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The crowned harp : policing Northern Ireland

Author: Jim Smyth; Graham Ellison
Publisher: London : Pluto, 2000.
Series: Contemporary Irish studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"The Crowned Harp provides a detailed analysis of policing in Northern Ireland. Tracing the s history of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Ellison and Smyth portray the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) as an organisation burdened by its past as a colonial police force. They analyse its perceived close relationship with unionism and why, for many nationalists, the RUC embodied the problem of the legitimacy of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Smyth; Graham Ellison
ISBN: 0745313930 9780745313931 0745313981 9780745313986
OCLC Number: 963625983
Description: 240p. ; 22cm.
Contents: 1. Policing Nineteenth-Century Ireland: Setting the Parameters ---
2. Policing After Partition: Constructing the Security Apparatus ---
3. Policing Under Stormont ---
4. The Impact of Civil Rights on Policing: Collapse and Failed Reform ---
5. Criminalisation and Normalisation: The Counter-Insurgency Solution ---
6. Legitimacy, Counter-Insurgency and Policing: The Legacy of the 1970s ---
7. Shooting to Kill? ---
8. Collusion and Death Squads ---
9. Symbolism, Surveys and Police Legitimacy ---
10. Epilogue: The Patten Report on the RUC.
Series Title: Contemporary Irish studies.
Responsibility: Jim Smyth and Graham Ellison.

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This is a detailed analysis of policing in Northern Ireland. Tracing its history from 1922, the book portrays the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) as an organization burdened by its past as a colonial  Read more...

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.."an exceptionally well written and broad study of policing and public order, particularly from the "Troubles" in the late 1960's to the present... Readers will profit much from (this) fine book." Read more...

 
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