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The Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain: Impacts, engagements, legacies and memories

Graham Dawson, Jo Dover, and Stephen Hopkins


For the three decades of the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ (1968–98), the United Kingdom experienced within its borders a profound and polarizing conflict. Yet relatively little research has addressed the complex effects, legacies and memories of this conflict in Britain. It occupies a marginal position in British social, cultural and political history, and the experiences and understandings of those in or from Britain who fought in it, were injured or harmed by it, or campaigned against it, have been neglected both in wider scholarship and in public policy. In the peace process since 1994, Brit ... More

Keywords: Northern Ireland Troubles, Great Britain, Legacies of conflict, Political and social relations, Communities and culture, Contested political narratives, Peace-building and reconciliation

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719096310
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719096310.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Graham Dawson, editor

Jo Dover, editor

Stephen Hopkins, editor

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Part I Perspectives from the British State, politics and the military

5 British questions

Geoffrey Bell

Part II Anti-state activisms

Part III Culture and the representation of the Troubles

Part IV Memory, peace building and ‘dealing with the past’

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