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Title: A re-examination of the use of internment without trial in Northern Ireland in the early 1970s
Author: McCleery, Martin Joseph
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2013
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Abstract:
This thesis focuses on the use of internment in Northern Ireland in the early 1970s. It argues that internment has not been given proper academic attention and needs reappraisal. Central to my analysis are the initial years of internment, and subsequent events, which 1 believe to be necessary in any attempt to reanalyse why "The Troubles" escalated in the mann.er they did. My research centres on three main areas: l.The high politics surrounding the introduction of the measure and an assessment of the intelligence available for the initial arrest operation, 2. An examination of the repercussions of the internment period up to 1975, 3, The development of the dynamics of the conflict, outside of Belfast and Londonderry between 1970 and 1972. In researching the areas outside of the two main cities I provide a detailed study of four provincial towns; Lurgan (County Armagh), Newry (County Down), Dungannon (County Tyrone) and Enniskillen (County Fermanagh). The local section will form a substantial part of the thesis.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.602405  DOI: Not available
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