Contesting Politics: Women in Ireland, North and South


This book, for the first time anywhere, gathers the expertise of those researching women and politics in Ireland -- both North and South -- into a single, comprehensive and accessible textbook on the topic. Contributors are drawn from both academic and activist arenas to bring a multi-disciplinary approach to the subject. Throughout, the book emphasizes analytical approaches to explaining the relationship between women and political activity in Ireland. In positing "politics" as a broadly defined activity that stretches well beyond the formal institutions of the political system, and in taking an all-Ireland approach, editors Yvonne Galligan, Eilis Ward, and Rick Wilford bring new depth and texture to the topic. While the main analytical tools used are drawn from the discipline of political science, the text will be invaluable in Women's studies and Irish studies classrooms as well as within political science.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Carmel Roulston
  • Frances Gardiner
  • Evelyn Mahon
  • Valerie Morgan
  • Eileen Connolly
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boulder, CO
Publication year:
  • 1999


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