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Ireland, Africa and the end of empire
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Ireland, Africa and the end of empire: Small state identity in the Cold War 1955 - 75

Kevin O'Sullivan


In the twenty years after Ireland joined the UN in 1955, one subject dominated its fortunes: Africa. The first detailed study of Ireland's relationship with that continent, this book documents its special place in Irish history. It describes the missionaries, aid workers, diplomats, peacekeepers, and anti-apartheid protesters at the heart of Irish popular understanding of the developing world. It chronicles Africa's influence on Irish foreign policy, from decolonisation and the end of empire, to apartheid and the rise of foreign aid. Adopting a fresh, and strongly comparative approach, this bo ... More

Keywords: Africa, Anti-apartheid movement, Cold War, Decolonisation, Foreign aid, International relations, Ireland, Non-governmental organisations, State identity, United NationsM

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719086021
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719086021.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin O'Sullivan, author