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Irish Studies in International Affairs

Commissioned research articles are being published in Irish Studies in International Affairs and are freely available on our publishing platform Project Muse. All articles are peer reviewed, available open access and come with at least one academic written response published alongside it.

Our partner projects are listed below and we invite you to make contact if you are interested in writing for us in the journal or to talk to us about a collaboration.

ARINS Partner Projects

The Quill Project: Treaties and Agreements

This collection of treaties, agreements, legislation, and joint statements relating to the status of Northern Ireland was commissioned by ARINS. It forms part of the Writing Peace project, an initiative bringing together archives from across the political spectrum to create a rounded view of the context and detail of the peace talks in Northern Ireland from the late 1980s to early 2000s. Online resource collections and cutting-edge analytical tools will celebrate the constellation of peace makers involved and help scholars and practitioners alike to learn lessons for the future. 

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The Future of Cross Border Cooperation in the Arts

Project Leads: Ruth Hegarty (Royal Irish Academy) & Catherine Wilsdon (University of Notre Dame)
Funders: Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund,  Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, and the Royal Irish Academy.

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Hadley and Woodley, 'The Future of Cross-Border Cooperation in the Arts-Research and Policy Findings from Ireland and Northern Ireland' Irish Studies in International Affairs, 2023 34.2.

Thirty Years After: Comparing German Reunification with Possible Irish Reunification

Project Leads: Brendan O’Leary (University of Pennsylvania) & Patrick Griffin (University of Notre Dame)
Funders: Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and applications pending for other funding.

Giving Voice to Diversity: Plural Perspectives on Constitutional Change

Project Leads: Jennifer Todd (University College Dublin), Joanne McEvoy (University of Aberdeen), Dawn Walsh (University College Dublin)
Funders: Department of Foreign Affairs, Reconciliation Fund; Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies.

McEvoy and Todd, 'Constitutional Inclusion in Divided Societies: Conceptual Choices, Practical Dilemmas, and the Contribution of the Grassroots in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland' Cooperation and Conflict, 2023.

McEvoy and Todd,  'Obstacles to Constitutional Participation: Lessons from Diverse Voices in Post-Brexit Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland'British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 2023.

McEvoy, Todd and Walsh, Participatory Constitutionalism and the Agenda for Constitutional Change: Socio-Economic Issues in Irish Constitutional Debates' Irish Studies in International Affairs, 2022 33.2.

Gendering Constitutional Debates in Northern Ireland: The Case of Irish Unification

Project Leads: Fidelma Ashe (Ulster University) and Eilish Rooney (Ulster University).
Funder: Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

Constitutional Conversations: Gendering Cross-border Debates on the Question of Irish Unification

Project Leads: Fidelma Ashe (Ulster University) and Eilish Rooney (Ulster University).
Funder: Department of Foreign Affairs, Reconciliation Fund

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