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Politics - A Selected Reading List

Reference

Elliott, Sydney., and Flakes, W.D. (1999) Northern Ireland: A Political Directory 1968-1999. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.

General

Arthur, Paul. (2000) Special Relationships : Britain, Ireland and the Northern Ireland Problem. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.

Aughey, Arthur., and Morrow, Duncan. (eds.) (1996) Northern Ireland Politics. Harlow: Longman.

Connolly, Michael E H. (1990) Politics and Policy Making in Northern Ireland. Hemel Hempstead: Philip Allen.

Cunningham, Michael J. (2001) British Government Policy in Northern Ireland, 1969-2000. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

McEvoy, Joanne. (2008). Towards Rrestored Devolution, in, The Politics of Northern Ireland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

McGarry, John., and O'Leary, Brendan. (1995) Explaining Northern Ireland. Oxford: Blackwell.

Mitchell, Paul., and Wilford, Rick (eds.) (1999) Politics in Northern Ireland. Oxford: Westview Press.

Purdie, Bob. (1990) Politics in the Streets: The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement in Northern Ireland. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.

Townshend, Charles. (ed.) (1988) Consensus in Ireland: Approaches and Recessions. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Whyte, John. (1991) Interpreting Northern Ireland. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Political Parties

Adams, Gerry. (2001) Before The Dawn: An Autobiography. Dingle: Brandon.

Bruce, Steve. (1986) God Save Ulster! The Religion and Politics of Paisleyism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bruce, Steve. (1994) The Edge of the Union: The Ulster Loyalist Political Vision. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cochrane, Feargal. (2001) Unionist Politics and the Politics of Unionism since the Anglo-Irish Agreement. Cork: Cork University Press.

English, Richard., and Walker, Graham. (1996) Unionism in Modern Ireland: New Perspectives on Politics and Culture. Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Harbinson, John F. (1973) The Ulster Unionist Party, 1882-1973: Its Development and Organisation. Belfast: Blackstaff.

Mulholland, Marc. (1999) Northern Ireland at the Crossroads: Ulster Unionism in the O'Neill years, 1960-9. New York: St Martins Press.

Murray, Gerard. (1998) John Hume and the SDLP: Impact and Survival in Northern Ireland. Dublin: Irish Academic Press.

McAllister, Ian. (1977) The Northern Ireland Social Democratic and Labour Party. London: Macmillan.

O'Brien, Brendan. (1999) The Long War: The IRA and Sinn Fein (2nd ed.). Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Patterson, H. (1989) The Politics of Illusion: Republicanism and Socialism in Modern Ireland. London: Hutchinson Radius.

Smyth, Clifford. (1987) Ian Paisley: Voice of Protestant Ulster. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press.

Northern Ireland Peace Process

Cox, Michael., Guelke, Adrian., and Stephen, Fiona. (Eds.) (2000) A farewell to arms?: From 'long war' to long peace in Northern Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Mallie, Eamonn., and McKittrick, David. (1996) The Fight for Peace: The Secret Story Behind the Irish Peace Process. London: Heinemann.

Hennessey, Thomas. (2000) The Northern Ireland Peace Process: Ending the Troubles?. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Mitchell, George. (1999) Making Peace: The inside story of the making of the Good Friday Agreement. London: William Heinemann.

Mac Ginty, Roger., and Darby, John. (2002) Guns and Government: The Management of the Northern Ireland Peace Process. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

 

General Reference Texts

Bardon, Jonathan. (1992) A History of Ulster. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
Bew, Paul., and Gillespie, Gordon. (1999) Northern Ireland: A Chronology of the Troubles 1968-1999. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.
Coogan, Tim Pat. (1995) The Troubles: Ireland's Ordeal 1966-1996 and the Search for Peace. London: Hutchinson.
Elliott, Sydney., and Flakes, W.D. (1999) Northern Ireland: A Political Directory 1968-1999. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
McKittrick, David. (2000) Making Sense of the Troubles. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
McKittrick, David., Kelters, Seamus., Feeney, Brian., and Thornton, Chris. (1999) Lost Lives: The stories of the men, women and children who died as a result of the Northern Ireland troubles. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing.
Sutton, Malcolm. (1994) An Index of Deaths from the Conflict in Ireland 1969-1993. Belfast: Beyond the Pale.
[See also the revised and updated Sutton Index of Deaths.]

 


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