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A Treatise on Northern Ireland, Volume II: Control

Brendan O’Leary


O’Leary’s authoritative treatment of the history of Northern Ireland and its current prospects is genuinely unique. Beginning with an in-depth account of the scale of the recent conflict, he sets out to explain why Northern Ireland recently had the highest incidence of political violence in twentieth-century western Europe. Volume 1 demonstrates the salience of the colonial past in accounting for current collective mentalities, institutions, and rivalrous animosities, culminating in a distinct comparative account of the partition of the island in 1920. The major moments in the development of I ... More

Keywords: Irish history, Northern Irish history and politics, British imperialism, colonialism, control, consociation. Confederation, the European Union, secession, partition, political violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198830573
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198830573.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brendan O’Leary, author
Lauder Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania