Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 April 2014

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

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719095450

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Coercive confinement in Ireland

Patients, prisoners and penitents

Eoin O'Sullivan and Ian O'Donnell

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Sold extremely well in hardback
  • 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

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