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Ireland and the European Union

Nicholas Rees, Bríd Quinn and Bernadette Connaughton

in Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780719076206
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702932 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719076206.003.0001
Ireland and the European Union

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This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about the impact of Europeanisation on the patterns of governance in Ireland. It analyses the historical and political dimensions of the Irish state prior to European Economic Community (EEC) membership and the changes after Ireland's entry into the EEC in January 1973. This study also investigates the complex interplay between the domestic and external influences which framed and nurtured Ireland's enigmatic transformation.

Keywords: Ireland; Europeanisation; patterns of governance; EEC; domestic influences; external influences

Chapter.  4967 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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