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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 UK (24 Nov 2016). Blog.

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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: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BX Christian Denominations
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 10:29
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2017 10:38
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80523

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