Explaining violent dissident Republican breakaway through deviant cohesion
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The accepted knowledge concerning dissident splits from the Provisional IRA is that different groups or individuals broke away because of their disagreement with the political progresses made during the peace process. This paper will argue that other factors were at play. Primarily, that ‘deviant’ cohesion played a significant role. While the question of politicialisation offers significant insight into the political dimension of this split, this article will adopt a more sociological approach. Answers provided through this sociological perspective are not intended to undermine the political explanation, rather to build upon them and provide a more holistic understanding of the issue.
Finnegan , P 2021 , ' Explaining violent dissident Republican breakaway through deviant cohesion ' , Small Wars and Insurgencies , vol. 32 , no. 4-5 , pp. 772-788 . https://doi.org/10.1080/09592318.2020.1852760
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