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: Westview Press


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…  See more details below

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813332475
Publisher:
Westview Press
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 Acronyms
Introduction
1The Question of Irish History: From the Celts to O'Connell1
2From the Famine to the Rising31
3From Guerrilla War to Independence63
4Doors Opening and Closing: Economy, Education, and the Irish Language91
5Mixed Messages: The Catholic Church and the Media123
6Veneration Versus Rights: The Role of Irish Women159
7Catholic State or Catholic Nation: Political Culture, Constitution, and Political Structure201
8The Chosen Few: Parties, Pressure Groups, and Policy239
9Northern Ireland: The Gordian Knot Tied281
10Northern Ireland: The Gordian Knot United?331
11Ireland in the World: Policy, People, and the Arts375
Select Bibliography411
Index419

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