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.
Table of Contents
1: The divided island
2: An 'Orange State'? Northern Ireland 1921-68
3: From civil rights to insurrection
4: Unionist politics
5: Nationalist politics
6: The Northern Ireland Assembly
8: Religion and identity
9: The search for political agreement 1972-84
10: The Anglo-Irish Agreement
11: The creation of the peace process
12: The Good Friday Agreement
13: A New Politics of Northern Ireland?