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No Solution: The Labour Government and the Northern Ireland Conflict, 1974-79

S.C. Aveyard


No Solution uncovers the transition from a point in the Northern Ireland conflict where British governments’ sought a quick-fix solution to one where key ministers and civil servants had accepted that attrition would continue for many years. A number of other accounts have tended to assume that the British state, enjoying more resources than other parties to the conflict, had the capacity to impose a solution in Northern Ireland but lacked the insight to do so. This book reveals that such resources could not overcome political conditions in Northern Ireland during these key years. Those who ha ... More

Keywords: Northern Ireland, Conflict, British politics, Labour, Terrorism, Counter-terrorism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719096402
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719096402.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

S.C. Aveyard, author
Centre for War Studies, Univrsity of Dublin