A Better Ireland

A Better Ireland : Arguments for a New Republic

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Is a better Ireland possible? Can progressive social and political forces in Ireland, north and south, unite around a common programme for democratic reform, social justice and economic equality? Could such an alliance for change secure popular support?

Eoin O Broin explores these questions, providing a radical political, economic and social critique of Ireland, north and south in the 1990s and 2000s. He makes an honest assessment of the obstacles to building a national alliance for change, and maps out a detailed set of political, economic and social alternatives for Ireland in the 21st century.

This book will be a valuable tool for activists and analysts with an interest in the future of Irish politics.
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  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 28.19mm | 453.59g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 0745330010
  • 9780745330013

Table of contents

Introduction 1 The Origins of Left Republicanism Republicans - The United Irishmen - Nationalists - Young Ireland - The Fenians - Socialists - Conclusion 2 The Arrival of Left Republicanism James Connolly and the ISRP - Connolly's Socialism - Connolly's Republicanism - Connolly & Unionism - Connolly & Gender - The Connolly Paradox 3 Left Republicanism on the Margins Political Radicalism after Partition - Left Republicanism after Partition - Left Republicanism and the Rise of Fianna Fail - Left Republican Retreat, the Republican Congress - A New Departure, Clann na Poblachta - Discarding the Republic, from Official Sinn Fein to Democratic Left - Conclusion 4 Sinn Fein & the Politics of Left Republicanism Arthur Griffith's Sinn Fein - Sinn Fein after the Rising - Sinn Fein after the Anglo-Irish Treaty - Sinn Fein on the Margins - Sinn Fein in the 1960s - Unionist Hegemony and State Crisis - Civil rights and Conflict - Provisional Sinn Fein - Political Expansion - Changing Dynamics - Adapting to Political Conditions - Towards a Lasting Peace - The Peace Process - Agreement - Building the Future - Conclusion Conclusion History Lesson - Eight Theses on the Future of Sinn Fein Appendix 1: Sinn Fein Election Results 1982 - 2007 Appendix 2: Sinn Fein Policy Documents Recommended reading Notes Bibliography Index
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About Eoin O Broin

Eoin O Broin is a writer and policy analyst based in Dublin. He has been a Sinn Fein activist for fifteen years, He is the Chairperson of Dublin Sinn Fein and a member of the party's Ard Comhairle (National Executive). He writes a regular column for An Phoblacht and is the author of Sinn Fein and the Politics of Left Republicanism (Pluto, 2009).
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