For 2nd and 3rd year courses in Irish Politics, European Politics, or Comparative Politics, International Relations or Economic Development. This book provides an up-to-date analysis of Ireland's place on the world stage, exploring its international relations, evolving economic power, changing relationship with the EU, its political role in the world and its changing relationship with England and Northern Ireland. The book traces Ireland's development from a rural and isolated country to one that has emerged as an influential player on the international stage. It looks at the continuing difficulties with the North, Ireland's role of prominence in Europe and the way in which it has benefited from economic globalisation.
1. Introduction: The Irish Way in World Affairs
2. Irish Foreign Policy
3. The Irish Economy in International Perspective
4. Ireland in the European Union
5. Irish - Britain Relations
6. Irish - American Relations
7. Northern Ireland and the impact of Globalization
8. Northern Ireland in the International system
9. Ireland and International Peacekeeping
10. Ireland and International Aid
11. International Human Rights Issues
12. International Capitalism and its Impact
13. Conclusion: Ireland: A distinctive approach to the global community.