Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Building Democracy in Ireland

Building Democracy in Ireland
Political Order and Cultural Integration in a Newly Independent Nation

$35.99 (C)

  • Date Published: December 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521125116

$ 35.99 (C)
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Most of the independent nations of the twentieth century have been racked by political disorder and social instability. Ireland is one of the few to have successfully established a stable democratic order. In this book, Jeffrey Prager examines the first decade of Irish independence in order to explain how the Republic of Ireland achieved democracy. In so doing, he provides a deeper understanding of the Irish case while shedding light on the process of democratic consolidation in modern state-building. His combination of political and cultural approaches also contributes to the development of a political sociology that encompasses the problem of cultural meaning as a crucial domain of analysis. By exploring the interconnections between political structures, social activities, and cultural legacies, he promotes an awareness of the vital dimensions of political life and institutions.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521125116
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Democracy in Ireland: Theoretical and Empirical Problems:
    1. Introduction: theoretical considerations in the study of political stability in new nations
    2. Irish cultural schisms and the meaning of political disorder
    3. The free state constitution and the institutionalisation of value strains
    Part II. Patterns of Crisis Resolution in the Irish Free State, 1922–1932:
    4. The Army mutiny and normative political challenges
    5. The boundary commission crisis and the development of strategies of political efficacy
    6. The limits of effective rule: the assassination of Kevin O'Higgins and its aftermath
    Part III. The Character of Irish Democracy:
    7. The democratic achievement in Ireland: the reconciliation of culture and politics
    8. The uniqueness of Irish democracy
    Notes
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    Jeffrey Prager

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×