This chapter analyses the Northern Ireland policy of the Heath government between 1970 and 1974. After providing an overview of Northern Ireland policy, which have witnessed considerable academic debate: security policy, the relationship between London and Dublin, attempts to form a power-sharing government in Northern Ireland and economic management in the region, within the context of Heath's reputation for economic U-turns. In so doing, the record of the Heath government will be contrasted with that of the Wilson administration, to ascertain strengths and weaknesses, as well as elements of continuity and change in policy.
|Title of host publication||Policies and Politics under Prime Minister Edward Heath|
|Editors||Andrew Roe-Crines, Timothy Heppell|
|Number of pages||21|
|ISBN (Print)||9783030536725, 3030536726|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Dec 2020|
|Name||Palgrave Studies in Political Leadership|