Winning Peace Frames: Intra-Ethnic Outbidding in Northern Ireland and Cyprus

Moore, Gavin and Loizides, Neophytos G. and Sandal, Nukhet A. and Lordos, Alexandros (2013) Winning Peace Frames: Intra-Ethnic Outbidding in Northern Ireland and Cyprus. West European Politics, 37 (1). pp. 159-181. ISSN 1743-9655. (doi: (Full text available)


Ethnic outbidding in divided societies can have dire political consequences, ranging from the derailment of peace processes to inter-ethnic warfare. This article investigates the conditions contributing to successful outbidding within the framework of protracted peace negotiations by using the contrasting cases of Northern Ireland and Cyprus. Evidence demonstrates that successful outbidders are able to exploit the fears of their communities with respect to inter-ethnic compromise while identifying appropriate strategies and opportunities for redressing these grievances. The article demonstrates that the degree of outbidding success over the long term derives from combining diagnostic and prognostic frames linked to credible political and constitutional strategies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Conflict Analysis Research Centre
Depositing User: Neophytos Loizides
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2013 23:39 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2017 17:23 UTC
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