Sinn Féin and the Politics of Left Republicanism
Series: Irish Left Republicanism
The story of Sinn Féin's place in the globally resurgent democratic left
Sinn Fein and The Politics of Left Republicanism explores the ideological and organisational origins of the party, charts their history and recent political development and assesses their possible futures.
Eoin O Broin argues that Sinn Fein is part of a distinct left-republican tradition in Irish society whose future lies in the globally resurgent radical democratic left.
Eoin O Broin is a writer and policy analyst based in Dublin. He has been a Sinn Fein activist for fifteen years, He is the Chairperson of Dublin Sinn Fein and a member of the party's Ard Comhairle (National Executive). He writes a regular column for An Phoblacht and is the author of Sinn Fein and the Politics of Left Republicanism (Pluto, 2009).
'An intelligent, readable and very fascinating reflection on left republicanism in Ireland' - Richard English, Professor of Politics, Queens University Belfast, author of Armed Struggle and Irish Freedom
'Full of information and analysis yet extremely easy to read, Eoin O'Broin poses the question that has occupied the minds of many down through decades of struggle - not just how best to establish the 'republic' but what that republic will look like?' - Dr Laurence McKeown, writer, playright and former IRA political prisoner
1. The Origins of Left Republicanism
2. The Arrival of Left Republicanism
3. Left Republicanism on the margins
4. Sinn Féin & the politics of left republicanism
History Lesson - Eight theses on the future of Sinn Féin
Appendix 1: Sinn Féin election results 1982 - 2007
Appendix 2: Sinn Féin policy documents
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