Ireland's Violent Frontier

Ireland's Violent Frontier : The Border and Anglo-Irish Relations During the Troubles

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The IRA's ability to exploit the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland was central to the organisation's capacity to wage its 'Long War' over a quarter of a century. This book is the first to look at the role of the border in sustaining the Provisionals and its central role in Anglo-Irish relations throughout the Troubles.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 13.46mm | 3,212g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2013
  • IX, 238 p.
  • 1349335657
  • 9781349335657
  • 1,161,064

Table of contents

Introduction 1. The Border and Anglo-Irish Relations 1969-1973 2. Security Co-operation and Sunningdale 3. The 'Anti-National Coalition' and Security Co-operation 4. Regression: Jack Lynch and the Border 5. Disarray on the Border and the Arrival of Thatcher 6. Haughey and Border Security Conclusion: 'Buying Themselves into Having a Political Say'
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"Ireland's Violent Frontier - The Border and Anglo-Irish Relations During The Troubles ... has been thoroughly well-considered and assimilated by way of acute research/thorough analyses. ... Thorough, comprehensive and very readable, Ireland's Violent Frontier is a most worthy addition to the current spate of literature being written on what remains a most complex and inflammatory subject." (David Marx, David Marx Book Reviews,, November, 2016)
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About H. Patterson

Henry Patterson is Professor of Politics at the University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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