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Ireland, Africa and the end of empire: Small state identity in the Cold War 1955 - 75

Kevin O'Sullivan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086021
eISBN:
9781781704905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086021.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the twenty years after Ireland joined the UN in 1955, one subject dominated its fortunes: Africa. The first detailed study of Ireland's relationship with that continent, this book documents its ... More


Establishing state authority: Suspect communities and terroristization

Priya Dixit

in The state and 'terrorists' in Nepal and Northern Ireland: The social construction of state terrorism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091766
eISBN:
9781781708927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091766.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter reflects upon how states’ use of the language of terrorism works to authorize specific actions for the state and to establish a particular (counterterrorist) state identity. By ... More


Unmistakably European: Ireland and the decolonisation of Africa

Kevin O’Sullivan

in Ireland, Africa and the end of empire: Small state identity in the Cold War 1955 - 75

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086021
eISBN:
9781781704905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086021.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter outlines the key role played by decolonisation, the ends of empire, and the emergence of independent Africa in shaping Ireland's post-war identity. Missionary links fostered an interest ... More


Introduction

Kevin O’Sullivan

in Ireland, Africa and the end of empire: Small state identity in the Cold War 1955 - 75

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086021
eISBN:
9781781704905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086021.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter outlines the key themes of the book: the importance of Africa, decolonisation and the legacies of empire in shaping the fortunes of the small and middling powers in the Cold War; and the ... More


‘If we’re Christians at all’: Irish foreign aid

Kevin O’Sullivan

in Ireland, Africa and the end of empire: Small state identity in the Cold War 1955 - 75

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086021
eISBN:
9781781704905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086021.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the conflagration of forces from above (the rapid expansion of the foreign aid regime) and below (the rise of an increasingly powerful NGO sector) that transformed aid and ... More


Conclusion

Kevin O’Sullivan

in Ireland, Africa and the end of empire: Small state identity in the Cold War 1955 - 75

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086021
eISBN:
9781781704905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086021.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter draws the book's central themes together into an overview of how Ireland and the ‘fire brigade’ states adapted to the shifting sands of international relations in the Cold War. The ... More


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