Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 November 2011

256 Pages | 1 Line drawings, black & white, 8 Figures

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719086380

Bookseller Code (06)


A history of the Northern Ireland Labour Party

Democratic socialism and sectarianism

Aaron Edwards

Published by Manchester University Press

Critical Labour Movement Studies MUP

  • The first definitive history of the rise and fall of the Northern Ireland Labour Party, a political force which presented a unique class-based challenge in a society deeply divided along ethnic, national and religious lines Newly available in paperback
  • Explains the complex web of relationships and shared ideological ties between the Northern Ireland Labour Party and the British Labour movement throughout the twentieth century
  • A comprehensive study of a modern political party which engages with broader debates about ethnicity, nationalism and deeply divided societies
  • Will appeal to non-specialists and those who wish to learn more about the complexity underpinning working class political culture in Northern Ireland, a region where class politics have tried and failed to displace ethnic and nationalist politics