Labour and the Politics of Disloyalty in Belfast, 1921-39

The Moral Economy of Loyalty

  • Christopher J. V. Loughlin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Christopher J. V. Loughlin
    Pages 31-66
  3. Christopher J. V. Loughlin
    Pages 67-93
  4. Christopher J. V. Loughlin
    Pages 95-116
  5. Christopher J. V. Loughlin
    Pages 117-140
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 147-162

About this book

Introduction

This book provides the first ‘history from below’ of the inter-war Belfast labour movement. It is a social history of the politics of Belfast labour and applies methodology from history, sociology and political science. Christopher J. V. Loughlin questions previous narratives that asserted the centrality of religion and sectarian conflict in the establishment of Northern Ireland. Labour and the Politics of Disloyalty in Belfast, 1921-39 suggests that political division and violence were key to the foundation and maintenance of the democratic ancien régime in Northern Ireland. It examines the relationship between Belfast Labour, sectarianism, electoral politics, security and industrial relations policy, and women’s politics in the city. 
 

Keywords

inter-war labour movement Northern Ireland religion sectarianism

Authors and affiliations

  • Christopher J. V. Loughlin
    • 1
  1. 1.BelfastUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71081-5
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71080-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71081-5
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