Is Ireland Neutral? The Many Myths of Irish Neutrality

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Publisher's Synopsis

Neutrality has, supposedly, long been a pillar of the Irish national identity. But examining the concept reveals it to be a vague, flimsy and elastic notion that, throughout history, various governments have been happy to stretch or, in some cases, abandon entirely. Today, warfare has expanded to include cyberattacks, environmental concerns, election interference and disinformation. If our traditional idea of warfare is changing, should our idea of neutrality change, too?

In this timely and thought-provoking examination of a core tenet of Irish society, Conor Gallagher explores the practical and ethical implications of choosing a side. He asks, in the face of aggression, is it right to sit back and do nothing? And is it even possible to be neutral in such an interconnected world?

Book information

ISBN: 9780717195992
Publisher: Gill
Imprint: Gill Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 327.415
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 444g
Height: 154mm
Width: 234mm
Spine width: 26mm