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European ambitions and obligations

Ben Tonra

in Global Citizen and European Republic

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780719056079
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701614 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719056079.003.0008
European ambitions and obligations

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This chapter analyses the interaction of the four narratives when faced with the long-term foreign policy issue of Ireland's place within the European project and the challenges that have arisen there from. It evaluates the explanatory power of this narrative competition for an understanding of the shape of contemporary Irish foreign policy. This chapter discusses the representations of the European project by the four narratives, the alienation of the Anglo-American State narrative and the hegemonic dominance of the European narrative.

Keywords: foreign policy; narratives; Ireland; European project; Anglo-American State narrative; hegemonic dominance; European narrative

Chapter.  13423 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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