Author Bio(s)

Seàn Byrne is a faculty member of Dispute Resolution and International Relations in the Department of Dispute Resolution at Nova Southeastern University in the US. In 1994-95 he was the Theodore Lentz Post-Doctoral research fellow in International Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Dr. Byrne is the co-recipient of a United States Institute of Peace (USIP) research grant to analyze the impact of external economic aid as a conflict resolution mechanism in the Northern Ireland conflict.

Neal Carter is a researcher at the Department of Political Science, Maxwell School, Syracuse University in the US. His research compares the decision-making processes of political elites in Belgium and Quebec regarding ethnopolitical conflict in both regions. He received fellowship in political psychology from the Mershon Center at Ohio State University.

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