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The Politics of Memoir and the Northern Ireland Conflict$
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Stephen Hopkins

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781846319426

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846319426.001.0001

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British Ministers and the Politics of Northern Ireland: Reading the Political Memoirs of Secretaries of State

British Ministers and the Politics of Northern Ireland: Reading the Political Memoirs of Secretaries of State

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(p.133) Chapter 8 British Ministers and the Politics of Northern Ireland: Reading the Political Memoirs of Secretaries of State
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The Politics of Memoir and the Northern Ireland Conflict
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Stephen Hopkins

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846319426.003.0008

This chapter analyses the politics of memoir-writing by British Secretaries of State for Northern Ireland (SOSNI), and their interpretations and reflections upon their terms in office in Belfast. For many, the period of governing Northern Ireland was not central to their careers; however, for others it was a critical experience, which shaped their entire political lives. The chapter examines the process of appointing the SOSNI, and their reflections upon policy-making, and their relations with the Northern Irish parties, civil servants and the Cabinet in London. The chapter concentrates upon the following incumbents: Merlyn Rees, Roy Mason, James Prior, Mo Mowlam, Peter Mandelson and Peter Hain.

Keywords:   Secretaries of State for Northern Ireland, Secretaries of State for Northern Ireland, Policy-making in Northern Ireland, Political reflections, Merlyn Rees, Roy Mason, James Prior, Mo Mowlam, Peter Mandelson, Peter Hain

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