The Northern Ireland Question in British Politics

Author: S. McDougall,P. Catterall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349246069

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

View: 7933

Whilst there are any number of books on the subject of Northern Ireland, few provide much guidance on how it has been handled by Westminster and Whitehall, or indeed the extent to which British governments and Parliament has tried to avoid having to handle the issue. This book provides a much needed historical context in which to assess contemporary approaches to the Northern Ireland problem and, in essays covering the period from the establishment of the Northern Ireland state to the present day, points to many often overlooked continuities in British policy.

Welfare Policy in Britain

The Road from 1945

Author: Rodney Lowe,Helen Fawcett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349273228

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

View: 9115

The welfare state arouses controversy whether attention is focused on its recent past or future development. Leading experts in welfare history draw together the latest research in essays combining broad policy surveys and detailed case studies. The key questions are 'What is a welfare state?' and 'How can it best be analysed?'. The history of the British welfare state suggests that the traditional approach has been too narrow. Current policy should be informed by a greater sense of history.

The Irish Question

Author: Conor McGrady,Van Gosse,Donal Ó Drisceoil

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780822367109

Category: History

Page: 175

View: 4206

This special issue of Radical History Review focuses on the “Irish question”—the historical role of British imperialism in Ireland and its legacies in the modern Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland. This collection of essays places Ireland in a comparative context, addressing the broader relevance of the Irish experience to questions of empire and colonialism worldwide. Examining how the Irish nationalist movement functioned for more than two centuries within the context of various forms of British imperialism, the issue analyzes the evolution of contemporary Ireland’s politics of race, immigration, and armed resistance. One contributor addresses the issue of constitutional nationalism in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Ireland, while another looks at the recent history of Irish republicanism in relation to the peace process. Other essays examine Protestant society and Unionist hegemony in nineteenth-century Ulster, immigration and racism as the Irish experienced them in postwar Britain, and the historiography of race and racialization in Ireland. The historical adviser for the award-winning film The Wind That Shakes the Barley reflects on its portrayal of the period of the Irish War of Independence and Civil War and a photographic essay focuses on supporters of the modern Irish republican movement in the United States and Ireland. Contributors. Kevin Bean, Pauline Collombier-Lakeman, Mary Conley, John Corbally, Steve Garner, Diane George, Van Gosse, Martin Hayes, Bill Kissane, Conor McGrady, Kerby Miller, Kevin Noble, Donal Ó Drisceoil

Documents on Contemporary British Government: Volume 1, British Government and Constitutional Change

Author: Martin Minogue

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521291484

Category: Political Science

Page: 413

View: 5158

Originally published in 1977, this selection of documents is carefully arranged and edited to illustrate the main characteristics of the British system of government during a period of extensive constitutional and administrative change. The intention is to give students a direct knowledge of the basic materials upon which the study of British government is founded, and to demonstrate the vitality and significance of primary sources to which the student often has little access or guidance. Since the material is drawn principally from the late 1960s and the early 1970s, constitutional and governmental developments at this time are well documented. This volumes filled a clear gap in the field and will even today, not only be an invaluable complement to existing textbooks on this period, but may be used by teachers to complement their own courses and lectures. The book is aimed at students in universities and all institutions of higher and further education for courses on British government and politics, British public administration and British constitutional history.

Dynamics of Political Change in Ireland

Making and Breaking a Divided Island

Author: Niall Ó Dochartaigh,Katy Hayward,Elizabeth Meehan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317269918

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

View: 6367

This book examines the interrelated dynamics of political action, ideology and state structures in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, emphasising the wider UK and European contexts in which they are nested. It makes a significant and unique contribution to wider European and international debates over state and nation and contested borders, looking at the dialectic between political action and institutions, examining party politics, ideological struggle and institutional change. It goes beyond the binary approaches to Irish politics and looks at the deep shifts associated with major socio-political changes, such as immigration, gender equality and civil society activism. Interdisciplinary in approach, it includes contributions from across history, law, sociology and political science and draws on a rich body of knowledge and original research data. This text will be of key interest to students and scholars of Irish Politics, Society and History, British Politics, Peace and Conflict studies, Nationalism, and more broadly to European Politics.

The Irish Border

History, Politics, Culture

Author: Malcolm Anderson,Eberhard Bort

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853239512

Category: History

Page: 286

View: 2985

This is the first book-length treatment of the Irish border and related themes since Heslinga’s controversial The Irish Border as a Cultural Divide (3rd edn 1979). The approach is multidisciplinary and the papers focus on Partition and the history of the border, attitudes North and South of the border, political and cultural aspects of the border, cross-border relations and current developments concerning the border, including its European dimension. Contributors are Paul Arthur, Ged Martin, Ian S. Wood, Steve Bruce, Etain Tannam, Ullrich Kockel, Máiréad Nic Craith, Owen Dudley Edwards and Eberhard Bort.

Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Senia Paseta

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019157757X

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 6765

This is a book about the Irish Question, or more specifically about Irish Questions. The term has become something of a catch-all, a convenient way to encompass numerous issues and developments which pertain to the political, social, and economic history of modern Ireland.The Irish Question has of course changed: one of the main aims of this book is to explore the complicated and shifting nature of the Irish Question and to assess what it has meant to various political minds and agendas. No other issue brought down as many nineteenth-century governments and no comparable twentieth-century dilemma has matched its ability to frustrate the attempts of British cabinets to find a solution; this inability to find a lasting answer to the Irish Question is especially striking when seen in the context of the massive shifts in British foreign policy brought about by two world wars, decolonization, and the cold war. Senia Paseta charts the changing nature of the Irish Question over the last 200 years, within an international political and social historical context. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Crisis of Confidence

Anglo-Irish Relations in the Early Troubles, 1966-1974

Author: Anthony Craig

Publisher: Irish Academic Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 214

View: 9740

Looking at the wide variety of relations and the deep trust evidenced by cooperation in the 1960's, Craig shows for the first time the context of Common Market and trade negotiations in which Anglo-Irish relations crystallised in the era of Lemass. --

The Origins of the Present Troubles in Northern Ireland

Author: Caroline Kennedy-Pipe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317894596

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 3382

For quarter of a century now the British Army has been involved in a bloody and protracted conflict in Northern Ireland. This book looks at the roots of the current struggle and of British military intervention, setting both in the longer perspective of the Anglo-Irish Troubles. It is, however, more than a chronicle of military strategies and sectarian strife: it seeks to place the use of the army within the context of the wider British experience of dealing with political violence, and to address the broader issue of how democratic states have responded to both ethnic conflict and the threat of `internal' disorder

The Secular and the Sacred

Nation, Religion and Politics

Author: William Safran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135762112

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 4997

What is the place of religion in modern political systems? This volume addresses that question by focusing on ten countries across several geographic areas: Western and East-Central Europe, North America, the Middle East and South Asia. These countries are comparable in the sense that they are committed to constitutional rule, have embraced a more or less secular culture, and have formal guarantees of freedom of religion. Yet in all the cases examined here religion impinges on the political system in the form of legal establishment, semi-legitimation, subvention, and/or selective institutional arrangements and its role is reflected in cultural norms, electoral behaviour and public policies. The relationship between religion and politics comes in many varieties in differing countries, yet all are faced with three major challenges: modernity, democracy and the increasingly multi-ethnic and multi-religious nature of their societies.

The Northern Ireland Question

Myth and Reality

Author: Patrick John Roche,Brian Barton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1783240008

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 8188

Barton and Roche have drawn on the expertise of scholars in Irish history, political philosophy, sociology, demography and criminal and constitutional law to provide a major contribution to understanding the dynamics of the terrorist conflict that engulfed Northern Ireland for thirty years. The legal dimension of the book provides accessible understanding both of the use of the criminal law in response to terrorism and of the constitutional status of Northern Ireland prior to the 1998 Belfast Agreement. The Northern Ireland Question: Myth and Reality explicates the civic character of unionism which differentiates unionism as a form of political identity from the ethnicity of traditional Irish nationalism. The contributions explore the ambiguities of southern Irish politics with respect to 'the Northern Ireland question' and challenge a conventional and widely accepted understanding (inimical to unionism and unionists) of the genesis of the terrorist conflict in Northern Ireland and the extent of discrimination under the Stormont administration but without loss of objectivity and professional detachment.

How the Troubles Came to Northern Ireland

Author: Peter Rose

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780333949412

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 2460

In a new book about Northern Ireland historian Peter Rose argues that if Harold Wilson's government in the late sixties had pursued a different policy the province might have been spared The Troubles. Wilson had promised the Catholics that they would be granted their civil rights. However, new evidence suggests that Westminster was deliberately gagged to prevent MPs demanding that the Stormont administration ended discrimination in the province. Had the government acted on intelligence of growing Catholic unrest, it could have prevented the rise of the Provisional IRA without provoking an unmanageable Protestant backlash. The book draws upon recently released official documents and interviews with many key politicians and civil servants of the period to examine the failure of British policy to prevent the troubles.

Fast-track Legislation

Constitutional Implications and Safeguards, 15th Report of Session 2008-09, Vol. 1: Report

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: Select Committee on the Constitution

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780108444562

Category: Great Britain

Page: 86

View: 3753

Fast-track Legislation : Constitutional implications and safeguards, 15th report of session 2008-09, Vol. 1: Report

History is Mostly Repair and Revenge

Discourses Of/on History in Literature in English

Author: Liliana Sikorska

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631597712

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 151

View: 338

Literature in English is a term that has recently appeared to include both English literature in the traditional sense of the word and all the newly emerging literatures written and published in English whose authors may represent various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. This series as well as the yearly Literature in English Symposium (LIES) organized by the Department of English Literature and Literary Linguistics, the School of English at Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań (Poland), respond to the current interest in wider mapping of English literature. Each year the symposium is devoted to a particular topic linked with the interests of an invited writer, whose presentation we also publish. The volume is devoted to the discourses of/on history as is the main area of interest of Adam Thorpe.

Devolution in the United Kingdom

Author: Russell Deacon

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748669736

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 3951

This introduction to the major changes caused by devolution looks at both the historical background and contemporary political events. It assesses the operation, strengths and weaknesses of the devolved state, using highly relevant case studies to illustr

The Making of Modern Irish History

Revisionism and the Revisionist Controversy

Author: D. George Boyce,Alan O'Day

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134807627

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8625

This volume brings together distinguished historians of Ireland, each of whom tackles a key question, issue or event in Irish history since the eighteenth century and: * examines its historiography * assesses the context of new interpretations * considers the strengths and weaknesses of revisionist ideas * offers their own interpretation. Topics covered are not only of historical interest but, in the context of recent revisionist debates, of contemporary political significance. These original contributions take account of new evidence and perspectives, as well as up-to-date historical methodology. Their combination of synthesis and analysis represent a valuable guide to the present state of the writing of modern Irish history.

The Troubles in Ballybogoin

Memory and Identity in Northern Ireland

Author: William F. Kelleher

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472089781

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 4056

DIVA fascinating exploration of how social memory serves to hinder communication and foster disorder in Northern Ireland /div

Ireland's Terrorist Dilemma

Author: Yonah Alexander,Alan O'Day

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 0898389127

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

View: 1659

Irish National Cinema

Author: Ruth Barton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134468199

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 528

From the international successes of Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan, to the smaller productions of the new generation of Irish filmmakers, this book explores questions of nationalism, gender identities, the representation of the Troubles and of Irish history as well as cinema's response to the so-called Celtic Tiger and its aftermath. Irish National Cinema argues that in order to understand the unique position of filmmaking in Ireland and the inheritance on which contemporary filmmakers draw, definitions of the Irish culture and identity must take into account the so-called Irish diaspora and engage with its cinema. An invaluable resource for students of world cinema.