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Identity in Northern Ireland communities, politics, and change by Cathal McCall

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English



  • Northern Ireland,
  • Europe,
  • Northern Ireland.


  • Nationalism -- Northern Ireland.,
  • Northern Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1994-,
  • Northern Ireland -- Relations -- Europe.,
  • Europe -- Relations -- Northern Ireland.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-223) and index.

StatementCathal McCall.
LC ClassificationsDA990.U46 M432 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 230 p. ;
Number of Pages230
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL370181M
ISBN 100312218443
LC Control Number98030879

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