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Robin Wilson

amendments in 2002. These entailed arrangements at entity level mirroring those at the level of the State, including strong communal-veto powers which ‘accentuated the predominance of group representation over individual rights’ (Bieber, 2006: 130). As Misha Glenny (1999: 651–2) observed, ‘Dayton brought the fighting to an end, in itself a considerable achievement. But as a model for reconciliation and for

in The Northern Ireland experience of conflict and agreement
Aislinn O'Donnell

strategic notice of risk. He argues nonetheless that ‘The formal aim of CONTEST – which is being achieved – is [. . .] to reduce the risk from terrorism so that people can go about their normal life freely (that is, with the rule of law upheld and without the authorities having to interfere with individual rights and liberties) and with confidence’ ( 2015 , p. 16). Reducing (violent) radicalisation and extremism arguably modernises classic counter-insurgency doctrine. However, Omand emphasises that CONTEST was originally conceived in such a way as to clearly separate

in Encountering extremism
Constituting the extremist/moderate subject
Mariela Cuadro

subject of self-government as well. This way, the participation of the governed in their government is not due to their allegedly natural individual rights or freedoms, but ‘because government already depends on the liberties and capacities of the governed exercised within an economy’ ( Dean, 1999 , p. 174). Hence, notwithstanding there is not a natural relationship between liberalism, rule of law and democracy, Foucault’s conception of liberal government enables putting them within this rationality of government. Despite Foucault’s conception of liberal government

in Encountering extremism
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Robin Wilson

individual becomes ‘actor, designer, juggler and stage director of his own biography’ (Beck, 1997: 11–19, 95, original emphasis). Against this, communitarianism – positing as it does a ‘common moral good’ which must trump individual rights (Mouffe, 1993: 31) – represents a retreat into a ‘counter-modernity’ of ‘constructed certitude’ (Beck, 1997: 62

in The Northern Ireland experience of conflict and agreement