Irish Foreign Policy

An authoritative textbook presenting major themes and analysis of Irish foreign policy in a contextual framework of history, political science, economics and international relations.

The first contemporary and authoritative textbook
presenting major themes and analysis of Irish foreign
policy within a contextual framework of history,
political science, economics and international relations.
  • Structured along the traditional lines of comparative foreign policy.

  • Introduces the historical context and presents the policy-making processes and actors.

  • Themed chapters address context, contemporary policy issues and future challenges in relation to Ireland’s foreign policy across a number of critical areas.

  • Discusses the challenges posed to Ireland’s foreign policy in the international system and through its membership of the European Union.

  • Case studies that focus on a specific period or issue are used throughout the text and are illustrating the larger themes within Irish foreign policy.

  • Written in an open and accessible style by leading academic analysts and practitioners of Irish foreign policy.
Written For:
Undergraduate and postgraduate students of:
• Foreign Policy
• Irish History and Politics
• International Relations
• Development Studies
• Peace and Conflict Studies
• Comparative Foreign Policy.
The first contemporary and authoritative textbook
presenting major themes and analysis of Irish foreign
policy within a contextual framework of history,
political science, economics and international relations.
Structured along the traditional lines of comparative
foreign policy.
Introduces the historical context and presents the policymaking
processes and actors.
Themed chapters address context, contemporary policy
issues and future challenges in relation to Ireland’s foreign
policy across a number of critical areas.
Discusses Ireland’s foreign policy challenges posed within
the international system and through its membership of
the European Union.
Case studies that focus on a specific period or issue are
used throughout the text and are illustrative of larger
themes within Irish foreign policy.
Written in an open and accessible style by leading
academic analysts and practitioners of Irish foreign policy.
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ISBN

9780717152643

Publication Date

April 2012

Language(s)

English

Format

Paperback, 304 pages

Country of Origin

IRELAND

Publisher

Gill Education

Index

Foreword Making Sense of Irish Foreign Policy

Patrick Keatinge


Preface The Study of Irish Foreign Policy

Ben Tonra, Michael Kennedy, John Doyle and Noel Dorr

 

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Author(s)

Edited by Ben Tonra, Michael Kennedy, John Doyle Edited by Noel Dorr

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Ben Tonra is Associate Professor of International Relations at the UCD School of Politics and International Relations. He has published on Irish foreign policy and EU foreign security and defence policy.

Michael Kennedy is the Executive Editor of the Royal Irish Academy’s Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series. He has published widely on twentieth-century Irish diplomatic, political and military history.

John Doyle is Executive Dean of DCU’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and asenior lecturer in International Relations. He is the founding co-director of DCU’s Centre for International Studies. He is also the editor of Irish Studies in International Affairs.

Noel Dorr is the Chairman of the Royal Irish Academy’s Committee on International Affairs. He is a former secretary-general of the Department of Foreign Affairs and served as the Irish ambassador to the United Kingdom and the United Nations. He has published widely on Irish foreign policy.

Ben Tonra is Associate Professor of International
Relations at the UCD School of Politics and
International Relations. He has published on Irish
foreign policy and EU foreign, security and defence
policy.
Michael Kennedy is the Executive Editor of the Royal
Irish Academy’s Documents on Irish Foreign Policy
series. He has published widely on twentieth-century
Irish diplomatic, political and military history.
John Doyle is Head of DCU’s School of Law and
Government and a senior lecturer in International
Relations. He is the founding co-director and a board
member of DCU’s Centre for International Studies.
He is also the editor of Irish Studies in International
Affairs.
Noel Dorr is the Chairman of the Royal Irish
Academy’s Committee on International Affairs. He is
a former secretary-general of the Department of
Foreign Affairs and served as the Irish ambassador
to the United Nations. He has published widely on
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