The Creation of the ‘New City’ of Craigavon: A Case Study of Politics, Planning and Modernisation in Northern Ireland in the Early 1960s

@article{Cleery2012TheCO,
  title={The Creation of the ‘New City’ of Craigavon: A Case Study of Politics, Planning and Modernisation in Northern Ireland in the Early 1960s},
  author={Martin Joseph Mc Cleery},
  journal={Irish Political Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={27},
  pages={89-109}
}
This article will examine the politics of the early 1960s in Northern Ireland by exploring the debates that surrounded the creation of the ‘New City’ of Craigavon. The central argument will be that all decisions taken by O'Neill and the Stormont administration that affected demographics were underpinned by electoral considerations. The maintenance of unionist hegemony was paramount to all decisions taken despite the supposed liberalism of O'Neill. This study of Craigavon illustrates how these… Expand
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