To the Precipice

  • Richard Rose


The political traditions of Northern Ireland constitute a mixed inheritance. Some of their features have enabled Northern Ireland to be governed peacefully for much of its history; others have led to intermittent violence and rebellion, bringing the Province to the precipice of political destruction today.


Election Result Political Violence British Government Power Sharing Gubernatorial Election 
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  1. see Nicholas Mansergh,The Government of Northern Ireland (London: Allen & Unwin, 1936).Google Scholar
  2. T. Wilson, ed., Ulster under Home Rule ( London: Oxford University Press, 1955 );Google Scholar
  3. T. Wilson and R. J. Lawrence, The Government of Northern Ireland: Public Finance and Public Services, 1921–1964 ( Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1965 ).Google Scholar
  4. see Richard Rose, “On the Priorities of Citizenship in the Deep South and Northern Ireland”, Journal of Politics, forthcoming, 1976. Google Scholar
  5. See K. Boyle, T. Hadden, and P. Hillyard, Law and State: The Case of Northern Ireland ( London: Martin Robertson, 1975 )Google Scholar
  6. see Robert Fisk, The Point of No Return: The Strike which Broke the British in Ulster (London: Andre Deutsch, 1975).Google Scholar

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© American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Rose
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  1. 1.University of StrathclydeGlasgowScotland

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