Policing Palestine and Administering the Empire, 1922–1966
Author: Seán William Gannon
View: 7277This book explores Irish participation in the British imperial project after ‘Southern’ Ireland’s independence in 1922. Building on a detailed study of the Irish contribution to the policing of the Palestine Mandate, it examines Irish imperial servants’ twentieth-century transnational careers, and assesses the influence of their Irish identities on their experience at the colonial interface. The factors which informed Irish enlistment in Palestine’s police forces are examined, and the impact of Irishness on the personal perspectives and professional lives of Irish Palestine policemen is assessed. Irish policing in Palestine is placed within the broader tradition of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC)-conducted imperial police service inaugurated in the mid-nineteenth century, and the RIC’s transnational influence on twentieth-century British colonial policing is evaluated. The wider tradition of Irish imperial service, of which policing formed part, is then explored, with particular focus on British Colonial Service recruitment in post-revolutionary Ireland and twentieth-century Irish-imperial identities.
National, Commonwealth, and International Perspectives
Author: Donal K. Coffey
View: 5350The first of two volumes, this book examines constitutionalism in Ireland in the 1930s. Donal K. Coffey places the document and its drafters in the context of a turbulent decade for the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and Europe. He considers a series of key issues leading up to its drafting, including the failure of the 1922 Constitution, the rise of nationalism in the 1920s and 1930s, and the abdication of Edward VIII. He sketches the drafting process, examines the roles of individual drafters and their intellectual influences, and considers the Constitution’s public reception, both domestically and internationally. This book illuminates a critical moment in Irish history and the confluence of national, Commonwealth, and international influences that gave rise to it, for scholars of Irish history as well as of legal, constitutional, and Commonwealth history more broadly.
Reading Maritain's Man and the State
Author: Timothy Fuller,John Hittinger
Publisher: CUA Press
View: 1048This collection of essays revisits Jacques Maritain's book, Man and the State--the University of Chicago Walgreen lectures of 1949--and critically engages its greatest themes and arguments: the character of the modern state and its relation to the body politic, the state's functions and claims, the basis of authority, the foundation of human rights and natural law, structural pluralism, Church and State relations, national sovereignty, and the prospects for world government. The contributors address whether Maritain has successfully accomplished his project of engaging modernity from the perspective of a 20th century disciple of Thomas Aquinas; whether his reformulations and revisions of the modern state are philosophically sound and prudent; and whether his developments of Aristotle and Aquinas are faithful to the sources. Maritain, drawing upon the philosophy of Aquinas, represents a significant achievement: he provides a viable reassessment of the liberal state, uniting Thomistic and Aristotelian traditions with the human rights thrust of modern political philosophy. In short, Maritain reassesses the liberal state in light of ancient and medieval political traditions, seeking to find what is true, enduring, and practical in the modern liberal state, while criticizing its excesses and reconceptualizing its philosophical foundations. The contributors to this collection find Maritain has achieved much in the accomplishment of this project. Some continue this project by applying Maritain's philosophy to contemporary issues. Other contributors find it helpful, however, to compare Maritain to other contemporary political philosophers, and to question his use of the philosophy of Aquinas. Maritain's political philosophy, and Man and the State in particular, is worth continued study. Although his influence was greatest in the 1950s and 1960s and his philosophy has been displaced by new trends, his work shows a remarkable resilience and relevance to the issues of the day, offering a deeper philosophical foundation and more flexible set of tools for analysis than currently provided. Timothy Fuller, professor of political science and acting president of Colorado College, is the editor of Leading and Leadership and The Voice of Liberal Learning: Michael Oakeshott on Education. John P. Hittinger is professor of philosophy at the United States Air Force Academy and coeditor of Liberalism at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Contemporary Liberal Theory and its Critics. Contributors: J. Budziszewski, Joseph M. DeTorre, Gregory Doolan, Desmond FitzGerald, Timothy Fuller, John R. Goodreau, Catherine Green, William Haggerty, James G. Hanink, Jeanne M. Heffernan, John P. Hittinger, Russell Hittinger, Richard Lemp, V. Bradley Lewis, Nicholas C. Lund-Molfese, John G. Trapani, Jr., Deborah Wallace, Henk E. S. Woldring, and Michael Woodward
Author: A. D. McDonnell
Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 9126Denis Stanislaus Henry occupies a unique place in the political and legal history of Northern Ireland politics. As a catholic, Henry supported the Union from the time of Gladstone's first Home Rule Bill of 1886, and after joining the Ulster Unionist Council upon its formation in 1905, unsuccessfully contested the North Tyrone constituency in 1906 and 1907, losing by the narrow margins of 9 and 7 votes respectively. Henry set aside these setbacks in politics and continued with his legal career which saw him emerge as one of the outstanding lawyers of the Irish Bar, practising in the Four Courts in Dublin, and becoming 'Father of the old North-West Circuit'. Henry eventually entered Westminster after winning his native South Derry seat in May 1916, in what was the first electoral contest in Ireland following the outbreak of the Easter Rising. The Occasion was the first time in which a Catholic represented a Unionist constituency in Ulster, and Henry's retention of South Derry in the post-war general election of 1918 marked the last. After a brief period as Solicitor-General for Ireland in 1918, Henry was appointed Attorney-General in 1919, and as the leading Irish Law officer was at the forefront in Parliament in defending and explaining Government policy during the Anglo-Irish War of 1919-1921. Henry became the first Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland in 1921, and spent the final four years of his life leading a new Judiciary during one of the most turbulent periods in the province's history.
Author: J.R. Winterton,Elizabeth M. Moys
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
View: 2269The aim of each volume of this series Guides to Information Sources is to reduce the time which needs to be spent on patient searching and to recommend the best starting point and sources most likely to yield the desired information. The criteria for selection provide a way into a subject to those new to the field and assists in identifying major new or possibly unexplored sources to those who already have some acquaintance with it. The series attempts to achieve evaluation through a careful selection of sources and through the comments provided on those sources.
Author: David Bentley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
View: 653An account of the 19th-century criminal justice system as a whole, from the crimes committed and the classification of offenses to the different courts and their procedure. The author describes the stages of criminal prosecution -- committal, indictment, trial, verdict and punishment -- and the judges, lawyers and juries, highlighting the significant changes in the rules of evidence during the century. He looks at reform of the old system and assesses how far it was brought about by lawyers themselves and how far by external forces. Finally, he considers the fairness of the system, both as seen by contemporaries and in modern times.
The Commodification of Culture
Author: K.J. James
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 4682This study, exploring a broad range of evocative Irish travel writing from 1850 to 1914, much of it highly entertaining and heavily laced with irony and humour, draws out interplays between tourism, travel literature and commodifications of culture. It focuses on the importance of informal tourist economies, illicit dimensions of tourism, national landscapes, ‘legend’ and invented tradition in modern tourism.
Author: J. Strachan,C. Nally
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 5529This is the first study of the cultural meanings of advertising in the Irish Revival period. John Strachan and Claire Nally shed new light on advanced nationalism in Ireland before and immediately after the Easter Rising of 1916, while also addressing how the wider politics of Ireland, from the Irish Parliamentary Party to anti-Home Rule unionism, resonated through contemporary advertising copy. The book examines the manner in which some of the key authors of the Revival, notably Oscar Wilde and W. B. Yeats, reacted to advertising and to the consumer culture around them. Illustrated with over 60 fascinating contemporary advertising images, this book addresses a diverse and intriguing range of Irish advertising: the pages of An Claidheamh Soluis under Patrick Pearse's editorship, the selling of the Ulster Volunteer Force, the advertising columns of The Lady of the House, the marketing of the sports of the Gaelic Athletic Association, the use of Irish Party politicians in First World War recruitment campaigns, the commemorative paraphernalia surrounding the centenary of the 1798 United Irishmen uprising, and the relationship of Murphy's stout with the British military, Sinn Féin and the Irish Free State.
Wie ich versuchte, als Tier zu leben
Author: Charles Foster
Publisher: Piper ebooks
View: 4633Was fühlt ein Tier, wie lebt es und wie nimmt es seine Umwelt wahr? Um das herauszufinden, tritt Charles Foster ein faszinierendes Experiment an. Er schlüpft in die Rolle von fünf verschiedenen Tierarten: Dachs, Otter, Fuchs, Rothirsch und Mauersegler. Er haust in einem Bau unter der Erde, schnappt mit den Zähnen nach Fischen in einem Fluss und durchstöbert Mülltonnen auf der Suche nach Nahrung. Er schärft seine Sinne, wird zum nachtaktiven Lebewesen, beschreibt wie ein Weinkenner die unterschiedlichen »Terroirs« von Würmern und wie sich der Duft der Erde in den verschiedenen Jahreszeiten verändert. In die scharfsinnige und witzige Schilderung seiner skurrilen Erfahrungen lässt er wissenswerte Fakten einfließen und stellt sie in den Kontext philosophischer Themen. Letztendlich geht es dabei auch um die eine Frage: Was es bedeutet, Mensch zu sein.
Author: Joanne Cox
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
View: 4886Written by leading experts in the field, the sixth edition of Business Law is designed to provide trainee solicitors with a clear understanding of key aspects of business law, one of the most challenging and dynamic areas of law in study and in practice. Each chapter gives a clear overview of the subject as well as focusing on the legal issues that solicitors face in practice. Coverage includes: establishing and operating a business, buying and selling a business, selected business law issues, and business arrangements. The manual is essential reading for trainee solicitors on the Law Society of Ireland's Professional Practice Courses, and is also an excellent resource for Irish legal practitioners.