Democratic Socialism and Sectarianism: The Northern Ireland Labour Party and Progressive Unionist Party Compared

  title={Democratic Socialism and Sectarianism: The Northern Ireland Labour Party and Progressive Unionist Party Compared},
  author={Aaron Edwards},
  pages={24 - 31}
  • A. Edwards
  • Published 1 February 2007
  • Political Science, History, Sociology
  • Politics
Since the 1970s academic studies of the Protestant community in Northern Ireland have dwelt on either the conservative nature of its political culture or the phenomenon of paramilitary activism among its grass-roots. Few scholars have attempted to analyse the democratic socialist political discourse articulated by some of its ‘non-combatant’ actors. As a means of redressing this imbalance this article compares and contrasts the ideologies and discourse of the Northern Ireland Labour party (NILP… 

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