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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolicies and Politics under Prime Minister Edward Heath
EditorsAndrew Roe-Crines, Timothy Heppell
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783030536732
ISBN (Print)9783030536725, 3030536726
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2020

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Political Leadership
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


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