The New Politics of Sinn Féin

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Liverpool University Press, Jan 1, 2007 - History - 294 pages
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The New Politics of Sinn Féin is an assessment of the ideological and organizational development of Provisional republicanism since 1985. The book explores how the Republican movement has changed from an anti-state insurgency to a potential partner in governing the state it was pledged to
destroy. In particular, the book attempts to consider the origins of what has become known as 'New Sinn Féin'.
 

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From insurgency to identity
With the deftness of a magician wriggling free from a straitjacket, Sinn Fein ditched its universalist aspirations and reinvented itself as a municipal party of victimhood
. A brilliant new book takes the party to task.
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Contents

Introduction
1
Defining the Community
11
The Historic Compromise?
133
The End of a Song?
249
Bibliography
265
Index
285

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About the author (2007)

Kevin Bean is a lecturer in Irish studies at the University of Liverpool. His previous publications include Republican Voices.

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