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Ireland : Historival Echoes, Contemporary Politics - Richard B. Finnegan


Historival Echoes, Contemporary Politics

Paperback Published: 12th January 2000
ISBN: 9780813332475
Number Of Pages: 471

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In one generation, modern Ireland has experienced rapid political, economic, and social transformation. Every aspect of Irish life and public policy has changed. "Ireland: Historical Echoes, Contemporary Politics" charts and explains the facets of that change--including the nation's economic development strategy, the education revolution, Irish language policy, the path of Church-State relations, the impact of the media, the dynamic role of women, and constitutional and political development as well. The book also charts Ireland's place in Europe and the world through the Second Irish Renaissance in music, literature, and the arts.Finnegan and McCarron also discuss the explosion of bitter ethnic conflict in the North. From the 1968 Civil Rights Movement to the 1998 Belfast Agreement, the authors examine the ensuing violence, the changing role of Sin Fein and the IRA, and the role of the United States in the conflict, and in the search for peace.

List of Acronymsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Three Irelands; Many Interpretationsp. xi
Ireland: The Placep. xv
The Chapters to Comep. xvii
Notesp. xviii
The Question of Irish History: From the Celts to O'connellp. 1
The Early Peoplesp. 2
The Norman Conquestp. 5
The Shipwreck of the Old Orderp. 9
The Penal Lawsp. 12
The Protestant Nationp. 14
1798p. 17
Unionp. 21
Daniel O'Connellp. 23
Notesp. 27
From the Famine to the Risingp. 31
The Faminep. 31
The Famine's Legacyp. 38
The Struggle for Home Rulep. 42
The Rise of Irish Nationalismp. 46
The Easter Rising of 1916p. 52
Notesp. 57
From Guerrilla War to Independencep. 63
The Rise of Sinn Feinp. 63
The Anglo-Irish War and the Anglo-Irish Treatyp. 66
The Free Statep. 72
De Valera's Dreamp. 75
The Emergency and Afterp. 81
Notesp. 85
Doors Opening and Closing: Economy, Education, and the Irish Languagep. 91
Introductionp. 91
The Insulated Economyp. 93
The Whitaker Plan and the Planning Period, 1959-1972p. 96
Entry into the European Union, 1973-1987p. 99
The Emergence of the "Celtic Tiger," 1987-1997p. 102
Explaining Ireland's Economic Developmentp. 104
Education: The Traditional Systemp. 107
Education: Reform and Renewalp. 109
The Irish Languagep. 114
Notesp. 120
Mixed Messages: the Catholic Church and the Mediap. 123
The Catholic Churchp. 124
The Mediap. 142
Censorshipp. 151
Notesp. 155
Veneration Versus Rights: the Role of Irish Womenp. 159
The Suffrage Movementp. 159
Venerated But Excludedp. 162
The Search for Equalityp. 165
Controversial Issues in the 1980sp. 169
Women's Status in the 1990sp. 183
Notesp. 194
Catholic State or Catholic Nation: Political Culture, Constitution, and Political Structurep. 201
Political Culturep. 201
Constitutional Foundationsp. 205
The Structure of Governmentp. 213
Neo-Corporatist Policymakingp. 225
The Impact of Europep. 228
Irish Democracyp. 230
Notesp. 233
The Chosen Few: Parties, Pressure Groups, and Policyp. 239
The Irish Voterp. 239
Political Partiesp. 240
Bases of the Irish Party Systemp. 259
Pressure Groupsp. 261
Policy Issues: The Environmentp. 269
Social Problems and Issuesp. 271
Notesp. 278
Northern Ireland: the Gordian Knot Tiedp. 281
Introductionp. 281
The Creation of Northern Irelandp. 282
Character of the Conflictp. 285
Discrimination and Separationp. 288
British Policy in Ulster, 1922-1968p. 294
The United States and Northern Ireland, 1922-1968p. 295
Years of Violence, 1968-1972p. 296
British Policy in Ulster, 1968-1972p. 302
The United States and Northern Ireland, 1968-1972p. 303
Northern Ireland, 1972-1981p. 304
British Policy in Ulster, 1972-1981p. 318
The United States and Northern Ireland, 1972-1981p. 321
Notesp. 326
Northern Ireland: the Gordian Knot Untied?p. 331
Developments in Northern Ireland, 1981-1992p. 331
British Policy, 1981-1992p. 336
The United States and Northern Ireland, 1981-1992p. 337
External Influences on Northern Irelandp. 338
The Peace Process, the Good Friday Agreement of April 1998, and the Prizes of Peacep. 341
Explaining the Conflict; Explaining the Peacep. 367
Notesp. 371
Ireland in the World: Policy, People, and the Artsp. 375
Irish Foreign Policyp. 375
The European Unionp. 380
Peoplep. 384
Irish Americap. 388
The Artsp. 391
Conclusionp. 405
Notesp. 406
Select Bibliographyp. 411
Indexp. 419
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ISBN: 9780813332475
ISBN-10: 0813332478
Series: Nations of the Modern World. Europe
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 471
Published: 12th January 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 12.07  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 2

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