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CONTENTS Acknowledgements 1 Introduction Part One: Conditions 2 Fate and Choice Fate and Choice Iron Cage and Self-Construction Process and Action Conclusion 3 Means and Ends Nostalgia and Imagination Conservatism and Radicalism Ends and Means 4 Winning and Losing Insight and Vision Transition and Transformation Conclusion Part Two: Modifications 5 New Ideas and Old Arguments Inwardness and Outwardness Democratic Transformation Historic Compromise 6 The Belfast Agreement: Archaeology and Exposition The Archaeology of the Agreement Institutions of the Belfast Agreement Conclusion 7 New Beginning and Modification of Circumstances Agreement: Duck or Rabbit? A New Beginning Modification of Circumstances Conclusion Part Three: Consequences 8 Anxiety and Expectation Unionist Expectation Anxiety of Process Anxiety of Influence Nationalist Expectation Anxiety of Frustration Anxiety of Impatience Conclusion 9 Lies Noble and Ignoble The Noble Lie Constructive Ambiguity Axioms and Maxims Conclusion 10 For Better and For Worse A Narrative of Progress A Narrative of Regress Verschlimmbesserung: For Better and For Worse Conclusion 11 Afterword References Index
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Northern Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1994-.
Great Britain. Treaties, etc. Ireland, 1998 Apr. 10.