1st Edition

Northern Ireland Politics

ISBN 9780582253469
Published March 5, 1996 by Routledge
260 Pages

USD $87.95

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Book Description

Hopes for a peaceful settlement in Northern Ireland have again put the politics of the province under the spotlight. This new text, written by acknowledged experts on Northern Ireland, provides an immediately accessible introduction to the multi-faceted nature of the politics of the region.

Table of Contents



List of Contributors


Section 1: Twentieth Century History

1. Northern Ireland 1921-68

2. Northern Ireland 1968-72

3. Northern Ireland 1972-95

Section 2: Ideas and Movements

4. Unionism

5. Nationalism

6. Labour and left politics

7. In search of common ground

Section 3: Parties and Elections

8. Political parties: (1) Elections and strategies

9. Political parties: (2) Structures and platforms

Section 4: Administration

10. Anglo-Irish relations

11. Northern Ireland economy

12. Northern Ireland and the European Union

13. Equal Opportunities for women

14. Filling in the gap: policy and pressure under direct rule

Section 6: Aspects of Society

15. Paramilitarism

16. The media

17. The arts and sports

18. Churches, society and conflict in Northern Ireland

19. The numbers game: the demographic context of politics

20. Frameworks and the future

Appendix 1

Chronology of events 1920-95

Appendix 2


Appendix 3



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