://doi.org/10.1108/03068299610149264

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1996, MCB UP Limited

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