After the Peace: Loyalist Paramilitaries in Post-Accord Northern Ireland

Gallaher, Carolyn

Editore: Cornell University Press
ISBN 10: 0801445701 / ISBN 13: 9780801445705
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The 1998 Belfast Agreement promised to release citizens of Northern Ireland from the grip of paramilitarism. However, almost a decade later, Loyalist paramilitaries were still on the battlefield. After the Peace examines the delayed business of Loyalist demilitarization and explains why it included more fits than starts in the decade since formal peace and how Loyalist paramilitary recalcitrance has affected everyday Loyalists.

Drawing on interviews with current and former Loyalist paramilitary men, community workers, and government officials, Carolyn Gallaher charts the trenchant divisions that emerged during the run-up to peace and thwart demilitarization today. After the Peace demonstrates that some Loyalist paramilitary men want to rebuild their communities and join the political process. They pledge a break with violence and the criminality that sustained their struggle. Others vow not to surrender and refuse to set aside their guns. These units operate under a Loyalist banner but increasingly resemble criminal fiefdoms. In the wake of this internecine power struggle, demilitarization has all but stalled.

Gallaher documents the battle for the heart of Loyalism in varied settings, from the attempt to define Ulster Scots as a language to deadly feuds between UVF, UDA, and LVF contingents. After the Peace brings the story of Loyalist paramilitaries up to date and sheds light on the residual violence that persists in the post-accord era.

From the Back Cover: "In After the Peace, Carolyn Gallaher presents a highly nuanced but also recognizable and sustained interpretation of Loyalism in Northern Ireland. The fundamentalist/political binary comes through as the key distinction within Loyalism. After the Peace is an excellent synthesis of debates on the role of identity politics and the deficiencies of cosmopolitanism as a solution to divided societies."-Brian Graham, University of Ulster

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