The Irish border and North-South cooperation : an overview

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Title: The Irish border and North-South cooperation : an overview
Authors: Coakley, John
O'Dowd, Liam
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2261
Date: 2005
Abstract: 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.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies
Copyright (published version): The authors, 2005
Keywords: PartitionIrelandBorderCooperation
Subject LCSH: Ireland--Boundaries--Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland--Boundaries--Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: 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.
Appears in Collections:Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) Working Papers and Policy Papers
Politics and International Relations Research Collection

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