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Irish Studies in International Affairs

08 February 2019

New volume explores the themes of multilateralism and interdependence

2018 was a year of anniversaries: the 70th anniver­sary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the 70th anniversary of the first United Nations peacekeeping operation; the 60th anniversary of Ireland’s first participation in a UN peacekeeping operation; the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the 45th year of Ireland’s membership of the European Union.

The contemporary world is profoundly shaped by multilateral institutions and processes of cooperation and interdependence between states. But the multilateral order faces mounting challenges. These include a renewed empha­sis on state sovereignty, rising extreme right-wing nationalism, calls for protec­tionism and a changing global balance of power in an increasingly multi-polar world. Current issues such as climate change, information and communica­tions technologies, cyber security, international terrorism, transnational crime, forced displacement, conflict, food security and inequality generate demands for multilateral solutions, but also generate global divergences. As a strong supporter of multilateralism and a committed member of the UN and the EU, these issues are of particular relevance to Ireland; they are also timely as Ireland campaigns to be elected to the UN Security Council for the term 2021–22.

Volume 29 of Irish Studies in International Affairs, explores the evolution, current state and future pros­pects of multilateralism and interdependence as well as the implications for Ireland as a state and as a member of the EU and the UN. This latest volume is now available in print and via JSTOR

 

IRISH STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, EDITED BY JOHN DOYLE

Editor’s Introduction to volume 29, 2018

John Doyle

MULTILATERALISM AND INTERDEPENDENCE: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES

Opening address

Simon Coveney

Keynote address. On Multilateralism and Interdependence

David Donoghue

Gemeinschaft as the lynchpin of multilateralism: world order and the challenge of multipolarity

Sean Butler

Uniting the nations or dividing and conquering? The United Nations’ multilateralism questioned—a Third World scholar’s perspective

Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan

Cyber dynamics and world order: enhancing International cyber stability

Caitriona Heinl

PESCO and the challenges of multilateral defence cooperation for Ireland: more of the same or sea change?

Brendan Flynn

Security transformation and multilateralism: the future of Irish defence and foreign policy

Cornelia-Adriana Baciu

The security-development nexus in Ireland’s foreign policy: challenges and opportunities

Eamonn McConnon

The evolution of civilian protection in peacekeeping mandates: the reality of UNMISS operations in South Sudan

Walt Kilroy

‘Dreaming of things that never were’: Irish soft power and peacekeeping in the twenty-first century

John Quinn

Rethinking the international order—towards the zeroth generation of human rights

Su-ming Khoo

Multilateralism, human rights and the 1970s: insights from Ireland’s role in the development of the human rights field

Aisling O’Sullivan and Roja Fazaeli

HUMAN RIGHTS: CULTURE AND CRITIQUE

The picture of human rights

Mark Goodale

Human rights, counter-terrorism and criminology: the siren call of security

Claire Hamilton

Human rights perfectionism and the UK’s counter-terrorist prevent duty

Steven Greer

It Stays with You: Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti. A commentary on the film

Siobhán Wills

IRELAND AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

‘No textbook solutions to the problems in Northern Ireland’: Airey Neave and the conservative party’s Northern Ireland, 1975–1979

Stephen Kelly

Ireland’s adaptation to membership of the EEC: early dealings with the European regional and development fund

Aoife Keogh

ANNUAL REVIEWS

Ireland’s foreign aid in 2017

Helen O’Neill

Ireland’s foreign relations in 2017

Donnacha Ó Beacháin

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