Sinn Fein and the Politics of Left Republicanism
'An intelligent, readable and fascinating reflection on left republicanism in Ireland'Richard English, Professor of Politics, Queens University Belfast, author of Armed Struggle and Irish Freedom'Full of information and analysis yet extremely easy to read, Eoin O'Broin poses the question that has occupied the minds of many down through decades of struggle - not just how best to establish the ",republic", but what that republic will look like?' Dr Laurence McKeown, writer, playright and former IRA political prisonerSinn Fein is a growing force in Irish politics. Now the country's third largest party, Sinn Fein have been one of the central architects of the peace process and are increasingly setting the terms of political debate in Ireland north and south. Despite this, the party remains much misunderstood and often misrepresented.In Sinn Fein & The Politics of Left Republicanism, Sinn Fein activist Eoin O Broin explores the ideological and organisational origins of the party, charts their history and recent political development and assesses their possible futures.He argues that Sinn Fein is part of a distinct left-republican tradition in Irish society whose future lies in the globally resurgent radical democratic left.
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