Towards a problematisation of the problematisations that reduce Northern Ireland to a ‘problem’
Vaughan‐Williams, Nick. (2006) Towards a problematisation of the problematisations that reduce Northern Ireland to a ‘problem’. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Vol.9 (No.4). pp. 513-526. ISSN 1369-8230Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13698230600941978
This essay highlights but then refuses a dominant urge within extant applications of political philosophy to the Troubles: the urge to prescribe ‘solutions’ to ‘the Northern Irish problem’. The argument presented here is that this urge can be seen as constitutive of the very problem presumably most analysts seek to overcome. The aim, therefore, is to explore alternative approaches to representations of conflict drawing on aspects of the work of William Connolly, Jacques Derrida, and Michel Foucault. Ultimately, I hope to demonstrate how a deconstructive approach might open up new possibilities for critical intervention into ‘the Troubles’ in a way that avoids merely reproducing the main fissures of conflict.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JC Political theory
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Northern Ireland, Deconstruction, Northern Ireland -- Politics and government, Civil disobedience -- Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects, Political science -- Philosophy|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy|
|Page Range:||pp. 513-526|
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