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No Solution: The Labour Government and the Northern Ireland Conflict, 1974-79

S.C. Aveyard

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ISBN 10: 0719096405 / ISBN 13: 9780719096402
Published by Manchester University Press, 2016
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Title: No Solution: The Labour Government and the ...

Publisher: Manchester University Press

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1.

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Utilising a wide range of archival correspondence and diaries, this monograph reconstructs the 1974-79 Labour government's policies in Northern Ireland. It covers the collapse of power-sharing in May 1974, the secret dialogue with the Provisional IRA during the 1975 ceasefire, the acquiescence of Labour ministers in continuing indefinite direct rule from Westminster, efforts to mitigate conflict through industrial investment, a major shift in security policy emphasizing the police over the army, the adaptation of republicans to the threat of these new measures and their own adoption of a 'Long War' strategy. In so doing, it sheds light on the challenges faced by British ministers, civil servants, soldiers and policemen and the reasons why the conflict lasted so long. It will be a key text for researchers and students of both British and Northern Irish politics.

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S. C. Aveyard is Research Fellow at the Centre for War Studies, University College Dublin

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