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The quality of mercy: how religion and ethno-nationalism influence attitudes towards amnesty in Northern Ireland

Brewer, John D. and Hayes, Bernadette C. (2016) The quality of mercy: how religion and ethno-nationalism influence attitudes towards amnesty in Northern Ireland. Democratic Audit Blog (24 Nov 2016). Website.

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Abstract

The Good Friday Agreement gave political resonance to concepts like amnesty, forgiveness and mercy – all of them familiar from the lexicon of religion. John D Brewer and Bernadette C Hayes found that religious and ethno-national identity in Northern Ireland both influence public attitudes towards amnesty. In particular, belief in the Bible as the literal word of God is a significant predictor of people’s support for retribution.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2016 Democratic Audit UK © CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 08:43
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 00:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69058

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