Recognition, Equality and Democracy: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Politics

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-06-20
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Recently, the Republic of Irelands constitution has been shaped by liberal politics aimed at securing personal autonomy, whilst Northern Irelands politics has been dominated by the problem of political autonomy and democratic legitimacy. This volume presents a range of contemporary theoretical responses to issues in Irish politics in both jurisdictions.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Theorising Politicsp. 1
Critical Theory and Ethno-National Conflict: Assessing Northern Ireland' s Peace Process as a Model of Conflict Resolutionp. 17
Illegal in Ireland, Irish Illegals: Diaspora Nation as Racial Statep. 39
Democratic Autonomy, Women' s Interests, and Institutional Contextp. 61
Comprehensive Liberalism and Civic Education in the Republic of Irelandp. 79
The Battle(s) Over Children's Rights in the Irish Constitutionp. 101
Disability Rights in Ireland: Chronicle of a Missed Opportunityp. 123
How to Think About Marriage: Autonomy, Equality, Recognitionp. 151
The Regulation of Public Space in Northern Irelandp. 171
Identity, Unity, and the Limits of Democracyp. 191
Indexp. 215
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