This book examines the birth of the Irish state and sets it in its European historical context.

The process of democratic nation-making reached full fruition while a vicious civil war was raging, ostensibly fought over points of political principle but actually deciding whether Ireland was to be ruled by popular majority will or by a virtuous but unaccountable minority.

Garvin argues that militant republicanism always lacked popular, democratic legitimacy. The mainstream Irish nationalist tradition was moderate and realistic, and it was this nation-building tradition that triumphed in 1922. The stability and good order of the Irish state owes much to this victory.

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ISBN/EAN 9780717139699
Author Tom Garvin
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 20 May 2007
Format Paperback
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War of Independence & Civil War 1919 - 1924

1922 : The Birth Of Irish Democracy

Tom Garvin
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This book examines the birth of the Irish state and sets it in its European historical context.

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