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A State Under Siege : The Establishment of Northern Ireland, 1920-1925 - Bryan A. Follis

A State Under Siege

The Establishment of Northern Ireland, 1920-1925

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1995
ISBN: 9780198203056
Number Of Pages: 232

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The origins of Northern Ireland as a distinct entity are of great importance for the study of Irish history, the British constitution, and Anglo-Irish relations, but this subject has never been tackled in great depth. In this diligent and detailed account, Follis makes up for this oversight. He examines the turbulent early years of Northern Ireland, tracing its emergence and establishment and examining how it survived in the face of widespread communal violence, near bankruptcy, and political uncertainty, exacerbated by problematical relations with the governments in Westminster and Dublin. The highly controversial subject matter is carefully analysed, and if a particular standpoint emerges at its conclusion it is the result of an extremely lucid piece of research. This subject is of vital importance and relevance to anyone wishing to understand the current Northern Ireland problem.

Industry Reviews

`a timely and provocative contribution. ..His is a detailed and carefully researched study...Highly recommended...' Choice `This is the most detailed study to date of the formation and ealy years of the Northern Ireland state. Its author has worked diligently through government archives in Belfas, London and Dublin' Political Studies `well researched and contain impressive documentary evidence ... based on sound scholarly research of much relevant source material, and it correctly challenges some of the unsubstantial criticisms of the Northern Ireland government' Joost Augusteijn, University of Belfast, Irish Historical Studies `There is too much fascinating information in his book to even hint at ... an alternative assessment of the origins of Northern Ireland is very much to be welcomed.' Alwyn Thomson, lion & lamb

List of Abbreviations
Introductionp. 1
Planning for Self-Governmentp. 6
Preparing for Self-Governmentp. 25
Implementing Self-Governmentp. 52
Defending Self-Governmentp. 82
Financing Self-Governmentp. 116
Preserving Self-Governmentp. 153
Conclusionp. 183
Appendix 1. Results of the General Election (1921) to the Parliament of Northern Irelandp. 195
Appendix 2. Results of the General Election (1925) to the Parliament of Northern Irelandp. 198
Bibliographyp. 201
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780198203056
ISBN-10: 0198203055
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st January 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 14.5  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.44