Redefining southern nationalism : a political perspective ; an academic perspective

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dc.contributor.author O'Malley, Des
dc.contributor.author Garvin, Tom
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-21T15:28:19Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-21T15:28:19Z
dc.date.copyright The authors, 2001 en
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.issn 1649-0304
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2217
dc.description Revised text of two lectures presented as part of the seminar se-ries “Redefining the union and the nation: new perspectives on political progress in Ireland”, organised jointly by the Conference of University Rectors in Ireland and the Institute for British-Irish Studies. The lectures were presented in UCD on 3 April 2000. en
dc.description.abstract A political perspective: Southern Irish nationalism was traditionally aggressive and negative, and tended to view Northern Ireland as a colonial remnant; but economic protectionism and isolationism did little to stem the flow of emigrants out of the country. Evolution under the leadership of Sean Lemass from 1959 onwards led to a more outward-looking Ireland, but the more negative aspects of Irish nationalism began to appear again in the 1970s. The tension between two forms of republicanism should be resolved, the author argues, by an effort by liberal democrats to reclaim the term for them-selves, redefining it as a belief in the primacy of the people through an exclusively democratic process. en
dc.description.abstract An academic perspective: The phenomenon of nationalism, the leading political ideology of the late twentieth century, is intellectually opportunist and intrinsically revisionist. In Ireland, political cultural change and the break-up of the alliance between nationalism and Catholic triumphalism was delayed by a number of factors, including British-Irish tensions, the great depression of 1929, isolationism during the second world war and misguided economic and educational policies after 1945. Ireland missed out on the economic boom of the post-war period, much of its energy diverted into the pursuit of linguistic revival. Only in the last quarter of the twentieth century has rapid cultural change been associated with a new, more pluralist, form of nationalism.
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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 1 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Redefining the union and the nation: new perspectives on political progress in Ireland Lecture Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 1 en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject Nationalism en
dc.subject.lcsh Nationalism--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Ireland--Politics and government en
dc.title Redefining southern nationalism : a political perspective ; an academic perspective en
dc.title.alternative Redefining southern nationalism : a political perspective en
dc.title.alternative Redefining southern nationalism : an academic perspective 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/wp2001/01_cri1.pdf en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor O'Malley|Des|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Garvin|Tom|aut| en
dc.internal.notes ti, ab - TS 09/07/10 en


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