Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here


Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

2008 marked the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Belfast Agreement and followed a momentous year in the recent political history of Northern Ireland. Despite the passage of over a decade, the full operation of the new governance arrangements remains elusive. In 2008 however, it appeared that Northern Ireland had embraced ‘normal’ politics as local political representatives began to address the challenges of everyday political life. One such challenge is structuring and managing an engagement with the European Union (EU) which meets the interests of Northern Ireland. Over ten years after the decision to devolve power to Northern Ireland and despite the sporadic suspension of political institutions, the region has developed a functioning model of engagement with the EU. Using Wolff’s (2002) model of post-Agreement reconstruction, this chapter suggests that when compared with other domestic policy areas, the Europeanizing influence of the EU has produced important political developments in Northern Ireland.



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Europeanisation and Hibernicisation — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation