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The Border

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' Anyone who wishes to understand why Brexit is so intractable should read this book. I can think of several MPs who ought to.' th... Lire la suite
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' Anyone who wishes to understand why Brexit is so intractable should read this book. I can think of several MPs who ought to.' the Times ' Ferriter's judicious book shows that Brexiters' recklessness, such "contemptuous arrogance", is nothing new, and that it has always been the ordinary people of Northern Ireland who have paid its price. They deserve better' Guardian For the past two decades, you could cross the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic half a dozen times without noticing or, indeed, turning off the road you were travelling. It cuts through fields, winds back-and-forth across roads, and wends from Carlingford Lough to Lough Foyle. It is frictionless - a feat sealed by the Good Friday Agreement. Before that, watchtowers loomed over border communities, military checkpoints dotted the roads, and smugglers slipped between jurisdictions. This is a past that most are happy to have left behind but might it also be the future? The border has been a topic of dispute for over a century, first in Dublin, Belfast and Westminster and, post Brexit referendum, in Brussels. Yet, despite the passions of Nationalists and Unionists in the North, neither found deep wells of support in the countries they identified with politically. British political leaders were often ignorant of the conflict's complexities, rarely visited the border, and privately disliked their erstwhile unionist allies. Southern leaders' anti-partition statements masked relative indifference and unofficial cooperation with British security services. From the 1920 Government of Ireland Act that created the border, the Treaty and its aftermath, through the Civil Rights Movement, Thatcher, the Troubles and the Good Friday Agreement up to the Brexit negotiations, Ferriter reveals the political, economic, social and cultural consequences of the border in Ireland. With the fate of the border uncertain, The Border is a timely intervention by a renowned historian into one of the most contentious and misunderstood political issues of our time. ...

Préface
The history and possible future of the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland.

Auteur
Diarmaid Ferriter is one of Ireland's best-known historians and is Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD. He is a regular broadcaster on television and radio and a weekly columnist with the Irish Times. In 2010 he presented a three-part history of twentieth century Ireland, The Limits of Liberty, on RTE television.

Texte du rabat

The history of the Irish Republic-Northern Ireland border - a relatively frictionless and even hard to discern divide since the Good Friday Agreement, but with a possible return to a militarised and forceful line on the horizon, exacerbated by Brexit.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Border
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781788161787
ISBN: 978-1-78816-178-7
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Profile Books
Genre: Sciences politiques
nombre de pages: 192
Poids: 349g
Taille: H224mm x B144mm x T20mm
Parution: 07.02.2019
Année: 2019
Auflage: Main