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Ireland / Edition 1
     

Ireland / Edition 1

by Richard B Finnegan, Edward T. Mccarron
 

ISBN-10: 0813332478

ISBN-13: 9780813332475

Pub. Date: 04/01/1999

Publisher: Avalon Publishing


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

Overview


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813332475
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Series:
Nations of the Modern World Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Acronymsix
Introductionxi
Three Irelands; Many Interpretationsxi
Ireland: The Placexv
The Chapters to Comexvii
Notesxviii
1The Question of Irish History: From the Celts to O'connell1
The Early Peoples2
The Norman Conquest5
The Shipwreck of the Old Order9
The Penal Laws12
The Protestant Nation14
179817
Union21
Daniel O'Connell23
Notes27
2From the Famine to the Rising31
The Famine31
The Famine's Legacy38
The Struggle for Home Rule42
The Rise of Irish Nationalism46
The Easter Rising of 191652
Notes57
3From Guerrilla War to Independence63
The Rise of Sinn Fein63
The Anglo-Irish War and the Anglo-Irish Treaty66
The Free State72
De Valera's Dream75
The Emergency and After81
Notes85
4Doors Opening and Closing: Economy, Education, and the Irish Language91
Introduction91
The Insulated Economy93
The Whitaker Plan and the Planning Period, 1959-197296
Entry into the European Union, 1973-198799
The Emergence of the "Celtic Tiger," 1987-1997102
Explaining Ireland's Economic Development104
Education: The Traditional System107
Education: Reform and Renewal109
The Irish Language114
Notes120
5Mixed Messages: the Catholic Church and the Media123
The Catholic Church124
The Media142
Censorship151
Notes155
6Veneration Versus Rights: the Role of Irish Women159
The Suffrage Movement159
Venerated But Excluded162
The Search for Equality165
Controversial Issues in the 1980s169
Women's Status in the 1990s183
Notes194
7Catholic State or Catholic Nation: Political Culture, Constitution, and Political Structure201
Political Culture201
Constitutional Foundations205
The Structure of Government213
Neo-Corporatist Policymaking225
The Impact of Europe228
Irish Democracy230
Notes233
8The Chosen Few: Parties, Pressure Groups, and Policy239
The Irish Voter239
Political Parties240
Bases of the Irish Party System259
Pressure Groups261
Policy Issues: The Environment269
Social Problems and Issues271
Notes278
9Northern Ireland: the Gordian Knot Tied281
Introduction281
The Creation of Northern Ireland282
Character of the Conflict285
Discrimination and Separation288
British Policy in Ulster, 1922-1968294
The United States and Northern Ireland, 1922-1968295
Years of Violence, 1968-1972296
British Policy in Ulster, 1968-1972302
The United States and Northern Ireland, 1968-1972303
Northern Ireland, 1972-1981304
British Policy in Ulster, 1972-1981318
The United States and Northern Ireland, 1972-1981321
Notes326
10Northern Ireland: the Gordian Knot Untied?331
Developments in Northern Ireland, 1981-1992331
British Policy, 1981-1992336
The United States and Northern Ireland, 1981-1992337
External Influences on Northern Ireland338
The Peace Process, the Good Friday Agreement of April 1998, and the Prizes of Peace341
Explaining the Conflict; Explaining the Peace367
Notes371
11Ireland in the World: Policy, People, and the Arts375
Irish Foreign Policy375
The European Union380
People384
Irish America388
The Arts391
Conclusion405
Notes406
Select Bibliography411
Index419

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