Show simple item record Garvin, Tom 2010-07-07T16:14:32Z 2010-07-07T16:14:32Z The author, 2004 en 2004
dc.identifier.issn 1649-0304
dc.description Revised version of a paper presented at the IBIS conference “The future of republicanism: confronting theory and practice in contemporary Ireland”, University College Dublin, 7 May 2004 en
dc.description.abstract This paper argues that there has indeed been a long-standing republican political tradition in Ireland, dating perhaps from the American and French revolutions and certainly from the 1850s. Intellectually it has been less than coherent, and commonly it has been a very broad church indeed, containing in its ranks constitutional monarchs, communists, near fascists and national democrats. Contrary to modern claims that Irish republicanism has always favoured neutrality, it is pointed out that Irish republicans have commonly favoured alliances with great powers as counterweights to Great Britain. Republican constitutional theory has remained rather underdeveloped and cannot compete for intellectual depth with the mainline Irish political tradition represented by the constitutions of 1922 and 1937. Modern IRA associated attempts at political theory betray a fantasist style of thinking and an utter disregard for both political realities and the whole question of popular consent. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies en
dc.relation.ispartofseries IBIS Working Papers en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 39 en
dc.subject IRA en
dc.subject Republicanism en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject Great Britain en
dc.subject Neutrality en
dc.subject Constitutions en
dc.subject.lcsh Republicanism--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Ireland--Politics and government en
dc.subject.lcsh Ireland--Foreign relations en
dc.subject.lcsh Neutrality--Ireland en
dc.title An Irish republican tradition? en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Garvin|Tom|aut| en
dc.description.admin ti ke 100705 RB en

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