Religion and Politics: The Case of Northern Ireland
This article looks at the role of religion in politics. Northern Ireland provides not only a good case study for this issue but also an opportunity to see how the subject has been approached in academic literature over the last forty years. It is argued here that religion can be a modern day, independent factor of considerable influence in politics. This has been important not only in Northern Ireland but also elsewhere in Western Europe in the twentieth century. This reality has been largely ignored until recently, partly because the situation in Northern Ireland has often been studied in a limited comparative context, and partly because of restrictive intellectual assumptions about the role of religion in politics.
case study, Northern Ireland, religion in politics, Western Europe
"Religion and Politics: The Case of Northern Ireland,"
Peace and Conflict Studies: Vol. 14:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/pcs/vol14/iss2/4