Ireland's Foreign Policy Adaptation to Europe: Principled and Pragmatic?

Rees, Nicholas (2014) Ireland's Foreign Policy Adaptation to Europe: Principled and Pragmatic? Administration, 62 (2). pp. 103-127. ISSN 0001-8325

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This article examines Ireland's foreign policy adaptation to Europe over the last forty years of EU membership. It looks at the types of policy and institutional changes that have occurred in Ireland's foreign relations over four time periods: the historical-institutional context of Irish foreign policy (1921-73); Ireland's accession and adaptation to Europe (1973-86); the Single European Act to the Maastricht Treaty and beyond (1986-2008); and the international economic system (2008-). In each phase of these developments, the article considers the pressure for adaptation (i.e. Europeanisation), the response of the Irish foreign policy 'establishment' and the impact on foreign policy, including Ireland's outlook on international affairs.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Changed publisher 15 Apr 2015,issues prior to this are not available online.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ireland, foreign policy, Europe, Maastricht Treaty
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Divisions: School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Economics
Depositing User: Nick Rees
Date Deposited: 27 May 2020 08:14
Last Modified: 27 May 2020 08:14

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