The Ulster Unionist Party: Country Before Party?

The Ulster Unionist Party: Country Before Party?

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ISBN-13: 9780192513199
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication date: 12/13/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Thomas Hennessey is Professor of Modern British and Irish History at Canterbury Christ Church University. His publications include The Democratic Unionist Party (with Jonathan Tonge, Maire Braniff, James W. McAuley, and Sophie Whiting, 2014, OUP), Britain's Korean War (Manchester University Press, 2013), and The Evolution of the Troubles 1970-72 (Irish Academic Press). Máire Braniff is Director of INCORE and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ulster. Her publications include The Democratic Unionist Party (with Jonathan Tonge, Thomas Hennessey, James W. McAuley, and Sophie Whiting, 2014, OUP), Integrating the Balkans (IB Tauris, 2008), and Conflict and Commemoration (with J. McDowell, Palgrave, 2014). James W McAuley is Professor of Political Sociology and Irish Studies at the University of Huddersfield. His publications include The Democratic Unionist Party (with Jonathan Tonge, Thomas Hennessey, Maire Braniff, and Sophie Whiting, 2014, OUP), Very British Rebels (2015, Bloomsbury), Britishness, Identity, and Citizenship (edited with Catherine McGlynn and Andy Mycock, Peter Laing, 2014), and Loyal to the Core? Contemporary Orangeism and Politics in Northern Ireland (with Jonathan Tonge and Andy Mycock, Irish Academic Press, 2011). Jonathan Tonge is Professor of Politics at the University of Liverpool. His publications include The Democratic Unionist Party (with Thomas Hennessey, Maire Braniff, James W. McAuley, and Sophie Whiting, 2014, OUP), Britain Votes 2017 (edited with Cristina Leston-Bandeira and Stuart Wilks-Heeg, OUP, 2017), Comparative Peace Processes (Polity, 2014), and Loyal to the Core? Contemporary Orangeism and Politics in Northern Ireland (with James W. McAuley and Andy Mycock, Irish Academic Press, 2011). Sophie A Whiting is a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Bath. Her publications include The Democratic Unionist Party (with Thomas Hennessey, Maire Braniff, James W. McAuley, and Jonathan Tonge 2014, OUP), and Spoiling the Peace: Dissident Republicanism in Northern Ireland (Manchester University Press, 2014).

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The UUP during the Troubles, 1969-98
2. Country before Party: The Long Good Friday
3. Electoral Politics: The Disorderly Management of Decline?
4. Who Are the UUP Members - and What Do They Believe?
5. Safeguarding the Union: UUP Ideology and Discourse
6. Britishness and Northern Irishness: Identity and the UUP
7. Attitudes towards Other Parties
8. Liberal and Secular or Protestant and Orange? Religion and the UUP
9. Institutional Structures, Party Selection, and Spotty Tights: Women and the UUP
Conclusion: The Future of the Ulster Unionist Party
List of Interviewees and Focus Groups

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