Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

A Just Society for Ireland? 1964–1987A Liberal Ireland?

A Just Society for Ireland? 1964–1987: A Liberal Ireland? [‘The Irish today are torn. Of course, they want to enjoy the fruits of modern material progress. And many of them also want the full personal rights of a modern liberal society; but many others are still warily conservative’.1 Such were the observations of John Ardagh, who travelled around Ireland between 1991 and 1993 researching his book, Ireland and the Irish. He was writing in the aftermath of a divorce and two abortion referenda, when the Irish electorate voted conclusively to maintain the conservative status quo. Since 1972, the Irish people have voted for change in the area of ‘regime’: adjusting the voting age and approving membership of the European Community, for example. However, on issues of a moral nature, there has not been the same willingness to embrace change.2] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A Just Society for Ireland? 1964–1987A Liberal Ireland?

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer-journals/a-just-society-for-ireland-1964-1987-a-liberal-ireland-kLVWyXyYJW

References (2)

Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright
© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
ISBN
978-1-349-43779-5
Pages
194 –197
DOI
10.1057/9781137022066_10
Publisher site
See Chapter on Publisher Site

Abstract

[‘The Irish today are torn. Of course, they want to enjoy the fruits of modern material progress. And many of them also want the full personal rights of a modern liberal society; but many others are still warily conservative’.1 Such were the observations of John Ardagh, who travelled around Ireland between 1991 and 1993 researching his book, Ireland and the Irish. He was writing in the aftermath of a divorce and two abortion referenda, when the Irish electorate voted conclusively to maintain the conservative status quo. Since 1972, the Irish people have voted for change in the area of ‘regime’: adjusting the voting age and approving membership of the European Community, for example. However, on issues of a moral nature, there has not been the same willingness to embrace change.2]

Published: Oct 20, 2015

Keywords: Party System; Moral Nature; Irish People; Foetal Heartbeat; Material Progress

There are no references for this article.