Ireland: Historical Echoes, Contemporary Politics

Ireland: Historical Echoes, Contemporary Politics

by Richard B Finnegan, Edward T. McCarron
     
 

Modern Ireland has experienced in one generation rapid political, economic, and social transformation. Ireland: Historical Echoes, Contemporary Politics examines these changes in the economy, education, language, church-state relations, the media, the role of women, constitutional and political development, and public policy. Ireland's role in Europe and the world is…  See more details below

Overview

Modern Ireland has experienced in one generation rapid political, economic, and social transformation. Ireland: Historical Echoes, Contemporary Politics examines these changes in the economy, education, language, church-state relations, the media, the role of women, constitutional and political development, and public policy. Ireland's role in Europe and the world is explored as well. The bitter ethnic conflict in Northern Ireland is covered from its historical roots, escalating violence, the role of the IRA, and the actions of Washington, Dublin, and London on the peace process. The pivotal role of history is delineated through examination of the interpretations of key historical events.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813314006
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
01/11/2000
Series:
Nations of the Modern World Series
Edition description:
2ND UPDTD
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (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.

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