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Title Sunningdale, the Ulster workers' council strike and the struggle for democracy in Northern Ireland / edited by David McCann and Cillian McGrattan
Published Manchester : Manchester Universiy Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 217 pages .)
Contents Part I: Introduction and overview of the Sunningdale Agreement. 1 Introduction David McCann and Cillian McGrattan. 2 The Ulster Workers' Council strike: the perfect storm Gordon Gillespie. 3 Understanding aspiration, anxiety, assumption and ambiguity: the anatomy of Sunningdale Arthur Aughey. Part II: The lessons of Sunningdale: the key protagonists. 4 Sunningdale and the Irish dimension: a step too far? John Coakley. 5 British government policy post 1974: learning slowly between Sunningdales? Eamonn O'Kane. 6 British security policy and the Sunningdale Agreement: the consequences of using force to combat terrorism in a liberal democracy Aaron Edwards. 7 Sunningdale and the limits of 'rejectionist' Unionism Stuart Aveyard and Shaun McDaid. 8 Stan Orme and the road to 'Industrial Democracy': British attempts at the politicisation of working-class Protestants in Northern Ireland, 1973-75 Tony Craig. 9 Power sharing and the Irish dimension: the conundrum for the SDLP in Northern Ireland Sarah Campbell. 10 '1974 -- Year of Liberty'? The Provisional IRA and Sunningdale Henry Patterson. Part III: The legacies of Sunningdale. 11 Cultural responses to and the legacies of Sunningdale Connal Parr. 12 'Slow learners'? Comparing the Sunningdale Agreement and the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement Thomas Hennessey. Appendix: The Sunningdale Agreement (December 1973). References. Index
Summary The "Sunningdale experiment" of 1973-4 witnessed the first attempt to establish peace in Northern Ireland through power-sharing. However, its provisions, particularly the cross-border 'Council of Ireland', proved to be a step too far. The experiment floundered amid ongoing paramilitary-led violence, finally collapsing in May 1974 as a result of the Ulster Workers' Council strike. Drawing on new scholarship from some of the top political historians working on the period, this book presents a series of reflections on how key protagonists struggled with notions of power-sharing and the 'Irish dimension', and how those struggles inhibited a deepening of democracy and the ending of violence for so long. -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-209) and index
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Subject General Strike, Northern Ireland, 1974
Northern Ireland -- Politics and government
Northern Ireland -- History -- 1968-1998
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author McCann, David (David Patrick), editor
McGrattan, Cillian, editor
ISBN 9781526108388 (electronic bk.)
1526108380 (electronic bk.)