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Re-evaluating Irish National Security Policy: Affordable Threats?

Michael Mulqueen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080272
eISBN:
9781781702734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080272.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

On the afternoon of September 11 2001 the Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), Bertie Ahern ordered the ‘heads of the security services of key government departments’ to undertake a complete ... More


Security, defence and neutrality

Ben Tonra

in Global Citizen and European Republic: Irish Foreign Policy in Transition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719056079
eISBN:
9781781701614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719056079.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the interaction of the four narratives when faced with the medium-term foreign policy issue of reconciling Irish security and defence policy with the post-Cold War development ... More


Policy actors and structures: the democratic coda

Ben Tonra

in Global Citizen and European Republic: Irish Foreign Policy in Transition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719056079
eISBN:
9781781701614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719056079.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter reviews the structures, both formal and informal, through which democratic control is exercised over the formulation and conduct of Irish foreign policy. It analyses in detail the ... More


The narrative of the Global Citizen

Ben Tonra

in Global Citizen and European Republic: Irish Foreign Policy in Transition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719056079
eISBN:
9781781701614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719056079.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter establishes the parameters of the second great identity narrative in Irish foreign policy discourse—that of Ireland as a Global Citizen. It considers how a vision of Ireland and Irish ... More


The narrative of the Irish Nation

Ben Tonra

in Global Citizen and European Republic: Irish Foreign Policy in Transition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719056079
eISBN:
9781781701614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719056079.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter looks at one of the earliest and arguably most powerful narratives in Irish foreign policy—that of the Irish Nation. With this narrative it is easily understood how and why Irish foreign ... More


Conclusions on an Irish role in the world

Ben Tonra

in Global Citizen and European Republic: Irish Foreign Policy in Transition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719056079
eISBN:
9781781701614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719056079.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the role of national identity on Irish foreign policy. It explains that each narrative outlined Irish foreign policy history in a different way ... More


Policy actors and structures: the executive drama

Ben Tonra

in Global Citizen and European Republic: Irish Foreign Policy in Transition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719056079
eISBN:
9781781701614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719056079.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter outlines the central political and bureaucratic framework from which Irish foreign policy is constructed to analyses the significance of its evolution. It examines how the foreign policy ... More


Global Citizen and European Republic: Irish Foreign Policy in Transition

Ben Tonra

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719056079
eISBN:
9781781701614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719056079.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book offers a new way of looking at Irish foreign policy, linking its development with changes in Irish national identity. Many debates within contemporary international relations focus on the ... More


The threat to Ireland and the security response

Michael Mulqueen

in Re-evaluating Irish National Security Policy: Affordable Threats?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080272
eISBN:
9781781702734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080272.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explains Buzan's model of threat intensity to evaluate Irish security policy against threats that the frontline agencies have identified. It also evaluates a key aspect of the Crime and ... More


The narrative of the European Republic

Ben Tonra

in Global Citizen and European Republic: Irish Foreign Policy in Transition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719056079
eISBN:
9781781701614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719056079.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter outlines the development and potency of the third grand narrative in Irish foreign policy—that of Ireland as a European Republic. It explains that this narrative is based on a particular ... More


Precarious Childhood in Post-Independence Ireland

Moira J. Maguire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080814
eISBN:
9781781702604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080814.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This study reveals the desperate plight of the poor, neglected, illegitimate and abused children in an Irish society that claimed to ‘cherish’ and hold them sacred, but in fact marginalized and ... More


Political and financial pressures on national security

Michael Mulqueen

in Re-evaluating Irish National Security Policy: Affordable Threats?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080272
eISBN:
9781781702734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080272.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the political pressure on the Garda Síochána. It also describes the financial pressure on the Defence Forces, and the Anglo-Irish considerations in Irish national security ... More


9/11: a critical juncture?

Michael Mulqueen

in Re-evaluating Irish National Security Policy: Affordable Threats?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080272
eISBN:
9781781702734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080272.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines how the legislative frameworks within which the agencies work affect policy. It reports the influences on policy of organisational problems within the Garda Síochána and of the ... More


An agreed Ireland

P. J. McLoughlin

in John Hume and the Revision of Irish Nationalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079566
eISBN:
9781781702468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079566.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Dublin's approach from the mid-1970s seemed to confirm the thinking of an Irish policy document. The third option open to the British government is to declare that its objective in Ireland is the ... More


Selling Royal Favours, 1624–32

Aidan Clarke

in A New History of Ireland: Early Modern Ireland 1534-1691

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199562527
eISBN:
9780191701849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562527.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the formulation of the English government of Irish policies. The diplomacy of pacification brought incidental benefits to Catholics in Ireland, but the inspiration was ... More


The narrative of the Anglo-American State

Ben Tonra

in Global Citizen and European Republic: Irish Foreign Policy in Transition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719056079
eISBN:
9781781701614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719056079.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter outlines the development of the third narrative of Irish foreign policy—that of Ireland as an Anglo-American State. It explains that this narrative looks to the English-speaking world as ... More


Analysing Irish national security policy

Michael Mulqueen

in Re-evaluating Irish National Security Policy: Affordable Threats?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080272
eISBN:
9781781702734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080272.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explains why an analysis of Irish national security policy after 9/11 is both timely and worthwhile. It also presents a brief summary of terminology that will crop up throughout the ... More


First of the Small Nations: The Beginnings of Irish Foreign Policy in the Inter-War Years, 1919–1932

Gerard Keown

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198745129
eISBN:
9780191806063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745129.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This book traces the ideas and aspirations of the revolutionary generation in Ireland, from the 1890s to 1918, who dreamt of an independent Irish state and imagined how an Irish foreign policy might ... More


British Policy Towards Irish Republicanism

Matthew Whiting

in Sinn Féin and the IRA: From Revolution to Moderation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474420549
eISBN:
9781474445146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420549.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the role of British state policy in extracting republican moderation. It argues against studies that assume British policy had a clear goal of co-opting republicans and sucking ... More


Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland

Nicholas Rees, Brid Quinn, and Bernadette Connaughton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076206
eISBN:
9781781702932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076206.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

To what extent did Europeanisation contribute to Ireland's transformation from ‘poor relation’ to being admired and emulated? This book examines how Europeanisation affected Irish policy-making and ... More


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