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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


A coalition of chaos: Where next?

Rosie Campbell

in None past the post: Britain at the polls, 2017

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526133281
eISBN:
9781526138828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526133281.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter takes stock of the post-election landscape. It describes how the Conservatives and Prime Minister Theresa May emerged from the 2017 general election as a minority government and ... More


Rewriting political mythology in 2017

Timothy Noël Peacock

in The British tradition of minority government

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526123268
eISBN:
9781526138903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123268.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The rereading of Minority Governments in 1970s Britain, through declassified papers and a wide range of publicly available sources, provides an invaluable perspective on subsequent British political ... More


Attitudes towards Other Parties

Thomas Hennessey, Máire Braniff, James W. McAuley, Jonathan Tonge, and Sophie A. Whiting

in The Ulster Unionist Party: Country Before Party?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198794387
eISBN:
9780191835889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794387.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Chapter 7 explores UUP members’ attitudes towards other parties. It explores the degree to which pan-unionism is reality, or whether long-standing hostility to the DUP persists, evidenced by a ... More


Conclusion: The Future of the Ulster Unionist Party

Thomas Hennessey, Máire Braniff, James W. McAuley, Jonathan Tonge, and Sophie A. Whiting

in The Ulster Unionist Party: Country Before Party?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198794387
eISBN:
9780191835889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794387.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The book concludes by summarizing the nature of the UUP’s membership, outlook, and vision and evaluating whether the party can ever again become the dominant unionist party in its ongoing battle with ... More


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