Politics of Sexual Morality in Ireland
by Hug C (9780333662168)

Politics of Sexual Morality in Ireland
 
Hug C
Release Date: 08 Apr 1999
Format: Hardback
Category: Society & Social Sciences
ISBN: 9780333662168
ISBN-10: 0333662164



The research for this book was prompted by a combination of events, in particular the election of Mary Robinson to the Presidency of Ireland and the X Case. This text is an exploration of the dynamics between the courts, the legislators and the Irish citizens in relation to certain socio-sexual questions: divorce, contraception, abortion, and homosexuality. Spanning 73 years since the creation of the Irish State, the text questions the nature of the moral order regulating Irish society and the concept of democracy underlying it. It examines the fragile balance struck between tradition and modernity.

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