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Critical Engagement: Irish Republicanism, Memory Politics and Policing

Kevin Hearty


This book is an in-depth case study of the role memory politics played in shaping the wider Irish republican debate on policing in Northern Ireland. Looking beyond sensationalist headlines and political sound bites that trumpeted of the historicity of Sinn Fein’s decision to formally endorse policing and the rule of law, it interrogates the fundamental questions that lie at the heart of Irish republican memory politics on policing. Locating itself within the interdisciplinary theoretical spheres of critical criminology, memory studies and transitional justice, this book evidences how the past ... More

Keywords: critical criminology, Irish politics, memory studies, police reform, political violence, transitional justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781786940476
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781786940476.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin Hearty, author