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

McConnon, Eamonn (2018) The security-development nexus in Ireland’s foreign folicy: challenges and opportunities. Irish Studies in International Affairs, 29 . pp. 119-132. ISSN 0332-1460

This article examines how Ireland has engaged with international trends of increasing cooperation between security and development policies. It draws on an analysis of Ireland's key development and defence policy documents over a ten-year period. This article argues that although Ireland mirrors other bilateral donors on some issues, such as a focus on fragile states, its engagement with the merging of security and development policies is minimal. However, Ireland's defence forces have a strong tradition of civil-military cooperation through its participation in numerous UN peacekeeping missions and its development agency Irish Aid has a reputation internationally for poverty focused policy. As a neutral country with no expansive military ambitions, Ireland is well placed to establish a coherent policy position on the coordination of security and development policies prioritising the human security of those in fragile and conflict affected states.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Development; International development; Defense policy; Economic development; National security; Environmental security; Content analysis; Irish studies
Subjects:Social Sciences > Globalization
Social Sciences > International relations
Social Sciences > Political science
Social Sciences > Terrorism
DCU Faculties and Centres:UNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Royal Irish Academy
Official URL:https://doi.org/10.3318/isia.2018.29.10
Copyright Information:© 2018 RIA
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:23148
Deposited On:15 Apr 2019 09:16 by Eamonn Mcconnon . Last Modified 15 Apr 2019 09:16

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