Politics of Northern Ireland

Author: Joanne McEvoy

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748630694

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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The political scene in Northern Ireland is constantly evolving. This book reflects the most recent changes and synthesises some of the best thinking on the subject. It provides an overview of the politics of Northern Ireland, including detailed coverage of the institutional structure under the Good Friday Agreement and an evaluation of how the institutions operated in practice. Opening with the historical context and discussion of the nature of the conflict, the standpoints of unionism, nationalism, loyalism and republicanism are explored. The evolution of political initiatives since the 1970s is traced, leading to the peace process of the 1990s and culminating in the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. The period of devolution in Northern Ireland (1999-2002) is evaluated, and the book concludes with coverage of political developments post-suspension, paying particular attention to the on-going debate on changes to the Agreement and the prospects for power-sharing.

The Politics of Northern Ireland

Author: Joanne McEvoy

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748625011

Category: History

Page: 194

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The political scene in Northern Ireland is constantly evolving. This book reflects the most recent changes and synthesises some of the best thinking on the subject. It provides an overview of the politics of Northern Ireland, including detailed coverage of the institutional structure under the Good Friday Agreement and an evaluation of how the institutions operated in practice.Opening with the historical context and discussion of the nature of the conflict, the standpoints of unionism, nationalism, loyalism and republicanism are explored. The evolution of political initiatives since the 1970s is traced, leading to the peace process of the 1990s and culminating in the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. The period of devolution in Northern Ireland (1999-2002) will be evaluated, and the book will conclude with coverage of political developments post-suspension, paying particular attention to the on-going debate on changes to the Agreement and the prospects for power-sharing.Readers will gain:* An impartial understanding of Northern Irish politics* The confidence to use some of the more complicated political concepts in their study of the subject* An ability to go beyond understanding and analyse, question and discuss Northern Irish politics

Aufstand und Demokratie

Counterinsurgency als normative und praktische Herausforderung

Author: Martin Sebaldt,Alexander Straßner

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531933914

Category: Political Science

Page: 353

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Die Bekämpfung von Aufstandsbewegungen (Insurgency) ist für westliche Demokratien seit dem Ende des Kalten Krieges zu einer zentralen Herausforderung geworden. Gerade im Rahmen internationaler Krisenmissionen sieht sich die Staatenwelt mit einer stark gewachsenen Bedrohung asymmetrischer Gegner konfrontiert, der nur durch eine systematische Gegenstrategie der Counterinsurgency (COIN) begegnet werden kann. Die vorliegende Studie erschließt die Logik des COIN-Konzepts und evaluiert anhand etlicher Fallstudien seine normative und praktische Brauchbarkeit.

Northern Ireland and the Politics of Reconciliation

Author: Dermot Keogh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521459334

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

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This collection adds to the extensive literature on Northern Ireland and Ireland by bringing together the leading academic and political figures working in the field and offering a comprehensive, multidisciplinary overview of the historical process. The topics discussed include the remote and proximate causes of the conflict, fresh developments within the two states on the island, the role of the Roman Catholic Church, the rise of the ecumenical movement and the impact of the 1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement on the triangular relationship between Dublin, Belfast and London. The volume concludes with an evaluation of likely impact of membership of the European Community on the conflict in Northern Ireland. The contributors to this book do not offer any easy solutions but provide a context in which the problem may be better understood by the international scholarly community and by the interested general reader.

Northern Ireland

Conflict and Change

Author: Jonathan Tonge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317875184

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Essential text for a 1 term/semester undergraduate course on Northern Ireland (usually a 2nd year option). Combines coverage of the historical context of the situation in Northern Ireland with a thorough examination of the contemporary political situation and the peace process. The book explores the issues behind the longevity of the conflict and provides a detailed analysis of the attempts to create a lasting peace in Northern Ireland.

British Government and Politics

Author: Duncan Watts

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748654941

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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This introduction tells you everything you need to know about British Government and Politics. It examines the institutions and practices and makes comparisons with the experience of other countries.

The Politics of Nationhood

Sovereignty, Britishness and Conservative Politics

Author: P. Lynch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0333983513

Category: Political Science

Page: 201

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For over a century the Conservative Party has been identified as the patriotic party defending the nation state and British identity. Thatcherism sought to rework the Conservative politics of nationhood in the light of changed circumstances, but the Thatcher and Major Governments faced significant problems managing the Union, European integration and a multicultural society. Philip Lynch examines the key developments and statecraft problems in the conservative politics of nationhood during the Thatcher and Major period.

Glossary of UK Government and Politics

Author: Duncan Watts

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074863102X

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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A Glossary of UK Government and Politics is a handy reference guide to the events, personnel, policies and institutions relevant to the government and politics of the United Kingdom. It includes a series of authoritative definitions and explanations and sharp vignettes of some of the leading characters who have graced the political scene in recent years. It is ideal for students who come across references which are new to them and on which they want or need to know more. The entries are accessible and manageable, yet sufficiently informative, offering basic details and something more by way of interpretation and insight into basic arguments and current controversies.

Northern Ireland Since 1969

Author: Paul Dixon,Eamonn O'Kane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317866576

Category: History

Page: 216

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The conflict in Northern Ireland since 1969 has cost over 3,600 lives and about 100,000 people in Northern Ireland live in a household where someone has been injured in a troubles-related incident. This has been a key issue in British and Irish politics and the recent peace process in Northern Ireland and the current ‘War on Terrorism’ has stimulated international involvement and a desire to ‘learn the lessons’ of ‘the troubles’. Although Northern Ireland has a population of just 1.5 million people it is one of the most researched territories of the world. There is considerable controversy over the interpretation of the history of Northern Ireland, not least since 1969. This new addition to the Seminar Studies in History Series provides a comprehensive introduction to the difficult topic, reviewing different perspectives on the recent history of the conflict in Northern Ireland while at the same time providing an authoritative overview. Each book in the Seminar Studies in History series provides a concise and reliable introduction to complex events and debates. Written by acknowledged experts and supported by extracts from historical Documents, a Chronology, Glossary, Who’s Who of key figures and Guide to Further Reading, Seminar Studies in History are the essential guides to understanding a topic.

The Politics of Northern Ireland

Beyond the Belfast Agreement

Author: Arthur Aughey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134336535

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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In this book, one of the leading authorities on contemporary Northern Ireland politics provides an original, sophisticated and innovative examination of the post-Belfast agreement political landscape. Written in a fluid, witty and accessible style, this book explores: how the Belfast Agreement has changed the politics of Northern Ireland whether the peace process is still valid the problems caused by the language of politics in Northern Ireland the conditions necessary to secure political stability the inability of unionists and republicans to share the same political discourse the insights that political theory can offer to Northern Irish politics the future of key political parties and institutions.

Political Parties in Britain

Author: Matt Cole

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748669035

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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An introduction to political parties in Britain which offers an examination of the main parties' individual characteristics (including policy, organisation and support) and explains the impact of smaller parties.

The Politics of Ethnic Conflict Regulation

Case Studies of Protracted Ethnic Conflicts

Author: John McGarry,Brendan O'Leary

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136146601

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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This major and timely collection addresses one of the world's most visible and tragic problems: ethnic conflict and its regulation. It begins with a guide to the primary methods used to eliminate or manag eethnic conflict, and is followed by a global sample of case studies written by leading authorities in their fields.

British Politics For Dummies

Author: Julian Knight

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111898191X

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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Your guide to British politics Packed with accessible information on the origins, history, andstructure of the UK parliamentary system, British Politics ForDummies offers a fascinating insight into the rollercoasterworld of politics. Explaining everything from key politicalideologies and the spread of democracy to the current electionprocess and the differences between political parties, this guideis the ultimate companion to British politics and elections. In the book, you'll discover the origins of democracy, politicalideologies and the British political state, how elections andBritish political parties really work, the lowdown on parliament,insight into local politics and devolution, examination of Britishpolitics on the world stage, and so much more. Includes expanded coverage of coalition governments and howthey work Features information on the key political parties, includingthe Tories, Labour, the Lib Dems, and UKIP and Britain's place inEurope Focuses on the history of devolved governments in NorthernIreland, Scotland and Wales Gives you plain-English access to the PM, the Cabinet,ministers, and civil servants, along with the role of thecourts If you're a lifelong learner interested in learning more aboutpolitics, a university or sixth-form student studying the topic, oranyone interested in boosting their knowledge of politics,British Politics For Dummieshas you covered.

Devolution in the United Kingdom

Author: Russell Deacon

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748669736

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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This introduction to the major changes caused by devolution looks at both the historical background and contemporary political events. It assesses the operation, strengths and weaknesses of the devolved state, using highly relevant case studies to illustr

The Routledge Guide to British Political Archives

Sources since 1945

Author: Chris Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136509615

Category: History

Page: 488

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This major new reference work provides an authoritative and wide-ranging guide to archive sources now becoming available for British political history since 1945. With a user-friendly layout, the book presents a comprehensive range of 1,500 personal papers from leading statesmen, backbench politicians, writers, campaigners, diplomats and generals which cover the key aspects of British history since of the end of the Second World War. Compiled by an experienced archivist, this comprehensive, easy-to-use and authoritative guide is an invaluable resource for researchers of modern British history.

Understanding US/UK Government and Politics

A Comparative Guide

Author: Duncan Watts

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719067211

Category: Political Science

Page: 333

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The book begins by examining the setting against which government and politics operates in Britain and the US, noting aspects of the history and social structure of each country before exploring the concept of political culture. The underlying ideals and values of British and American people are compared and the book goes on to analyse the constitution before considering the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government in detail. In addition, the nature of American federalism and moves towards federal devolution in the UK are assessed. Political parties, the media and elections, pressure groups and voting are all extensively covered, with some concluding thoughts on the current condition of democracy in Britain and the US.

Interpreting Northern Ireland

Author: John Whyte

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0191591874

Category:

Page: 324

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Relative to its size Northern Ireland is possibly the most heavily researched area on earth; hundreds of books and thousands of articles have been published since the current troubles began in the mid 1960s. John Whyte had been studying Northern Ireland since the mid-1960s. In Interpreting Northern Ireland he provides a badly-needed guide to the mass of literature and comment. In Part I, he surveys the research on the nature and extent of the community divide, examining in turn the religious, economic, political, and psychological aspects of the issue. In Part II he discusses ideological interpretations of the Northern Ireland problem, from unionist and nationalist to Marxist. In the final section of the book he surveys the various solutions that have been proposed and looks critically at what the mass of research has achieved. He suggests that if it has not achieved more it may be because it has sometimes asked the wrong questions.

Memory, Politics and Identity

Haunted by History

Author: C. McGrattan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291796

Category: Political Science

Page: 211

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The question of how to move beyond contentious pasts exercises societies across the globe. Focusing on Northern Ireland, this book examines how historical injustices continue to haunt contemporary lives, and how institutional and juridical approaches to 'dealing' with the past often give way to a silencing consensus or re-marginalising victims.

British Sources of Information

A Subject Guide and Bibliography

Author: P. Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135794936

Category: History

Page: 548

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This comprehensive and versatile reference source will be a most important tool for anyone wishing to seek out information on virtually any aspect of British affairs, life and culture. The resources of a detailed bibliography, directory and journals listing are combined in this single volume, forming a unique guide to a multitude of diverse topics - British politics, government, society, literature, thought, arts, economics, history and geography. Academic subjects as taught in British colleges and universities are covered, with extensive reading lists of books and journals and sources of information for each discipline, making this an invaluable manual.

A Dictionary of the European Union

Author: David Phinnemore,Lee McGowan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135081344

Category: Political Science

Page: 504

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This unique collection of data includes concise definitions and explanations on all aspects of the European Union. It explains the terminology surrounding the EU and outlines the roles and significance of the institutions, member countries, programmes and policies, treaties and personalities. It contains over 1,000 clear and succinct definitions, spelling out acronyms and abbreviations, arranged alphabetically and fully cross-referenced. Among the 1,000 entries you can find explanations and back-ground details on: accession negotiations atmospheric pollution Central European Free Trade Area common agricultural policy company law statute competition policy the euro Governance White Paper human rights MERCATOR Middle East OLAF - European Anti-Fraud Office refugee policy Schengen Agreement Treaty of Nice US-EC Declaration.