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The Resource Peace in their time : war and peace in Ireland and Southern Africa, Ruth Weiss

Peace in their time : war and peace in Ireland and Southern Africa, Ruth Weiss

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Peace in their time : war and peace in Ireland and Southern Africa
Title
Peace in their time
Title remainder
war and peace in Ireland and Southern Africa
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Weiss
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Peace in Their Time, Ruth Weiss analyses and charts the tortuous process of negotiation leading to the present flawed but largely welcomed peace in both troubled territories. She describes the halting steps of the learning process, the negotiating skills, control of factions and supporters, surrender and compromise gradually gaining ground, the habit of peaceful life becoming engrained and the very idea of a return to violence rendered impossible." "In Northern Ireland power-sharing and devolved government were hammered out in the Good Friday Agreement with majority support throughout Ireland and Britain and fully implemented in May 2000 despite continuing disputes over decommissioning of terrorist arms and the death-throes - often powerful - of sectarianism." "In South Africa the peace process, begun in the 1980s and based on a long history, achieved a power-sharing government in 1994 followed by the ANC-led government in 1999." "Formidable problems remain but Ruth Weiss's study, based on face to face interviews and close conversations with leading actors - politicians, journalists, radical and revolutionary groups, even those advocating violence - shows how peace can grow from these seemingly irreconcilable conflicts and how the stop-go peace-building gains irresistible momentum - in Senator George Mitchell's phrase, 'severe pains' can be the birth-pangs of a new society."--BOOK JACKET
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1924-
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Weiss, Ruth
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Political violence
  • Peace movements
  • Political violence
  • Peace movements
  • Northern Ireland
  • South Africa
Label
Peace in their time : war and peace in Ireland and Southern Africa, Ruth Weiss
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-216) and index
Control code
9899197185
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 230 p.
Isbn
9781860644030
Lccn
99197185
Label
Peace in their time : war and peace in Ireland and Southern Africa, Ruth Weiss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-216) and index
Control code
9899197185
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 230 p.
Isbn
9781860644030
Lccn
99197185

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