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Sunningdale, the Ulster Workers' Council Strike and the Struggle for Democracy in Northern Ireland
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Sunningdale, the Ulster Workers' Council Strike and the Struggle for Democracy in Northern Ireland

David McCann and Cillian McGrattan

Abstract

Version 1 The ‘Sunningdale experiment’ of 1973-74 witnessed the first attempt at establishing peace in Northern Ireland based on power-sharing. However, its provisions, particularly the cross-border ‘Council of Ireland’, proved to be a step too far. The experiment floundered amidst ongoing paramilitary-led violence and collapsed in May 1974 as a result of the Ulster Workers’ Council Strike. Yet, many of the ideas first articulated in this period would resonate in later attempts to cultivate peace and foster a democratic. This collection asks what became of those ideas and what lessons can we l ... More

Keywords: Sunningdale, Ulster Workers’ Council Strike, Northern Ireland, peace-building, conflict resolution, Anglo-Irish relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780719099519
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719099519.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David McCann, editor
Ulster University

Cillian McGrattan, editor
Ulster University

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