The Uncivil Wars: Ireland Today / Edition 3

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The Uncivil Wars, first published in 1983, continues to stand as the most thorough and balanced account of the troubles in Northern Ireland available. This new edition covers recent developments, including the prospects for peace.
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A first-rate volume of social analysis. —The New Yorker
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807002230
  • Publisher: Beacon
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 569
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
The Players
Introduction 1
1 The Anglo-Irish Process: A Question of Consent 17
2 The South: A Question of Commitment 61
3 The Social Democratic and Labour Party: A Question of Guarantees 98
4 Official Unionism: A Question of Consistency 133
5 Paisleyism: A Question of Intent 169
6 Britain: A Question of Inconsistency 204
7 The Irish Republican Army: A Question of Certainty 258
8 The Ulster Defence Association: A Question of Uncertainty 314
9 Frameworks 356
10 The South: New Elections 363
11 The North: "Rolling" Devolution 367
12 The South: Political and Economic Malaise 383
13 The North: New Elections 397
14 The Uncivil Wars 404
Afterword: Questions of Nuance 416
Interviewees 503
Notes 505
Bibliography 540
Index 548
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