Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2009

272 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719081941

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The Civil Service and the Revolution in Ireland 1912-1938

Shaking the Blood-stained Hand of Mr. Collins

Martin Maguire

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Eschews the well-trodden path of examining the Irish revolution as centred on the 'nation', focusing instead upon the 'state'
  • Refutes the orthodox view that the independent Irish State accepted intact the civil service inherited from the former British regime in Dublin Castle
  • Uses the Irish experience to offer a new perspective on State formation in the process of decolonisation

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