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

Colin Knox, Rachel Monaghan

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Abstract

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
Pages184-202
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)0203986474, 9781134418220
ISBN (Print)0415301297, 9780415301305
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Knox, C., & Monaghan, R. (2005). Violence in a changing political context: Northern Ireland and south africa. In The Meanings of Violence (pp. 184-202). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203986479-18