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Coming to Power

Steve Bruce

in Paisley: Religion and Politics in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199281022
eISBN:
9780191712760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281022.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

At the start of the Troubles, Paisley led the smallest of three strands of conservative unionist opposition to change. By 2004, the DUP had displaced the Ulster Unionist party from a position of ... More


Church and Party

Steve Bruce

in Paisley: Religion and Politics in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199281022
eISBN:
9780191712760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281022.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter documents the links between Paisley's church and his party. It discusses church reservations about involvement in politics and party attempts to reconcile religious preferences with ... More


With God on his Side

Steve Bruce

in Paisley: Religion and Politics in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199281022
eISBN:
9780191712760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281022.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This final chapter considers the part that religion has played in Paisley's politics and his political appeal. It argues that Paisley's religious identity was an important part of his political ... More


‘Ourselves Alone’: Paisleyism and the Politics of Purity

Patrick Mitchel

in Evangelicalism and National Identity in Ulster, 1921-1998

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199256150
eISBN:
9780191602115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256152.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The distinctive characteristics of Paisleyism are identified, accompanied by discussion of how Paisleyite ideology interacts with nationalism. Contrary to influential interpreters such as Steve ... More


Politics since 1960

Graham Walker

in Ulster Since 1600: Politics, Economy, and Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583119
eISBN:
9780191744822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583119.003.0021
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The lack of consensus on the legitimacy of the state in Northern Ireland, combined with the neglect of grievances by both the Westminster and Stormont governments, led to widespread disorder during ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Tonge

in The Democratic Unionist Party: From Protest to Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198705772
eISBN:
9780191775215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705772.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The introduction outlines the dramatic political changes undergone by the DUP. For decades the party stood on the margins of Northern Ireland politics. Its persistent railings against the supposed ... More


Who Are the Modern Members?

Jonathan Tonge

in The Democratic Unionist Party: From Protest to Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198705772
eISBN:
9780191775215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705772.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter provides a portrait of a party which outlines the key demographic and social bases of the DUP. It assesses the priorities of party members for post-conflict Northern Ireland through ... More


Electoral Politics

Jonathan Tonge

in The Democratic Unionist Party: From Protest to Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198705772
eISBN:
9780191775215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705772.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter assesses the realignment of unionist politics which occurred in the wake of the Belfast Agreement and the subsequent impact upon the DUP. One-quarter of the DUP’s members are former ... More


The politics of Northern Ireland

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/UPO9781846312519.007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter provides an analysis of the part played in the events in Northern Ireland by the local political parties. It tracks the rise and fall of political parties (such as the unionist, DUP, ... More


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