Ireland: Historical Echoes, Contemporary Politics

Ireland: Historical Echoes, Contemporary Politics

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by Richard B Finnegan
     
 

In one generation, modern Ireland has experienced rapid political, economic and social transformation. Every aspect of Irish life and public policy has changed. This thorough study charts and explains all facets of these changes--including the nation's economic development, the education revolution, Irish language policy, Church-State relations, the impact of mass

Overview

In one generation, modern Ireland has experienced rapid political, economic and social transformation. Every aspect of Irish life and public policy has changed. This thorough study charts and explains all facets of these changes--including the nation's economic development, the education revolution, Irish language policy, Church-State relations, the impact of mass media, the shift on the roles and status of women, constitutional and political development, and the making of public policy on controversial issues such as divorce and Ulster. Also, Ireland's place in the European Union is examined as is the impact of the second Irish Renaissance in music, literature and the arts.Change in the Republic of Ireland has been accompanied by the explosion of bitter ethnic conflict in the North. From the 1968 Civil Rights Movement to the 1998 Belfast Agreement the authors, Finnegan and McCarron, examine the spread of violence, the role of Sinn Fein and the IRA, and the role of the United States, London and Dublin in the conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780891589242
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
09/28/1983
Series:
Profiles - Nations of Contemporary Western Europe Series
Pages:
166
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Richard B. Finnegan is Professor of Political Science and Director of Irish Studies at Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts. He is the co-author (with James L. Wiles) of Women and Public Policy in Ireland; A Guide to Irish Government Publications: 1972-1992; Aspirations and Realities: A Documentary History of Irish Economic Development Policy Since 1922; and Ireland: The Challenge of Conflict and Change. Edward T. McCarron is Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Department at Stonehill College. He is the author of several journal articles on Irish emigration and Irish-America.

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