Talking to Terrorists PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Talking to Terrorists free pdf The peace agreement in Northern Ireland has been held up as a beacon for conflict resolution around the world. The lessons of Ulster have been applied by prime ministers, presidents, diplomats and intelligence agents to many areas of violent conflict, from Spain to Sri Lanka, from Afghanistan to Iraq and, frequently, the Israel-Palestine crisis. From Belfast to Basra, the notion that it is necessary to engage in dialogue with one's enemies has been fetishised across the political spectrum. Talking to terrorists is a necessary pre-requisite to peace, it is argued, and governments should avoid rigid pre-conditions in their attempt to bring in the extremes. But does this understanding really reflect what happened in Northern Ireland? Moreover, does it apply to other areas where democratic governments face threats from terrorist organisations, such as in the Basque region of northern Spain? In challenging this notion, the authors offer an analytical history of the transition from war to peace in Northern Ireland, and compare the violent conflict in the Basque country over the same period, demonstrating how events there have developed very differently than the advocates of 'the Northern Ireland model' might presume. The authors recognise that governments have often talked to terrorists and will continue to do so in the future. But they argue that what really matters is not the act of talking to terrorists itself but a range of other variables including the role of state actors, intelligence agencies, hard power and the wider democratic process. Above all, there is a crucial difference between talking to terrorists who believe that their strategy is succeeding and those who have been made to realise that their aims are unattainable by violence.

About John Bew

John Bew is Lecturer in Modern British History, Harris Fellow and Director of Studies at Peterhouse, Cambridge. Martyn Frampton is a Research Fellow, also at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and an expert on the Irish republican movement. Inigo Gurruchaga is the London correspondent for the Basque daily, El Correo.

Details Book

Author : John Bew
Publisher : C Hurst
Data Published : 26 May 2009
ISBN : 1850659672
EAN : 9781850659679
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Talking to Terrorists



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The British and Peace in Northern Ireland free pdfThe British and Peace in Northern Ireland

    How did the British Government and Civil Service shape the Northern Ireland peace process. What kind of tensions and debates were being played out between the two governments and the various parties in Northern Ireland..


  • Talking to the Enemy free pdfTalking to the Enemy

    Scott Atran has spent years talking to terrorists - from Gaza and Afghanistan. to Indonesia and Europe. Here he argues persuasively that to understand religious violence we need to consider terrorists' close relationships..


  • Ex-Combatants, Religion and Peace in Northern Ireland free pdfEx-Combatants, Religion and Peace in Northern Ireland

    Much has been written about the influence of religion on the Northern Ireland conflict and the part played by ex-combatants in the peace process. Yet we know very little about the religious outlook of ex-combatants themselves..


  • Abandoning Historical Conflict? free pdfAbandoning Historical Conflict?

    Drawing on over 150 interviews with former IRA. INLA. UVF and UFF prisoners. this is a major analysis of why Northern Ireland has seen a transition from war to peace. Most accounts of the peace process are 'top-down'..


  • Community Politics and the Peace Process in Contemporary Northern Irish Dra ... free pdfCommunity Politics and the Peace Process in Contemporary Northern Irish Dra ...

    This book examines theatre within the context of the Northern Ireland conflict and peace process. with reference to a wide variety of plays. theatre productions and community engagements within and across communities..


  • Talking to Terrorists free pdfTalking to Terrorists

    Free Downloads Audio Books. The peace agreement in Northern Ireland has been held up as a beacon for conflict resolution around the world. The lessons of Ulster have been applied by prime ministers, p