2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. When it was signed few would have imagined Brexit. This book examines the impact of the Good Friday Agreement on internal and cross-border political and economic cooperation between Northern Ireland, Ireland and Britain, in the context of Brexit. It also examines the impact of Brexit to date and concludes with some scenarios about the longer-term impact of Brexit on the Good Friday Agreement itself and on Northern Ireland’s constitutional status.
The volume comprises chapters from leading academics in the fields of Northern Irish and comparative politics who deal with economic and political aspects of the Good Friday Agreement, making an original contribution to the current debates on conflict resolution. It provides a theoretical framework by renowned expert on consociationalism, Brendan O’Leary, as well as a chapter on the British-Irish Relationship in the 21st Century by renowned Northern Ireland specialist John Coakley.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnopolitics.
Table of Contents
1. The Twilight of the United Kingdom & Tiocfaidh ár lá: Twenty Years after the Good Friday Agreement Brendan O’Leary
2. Intergovernmental and Cross-Border Civil Service Cooperation: The Good Friday Agreement and Brexit Etain Tannam
3. The Irish–Northern Irish Economic Relationship: The Belfast Agreement, UK Devolution and the EU John Bradley
4. The EU’s Influence on the Peace Process and Agreement in Northern Ireland in Light of Brexit Katy Hayward and Mary C. Murphy
5. Brexit, Bordering and Bodies on the Island of Ireland Cathal McCall
6. The British–Irish Relationship in the Twenty-first Century John Coakley
7. Postscript: New British Questions or 2019 And All That! Brendan O’Leary
Etain Tannam is Associate Professor of International Peace Studies at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.