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Why is there no Nelson Mandela figure in Northern Ireland?

Kissane, Bill (2014) Why is there no Nelson Mandela figure in Northern Ireland? British Politics and Policy at LSE (13 Jan 2014). Website.

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Mandela has come to personify the values needed to make a transition from war to peace, but transitions from rule by a privileged minority to a more inclusive democratic system have occurred elsewhere without producing heroic leaders. Bill Kissane compares the South African and Northern Irish transitions and highlights that while Mandela did have the combination of personal, ethical and political qualities to play ‘the great unifier’, he was also operating in a context where it was possible for him to do so.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2017 14:05
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 19:30

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