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Inside the UDA: volunteers and violence: the Ulster Defence Association 1971-2003

Inside the UDA: volunteers and violence: the Ulster Defence Association 1971-2003

Crawford, Colin

Providing an insight into the beliefs and political ideology of the Ulster Defence Assocation (UDA) and the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF), this book features interviews with key members of these paramilitary groups, many conducted inside the Maze prison. This book is a unique insight into the beliefs and political ideology of the Ulster Defence Assocation (UDA) and the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF). Featuring interviews with key members of these paramilitary groups, many conducted inside the Maze prison, Colin Crawford presents a thorough analysis of Loyalism and the role that Loyalist paramilitary groups continue to play in Northern Ireland's troubles. He also provides an insider's account of the workings of state-sponsored terrorism.Crawford explores these tensions and assesses the difficulties that the UDA faces in the wake of the Good Friday Agreement. He analyses the Ulster Democratic Party's failure to win seats in the 1998 elections, and he examines the conflict between those who are motivated by the profits of crime and drug trafficking, and those motivated by political ideals.The book makes disturbing and often heartbreaking reading, and it marks an important step forward in understanding the Loyalist position - for it is only through improving our understanding of the experience of all citizens in Northern Ireland that lasting peace can be achieved

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Published London: Pluto, 2003

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Statement of responsibility: Colin Crawford ; with an introduction by Marie Smyth
ISBN: 1849642087, 9781849642088
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 296 p.
Subject: Politics & government; Terrorism, armed struggle; History; Later 20th century c 1950 to c 1999; Unionism (Irish politics); Northern Ireland; Northern Ireland History, Military.; History.; International relations; Northern Ireland Politics and government.; Paramilitary forces Northern Ireland History 20th century.; Ireland; Ulster Defence Association History.; Political violence Northern Ireland History 20th century.; European history
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780745321066