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Gerry Fitt and the SDLP: 'In a minority of one'

Sarah Campbell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096105
eISBN:
9781781708408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096105.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Gerry Fitt was a key political figure in Northern Ireland for over twenty years, yet there is no major historical evaluation of his contribution, nor of his legacy or place in the memory of the ... More


Electoral Participation and Republican Moderation

Matthew Whiting

in Sinn Féin and the IRA: From Revolution to Moderation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474420549
eISBN:
9781474445146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420549.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter traces how electoral participation contributed to the moderation of republicanism. It argues that liberal democratic elections simply do not allow for revolution. The decision by Irish ... More


Democratisation and Reining in Radical Republicanism

Matthew Whiting

in Sinn Féin and the IRA: From Revolution to Moderation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474420549
eISBN:
9781474445146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420549.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Radical groups often agree to trade in their revolutionary ways in return for democratic reforms which give them a greater stake in power or increased opportunities to gain power. As part of the ... More


From direct rule to power-sharing, 1972–74

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/9780719086960.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines developments in Northern Ireland politics following the introduction of direct rule by the British government in the spring of 1972. It analyses the proposals of the region's ... More


Bombs and barricades: the road to Sunningdale

Sarah Campbell

in Gerry Fitt and the SDLP: 'In a minority of one'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096105
eISBN:
9781781708408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096105.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter argues that the twelve or so months between the prorogation of Stormont and the Northern Ireland Assembly elections were arguably the most significant years for the SDLP, in terms of ... More


The politics of compromise: the Sunningdale Agreement (September–December 1973)

Sarah Campbell

in Gerry Fitt and the SDLP: 'In a minority of one'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096105
eISBN:
9781781708408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096105.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter deals with the period after the Assembly elections in June 1973 up until the signing of the agreement in December 1973 and examines the relationships that were forged between the main ... More


‘Trundling’ Unionists into a united Ireland? The power-sharing executive in operation

Sarah Campbell

in Gerry Fitt and the SDLP: 'In a minority of one'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096105
eISBN:
9781781708408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096105.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter looks at the period that the Northern Ireland Executive was in power, examining the basis on which the agreement was sold to both communities, the achievements of the Executive while in ... More


Pidgin politics

Sarah Campbell

in Gerry Fitt and the SDLP: 'In a minority of one'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096105
eISBN:
9781781708408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096105.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

‘Pidgin politics’ highlights the disintegration of democratic politics in Northern Ireland – a sort of simplified, barely functioning political structure that developed in the aftermath of the fall ... More


The Politics of ‘Winner Takes All’ (2008–2014)

Sara Rich Dorman

in Understanding Zimbabwe: From Liberation to Authoritarianism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190634889
eISBN:
9780190848514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634889.003.0007
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter explores how ZANU used the creation of a government of national unity (GNU) between 2008 to 2013 to regain control of the political landscape. It tracks the economic and social crises ... More


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