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The Northern Ireland Assembly (November 1982 to June 1986)
- A Selected Reading List



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This page contains a draft list of some of the most relevant works on the Northern Ireland Assembly (November 1982 - June 1986). The reader should also consult the CAIN bibliography for other references to this event.

Northern Ireland Assembly 1982-1986 - A Selected Reading List

Key Texts:

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland. (1984) Alliance Party Proposals for Executive and Legislative Devolution Submitted to the Report Committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly. Belfast: Alliance Party of Northern Ireland.

(Ulster) Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). (1984) Ulster the Future Assured, Proposals by the Ulster Democratic Unionist Party for Progress Toward Full Devolution In Northern Ireland, (20 September 1984). Belfast: Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

Elliott, Sydney., and Wilford, R.A. (1983) The 1982 Northern Ireland Assembly Election. Glasgow: Centre for the Study of Public Policy [CSSP], University of Strathclyde.

Great Britain. Parliament. (1982) Northern Ireland Act 1982, (23 July 1982). London: HMSO.

Greer, A.J. (1987) Committees of the Northern Ireland Assembly 1982-1986, Parliamentary Affairs, 40, (4), 98-112.

Knight, James. (1983) Northern Ireland: the election of the Assembly, 20th October 1982. London : Arthur McDougall Fund.

Northern Ireland Office. (1982) Northern Ireland: A Framework for Devolution, (Cmnd. 8541), (5 April 1982). London: HMSO.

O'Leary, Cornelius., Elliott, Sydney., and Wilford, R.A. (1986) The Northern Ireland Assembly 1982-86: A Constitutional Experiment. London: Hurst.

Prior, James. (1986) A Balance of Power. London: Hamish Hamilton.

Smyth, P.D.H. (1987) The Northern Ireland Assembly 1982-86: The Failure of an Experiment. Parliamentary Affairs, 40, (4): 482-500.

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP). (1984) Devolution and the Northern Ireland Assembly: The Way Forward, a discussion paper presented by the Ulster Unionist Assembly Party's Report Committee, (26 April 1984). Belfast: Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).

General Reference Texts

Bew, Paul., and Gillespie, Gordon. (1999) Northern Ireland: a chronology of the troubles, 1968-99. (2nd ed.). Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Elliott, Sydney., and Flackes, W.D. (1999) Northern Ireland: a political directory, 1968-1999. (5th ed.). Belfast: Blackstaff Press.

Hennessey, Thomas. (1997) A History of Northern Ireland, 1920-1996. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Hadfield, Brigid. (1989) The Constitution of Northern Ireland. Belfast: SLS Publications.


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