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Policing in its Historical and Political Context

Desmond Rea and Robin Masefield

in Policing in Northern Ireland: Delivering the New Beginning?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781781381502
eISBN:
9781781382172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381502.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter provides essential context by describing the origins of Northern Ireland and its Police. It begins with the Partition of Ireland in 1921 and the creation of the Royal Ulster Constabulary ... More


The background to war

Philip Ollerenshaw

in Northern Ireland in the Second World War: Politics, economic mobilisation and society, 1939–45

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719090509
eISBN:
9781781706206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090509.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter considers Northern Ireland before the war, its political status, structures and parties, particularly the dominant Unionist Party. Also examined is the pattern of loyalist commemorative ... More


The Role of the Royal Ulster Constabulary in Northern Ireland

Mark Cochrane

in Policing Insurgencies: Cops as Counterinsurgents

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198094883
eISBN:
9780199082896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198094883.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

From its founding in 1922, the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) coupled its civil policing role with responsibility for internal security. The period from August 1969 to the signing of the Belfast ... More


The evolution of the long war

S.C. Aveyard

in No Solution: The Labour Government and the Northern Ireland Conflict, 1974-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096402
eISBN:
9781526120854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096402.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

After the ceasefire the Provisional IRA was in disarray and it struggled because of increased attrition by British security forces. In response, just as the Labour government adapted to the long haul ... More


Criminalisation, 1976–1981

Kieran McEvoy

in Paramilitary Imprisonment in Northern Ireland: Resistance, Management, and Release

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299073
eISBN:
9780191685590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299073.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter considers a model of prison management referred to as criminalisation, which operated in Northern Ireland between 1976 and 1981. It is argued that this strategy was linked to a broader ... More


Roy Mason, the BBC and the ‘Second Battle of Culloden’

Robert J. Savage

in The BBC's Irish troubles: Television, conflict and Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719087332
eISBN:
9781781708804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087332.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter considers BBC reporting on the work of the security services in Northern Ireland between 1976 and the fall of the Labour Government in 1979. It addresses the tenure of Northern Ireland ... More


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