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Ulster Unionism since 1921

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the evolution of unionism in Northern Ireland since it unexpectedly and paradoxically found itself under Home Rule, which its leading politicians had raised a private army to ... More


The Curious Incident of the Guns in the Night Time

Iain Mclean and Tom Lubbock

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The Government of Ireland Bill and the Ulster Protestant revolt 1912–14. Bonar Law, Dicey, the Unionist Party, and illegal activity. Curragh ‘mutiny’ 1914. Larne gunrunning 1914.


Causes and Consequences of the Unionist Coup d'État

Iain Mclean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Temporary increase in number of veto players. Revolt of the landed class. Marxist explanation. Unionism and the British Empire. Primordial unionism. Bonar Law: the first non‐Anglican to lead the ... More


THE HIGH NOON OF UNIONISM: 1886–1921

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the unravelling of the Union between 1886 and 1921. It discusses the continuing link between Union and Empire, the incoherence of Diceyan Unionism, centre-periphery politics, ... More


What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Iain McLean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

In this provocative new study, Iain McLean argues that the traditional story of the British constitution does not make sense. It purports to be both positive and normative: that is, to describe both ... More


A personal perspective

in A Tragedy of Errors: The Government and Misgovernment of Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310645
eISBN:
9781846312519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312519.001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter provides a personal perspective regarding first-hand experience during the times of conflicts in Northern Ireland. It affirms that the objective is to provide a different perspective to ... More


The security problem

Shaun McDaid

in Template for peace: Northern Ireland, 1972-75

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086960
eISBN:
9781781705902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086960.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter analyses British security policy in Northern Ireland between 1972 and 1974. It illustrates the changing nature of the threat which republican paramilitaries posed to the security forces. ... More


The failure of the ‘consensus-forming strategy’, 1965–69

Aaron Edwards

in A History of the Northern Ireland Labour Party: Democratic Socialism and Sectarianism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078743
eISBN:
9781781702390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078743.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The collapse of the Irish Republican Army's (IRA) armed irredentist campaign in February 1962 led to the cessation of its military activities against the Northern Ireland state. The Campaign for ... More


The fall of the NILP, 1972–75

Aaron Edwards

in A History of the Northern Ireland Labour Party: Democratic Socialism and Sectarianism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078743
eISBN:
9781781702390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078743.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Northern Ireland Labour Party (NILP) argued that although ‘Partition cannot be ended without the consent of the majority of people of Northern Ireland’ a radical alternative to internment was ... More


Squeezing the moderates, 1975–87

Aaron Edwards

in A History of the Northern Ireland Labour Party: Democratic Socialism and Sectarianism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078743
eISBN:
9781781702390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078743.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Northern Ireland Labour Party's (NILP) Constitutional Convention manifesto made clear the party's belief in the British connection. It advocated a strong local Executive presiding over ... More


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