Asking the Difficult Questions – Can Power-Sharing Work?

Room: 
Room 0.27b, Law & Politics Building
Time Slot: 
Tuesday 27th March 13:30 - 15:00
Panel Chair: 
  • Dr Eamonn O'Kane (University of Wolverhampton)
Panel Discussant: 
  • Dr Kathryn Simpson (Manchester Metropolitan University )
Panel Members: 
  • Professor Feargal Cochrane (University of Kent)
  • Mr Thibaud Bodson (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Dr Neophytos Loizides

This panel examines the applicability and resilience of power-sharing as a form of government for deeply divided societies.  The panel examines the experiences of three European case studies: Northern Ireland, Brussels and Cyprus.  By focusing on these diverse cases, the panel can interrogate both the theory of power-sharing and its record in managing and overcoming conflict.