Perils & Prospects of a United Ireland

By: Padraig O’Malley

Publication Date: March 2023


Perils & Prospects of a United Ireland by Padraig O’Malley

Padraig O’Malley’s Perils & Prospects of a United Ireland presents the definitive study of the questions around the future of Northern Irish politics, including the idea of reunification. Focusing on the topics of the Northern Ireland Protocol, the Good Friday Agreement, Brexit, Unionism, Nationalism, the economics of potential reunification or continued partition, and the wide range of Northern Irish identities, this work encompasses the most up-to-date and considered review of political actions so far. A must-read for those interested in the future of Northern Ireland.

Padraig O’Malley is an Irish international peacemaker, author, and professor. O’Malley specializes in the problems of divided societies, such as South Africa, Northern Ireland and the Middle East. He has written extensively on these subjects and has been actively involved in promoting dialogue among representatives of differing factions. He is currently the John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation at the University of Massachusetts Boston.


“Padraig O’Malley’s new book is a profoundly important exploration of the complexities and conundrums of untying the Gordian knot of Irish partition. I have not seen this depth of non-partisan understanding and explanation from any other analyst or advocate. That is why anyone who wants – or needs – to understand the possible endgame of Irish partition has to get this well-written book and read it carefully.”

Professor, the Lord Alderdice, First Speaker, Northern Ireland Assembly (1998-2004), Executive Chairman, The Changing Character of War Centre, Pembroke College, Senior Research Fellow, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford.

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Weight 0.7 kg
Dimensions 234 × 156 mm
Publication Date

March 2023