Ireland: Historival Echoes, Contemporary Politics

Ireland: Historival Echoes, Contemporary Politics

By: Edward T. McCarron (author), Richard B. Finnegan (author)Paperback

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In one generation, modern Ireland has experienced rapid political, economic, and social transformation. Every aspect of Irish life and public policy has changed. Ireland: Historical Echoes, Contemporary Politics charts and explains the facets of that change--including the nation's economic development strategy, the education revolution, Irish language policy, the path of Church-State relations, the impact of the media, the dynamic role of women, and constitutional and political development as well. The book also charts Ireland's place in Europe and the world through the Second Irish Renaissance in music, literature, and the arts.Finnegan and McCarron also discuss the explosion of bitter ethnic conflict in the North. From the 1968 Civil Rights Movement to the 1998 Belfast Agreement, the authors examine the ensuing violence, the changing role of Sin Fein and the IRA, and the role of the United States in the conflict, and in the search for peace.

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About Author

Richard B. Finnegan is Professor of Political Science and Director of Irish Studies at Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts. He is the co-author (with James L. Wiles) of Women and Public Policy in Ireland; A Guide to Irish Government Publications: 1972-1992; Aspirations and Realities: A Documentary History of Irish Economic Development Policy Since 1922; and Ireland: The Challenge of Conflict and Change. Edward T. McCarron is Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Department at Stonehill College. He is the author of several journal articles on Irish emigration and Irish-America. Richard B. Finnegan is Professor of Political Science and Director of Irish Studies at Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts. He is the co-author (with James L. Wiles) of Women and Public Policy in Ireland; A Guide to Irish Government Publications: 1972-1992; Aspirations and Realities: A Documentary History of Irish Economic Development Policy Since 1922; and Ireland: The Challenge of Conflict and Change. Edward T. McCarron is Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Department at Stonehill College. He is the author of several journal articles on Irish emigration and Irish-America.

Contents

* List of Acronyms * Preface * Introduction * Three Irelands; Many Interpretations * Ireland: The Place * The Chapters to Come * 1. The Question of Irish History: From the Celts to O'Connell * The Early Peoples * The Norman Conquest * The Shipwreck of the Old Order * The Penal Laws * The Protestant Nation * 1798 * Union * Daniel O'Connell * Notes * 2. From the Famine to the Rising * The Famine * The Famine's Legacy * The Struggle for Home Rule * The Rise of Irish Nationalism * The Easter Rising of 1916 * Notes * 3. From Guerrilla War to Independence * The Rise of Sinn Fein * The Anglo-Irish War and the Treaty * The Free State * De Valera's Dream * The Emergency and After * Notes * 4. Doors Opening and Closing: Economy, Education, and the Irish Language * Introduction * The Insulated Economy * The Whitaker Plan and the Planning Period, 1959-1972 * Entry into the European Union, 1973-1987 * The Emergence of the "Celtic Tiger," 1987-1997 * Explaining Ireland's Economic Development * Education: The Traditional System * Reform and Renewal * The Irish Language * Notes * 5. Mixed Messages: The Catholic Church and the Media * The Catholic Church * The Media * Censorship * Notes * 6. Veneration Versus Rights: The Role of Irish Women * The Suffrage Movement * Venerated But Excluded * The Search for Equality * Controversial Issues in the 1980s * Women's Status in the 1990s * Notes * 7. Catholic State or Catholic Nation: Political Culture, Constitution, and Political Structure * Political Culture * Constitutional Foundations * The Structure of Government * Not Corporatism But Neo-Corporatist Policy Making * The Impact of Europe * Irish Democracy * Notes * 8. The Chosen Few: Parties, Pressure Groups, and Policy * The Irish Voter * Political Parties * Bases of the Irish Party System * Pressure Groups * Policy Issues: The Environment * Social Problems and Issues * Notes * 9. Northern Ireland: The Gordian Knot Tied * Introduction * The Creation of Northern Ireland * Character of the Conflict * Discrimination and Separation * British Policy in Ulster, 1922-1968 * The United States and Northern Ireland, 1922-1968 * Years of Violence, 1968-1972 * British Policy in Ulster, 1968-1972 * The United States and Northern Ireland, 1968-1972 * Northern Ireland, 1972-1981 * British Policy in Ulster, 1972-1981 * The United States and Northern Ireland, 1972-1981 * Notes * 10. Northern Ireland: The Gordian Knot Untied? * Developments in Northern Ireland, 1981-1992 * British Policy, 1981-1992 * The United States and Northern Ireland, 1981-1992 * External influences on Northern Ireland * The Peace Process, the Good Friday Agreement of April 1998, and the Prizes of Peace * Explaining the Conflict; Explaining the Peace * Notes * 11. Ireland in the World : Policy, People, and the Arts * Irish Foreign Policy * The European Union * People * Irish America * The Arts * Conclusion * Notes * Selected Bibliography * Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/03/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780813332475
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 472
  • ID: 9780813332475
  • weight: 465
  • ISBN10: 0813332478

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