Explaining Northern Ireland: Broken Images / Edition 1

Explaining Northern Ireland: Broken Images / Edition 1

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Explaining Northern Ireland: Broken Images / Edition 1

This is a bold and timely analysis of the conflict in Northern Ireland, offering a comprehensive, up-to-date and constructively critical evaluation of the massive outpouring of literature on the subject. John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary examine the most common explanations of the conflict - nationalist, unionist, Marxist, religious, cultural and economic - highlighting their shortcomings and placing Northern Ireland within a comparative context. Synthesizing their conclusions, the authors advance a realistic but imaginative prognosis for conflict-resolution in this most troubled region.

The book will be welcomed by students of contemporary history and politics and the general reader alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631183488
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/16/1995
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.29(w) x 9.41(h) x 1.39(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: Explanations and Images.

Part I: External Explanations:.

1. Nationalist Discourses.

2. Green Political Economy.

3. Unionist Discourses.

4. Revisionist Marxism.

Part II: Internal Explanations: .

5. Warring Gods: Theological Tales.

6. Fiery Values: Cultural Interpretations.

7. Mammon and Utility: Liberal Economic Reasonings.

Part III: Synthesis and Futures:.

8. No Place Apart: Comparative Political Analysis.

9. Pain-killers, Panaceas and Solvents.

10. Afterword.

Appendix A: The Joint Declaration for Peace (December 1993).

Appendix B: Analysis of the Text of the Joint Peace Declaration.


Additional References.

Glossary and Terminology.


Name Index.

Subject Index.

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