Ireland's Violent Frontier : The Border and Anglo-Irish Relations During the Troubles
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.
- Paperback | 238 pages
- 140 x 216 x 13.46mm | 3,212g
- 22 Jun 2016
- Palgrave MacMillan
- Basingstoke, United Kingdom
- 1st ed. 2013
- IX, 238 p.
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'
"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, davidmarxbookreviews.wordpress.com, November, 2016)
About H. Patterson
Henry Patterson is Professor of Politics at the University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland.