Violence in a changing political context: Northern Ireland and south africa

Colin Knox, Rachel Monaghan

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Northern Ireland and South Africa are moving from conflict to post-conflict societies. Both countries have new political dispensations and seek to eschew the legacy of bitter and bloody violence. However, the history of the political struggles has embedded a culture tolerant of violence characterised by descriptions such as 'an acceptable level of violence' or 'an imperfect peace'. Somehow, the threshold of violence is different/higher in these countries because of their transitional status.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Meanings of Violence
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)0203986474, 9781134418220
ISBN (Print)0415301297, 9780415301305
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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