Irish Foreign Policy

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Title: Irish Foreign Policy
Authors: Tonra, Ben
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Date: 2001
Abstract: After decades of disillusionment, the people and government of the Republic of Ireland (hereafter, 'Ireland') have begun to reassess their role and identity in the international system. The Irish state is no longer exclusively defined through its position (mental and geographic) as an 'island behind an island.' While a shared and complex history may always make relationships with Ireland's nearest neighbour problematic, the pursuit of, or flight from, British norms is a decreasing feature of debates in public policy. In its stead is a greater self confidence, an attempt to reach out to other European and small state models and a general ambition to orient the state and its society outwards towards all azimuths rather than eastwards.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Routlege (Taylor & Francis)
Copyright (published version): 2001 Routeledge
Keywords: Foreign policyInternational relationsIreland
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: William Crotty and David Schmitt (eds.). Ireland on the World Stage
Appears in Collections:Politics and International Relations Research Collection

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