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The first in-depth account of the evolution of the Irish Republican strategy. This new, updated paperback edition is essential reading for anyone who wants to disentangle the complex issues and motives behind IRA violence.
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Overview

The first in-depth account of the evolution of the Irish Republican strategy. This new, updated paperback edition is essential reading for anyone who wants to disentangle the complex issues and motives behind IRA violence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203445143
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 5/8/1997
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Chronology
Introduction - developing a strategic approach to the Irish republican movement 1
1 The Irish republican military mind - the evolution of a strategic tradition 6
2 Transitions in Irish republican strategy - the development of the military instrument from the Easter rising to the civil war 30
3 Political control versus the autonomous military instrument - Irish republican strategy from the civil war to the 1970s 56
4 The military ascendancy - the Provisional IRA on the offensive, 1970-1972 91
5 The erosion of Provisional IRA strategy, 1972-1977 117
6 The evolution of PIRA's total strategy, 1977-1983 143
7 A continuing military enigma - the contradictory dynamics of the total strategy, 1983-1990 169
8 Ending the isolation? Ending the violence? 195
Conclusion 219
Notes 228
Bibliography 254
Index 259
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