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'The Troubles':Northern Ireland 1968-1998 - theme 5

Constitutional Politics
 
Documents:

Adams, G., The Politics of Irish Freedom (Dingle, 1986).
Social Democratic and Labour Party, Facing Reality (1977?)
Social Democratic and Labour Party, Build a New Ireland (1983)
 
Questions:

Given that the nationalists are a minority in Northern Ireland, what right have they to expression of their political identity?
In what ways have the politics of the SDLP changed since 1972?
What differences exist between the politics of the SDLP and those of the IRA?
 
Reading:
 
McAllister, I., The Social Democratic and Labour Party (London, 197).
McGarry, J. and B. O’Leary, Explaining Northern Ireland (Oxford, 1995), chapter 1.
McLoughlin, P.J., '"...it's a united Ireland or nothing"? John Hume and the idea of Irish unity', Irish Political Studies, 21, 2 (June 2006), pp. 157-80. Available online.
Murray, Gerard and Jonathan Tonge, Sinn Fein and the SDLP: From Alienation to Participation (London, 2005).