Book Review: Southern N (2018) : Policing and the Combating of Terrorism in Northern Ireland: The Royal Ulster Constabulary GC. Palgrave MacMillan

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    Debates about the past in Northern Ireland still remain hotly contested, and in over twenty years since the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, an agreed account of the 'truth' about events and actions during the conflict remain as polarised as ever. Yet Southern's book presents a potentially unique (and seldom told) insight into the views and experiences of a key actor in the conflict - the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), and officers who served in the organisation. Yet aside from providing some very necessary police officer perspectives as part of the wider conflict narrative, the book also leaves itself open to questions around the robustness of perspective used, in many cases, to unquestionably justify the role of the RUC.

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    • Book Review: Southern N (2018) Policing and the Combating of Terrorism in Northern Ireland: The Royal Ulster Constabulary GC. Palgrave MacMillan

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      Embargo ends: 01/11/2019

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    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages6
    JournalIrish Journal Of Sociology
    Journal publication date24 Jan 2019
    Early online date24 Jan 2019
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    Publication statusEarly online date - 24 Jan 2019

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    • Policing, Royal Ulster Constabulary, legacy, the past, terrorism, Counter-terrorism, history

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