Dynamics of Political Change in Ireland: Making and Breaking a Divided Island

Katy Hayward, Niall Ó Dochartaigh, Elizabeth Meehan

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This book examines the interrelated dynamics of political action, ideology and state structures in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, emphasising the wider UK and European contexts in which they are nested. It makes a significant and unique contribution to wider European and international debates over state and nation and contested borders, looking at the dialectic between political action and institutions, examining party politics, ideological struggle and institutional change. It goes beyond the binary approaches to Irish politics and looks at the deep shifts associated with major socio-political changes, such as immigration, gender equality and civil society activism. Interdisciplinary in approach, it includes contributions from across history, law, sociology and political science and draws on a rich body of knowledge and original research data.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages288
ISBN (Print)1138196002
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2016

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in European Politics
PublisherTaylor and Francis


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