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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Peace Review

For a Special Issue on
Twenty-Five Years after the Good Friday Agreement

Manuscript deadline
15 April 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Lena Tan, University of Otago
[email protected]

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Twenty-Five Years after the Good Friday Agreement

Submissions Due: April 15, 2023

Under the guest editorship of Dr. Lena Tan, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Otago, Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 35 (03) invites essays for a special issue on Northern Ireland and the Good Friday Agreement.

Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement of 1998.  Since its signing, Northern Ireland has enjoyed a period of relative peace, and become an example of how seemingly intractable and violent conflicts can be resolved. For some, however, this is a brittle or negative peace and, Northern Ireland, a precarious post-conflict territory.  While doubts regarding the future of the Agreement arising from the Brexit negotiations and the street violence that erupted in 2021 are recent and loud indicators of its challenges, the cultural wars and continuing divisions between the Unionists and the Republicans, and the periods of governmental paralysis over the last two and a half decades underline that the peace-making process in Northern Ireland has long been problematic. In this special issue of Peace Review, we invite submissions that explore and examine the many afterlives of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement from the scholarly community as well as practitioners and activists.  In particular, we welcome theoretical, empirical and topical contributions that reflect on how and why the Agreement, while delivering relief from direct violence, is still a long way from engendering a transformative peace.

General themes that contributors can address in their essays include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Obstacles to a transformative peace in Northern Ireland
  • The GFA and identity-making in Northern Ireland since 1998
  • Peace processes and ontological security
  • The legacy of the Troubles and other fundamental issues underpinning the conflict
  • Theoretical explorations of the peace agreement and process
  • Critical theory and the GFA
  • Historicizing the colonial origins of the conflict and the GFA
  • The impact of the Brexit negotiations and the Northern Ireland Protocol
  • The role of external actors in the peace process
  • Post-conflict reconciliation
  • Women and peacebuilding
  • Everyday forms of peacebuilding in Northern Ireland

Content Questions
Expression of Interest and questions to the guest editor are welcome and may increase the chance of publication. Please direct content-based questions or concerns to the guest editor: Lena Tan: [email protected]

Submissions

Essays keen to be considered for inclusion in this special edition should be uploaded to the Peace Review Portal on the Taylor and Francis Peace Review Journal website no later than April 15, 2023.

Submission Instructions

Essays keen to be considered for inclusion in this special edition should be uploaded to the Peace Review Journal website no later than April 15, 2023.

Peace Review accepts the following types of articles: Essay, Review, Interview, Collection, Oration

Articles should be submitted via the journal online portal and utilize the Taylor & Francis Citation style and Journal WORD Template.

  • Essays:  2500–3500 words, excluding references.
  • Reviews: 3000-3500 words, excluding references.
  • Interviews: 1200-1500 words, including context
  • Collections: 1800-2000 words + 3-5 photos or images, excluding references
  • Oration: 3–5-minute audio file + transcription, accompanied by a written introduction/analysis of 800-1000 words

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