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    The Character of Unionism

    Coulter, Colin (1994) The Character of Unionism. Irish Political Studies, 9 (1). pp. 1-24. ISSN 0790-7184

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    This paper seeks to offer a critical examination of the existing literature on unionism in Northern Ireland. It contends that recent interpretations have typically failed to grasp fully the essential diversity of the unionist mind. In particular, commentators have proved content to overlook those se'cular and liberal impulses that inform the political imagination of modern unionism. The paper concludes with a brief discussion concerning how social scientists might arrive at a more faithful understanding of the character of unionism.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Character; Unionism;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 11947
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    Depositing User: Colin Coulter
    Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2019 15:54
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Political Studies
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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