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Ireland, Africa and the End of Empire free pdf 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, now available in paperback, documents its special place in Irish history. Adopting a highly original, and strongly comparative approach, it shows how small and middling powers like Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands and the Nordic states used Africa to shape their position in the international system, and how their influence waned with the rise of the Afro-Asian bloc. O'Sullivan chronicles Africa's impact on Irish foreign policy- the link between African decolonisation and Irish post-colonial identity- and the missionaries, aid workers, diplomats, peacekeepers, and anti-apartheid protesters at the heart of Irish popular understanding of the developing world. Offering a fascinating account of small state diplomacy, and a unique perspective on African decolonisation, this book provides essential insight for scholars of Irish history, African history, international relations, and the history of NGOs, as well as anyone interested in Africa's important place in the Irish public imagination.

About Kevin O'Sullivan

Kevin O'Sullivan is a Lecturer in history at the National University of Ireland, Galway and an honorary research fellow at the University of Birmingham

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Author : Kevin O'Sullivan
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Data Published : 01 May 2014
ISBN : 0719095441
EAN : 9780719095443
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 244 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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