Released on 1996-09-05Categories Political Science

Unionism in Modern Ireland

Unionism in Modern Ireland

Author: R. English

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0333646738

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

View: 172

This collection of essays brings together exciting, fresh work by young scholars working on vital aspects of modern Irish unionism. Its range is broad, taking in much material (literary, political, cultural, intellectual) which has previously been ignored. Using new and extensive sources, the contributors examine important features of modern unionism and do so in ways which challenge much previous thinking about the subject. The book will be of value to scholars working on any aspect of modern Ireland, and also to students and to a wider public with an interest in Irish history, politics, culture, and society.
Released on 1996-09-18Categories Political Science

Unionism in Modern Ireland

Unionism in Modern Ireland

Author: R. English

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230509849

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

View: 470

This collection of essays brings together exciting, fresh work by young scholars working on vital aspects of modern Irish unionism. Its range is broad, taking in much material (literary, political, cultural, intellectual) which has previously been ignored. Using new and extensive sources, the contributors examine important features of modern unionism and do so in ways which challenge much previous thinking about the subject. The book will be of value to scholars working on any aspect of modern Ireland, and also to students and to a wider public with an interest in Irish history, politics, culture, and society.
Released on 2020-03-26Categories History

The Northern Ireland Question: Perspectives on Nationalism and Unionism

The Northern Ireland Question: Perspectives on Nationalism and Unionism

Author: Patrick John Roche

Publisher:

ISBN: 1783241454

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 394

The contributions to this book challenge much conventional understanding of a number of important issues relating the Troubles. These include: the genesis and establishment of a functioning government in Northern Ireland in the context of Ireland's turbulent post-1916 revolutionary period; claims of systematic unionist discrimination in housing and employment and the origins of the Northern Ireland civil rights movement; the ideology of Irish nationalism particularly its traditional sectarian exclusivism and its legitimization of violence and the decisive contribution of the security forces in bringing the conflict to an end. The contributions relating to the post-1998 period explore post-Brexit unionist and nationalist 'expectations and anxieties' within the framework of patterns of thought embedded in nationalism and unionism and assess the operation of the institutions of government in Northern Ireland; the political motivations that have directed dealing with the past and current economic arguments for Irish unity.
Released on 2009-11-29Categories History

Politics, Society and the Middle Class in Modern Ireland

Politics, Society and the Middle Class in Modern Ireland

Author: F. Lane

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230273917

Category: History

Page: 297

View: 180

An examination of Irish society and politics, providing a wide-ranging introduction to the involvement of the middle classes in Irish political life and the public sphere accrosss the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. Combines analytical surveys and case/area studies to offer new perspectives on crucial movements and figures in Irish history.
Released on 2014-03-27Categories History

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History

Author: Alvin Jackson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191667602

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 586

The study of Irish history, once riven and constricted, has recently enjoyed a resurgence, with new practitioners, new approaches, and new methods of investigation. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History represents the diversity of this emerging talent and achievement by bringing together 36 leading scholars of modern Ireland and embracing 400 years of Irish history, uniting early and late modernists as well as contemporary historians. The Handbook offers a set of scholarly perspectives drawn from numerous disciplines, including history, political science, literature, geography, and the Irish language. It looks at the Irish at home as well as in their migrant and diasporic communities. The Handbook combines sets of wide thematic and interpretative essays, with more detailed investigations of particular periods. Each of the contributors offers a summation of the state of scholarship within their subject area, linking their own research insights with assessments of future directions within the discipline. In its breadth and depth and diversity, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History offers an authoritative and vibrant portrayal of the history of modern Ireland.
Released on 2014-08-02Categories Foreign Language Study

What motivated Ulster resistance to Home Rule

What motivated Ulster resistance to Home Rule

Author: Patricia Schneider

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656708261

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 10

View: 206

Essay aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Englisch - Landeskunde, Note: 1,5, University of Ulster, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: When Irish nationalists wanted to introduce Home Rule, Ulster Unionists found a variety of reasons to prevent it. There were both moderate opponents to Home Rule as well as rather radical ones. Therefore, various arguments can be found, some of which are based on an objective examination of the Irish question, while others rely on subjective views and personal feelings. Among the arguments that were based on rather individual perceptions was the probably most salient argument: the religious objection to Home Rule. Loyalty towards the Protestant British monarchy and family ties resulting from British or Scottish ancestors were further reasons to resist Home Rule. As a result of the family ties within the Union, many Ulster Unionists felt that there were two nations in Ireland, which strengthened their opposition to the Nationalists’ demands even more. Apart from these arguments which are based on the Unionists’ individual perceptions, there were also objections which were based on a fear of the consequences for an independent Ireland both in terms of domestic matters and in terms of foreign policy. These rather objective arguments involve economic and financial objections to Home Rule as well as concerns about Ireland’s military position. This essay will first examine the objections that were based on Ulster Unionists personal fears then go on by observing the concerns about the consequences for a self-governed Ireland in terms of domestic matters and foreign policy and finally conclude by judging about the validity of the arguments.
Released on 1996Categories History

The Making of Modern Irish History

The Making of Modern Irish History

Author: George D. Boyce

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041509819X

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 898

This volume brings together some of the most distinguished historians from Ireland to offer their own interpretations of key issues and events in Irish history.This volume brings together distinguished historians of Ireland, each of whom tackles a key question, issue or event in Irish history since the eighteenth century and:* examines its historiography* assesses the context of new interpretations* considers the strengths and weaknesses of revisionist ideas* offers their own interpretation.Topics covered are not only of historical interest but, in the context of recent revisionist debates, of contemporary political significance.These original contributions take account of new evidence and perspectives, as well as up-to-date historical methodology. Their combination of synthesis and analysis represent a valuable guide to the present state of the writing of modern Irish history.
Released on 2016-04-08Categories Political Science

Revisionist Scholarship and Modern Irish Politics

Revisionist Scholarship and Modern Irish Politics

Author: Robert Perry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317063582

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 290

Almost nowhere are politics and history so intimately bound up as in Ireland. Over the course of several hundred years rival political and religious camps have shaped their identities according to particular interpretations of their shared history. As such, any re-examination and revision of Irish history has the potential to have a very real impact upon wider society. Defining revisionism in historiography as a reaction to contemporary conflict in Ireland, this book looks at how intellectuals, scholars and those who were politically involved, have reacted to a crisis of violence. It explores how they believed that revisionism in historiography was necessary - that a deconstruction, re-evaluation, and revision of ideology and therefore history was crucial in such a crisis of violence. This at times provocative approach seeks to better understand, clarify and de-mystify the ongoing revisionist debate in Ireland, through a critique and exposition of the theory of change and the process and product of change. Perry argues that revisionism should not be seen as solely a neutral form of academic or intellectual discourse, but one that is fundamentally linked to politics at the widest possible level; that revisionist assumptions underpin the validity and legitimacy of partition and the Northern Ireland state; that revisionism is widely judged to be anti-nationalist and pro-unionist; and that it is myopic with regard to the shortcomings of loyalism and unionism and has therefore a related ideological effect, if not intended purpose.
Released on 2021-09-15Categories History

Ireland and Partition

Ireland and Partition

Author: N. C. Fleming

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781949979886

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 324

Ireland and Partition: Contexts and Consequences brings together multiple perspectives on this key and timely theme in Irish history, from the international dimension to its impact on social and economic questions, alongside fresh perspectives on the changing political positions adopted by Irish nationalists, Ulster Unionists, and British Conservatives. It examines the gestation of partition through to its implementation in 1921 as well as the many consequences that followed. The chapters, written by experts based in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the United States, include new scholars alongside contributions from authorities in their fields. Together, they consider partition from a variety of often overlooked angles, from its local impact on the ground through to its place in the post-1918 international order and diplomatic relations, its implications for political violence and security policy, and its consequences for sport and economics, through to its capacity to divide both nationalism and unionism from within. This book places the current questions about the future of partition, resulting from ‘Brexit’ and the centenary of partition 2021, in a fuller perspective. It is relevant to those with an interest in Irish History and Irish Studies, as well as British History, European History and Peace Studies.
Released on 2017-04-27Categories History

The Cambridge Social History of Modern Ireland

The Cambridge Social History of Modern Ireland

Author: Eugenio F. Biagini

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107095588

Category: History

Page: 651

View: 403

This is the first textbook on the history of modern Ireland to adopt a social history perspective. Written by an international team of leading scholars, it draws on a wide range of disciplinary approaches and consistently sets Irish developments in a wider European and global context.