The geopolitics of Republican diplomacy in the twentieth century

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Title: The geopolitics of Republican diplomacy in the twentieth century
Authors: O'Halpin, Eunan
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2219
Date: 2001
Abstract: This paper explores what might be termed the external relations of the Irish republican movement since the foundation of the Irish state. It reflects on the ways in which republicanism’s various alliances have been analysed by the Irish, British and other states, and the impact of such analyses on state policies and actions. It asks whether “England’s difficulty is Ireland’s opportunity”, rather than a shared sense of suffering amongst oppressed peoples, or attachment to some vaguely transnational political ideology—bolshevism in the 1920s, communism or nazism in the 1930s and 1940s, anticolonialism and socialism in the 1950s and 1960s—remains the best single explanation for Irish republicanism’s eclectic range of ideological bedfellows.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies
Copyright (published version): The author, 2001
Keywords: Republicanism;Diplomacy;External Relations;Republican Ideology
Subject LCSH: Republicanism--Ireland
Ireland--Foreign relations--Great Britain
Great Britain--Foreign relations--Ireland
Geopolitics--Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Paper presented to the IBIS conference "From political violence to negotiated settlement: the winding path to peace in twentieth century Ireland", Univeristy College Dublin, 23 March 2001
Appears in Collections:Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) Working Papers and Policy Papers

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