The University of Wisconsin Press

Irish Studies / Politics


Kicking and Screaming
Dragging Ireland into the 21st Century
Ivana Bacik

An acerbic look at the Irish legal system and an examination of campaigns to change the law and liberalize Irish society

After a century of wars, internal division, political upheaval, mass emigration, and high unemployment, a more prosperous, diverse, and tolerant Irish society has emerged. Ivana Bacik examines the shape and nature of the new Ireland, where Catholic religious traditions sit uneasily alongside a culture that is growing more secular and liberal in outlook.

Ivana Bacik is Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Penology at Trinity College, Dublin, and the former editor of the Irish Criminal Law Journal. She is also a lawyer, a feminist campaigner, and a political activist well-known for her work on human rights and civil liberties.

Distributed for O'Brien Press, Dublin

Media & bookseller inquiries regarding review copies, events, and interviews can be directed to the publicity department at or (608) 263-0734. (If you want to examine a book for possible course use, please see our Course Books page. If you want to examine a book for possible rights licensing, please see Rights & Permissions.)

cover of Bacik is a screaming lip-sticked mouth

February 2005
LC: 2004426782 HN
160 pp. 5 1/8 x 7 3/4

Book icon
Paper $16.95 t
ISBN 978-0-86278-860-5
Shopping cart ADD TO CART
  Review cart contents
Secure checkout


Home | Books | Journals | Events | Textbooks | Authors | Related | Search | Order | Contact

If you have trouble accessing any page in this web site, contact our Web manager.
E-mail: or by phone at 608-263-0733.

Updated March 28, 2011

© 2011, The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System