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John Hume and the Revision of Irish Nationalism
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John Hume and the Revision of Irish Nationalism

P. J. McLoughlin

Abstract

The book explores the politics of the most important Irish nationalist leader of his generation, and one of the most influential figures of twentieth-century Ireland, the Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume. Given his central role in the reformulation of Irish nationalist ideology, and the vital part he played in drawing violent republicanism into democratic politics, it shows Hume to be one of the chief architects of the Northern Ireland peace process, and a key figure in the making of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. At the same time, the book considers Hume's failure in what he stated to be h ... More

Keywords: Irish nationalist leader, twentieth-century Ireland, Nobel Peace Prize, John Hume, Irish nationalist ideology, violent republicanism, democratic politics, Northern Ireland, peace process, Good Friday Agreement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719079566
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719079566.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

P. J. McLoughlin, author