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3. The Good Friday Agreement to the St Andrews Agreement, 1998-2006
About this Lecture
In this module, we trace events from the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 to the St Andrew’s Agreement of 2006, focusing in particular on: (i) what devolution actually is, and the different forms it took in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; (ii) the institutions of the Northern Irish political system, as outlined in the Good Friday Agreement; (iii) the crisis surrounding decommissioning between 2000-2005; and (iv) the significance and impact of the 2006 St Andrews Agreement.
In this course, Dr Catherine McGlynn (University of Huddersfield) explores the politics of Northern Ireland, from the opening of the first Northern Irish Parliament in 1921 to the present day. We begin in the first module by tracing the history of conflict in Northern Ireland up to the collapse of the Sunningdale Agreement in 1974. After that, we think about the Troubles, focusing on the key questions of why they broke out and why they came to an end. In the third module, we think about the development of devolution in Ireland, culminating in the 2006 St Andrews Agreement, before turning in the fourth and final module to think about the state of Northern Irish politics today, focusing in particular on the major political parties in Northern Ireland and prospects for the future.
Dr Catherine McGlynn is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Huddersfield. Her research interests encompass terrorism, British politics and national conflicts.
Cite this Lecture
McGlynn, C. (2019, September 29). Politics in Northern Ireland, 1921-Present - The Good Friday Agreement to the St Andrews Agreement, 1998-2006 [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://massolit.io/courses/politics-in-northern-ireland-1921-present/the-good-friday-agreement-to-the-st-andrews-agreement-1998-2006
McGlynn, Catherine. "Politics in Northern Ireland, 1921-Present – The Good Friday Agreement to the St Andrews Agreement, 1998-2006." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 29 Sep 2019, https://massolit.io/courses/politics-in-northern-ireland-1921-present/the-good-friday-agreement-to-the-st-andrews-agreement-1998-2006