Creating Jobs, Manufacturing Unity: Ulster Unionism and Mass Unemployment 1922-34

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27181
Title:
Creating Jobs, Manufacturing Unity: Ulster Unionism and Mass Unemployment 1922-34
Authors:
Norton, Christopher
Abstract:
The inter-war recession and resultant mass unemployment presented a serious problem for the new Northern Ireland government. Having weathered republican attempts to destabilise the state, the Unionist government found its credibility questioned by a core element of its own support: the Protestant working class. In its efforts to galvanise support and ensure Unionist unity the government resorted to a series of strategies to alleviate the unemployment problem. The pursuit of these strategies created tension and division within the Unionist cabinet. What became apparent was that Unionist unity could be secure not by the appeal of sectarianism but only by the appearance of competence. (Informaworld)
Citation:
Contemporary British History, 15(2): 1-14
Publisher:
London: Routledge
Journal:
Contemporary British History
Issue Date:
2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27181
DOI:
10.1080/713999404
Additional Links:
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content?content=10.1080/713999404
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
13619462
Appears in Collections:
Conflict Studies Research Group ; History

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNorton, Christopher-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-20T19:46:53Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-20T19:46:53Z-
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.identifier.citationContemporary British History, 15(2): 1-14en
dc.identifier.issn13619462-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/713999404-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/27181-
dc.description.abstractThe inter-war recession and resultant mass unemployment presented a serious problem for the new Northern Ireland government. Having weathered republican attempts to destabilise the state, the Unionist government found its credibility questioned by a core element of its own support: the Protestant working class. In its efforts to galvanise support and ensure Unionist unity the government resorted to a series of strategies to alleviate the unemployment problem. The pursuit of these strategies created tension and division within the Unionist cabinet. What became apparent was that Unionist unity could be secure not by the appeal of sectarianism but only by the appearance of competence. (Informaworld)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLondon: Routledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content?content=10.1080/713999404en
dc.subjectNorthern Irelanden
dc.subject20th centuryen
dc.subjectUlsteren
dc.subjectSectarianismen
dc.subjectUnemploymenten
dc.subjectUnionist governmenten
dc.subjectWorking classesen
dc.subjectProtestantsen
dc.subjectRecessionen
dc.subjectInter-war recessionen
dc.subjectGovernment policyen
dc.subjectIrish historyen
dc.titleCreating Jobs, Manufacturing Unity: Ulster Unionism and Mass Unemployment 1922-34en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalContemporary British Historyen
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