The Irish border and North-South cooperation : an overview
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The partition of Ireland in 1921-22 had many obvious intended consequences, but also not a few unintended ones. This paper begins by reviewing potential approaches to the analysis of the border and challenging some of the myths whose influence has been so pervasive. It continues by examining in outline the changing character of the Irish border since its creation: its creation, up to its physical appearance in 1921; its consolidation in the five decades that followed; and its steady transformation from about 1972 onwards. The paper concludes by suggesting an agenda for research in this area — one which is at once of great academic significance, but of even more vital public policy importance.
Type of Material
University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies
IBIS Working Papers
MFPP Working Papers
Copyright (Published Version)
The authors, 2005
Subject – LCSH
Status of Item
First presented at the MFPP workshop no. 1, University College Dublin, 16 April 2004, and presented in revised form at workshop no. 2, Queen’s University Belfast, 1 October 2004.
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