Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | March 27, 2003

bySenia Paseta

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This is a book about the Irish Question, or more specifically about Irish Questions. The term has become something of a catch-all, a convenient way to encompass numerous issues and developments which pertain to the political, social, and economic history of modern Ireland.The Irish Questionhas of course changed: one of the main aims of this book is to explore the complicated and shifting nature of the Irish Question and to assess what it has meant to various political minds and agendas. No other issue brought down as many nineteenth-century governments and no comparable twentieth-century dilemma has matched its ability to frustrate the attempts of British cabinets to find a solution; this inability to find a lasting answer to the Irish Question is especially striking when seen inthe context of the massive shifts in British foreign policy brought about by two world wars, decolonization, and the cold war. Senia Paseta charts the changing nature of the Irish Question over the last 200 years, within an international political and social historical context.

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This is a book about the Irish Question, or more specifically about Irish Questions. The term has become something of a catch-all, a convenient way to encompass numerous issues and developments which pertain to the political, social, and economic history of modern Ireland.The Irish Questionhas of course changed: one of the main aims of...

Dr Paseta is Tutorial Fellow in Modern History at St Hugh's College, Oxford. She is the recipient of numerous scholarships and prizes, including the J. G. Crawford Prize for Academic Excellence from the Australian National University.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.45 inPublished:March 27, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192801678

ISBN - 13:9780192801678

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Irish Question in Context1. The Act of Union2. The Catholic Question3. The Land Question4. The National Question5. The New Nationalism6. The Irish Revolution7. The National Questions8. New Acts of Union