Peace and Economy in Northern Ireland

In HSFK-Report 5/2009 Andreas Haidvogl scrutinizes if economic growth and peace are correlating in Northern Ireland.

Today, Northern Ireland profits from a peaceful and economically stable situation after suffering from repeated outbursts of violence over the last 40 years. Political stability seems to have provided the fundament for continuing economic growth. But then again, does an increase of prosperity have a peacemaking effect?

In HSFK-Report 40 Jahre danach... Frieden und Ökonomie in Nordirland (40 Years Later... Peace and Economy in Northern Ireland), Andreas Haidvogl examines the correlation of economic prosperity and the success of the peace process in the once violent-torn state of Northern Ireland. Haidvogl points out the necessary factors that condition this symbiotic relation.