About the authors: Seamus Dunn has been Professor of Conflict Studies and Director for the Centre of Study of Conflict (University of Ulster, Coleraine) since 1991. He is the author of many books and papers on a range of aspects of conflict, with particular emphasis on the conflict in Northern Ireland. He is joint editor of the series Ethnic and Intercommunity Conflict published by Macmillan-St. Martin’s Press.
Helen Dawson obtained a first class honours degree in Psychology at the University of Ulster in Coleraine, and since then has worked as a researcher on a number of projects concerned with the conflict in Northern Ireland. Much of this work has been based in the Centre for Study of Conflict, and she has been particularly interested in political and cultural dimensions of the separation between the two main communities.2000 0-7734-7711-X
This is a scholarly, detailed, comprehensive complication, in alphabetical form, of all matters relating to the long and violent conflict in Northern Ireland. It contains detailed lists and references to all important events, political, social and violence-related: these include lists and descriptions of all political parties; all paramilitary groups; all the major bombings, killings and atrocities; along with all political developments, initiatives and historical moments. Each entry is intended to be precise and factual, to give all necessary details while eschewing judgments or personal views. It places emphasis on the vocabulary generated by the conflict, with reference to terms of abuse, slang expressions, nicknames, and new uses of old words. It is carefully organized so that cross-referencing and inter-subject relationships can be extracted and correlated.