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Northern Ireland S Lost Opportunity

Author: Tony Novosel
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745333106
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Northern Ireland's Lost Opportunity is a unique in-depth investigation into working-class Loyalism in Northern Ireland as represented by the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), the Red Hand Commando (RHC) and their political allies.In an unorthodox account, Tony Novosel argues that these groups, seen as implacable enemies by Republicans and the left, did develop a political analysis of the Northern Ireland conflict in the 1970s which involved a compromise peace with all political parties and warring factions – something that historians and writers have largely ignored. Distinctive, deeply informed and provocative, Northern Ireland's Lost Opportunity is the first study to focus not on the violent actions of the UVF/RHC but on their political vision and program which, Novosel argues, included the potential for a viable peace based on compromise with all groups, including the Irish Republican Army.

100 Years Of Irish Republican Violence 1916 2016

Author: John Morrison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315444860
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At Easter of 1916 an armed insurrection, launched by paramilitary republicans, took place in Ireland. When the General Post Office in Dublin was seized on Easter Monday, the rebels declared a free Irish Republic, independent from Great Britain. In the century that has passed since the Easter Rising, each generation of Irish republicans has mounted their own paramilitary campaign to bring about an independent united Ireland, from the War of Independence, to The Troubles, and right up to the modern-day dissident republican violence. By bringing together a range of researchers, from across a variety of academic disciplines, this edited volume analyses the one hundred years of Irish republican violence from 1916 to 2016. The assembled authors assess the evolution of paramilitary violence through a variety of themes, including the IRA from 1919-21, the case of ‘the Disappeared’, the relationship between counterterrorism killings and Provisional IRA bombings, and the analysis of modern-day violent dissident republican statements. Bringing the volume to a close are two long-form interviews with two key actors within the Troubles, Danny Morrison and Billy Hutchinson. In these interviews they discuss their own perspective on one hundred years of Irish republican paramilitary violence. This book was originally published as a special issue of Terrorism and Political Violence.

The Troubles In Northern Ireland And Theories Of Social Movements

Author: Lorenzo Bosi
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9048528631
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This volume seeks to move beyond structure and agency perspectives by suggesting that social movement theories are best suited to foster a perspective that entails 1) an actor-based approach to the Troubles; and 2) the contextualization of contentious politics, or how the contingent and ever-evolving political contexts/opportunities/threats shaped the trajectory of the Troubles. Recent social movement scholarship has proved to be particularly useful in situating the emergence, continuation, and demise of political violence within a larger context of multiple conflicts, in which radical contention is only one possible outcome. Social movement theories also avoid the essentialization of political groups as 'radical' or 'violent'; instead, they place all political actors participating to contention, from paramilitaries to state authorities, within their complex organizational fields, emphasizing their shifting strategies as they interact with each other and adapt to the political context.

Uvf

Author: Aaron Edwards
Publisher: Merrion Press
ISBN: 1785371061
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UVF: Behind the Mask is the gripping new history of the Ulster Volunteer Force from its post-1965 incarnation to the present day. Aaron Edwards blends rigorous research with unprecedented access to leading members of the UVF to unearth the startling inner-workings of one of the world’s oldest and most ruthless paramilitary groups. Through interviews with high-profile UVF leaders, such as Billy Mitchell, David Ervine, Billy Wright, Billy Hutchinson and Gary Haggarty, as well as their loyalist rivals including Johnny Adair, Edwards reveals the grisly details behind their sadistic torture and murder techniques and their litany of high-profile atrocities: McGurk’s Bar, the Dublin and Monaghan bombings, the Miami Showband massacre and the Shankill Butchers’ serial-killing spree, amongst others. Edwards’ life and career has led him to the centre of the UVF’s long, dark underbelly; in this defining work he offers a comprehensive and authoritative study of an armed group that continues to play a pivotal role in Northern Irish society.

Ethnographies Of Movement Sociality And Space

Author: Milena Komarova
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785339389
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Exploring the complex dynamics of twenty-first century spatial sociality, this volume provides a much-needed multi-dimensional perspective that undermines the dominant image of Northern Ireland as a conflict-ridden place. Despite touching on memories of “the Troubles” and continuing unionist-nationalist tensions, the volume refuses to consider people in the region as purely political beings, or to understand processes of placemaking solely through ethnic or national contestations and territoriality. Topics such as the significance of friendship, gender, and popular culture in spatial practices are considered, against the backdrop of the growing presence of migrants, refugees and diasporic groups.

Tartan Gangs And Paramilitaries

Author: Gareth Mulvenna
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ISBN: 1781383251
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In the the early 1970s in Belfast, many young members of loyalist youth gangs known as 'Tartans' converged with fledgling paramilitary groups such as the Red Hand Commando, Ulster Volunteer Force, and Young Citizen Volunteers.

From Stalemate To Settlement

Author: Colin P. Clarke
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833082426
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A comprehensive review of historical insurgencies that ended in settlement after a military stalemate shows that these negotiations followed a similar path that can be generalized into a “master narrative” of seven steps executed in a common sequence. Such a narrative could help guide and assess the progress of a similar approach to resolving the conflict in Afghanistan as U.S. forces prepare to withdraw.

An Evening Of Long Goodbyes

Author: Paul Murray
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3888978335
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Paul Murrays brillanter Gesellschaftsroman erzählt die Geschichte von Charles Hythloday, der im Herrenhaus seiner Familie den skurrilen Lebensstil eines Landedelmanns pflegt. Umsorgt von der bosnischen Haushälterin verbringt er seine Tage Cocktails schlürfend auf der Chaiselongue und schaut sich alte Schwarzweißfilme an. Als regelmäßige Arbeit sieht er die unregelmäßige Pflege der Pfauen seines verstorbenen Vaters. Allerdings müssen Charles und seine Schwester Bel bald feststellen, dass sie nicht so reich sind, wie sie dachten. Die von einem Alkoholentzug nach Hause zurückkehrende Mutter zwingt Charles, sich einen Job zu suchen, den Landsitz zu verlassen und endlich auf eigenen Beinen zu stehen. Doch auf die harte Realität in Dublin ist er nicht vorbereitet. Andererseits ist das wirkliche Leben aber auch nicht vorbereitet auf einen wie Charles Hythloday...