New order: political change the protestant orange tradition in Northern Ireland
Tonge, J, Evans, JA, Jeffery, R and McAuley, J 2011, 'New order: political change the protestant orange tradition in Northern Ireland' , The British Journal Of Politics And International Relations, 13 (3) , pp. 400-419.
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The 1998 Good Friday Agreement (GFA) led to a major realignment in unionist politics in Northern Ireland. The Ulster Unionist party (UUP), hitherto the dominant force within the Protestant British tradition, was usurped in electoral popularity by the Democratic Unionist party (DUP). In its post-GFA rise, the DUP garnered majority support from members of the Orange Order, the largest organisation in Protestant civil society. Drawing upon a recent membership survey of the Orange Order conducted by the authors, this article examines the demographic and attitudinal bases of support for unionist political parties among its members, and tests whether the locus of support for the DUP is evenly distributed, or instead biased towards particular age groups, social classes or Protestant denominations within the Order, as well as assessing whether attitudinal variations may be influential in determining party loyalties.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Protestantism, Orange Order, unionism, Northern Ireland|
|Themes:||Subjects outside of the University Themes|
|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Democracy and Human Rights|
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Research
|Journal or Publication Title:||The British Journal Of Politics And International Relations|
|Depositing User:||JAJ Evans|
|Date Deposited:||29 Sep 2011 10:08|
|Last Modified:||20 Aug 2013 18:10|
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