This book examines the interrelated dynamics of political action, ideology and state structures in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, emphasising the wider UK and European contexts in which they are nested. It makes a significant and unique contribution to wider European and international debates over state and nation and contested borders, looking at the dialectic between political action and institutions, examining party politics, ideological struggle and institutional change. It goes beyond the binary approaches to Irish politics and looks at the deep shifts associated with major socio-political changes, such as immigration, gender equality and civil society activism. Interdisciplinary in approach, it includes contributions from across history, law, sociology and political science and draws on a rich body of knowledge and original research data.
This text will be of key interest to students and scholars of Irish Politics, Society and History, British Politics, Peace and Conflict studies, Nationalism, and more broadly to European Politics.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
"Niall O Dochartaigh subtly portrays how that normality is reinforced by banal everyday media, institutional and political discourse, notwithstanding all-Ireland nationalist rhetoric. Yvonne Galligan and Melanie Hoewer empirically and theoretically document gender inequality and women's activism in both parts of the island. Michael Gallagher, Jonathan Tonge and John Garry provide rich analysis of nationalised electoral competition, political parties and Sinn Fein's contrasting appeal north and south...studies from talented and critical authors such as these."
Paul Gillespie, Irish Times