From Protest to Pragmatism: The Unionist Government and North-South Relations from 1959–72

  • Authors
  • David McCann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. David McCann
    Pages 1-5
  3. David McCann
    Pages 77-105
  4. David McCann
    Pages 134-140
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 141-147

About this book


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.


Unionism Republicanism Ireland Jack Lynch Sean Lemass Brian Faulkner Terence O'Neill James Chichester-Clark The Troubles government Policy politics pragmatism Protest

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-50532-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-49954-7
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