McGlynn, Catherine, Tonge, Jonathan and McAuley, James W. (2012) The Party Politics of Post-devolution Identity in Northern Ireland. British Journal of Politics & International Relations. ISSN 13691481Metadata only available from this repository.
In this article we examine how party political competition in Northern Ireland impacts on understandings
of national identity and citizenship both within the region and elsewhere in the UK.
These dynamics can be seen in expressions of political identity and through organisational change
and electoral strategies. The consociational framework in which Northern Irish parties operate is
one of the most powerful dynamics and we assess how it has shaped intra-community party
competition, most notably through the emergence of the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Féin
as the strongest unionist and nationalist parties respectively. However, our analysis of campaigning
and voting in the 2010 General Election and 2011 Assembly elections also shows that the transformation
of party political competition in the UK after devolution is an important dynamic and
one that has shaped unionist electoral strategies in particular.
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JA Political science (General)|
|Schools:||School of Human and Health Sciences|
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Research in the Social Sciences
|Depositing User:||Catherine Mcglynn|
|Date Deposited:||27 Sep 2012 13:44|
|Last Modified:||23 May 2013 10:36|
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