Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Defending Ireland by Eunan O'Halpin

This fascinating and original book is the first to analyse the evolution of internal security policy and external defence policy in Ireland from independence to the present day. Professor O'Halpin examines the very limited concept of external defence understood by the first generation of Irish leaders, going on to chart the state's repeated struggles with the IRA and with other perceived internal and external threats to stability. He explores the state's defence and security relations with Britain and the United States and, drawing extensively on newly released records, he deals authoritatively with problems of subversion, espionage, counterintelligence and codebreaking during the Second World War. In conclusion, the book analyses significant post-Second World War developments, including anti-communist co-operation with Western powers, the emergence of UN service as a key element of Irish foreign and defence policy, the state's response to the Northern Ireland crisis since 1969, and Ireland's difficulties in addressing the collective security dilemmas facing the European Union in the post-Cold War era. It is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the development of independent Ireland since 1922.

Buy Defending Ireland by Eunan O'Halpin from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780199242696
ISBN-10: 0199242690
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 155mm x 21mm)
Pages: 398
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Defending Ireland by Eunan O'Halpin

Book Reviews - Defending Ireland by Eunan O'Halpin

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Defending Ireland book by Eunan O'Halpin and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Eunan O'Halpin

Spying on Ireland by Eunan O'Halpin
Paperback, January 2010
$45.86
Defending Ireland by Eunan O'Halpin
Hardback, July 1999
$126.85