Fighting for Ireland?: The Military Strategy of the Irish Republican Movement

Fighting for Ireland?: The Military Strategy of the Irish Republican Movement

by M.L.R. Smith
ISBN-10:
0415091616
ISBN-13:
9780415091619
Pub. Date:
09/22/1995
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
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Fighting for Ireland?: The Military Strategy of the Irish Republican Movement

Fighting for Ireland? is the first in-depth account of the evolution of Irish Republican strategy. It is highly topical in the light of the faltering peace process and the growing speculation over the IRA's next move: further violence or a new non-violent strategy? This new, updated paperback edition is essential reading for those who wish to disentangle the complex issues and motives behind IRA violence.
M.L.R. Smith challenges many assumptions about the IRA, pinpointing the organisation's successes as well as its missed opportunities. He demonstrates the tension the movement has experienced between ideology and strategic reality regarding the use of force, illustrating how doctrinal purity has sometimes hampered the IRA in the pursuit of its goals. Contrary to the Irish Republican movement's vigorous and assertive public face Smith uncovers an organisation characterised more by a sense of chronic insecurity than by certainty and continuity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415091619
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/22/1995
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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