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作者 Farrell, Mel, author
書名 Party politics in a new democracy : the Irish Free State, 1922-37 / by Mel Farrell
出版項 Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
國際標準書號 9783319635859 (electronic bk.)
9783319635842 (paper)
國際標準號碼 10.1007/978-3-319-63585-9 doi
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (xiv, 332 pages) : illustrations (some color), digital ; 22 cm
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computer c rdamedia
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系列 Palgrave studies in political history
Palgrave studies in political history
附註 Part I: From Revolution to Statehood, 1919-27 -- 1. Introduction: The Politics of Independent Ireland -- 2. 'Substance Not Shadows: Sinn Fein and the Anglo-Irish Treaty -- 3. 'The deplorable conflict': Free State Politics and the Civil War -- 4. Aspirations and Realities: Cumann na nGaedheal in Government, 1923-27 -- Part II: A Stable Democracy, 1927-37 -- 5. A Two Party System? Free State Politics in 1927 -- 6. 'Holding the scales even': Cumann na nGaedheal's final years in power -- 6. 'Holding the scales even': Cumann na nGaedheal's final years in power -- 7. Political Realignment: Ireland in the 1930s, A Stable Democracy? 8. Fine Gael and Fianna Fail: Common Origins & Separate Identities? -- Bibliography -- Index
This book offers a timely, and fresh historical perspective on the politics of independent Ireland. Interwar Ireland's politics have been caricatured as an anomaly, with the distinction between Fianna Fail and Fine Gael bewildering political commentators and scholars alike. It is common for Ireland's politics to be presented as an anomaly that compare unfavourably to the neat left/right cleavages evident in Britain and much of Europe. By offering an historical re-appraisal of the Irish Free State's politics, anchored in the wider context of inter-war Europe, Mel Farrell argues that the Irish party system is not unique in having two dominant parties capable of adapting to changing circumstances, and suggests that this has been a key strength of Irish democracy. Moreover, the book challenges the tired cliche of 'Civil War Politics' by demonstrating that events subsequent to Civil War led the Fine Gael/Fianna Fail cleavage dominant in the twentieth-century
Host Item Springer eBooks
主題 Political parties -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century
Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1922-1949
History of Britain and Ireland
History of Modern Europe
Political History
Social History
History of Military
Alt Author SpringerLink (Online service)
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