"Renovation or Revolution" - opens a new field of British/Irish studies, beyond devolution studies in the United Kingdom, and beyond Northern Ireland conflict studies. It examines the redistributions of power and the new networks of policy making on these islands. It analyses the extent to which they represent the emergence of a new regional British/Irish political arena within a European and international context. It asks whether we are seeing an emergent revolution in the territorial politics of these islands or whether the changes are simply renovations of an older territorial pattern. This book discusses in detail the implementation of constitutional reforms in Scotland, Wales, England, Northern Ireland and in British, North/South, British/Irish, European and international perspectives.
"It is certainly the important contribution that Tony Blair declares it to be in the foreword, and one which is well worth the attention of anyone interested in the future of relations between the nations of these islands." The Irish World August 2005
Foreword by the Rt Hon. Tony Blair; Introduction, 1 A new territorial politics in the British Isles, Jennifer Todd; Section One, Devolution in the United Kingdom: 2 Devolution in the United Kingdom: asymmetry in territorial politics, Arthur Aughey; 3 Devolution in Scotland: parliament and society, David McCrone; 4 Devolution in Wales: assembly and nation building, John Osmond; 5 Devolution in England: possibilities and prospects, Simon Partridge; Section Two, Northern Ireland: The Good Friday Agreement: 6 Northern Ireland: the changing structure of conflict, Jennifer Todd 7 The North/South relationship: implementing the Agreement, John Coakley; 8 The British-Irish relationship: from antagonism to alliance, Ronan Fanning; Section Three: The international context 9 The European context: changing forms of territorial politics in the United Kingdom, Elizabeth Meehan; 10 The European context: a new political dimension in Ireland, North and South, Brigid Laffan; 11 The global context: the international system and the Northern Ireland peace process, Adrian Guelke; Conclusion, 12 Institutions and modes of territorial management: the challenge of British-Irish studies, John Coakley, Brigid Laffan and Jennifer Todd. Appendix 1: British and Irish elections, 1997-2003 Appendix 2: British/Irish chronology, 1997-2003; Notes; References; Index.
Series: Perspectives in British-Irish Studies
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 27th February 2013
Publisher: University College Dublin Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.46