The Legacy of the Good Friday Agreement

Northern Irish Politics, Culture and Art after 1998

  • Charles I. Armstrong
  • David Herbert
  • Jan Erik Mustad

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Compromise after Conflict book series (PSCAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Charles I. Armstrong, David Herbert, Jan Erik Mustad
    Pages 1-14
  3. The Will to Change: Key Players and Events

  4. Winners, Losers and Beyond the Zero Sum Game?

  5. The Efficacy and Narratives of Culture

  6. The Future of Peace

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 291-297

About this book


This book provides a multidisciplinary collection of essays that seek to explore the deeply problematic legacy of post-Agreement Northern Ireland. Thus, the authors of this book look at a number of issues that continue to stymie the development of a robust and sustainable peacebuilding project, including segregation, contested parades and flags, ethnic party mobilization, and memorialization. Towards addressing these contemporary issues, authors are drawn from a range of disciplines, including politics, history, literature, drama, cultural studies, sociology, and social psychology.
Charles I. Armstrong is a Professor of British literature at the University of Agder, Norway. 
David Herbert is Professor of Sociology at Kingston University, UK, and Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Agder, Norway. 
Jan Erik Mustad is Associate Professor in British Studies in the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Agder, Norway.


Good Friday Agreement Northern Ireland multidisciplinary legacy identity belonging culture peace process symbolism deception realism political morality referendum negotiation heroism storytelling power unionism victimhood civil rights

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles I. Armstrong
    • 1
  • David Herbert
    • 2
  • Jan Erik Mustad
    • 3
  1. 1.University of AgderKristiansandNorway
  2. 2.Kingston UniversityLondonUK
  3. 3.University of AgderKristiansandNorway

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