The Irish Constitutional Tradition: Responsible Government and Modern Ireland, 1782-1992

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Catholic University of America Press, 1994 - Political Science - 412 pages
The author employs a theoretical model of parliamentary government, or "responsible government," to analyze the sources, continuities, strengths, and weaknesses of Irish constitutionalism. Against the background of the model, the author examines the failure of the Irish Parliament of 1782-1800, Britain's misgovernment of Ireland from 1801 to 1922, the constitutional implications of Daniel O'Connell's "repeal" agitation in the 1830s and 1840s, and flaws in Irish home rule proposals from 1886 to 1914

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The Independent Parliament 17821800
The Incomplete Union and
The Debates

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ALAN J.WARD is Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary and is also a past president of the American Committee for Irish Studies.

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