1. The Irish context 2. The country 3. The people 4. Religion 5. Cultural contexts 6. Politics and government 7. International relations 8. Irish Legal systems 9. Economic systems 10. Social systems 11. Education 12. The Media
Arthur Aughey is Professor of Politics at the University of Ulster and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Centre for British Politics at the University of Hull. His previous publications include Politics of Northern Ireland: Beyond the Belfast Agreement (2005) Nationalism, Devolution and the Challenge to the United Kingdom State (2001) and Northern Ireland Politics, edited with Duncan Morrow (1996). John Oakland was a Senior Lecturer in English at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His previous publications include British Civilization (2010), American Civilization co-edited with David C. Mauk (2009), British Civilization: A Student's Dictionary (2003) and Contemporary Britain: A Survey With Texts (2001).
"A comprehensive well-written academic guidebook to Ireland's past and present" - Dr Ivan Gibbons, St Mary's University College, UK