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The end of Ulster loyalism?

By Peter Shirlow

The end of Ulster loyalism?
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  • ISBN: 9780719084751
  • Publish Date: Jun 2012
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-8475-1
    • Pages: 256
    • Price: £80.00
    • Published Date: June 2012

    Description

    The end of Ulster loyalism? explores the dynamics and divisions within paramilitary groups since the mid-1970s. It details and explains the nature of Loyalist conflict transformation, a key model of transition that is relevant to arenas beyond Northern Ireland. It communicates a history of transition and, at times, regression within the Ulster Volunteer Force, Ulster Defence Association, Loyalist Volunteer Force and Red Hand Commando. It details the internal and external impediments and violence from within regressive elements, the wreckers and spoilers, who aimed to undermine positive peace-building. The book also discusses the nature and extent of loyalist violence and provides a rarely heard Loyalist voice regarding State-led collusion. Loyalist ideas and opinions are revealed that until now have been largely invisible, and the book highlights how an extensive element of positive Loyalist renewal has been purposefully suppressed and unmentioned.

    In examining both positive and regressive Loyalism this book creates a holistic and honest analysis of groups that are emerging, sometimes awkwardly, out of violence. From violence to the location of Loyalist transition, through internal feuding and towards restorative justice, community leadership and mural re-imaging this book asserts a definite and robust examination of the future of Loyalism.

    This will be a key text for any student of politics, criminology, human geography and conflict and conflict transformation and is particularly relevant to the scholarship of pro-State groups who are infrequently considered in academic deliberations.

    Contents

    Introduction
    1. The extent and nature of loyalist violence
    2. Collusion: Myth, reality and complete ignorance
    3. Idea building and the beginning of loyalist transformation
    4. A mad dog and a regal rodent: Interpreting the wreckers and spoilers
    5. Loyalist conflict transformation: Beyond idiocy
    6. Beyond enclosure: Reimaging and the challenge to ‘self’
    7. The problem with loyalists or loyalist’s problems?
    Conclusion
    Bibliography
    Index
                                     

    Author

    Peter Shirlow is a Senior Lecture in the School of Law at Queen's University Belfast

    The end of Ulster loyalism?

    By Peter Shirlow

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