From Protest to Pragmatism

The Unionist government and North-South relations from 1959-72

Authors: McCann, D.

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How do two ideologically opposed governments co-operate? The Unionist government struggled to answer this question during the sixties and seventies. This book charts the development of this government's policy towards its neighbor in Southern Ireland and explains how it ended up in a total stalemate with the emergence of the Troubles.

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David McCann was Researcher at the University of Ulster, UK. He has conducted seminars on the development of the Irish political system from Independence to the present day and on Ireland after the Celtic Tiger.

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'Not much has been written about the political/diplomatic dance that was taking place between Belfast and Dublin from the late 1950s to the prorogation of Stormont in 1972, so this is both a useful and interesting addition to the literature. It tends to be assumed that the relationship between Northern Ireland and the South was always a frosty one until fairly recently yet, as McCann points out, there was a noticeable and very significant thaw between 1963 and early 1968 From Protest to Pragmatism is worth reading, particularly for those who believe that there were never any moments when an effort was made to improve relations.'- Newsletter

'From Protest to Pragmatism turned out to be a wordy yet accessible text, and provided a thorough introduction to a period of history and a set of relationships admittedly through the eyes of governing unionists which still resonates with much of today's politics.'- Slugger O'Toole


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    McCann, David

    Pages 1-5

  • Diplomacy via Press Release: North-South Relations from 1959–64

    McCann, David

    Pages 6-19

  • The Politics of Co-operation: North-South Relations from 1965–66

    McCann, David

    Pages 20-49

  • Co-operation Falters: The Politics of North-South Relations: 1966–68

    McCann, David

    Pages 50-76

  • Breakdown in Relations: 1968–69

    McCann, David

    Pages 77-105

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Protest to Pragmatism
Book Subtitle
The Unionist government and North-South relations from 1959-72
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49954-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137499547
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49953-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50532-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 147
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