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  Crossing the Rubicon: Deciding to Become a Paramilitary in Northern Ireland
 
 
Titel: Crossing the Rubicon: Deciding to Become a Paramilitary in Northern Ireland
Auteur: Neil Ferguson
Mark Burgess
Ian Hollywood
Verschenen in: International journal of conflict and violence
Paginering: Jaargang 2 (2008) nr. 1 pagina's 130-137
Jaar: 2008
Inhoud: Northern Ireland has endured a history of violence since its inception in 1922. The last 40 years have been characterised by sustained political conflict and a fledging peace process. We conducted a series of interviews with individuals who had used violence during the conflict to pursue political goals. This article focuses on the processes involved in their joining of paramilitary groups and engaging in violent actions. The participants’ accounts resonate with factors that other researchers have identified as being antecedent to paramilitary membership, such as having the support of the immediate community (e.g., Crawford, 2003; Silke, 2003). However, the rational decisions that are revealed in these accounts also show that participants engaged in rational decision making as opposed to being mindlessly stimulated into membership in response to an environmental stimulus. These results highlight the degree to which individuals bear, and accept, personal responsibility for joining a paramilitary group (as opposed to membership simply being stimulated by uncontrollable dispositional or situational forces).
Uitgever: University of Bielefeld (provided by DOAJ)
Bronbestand: Elektronische Wetenschappelijke Tijdschriften
 
 

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