From Armed Struggle to Political Struggle: Republican Tradition and Transformation in Northern Ireland

From Armed Struggle to Political Struggle: Republican Tradition and Transformation in Northern Ireland

by Graham Spencer

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ISBN-13: 9781441140647
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 06/18/2015
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Graham Spencer is Reader in Politics, Conflict and the Media at the University of Portsmouth, UK and Distinguished Senior Research Fellow at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention, NUI, Maynooth, Ireland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter One: Imagination
Myth
Martyrdom
Metaphor

Chapter Two: History
Origins and dynamics
Re-emergence
Militancy
Hunger and transition

Chapter Three: Catholicism
History and context
Reasoning and morality
The Catholic Church and republicanism
Catholic perspectives on republicanism
Republican perspectives on Catholicism

Chapter Four: Politics
Dialogues with nationalism
SDLP perspectives

Chapter Five: Peace
The Good Friday Agreement
British and Irish Official perspectives
Endgame: After Good Friday

Chapter Six: Rebels and Reconciliation
The 'dissident' threat
Claiming the past to shape the future

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

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