Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Volume IX, 1948-1951

Edited by: Catriona Crowe, Michael Kennedy, Ronan Fanning, Dermot Keogh, Eunan O'Halpin, Kate O'Malley

This volume of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy brings together for the first time the entire spectrum of Ireland's foreign relations between 1948 and 1951. It includes Ireland's role as a founding member of the Council of Europe in 1949, as well as the state's response to the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1950 - the origins of today's EU. Additionally, the book details Ireland's refusal to join NATO. The Korean War (1950-53) also forms a large component of the book, which sees Ireland's foreign relations take a wider perspective and its network of overseas missions grow, even if, paradoxically, outside the UN (to 1955), NATO, and the Commonwealth. The avenues for multilateral action by Ireland in the international system were more limited in 1951 than they had been in 1948. (Series: Documents on Irish Foreign Policy - Vol. 9) [Subject: History, Irish Studies, International Affairs, Politics]

Publication Date: 11/11/2014
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781908996404