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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813332475
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Series: Nations of the Modern World Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 472
  • Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 1.05 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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. 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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Table of Contents

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Introduction
1 The Question of Irish History: From the Celts to O'Connell 1
2 From the Famine to the Rising 31
3 From Guerrilla War to Independence 63
4 Doors Opening and Closing: Economy, Education, and the Irish Language 91
5 Mixed Messages: The Catholic Church and the Media 123
6 Veneration Versus Rights: The Role of Irish Women 159
7 Catholic State or Catholic Nation: Political Culture, Constitution, and Political Structure 201
8 The Chosen Few: Parties, Pressure Groups, and Policy 239
9 Northern Ireland: The Gordian Knot Tied 281
10 Northern Ireland: The Gordian Knot United? 331
11 Ireland in the World: Policy, People, and the Arts 375
Select Bibliography 411
Index 419
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