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Causes and Consequences of the Unionist Coup d'État

Iain Mclean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780199546954
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191720031 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0008
Causes and Consequences of the Unionist Coup d'État

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Temporary increase in number of veto players. Revolt of the landed class. Marxist explanation. Unionism and the British Empire. Primordial unionism. Bonar Law: the first non‐Anglican to lead the Conservative Party. Ireland: in the Union, but its opinions not to count.

Keywords: landed interest; Marx, Karl; veto players; imperialism; primordial unionism; Bonar Law; A. Ulster; Home Rule; Thirty‐Sixth (Ulster) Division; Somme, Battle of the; Government of Ireland Act 1920; Anglo‐Irish Treaty 1921

Chapter.  5733 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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