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What A Bloody Awful Country: Northern Ireland's century of division
 

What A Bloody Awful Country: Northern Ireland's century of division (Paperback)

By Meagher, Kevin

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In May 2021, Northern Ireland celebrates its centenary. This book makes the case that there is little to celebrate. Northern Ireland has never worked - politically, socially or economically - and stands out as a masterclass in failed statecraft. Kevin Meagher highlights the landm...ark events, particularly through the Troubles, and the catalogue of mistakes that have been made by successive British governments over that time. This is a tough but reasoned critique. First, of partition itself, which has been a running sore, triggering not one but two civil wars on the island of Ireland. Secondly, of fifty years of Unionist misrule, where Northern Ireland was largely left to its own devices in what remains the biggest experiment in devolution that the British state has yet seen. Meagher explains how Northern Ireland curdled into a sectarian state and why this set the backdrop for the emergence of the Troubles. This extraordinary book explores the missed signals, the turning points and the principled decisions that, at various stages, should have been taken, as well as the raw realpolitik of how Northern Ireland has been governed over the past 100 years. A century on, and we are still living with the consequences.
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ISBN 9781785906664
Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Paperback
Availability
Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 13 Apr 2021

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ISBN-13 9781785906664
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 13 Apr 2021
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Biteback Publishing
Released 13 Apr 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Meagher, Kevin
Category Biography & Autobiography
Politics & Government
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 320.9416
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Northern Ireland - Politics and government, Northern Ireland - History
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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