The Irish Women’s Movement: From Revolution to Devolution

Authored by: Linda Connolly

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Human Development, Political Transitions
Country: Ireland
Region: Europe and Eurasia
Year: 2002
Citation: Connolly, Linda. The Irish Women’s Movement: From Revolution to Devolution. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.

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Executive Summary

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the emergence, consolidation and development of the Irish women's movement, as a social movement, in the course of the twentieth century. It seek to address several lacunae in Irish studies by illuminating the processes through which the movement and, in particular, networks of constituent organisations, came to fruition as agencies of social change. The central argument advanced is that when viewed historically, the Irish women's movement is characterised by its interconnectedness and continuity: the central tensions, themes and organising strategies of the movement connects diverse organisations and constituencies, over time and space. This book will be essential reading for those interested in Irish studies, sociology, history, women's studies, and politics.