Course Detail for IIPS 24700

LocationDublin, Ireland (UCD)
ND Course Number24700
ND Course TitleRevolution, Reaction, Revision
Host University NumberHIS 10200
Host University TitleRevolution, Reaction, Revision
Course Description

 This course is an overview of the main political, social and cultural themes of twentieth century Ireland. It will examine the impact and legacy of the Irish War of Independence and the creation of the Irish Free State. It will assess the performances of successive Irish governments and politicians and analyse the various challenges that arose in the decades from the 1920s to the 1990s. Students will be introduced to a variety of different themes that dominated twentieth century Ireland, including the challenge of establishing democracy in the aftermath of civil war, the importance of party politics and the impact of elections, the social, political and economic policies that were implemented, the difficulties posed by Anglo-Irish relations, World War II, partition, emigration and economic depression, as well as the changes in Irish society that accompanied increased prosperity later in the twentieth century.

University Credit3
Language of InstructionEnglish
Special Notes
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