© 1996

The Northern Ireland Question in British Politics

  • Peter Catterall
  • Sean McDougall

Part of the Contemporary History in Context Series book series (CHIC)

About this book


Whilst there are any number of books on the subject of Northern Ireland, few provide much guidance on how it has been handled by Westminster and Whitehall, or indeed the extent to which British governments and Parliament has tried to avoid having to handle the issue. This book provides a much needed historical context in which to assess contemporary approaches to the Northern Ireland problem and, in essays covering the period from the establishment of the Northern Ireland state to the present day, points to many often overlooked continuities in British policy.


government parliament Policy war

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Catterall
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sean McDougall
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Contemporary British HistoryUK
  2. 2.Queen Mary and Westfield CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

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