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A Tragedy of Errors: The Government and Misgovernment of Northern Ireland

Kenneth Bloomfield


The decommissioning of the Provisional IRA in 2005 suggests that Northern Ireland may finally be ready to turn from the deadly paramilitary clashes of the twentieth century to the thorny problems of a normalized political process. The book probes a number of crucial questions about the United Kingdom's management of Irish affairs. Three decades of fighting have had grave consequences for Northern Ireland —what were the costs? Was violence inevitable? The book delineates the unwise decisions and abrogated responsibilities that led to the civil crisis of the Troubles while emphasizing the United ... More

Keywords: Provisional IRA, Northern Ireland, paramilitaries, United Kingdom, violence, Troubles, peace

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781846310645
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846312519


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth Bloomfield, author