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The following is a draft list of selected reading material on the issue of discrimination in Northern Ireland. The reader should also consult the CAIN bibliography for further references for this subject and for the full citations of the following items.

Key Texts

British Journal of Sociology Series of articles debating the extent and nature of discrimination in Northern Ireland

Campaign for Social Justice Series of pamphlets from the 1960s setting out the allegations of discrimination.

Dickson (ed.) (1997; 3rd ed) Civil Liberties in Northern Ireland: The CAJ Handbook.

Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. (n.d.2002?) Religious and Political Discrimination: Fair Employment and Treatment in Northern Ireland, [PDF File; 398KB]. Belfast: Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.

Gibson, Michael and Wilson (1994) Perspectives on Discrimination and Social Work in Northern Ireland.

Great Britain. Parliament. (1969) Disturbances in Northern Ireland: Report of the Commission appointed by the Governor of Northern Ireland. [Cameron Report, Cmnd 532]

Kingsley (1989) Londonderry Revisited: a Loyalist Analysis of the Civil Rights Controversy.

McCluskey (1989) Up off Their Knees.

Policy Planning and Research Unit (1985) Continuous Household Survey - Religion. No. 2/85.

Smith and Chambers (1991) Inequality in Northern Ireland.

Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights (1990) Second Report: Religious and Political Discrimination and Equality of Opportunity in Northern Ireland.

Whyte (1983) How Much Discrimination was there under the Unionist Regime, 1921-1968?' in Contemporary Irish Studies, ed. by Gallagher and O'Connell.


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