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Ireland's foreign relations

Nicholas Rees

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/9780719076206.003.0009
Ireland's foreign relations

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This chapter focuses on Ireland's foreign relations especially its place and role in international affairs. It explains that involvement in the European Union had a considerable influence on both the formulation and conduct of Ireland's foreign policy and illustrates how an established policy area was fundamentally affected and shaped by Europeanisation. This chapter looks at the adaptation and change that occurred in institutional structures and policy over the period since membership and evaluates the sources and degree of policy learning and adaptation.

Keywords: foreign relations; Ireland; international affairs; European Union; foreign policy; Europeanisation; institutional structures; policy learning; policy adaptation

Chapter.  12570 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: European Union

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