Synopses & Reviews
Since 1968 when the current troubles began in Northern Ireland, hundreds of books and thousands of articles have been published on the subject. This book provides a guide to the mass of research that has accumulated. Whyte first surveys the research on the nature and extent of the community divide and then discusses various ideological interpretations, including unionist, nationalist, and Marxist. He assesses the various solutions that have been proposed and critically examines what the research has achieved.
"No academic or journalist should write on Northern Ireland without having digested this text."--The Irish Times
"Destined to become a standard reference....Elegantly written and clinically objective."--The Church Times
"A work of breath-taking scholarship.""--The Economist
An attempt to provide a guide to the mass of literature and comment published on the current troubles in Northern Ireland since 1968, this volume was the recipient of the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize in 1991.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -296) and index.