22nd March 2023: 1.00pm

Why is there Political Instability in Northern Ireland?
Join Professor Jon Tonge as he discusses why there isn’t political stability in Northern Ireland.

The Good Friday Agreement is globally admired as a resounding success as a peace deal, saving many lives. As a political deal however, its fortunes could generously be described as mixed. The power-sharing Executive and Assembly have been in abeyance for 40% of the time since they were created nearly a quarter-of-a-century ago. Why do the devolved power-sharing institutions keep collapsing and what could usefully be done to prevent such debacles? This talk analyses the reasons for political instability and assesses whether changing the rules of how Northern Ireland is governed can provide a solution.

Jon Tonge is Professor of Politics at the University of Liverpool. He is the author/co-author of a dozen books on Northern Irish politics, including The Democratic Unionist Party: From Protest to Power; The Ulster Unionist Party: Country Before Party; Sinn Féin and the SDLP: From Alienation to Participation and The New Northern Irish Politics. The next book will be a membership survey of the Alliance Party, due to be published by Oxford University Press later this year. Professor Tonge has been the Director of the last four Economic and Social Research Council Northern Ireland general election surveys.

date & time

date & time

Wed. 22nd March
1.00pm (doors 12.45pm)
Duration: 1 hour

location

location

Europa Hotel, Great Victoria St.

admission

admission

Free Admission

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