National territory in European space : reconfiguring the island of Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Hayward, Katy
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-19T12:00:29Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-19T12:00:29Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 The Author(s) en
dc.date.issued 2006-10
dc.identifier.citation European Journal of Political Research en
dc.identifier.issn 1475-6765
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2408
dc.description.abstract The meaning and significance of borders in nation-statehood and European integration are integrally linked in a process of change. Uncovering such connections in a case study notable for its recent transformation, this article explores the way in which the narratives and models of European integration have been used in the discourse of Irish official nationalism. Its central thesis is that participation in the space of European Union has facilitated the conceptualisation of a common Irish space in which borders (specifically the Irish border) are not conceived as barriers to be overcome but rather as bridges to the fulfilment of interests. Thus, the Irish governmental elite have used the language of European integration to reconfigure traditional ideals of latent anti-partitionism for a context of peaceful settlement. en
dc.description.sponsorship Other funder en
dc.format.extent 201744 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject European Union en
dc.subject Discourse analysis en
dc.subject Nationalism en
dc.subject.lcsh Nationalism--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh European Union--Membership en
dc.subject.lcsh Boundaries en
dc.title National territory in European space : reconfiguring the island of Ireland en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-6765.2006.00639.x en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 45 en
dc.identifier.issue 6 en
dc.identifier.startpage 897 en
dc.identifier.endpage 920 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1475-6765.2006.00639.x
dc.neeo.contributor Hayward|Katy|aut| en
dc.description.othersponsorship IPSA en
dc.description.admin Link to publisher version - http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118728709/abstract. DG 08/07/10 ti, ke, sp - TS 30/07/10 en


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