Irish Studies in International Affairs08 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
MULTILATERALISM AND INTERDEPENDENCE: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES
Keynote address. On Multilateralism and Interdependence
Gemeinschaft as the lynchpin of multilateralism: world order and the challenge of multipolarity
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
PESCO and the challenges of multilateral defence cooperation for Ireland: more of the same or sea change?
Security transformation and multilateralism: the future of Irish defence and foreign policy
The security-development nexus in Ireland’s foreign policy: challenges and opportunities
The evolution of civilian protection in peacekeeping mandates: the reality of UNMISS operations in South Sudan
‘Dreaming of things that never were’: Irish soft power and peacekeeping in the twenty-first century
Rethinking the international order—towards the zeroth generation of human rights
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
Human rights, counter-terrorism and criminology: the siren call of security
Human rights perfectionism and the UK’s counter-terrorist prevent duty
It Stays with You: Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti. A commentary on the film
IRELAND AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
‘No textbook solutions to the problems in Northern Ireland’: Airey Neave and the conservative party’s Northern Ireland, 1975–1979
Ireland’s adaptation to membership of the EEC: early dealings with the European regional and development fund
Ireland’s foreign aid in 2017
Ireland’s foreign relations in 2017
Donnacha Ó Beacháin
Stay up to date with the Royal Irish Academy newsletterSign up now