The third edition of this classic textbook continues to provide the best introductory account of the politics of Northern Ireland. Completely revised and updated, it contains three new chapters devoted to the enormous changes to Northern Ireland politics brought about by the peace process. A brand new introduction and an updated audit of the conflict have also been added. Understanding Northern Ireland is essential reading for all students of Northern Ireland politics and peace and conflict studies.
Table of Contents
1. Auditing the Antagonism 2. The Colonial Roots of Antagonism: Fateful Triangles in Ulster, Ireland and Britain, 1609-1620 3. Exercising Control: The Second Protestant Ascendancy, 1920-1962 4. Losing Control: The Collapse of the Unionist Regime, 1963-1972 5. Deadlock, 1972-85: The Limits to British Arbitration 6. The Anglo-Irish Agreement and its Impact 7. Transcending Antagonism?: The Birth of the Peace Process 8. Ceasefires and Beyond 9. The Good Friday Agreement 10. Resolving the Politics of Antagonism 11. The Future of Northern Ireland