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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


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


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


The UUP during the Troubles, 1969–1998

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/9780198794387.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The opening chapter examines the UUP during the Troubles from 1969 until 1998. The era posed numerous political problems for the Party, in addition to the direct impact of violence upon many members. ... More


Introduction

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/9780198794387.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) was the dominant party in Northern Ireland from the 1920s until the end of the twentieth century. The twenty-first century has been much more of a struggle. The UUP ... More


The Ulster Unionist Party: Country Before Party?

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198794387
eISBN:
9780191835889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794387.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book undertakes the first detailed membership study of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP). The UUP was the dominant political party in Northern Ireland during the twentieth century, but since the ... More


Sunningdale and the limits of ‘rejectionist’ Unionism

Stuart Aveyard and Shaun McDaid

in Sunningdale, the Ulster Workers' Council Strike and the Struggle for Democracy in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719099519
eISBN:
9781526124128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099519.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter analyses the impact of the Sunningdale Agreement and its aftermath on unionist politics in Northern Ireland. It will begin by placing divisions within the unionist bloc, many of which ... More


“No. Please Understand”: The Return to Imperial Direct Rule and the Limits to British Arbitration, 1972–1985

Brendan O’Leary

in A Treatise on Northern Ireland, Volume III: Consociation and Confederation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198830580
eISBN:
9780191868740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830580.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The return of direct rule to Northern Ireland in 1972 and its mechanisms and conduct are outlined in this chapter. Their impact upon the local political party system is treated at length, as are the ... More


Memoir-Writing and Moderation? Ulster Unionists Face the Troubles

Stephen Hopkins

in The Politics of Memoir and the Northern Ireland Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319426
eISBN:
9781781381076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319426.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter concentrates upon the memoir-writing by members of the Ulster Unionist party, who perceived themselves as moderate, mainstream ‘constitutional’ politicians. During the violent conflict ... More


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