Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 June 2012

288 Pages | 9 Tables, black & white, 5 Graphs

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719086489

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Coercive confinement in Ireland

Patients, prisoners and penitents

Eoin O'Sullivan and Ian O'Donnell

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The first book to offer a sustained analysis of the architecture of confinement in Ireland in the first half-century after Independence Draws on accounts that were published at the time, but have hitherto escaped scholarly and public attention Includes personal testimonies, investigative journalism, parliamentary debates and the reports of commissions of inquiry Provides an integrated and provocative explanation for the high rates of coercive confinement in Ireland Raises a series of theoretical and empirical questions for scholars in other jurisdictions