Direct Rule and the Unionist Middle Classes

@inproceedings{Coulter1996DirectRA,
  title={Direct Rule and the Unionist Middle Classes},
  author={Colin Coulter},
  year={1996}
}
In March 1972, as the political climate in Northern Ireland degenerated apace, the Conservative administration in London exercised its constitutional prerogative and dissolved the devolved legislature at Stormont. The introduction of ‘direct rule’ from Westminster represents a significant watershed in the development of modern Northern Ireland. The operation of direct rule over the past two decades has initiated a ‘passive revolution’ which has transformed Northern Irish society. The aspect of… 
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