Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland : Political Economy of Conflict

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In this book Bob Rowthorn and Naomi Wayne provide a clear and incisive analysis of the politics and economy of Northern Ireland, from partition to the present day. They outline the options for the future of the province and argue for the withdrawal of British troops and the reunification of Ireland. The book focuses on the development of the economy of Northern Ireland, comparing it with economic development in the Irish Republic and the UK. The roles of foreign investment, international trade and British government subsidies are examined. The authors also analyse the causes and effects of discrimination and inequality, documenting their differential impact on Protestants and Catholics. On the bases of these analyses, they assess the likely consequences of British withdrawal and specify measures that could be taken to minimize violence and improve living standards. Clearly written, carefully documented and forcefully argued, this book should be of interest to those concerned with the nature and future of one of the most troubled regions in the world today.
The book should be of interest to students and academics in economics, politics, government and sociology and general readers interested in the problems and future of Northern Ireland.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.68g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0745605354
  • 9780745605357

Table of contents

; 1. The words we use ; 2. How did it all begin? ; 3. What kind of place - fifty years of the Northern Ireland State 4. Civil rights and beyond - from 1968 to the present day ; 5. Casualties of conflict ; 6. The economy of Northern Ireland from Partition to the present day ; 7. The economic situation of Catholics and Protestants ; 8. What future for the economy of Northern Ireland? ; 9. The way forward.
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