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Northern Ireland and the Basque Country

Michael Keating

in Northern Ireland and the Divided World

Published in print August 2001 | ISBN: 9780199244348
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599866 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199244340.003.0008
 Northern Ireland and the Basque Country

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Compares Northern Ireland with Western Europe's other hot spot, the Basque Country. It links both regions with the process of European integration. Keating's view is that, as this promotes a move away from the traditional notion of single identities and sovereign nation‐states towards more complex multiple identities and forms of shared sovereignty; it offers a potential way out of both conflicts.

Keywords: Agreement; Basque Country; European integration; multiple identities; nation‐state; Northern Ireland; sovereignty

Chapter.  11354 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: UK Politics

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