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Radicals and the Republic: Socialist Republicanism in the Irish Free State 1925-1937

Richard English


This book studies socialist republicanism in independent Ireland between the wars. The 1934 Republican Congress movement exemplified the socialist republican stance, holding that a Republic of a united Ireland will never be achieved except through a struggle which uproots capitalism on its way. This book demonstrates that the contradictory analysis which characterized the republican left during these years explains its political failure. It explores the mentality which typified republicans during the formative years of independent Ireland, and shows how their solipsistic zealotry was simultane ... More

Keywords: socialist republicanism, Ireland, Republican Congress movement, political failure, economics and nationalism, Irish Free State, Fianna Fáil

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198202899
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202899.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard English, author
Queen's University, Belfast
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