Citizenship and borders : Irish nationality law and Northern Ireland
|Title:||Citizenship and borders : Irish nationality law and Northern Ireland||Authors:||Ó Caoindealbháin, Brian||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2185||Date:||2006||Abstract:||Depending on its underlying principles and scope of application, citizenship law can impact on territorial borders in varying ways, ranging from their reinforcement to their active subversion. In this paper I develop a schema of possible relationships between borders and four common principles of citizenship with the aim of assessing their compatibility. I then apply this schema to pre-1998 Irish citizenship law to illustrate an instance of subversion of a territorial border. While highly distinctive in Europe, the formerly irredentist nature of Irish citizenship law calls attention to the potential for conflict between certain citizenship criteria and territorial boundaries, a potential which has increased in recent decades with the reform of citizenship regimes in Central and Eastern Europe.||Funding Details:||Not applicable||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies||Copyright (published version):||The author, 2006||Keywords:||Citizenship;Ireland;Good Friday agreement;Irredentism||Subject LCSH:||Citizenship--Ireland
|Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) Working Papers and Policy Papers|
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