A puzzle concerning borders and identities: towards a typology of attitudes to the Irish border

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dc.contributor.author Todd, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-08T15:31:22Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-08T15:31:22Z
dc.date.copyright The author, 2006 en
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.issn 1649-0304
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2153
dc.description Paper presented at a workshop as part of the programme Mapping frontiers, plotting pathways: routes to North-South cooperation in a divided island, University College Dublin, Monday 17 February 2005 en
dc.description.abstract State borders are typically held to shape categories of national identification. This paper explores this interrelationship in the light of empirical evidence drawn from research in the Irish border area. It begins by outlining a schema, drawn from the literature, which posits a movement from contestation of borders, to institutionalisation, to transgression. It then proceeds to show how this is reflected in scholarly and political interpretations of attitudes towards the Irish border. However, the paper argues that the typology which this schema suggests is not supported by the research, which has found little impact of state borders on categories of national identification. It concludes by arguing for a reinterpretation of the relationship between the character of states, borders and identity formation. en
dc.description.sponsorship Other funder en
dc.format.extent 125125 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
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 58 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries MFPP Working Papers en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 8 en
dc.relation.requires Politics and International Relations Research Collection en
dc.subject Identity en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject Borders en
dc.subject National identification en
dc.subject.lcsh Ireland--Boundaries--Northern Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Northern Ireland--Boundaries--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh National characteristics en
dc.subject.lcsh Nationalism--Northern Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Nationalism--Ireland en
dc.title A puzzle concerning borders and identities: towards a typology of attitudes to the Irish border en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://www.ucd.ie/ibis/filestore/wp2006/58/58_jt.pdf en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Todd|Jennifer|aut| en
dc.description.othersponsorship Special EU Programmes Body through the Higher Education Authority en
dc.description.admin ti, ke - TS 06/07/10 en


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