Northern Ireland : conflict and change / Jonathan Tonge, University of Salford.

Tonge, Jonathan.
2nd ed.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2013.
1 online resource (552 p.)
Northern Ireland -- History.
Northern Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1969-1994.
Northern Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1994-.
Electronic books.
Essential text for a 1 term/semester undergraduate course on Northern Ireland (usually a 2nd year option). Combines coverage of the historical context of the situation in Northern Ireland with a thorough examination of the contemporary political situation and the peace process. The book explores the issues behind the longevity of the conflict and provides a detailed analysis of the attempts to create a lasting peace in Northern Ireland.
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of tables; Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; The basis of the problem; History and politics; Chapter 1. A divided island; 1.1 The roots of modem problems; 1.2 Home Rule for Ireland; 1.3 The growth of Ulster unionism; 1.4 The rise of Irish nationalism; 1.5 The partition of Ireland; 1.6 Civil war in Ireland; 1.7 Was partition inevitable?; 1.7.1 Partition as undertaken; 1.7.2 The creation of a single Irish parliament controlling all of Ireland
1.7.3 The creation of a unified Irish state, but with devolution for the North1.7.4 The continuation of the Union between Britain and Ireland; 1.7.5 The creation of a deliberately vulnerable Northern Ireland; 1.8 Conclusion; Chapter 2. An 'Orange state'? Northern Ireland 1921-68; 2.1 An insecure state; 2.2 Electoral discrimination; 2.3 Discrimination in employment; 2.3.1 Discrimination in industrial location decisions; 2.3.2 Discrimination in employment prospects; 2.3.3 Discrimination in public-sector appointments; 2.4 Discrimination in housing; 2.5 The extent of discrimination
2.5.1 The politics of denial2.5.2 Catholic self-exclusion; 2.5.3 Perceptions of disloyal Catholics; 2.6 Explanations of discrimination; 2.7 Political stagnation; 2.8 The threat from the South?; 2.9 Conclusion; Chapter 3. From civil rights protests to insurrection; 3.1 The modernisation of unionism; 3.2 The birth of the civil rights campaign; 3.3 The demands of the civil rights movement; 3.4 Unionist responses; 3.5 The arrival of the British Army; 3.6 Unionist fragmentation; 3.7 The formation of the Provisional IRA; 3.8 The civil rights movement and the IRA; 3.8.1 The 'trojan horse' thesis
3.8.2 The 'separate entities' thesis3.9 The growth of Loyalist paramilitary groups; 3.10 The abolition of Stormont; 3.11 Conclusion; Chapter 4. Unionist and Loyalist politics; 4.1 The party system in Northern Ireland; 4.2 The nature of unionism; 4.3 Devolution and unionism; 4.4 Forms of unionism; 4.5 Unionist parties; 4.5.1 The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP); 4.5.2 The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP); 4.5.3 Other Unionist parties; 4.6 'New Loyalist' parties; 4.7 The political centre; 4.8 Conclusion; Chapter 5. Nationalist and Republican politics; 5.1 Nationalist themes
5.2 Republicanism's core ideas5.2.1 Republicanism; 5.2.2 Nationalism; 5.2.3 Militarism; 5.2.4 Romanticism; 5.2.5 Socialism; 5.2.6 Anti-imperialism; 5.2.7 Anti-colonialism; 5.3 Nationalism and republicanism compared; 5.3.1 The extent to which the Irish people are a single nation; 5.3.2 The degree to which the British government is responsible for the problem of Northern Ireland; 5.3.3 The necessity of Unionist consent for constitutional change; 5.3.4 The use of force to establish a united Ireland; 5.4 The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP); 5.5 Sinn Fein; 5.6 Republican ultras
5.7 Conclusion
Second edition originally published in 2002 by Prentice Hall Europe.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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