The Northern Ireland Conflict

Pages: 224
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: 10 illustrations

The Northern Ireland Conflict

A Beginner's Guide

Aaron Edwards, Cillian McGrattan

The Northern Ireland conflict is the most protracted campaign of terrorist violence in modern history. Despite decommissioning and political compromise, violent incidents are still rife and Unionists and Nationalists are as segregated as ever. This book uses the archival material to chart the history of The Troubles and examine their legacy.
9781851687299 (1 May 2010)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.95

The Book

The Northern Ireland conflict was one of the most bloody, protracted, and bitter campaigns of terrorist violence in modern history. Rooted in the partition of Ireland in 1921, over 50,000 people were killed or seriously injured because of the hostilities between Catholic nationalists and Protestant unionists. Despite the landmark Good Friday Agreement in 1998, violent incidents are still rife and new paramilitary groups are becoming ever more emboldened.

This landmark introduction uses the latest archival material to chart the history of "The Troubles” and to examine the possible factors behind the political compromise of Sinn Fein and the DUP. Exploring the legacy of sectarian violence and inconsistent British intervention, the authors assert that, unfortunately, Northern Ireland is perhaps as fiercely segregated as ever.

Additional Information

Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 224
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations 10 illustrations


About the Author

Dr Aaron Edwards is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Defence and International Affairs at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He is the author of Mad Mitch's Tribal Law

Dr Cillian McGrattan is IRCHSS Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for British-Irish Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland.

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