- the evolution of Ulster Unionism and the Nationalist and Republican traditions
- the role of Britain
- the increasingly important part played by external actors, especially the USA
Since the outbreak of the present troubles in August 1969, a thriving academic literature on Ulster and its history has emerged. Based on the most authoritative texts, this thoroughly revised and updated edition includes new materials on the period as a whole, and an assessment of the developments since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.
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Table of Contents
Series Editors' Preface.- Preface to the Second Edition.- Acknowledgements.- List of Abbreviations.- Map of Northern Ireland.- Introduction.- Ulster: A Reconstituted Question.- British Intervention.- New Initiatives and Old Problems.- Agreement and Process.- Agreement and Resolution?.- Conclusion.- Bibliography.- Index.
What People are Saying About This
This is a very fair and accurate analysis of the complexities of the Northern Ireland problem, offering insight and judicious assessment.' - Professor Jonathan Tonge, University of Salford
Reviews of the first edition:'With the publication of James Loughlin's brilliant summation in only 139 pages of the Ulster question since the Second World War, one has at last been given a precise answer to the frequently heard request for a short, subtle, lucid and reliable introduction to this vexed subject.' - Keith Kyle, Journal of Contemporary British History
'Beautifully clear and argued - and major points covered and carefully judged conclusions.' - O. A. Hartley, University of Leeds