Republican policies in practical politics : placing contemporary Sinn Féin in a European context

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dc.contributor.author Doyle, John
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-20T15:45:29Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-20T15:45:29Z
dc.date.copyright The author, 2005 en
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.issn 1649-030
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2204
dc.description Revised text of a paper presented to the IBIS conference “The future of republicanism: confronting theory and practice in contemporary Ireland”, held at University College Dublin on 7 May 2004. en
dc.description.abstract Sinn Féin, the party most associated in public discourse with the term “republican” in Ireland, is a party undergoing a process of development. It has been suggested that its recent electoral success would result in Sinn Féin moving to the centre and abandoning the civic republican focus on equality, political participation or activism, and a national political project with a strong internationalist context with which it has identified. However, while aspects of Sinn Féin policy remain fluid and can lack clarity the evidence surveyed for this paper suggests that the party is not moving to the political centre on issues of social and economic equality, but is retaining a strong leftist, pro-equality agenda. Post-Good Friday agreement Sinn Féin is in its rhetoric keeping the issue of Irish unity strongly to the fore, in its manifestos both North and South. In an era of globalisation it has placed itself with the anti-corporate globalisation groupings and against right-wing nationalist parties with an anti-immigration platform. Finally, in an era of media politics it is retaining its tradi-tional focus on high levels of activism and participation among party members. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies en
dc.relation.ispartofseries IBIS Working Papers en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 45 en
dc.subject Sinn Féin en
dc.subject Republicanism en
dc.subject Northern Ireland en
dc.subject Nationalism en
dc.subject.lcsh Republicanism--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Sinn Fein en
dc.title Republican policies in practical politics : placing contemporary Sinn Féin in a European context en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
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dc.internal.webversions http://www.ucd.ie/ibis/filestore/wp2005/45/45_doyle.pdf en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Doyle|John|aut| en
dc.description.admin ke - AL 8/7/2010 en


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