Ireland and Collective Security

OBLIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: IRELAND AND THE UNITED NATIONS, 1955-2005, Kennedy, Michael; McMahon, Deirdre, ed., pp. 281-298, Dublin: Institute of Public Administration, 2005

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Ben Tonra

University College Dublin (UCD)

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to reconsider Irish foreign, security and defence policy in the light of the State‘s 52-year long commitment to the UN‘s system of collective security. It will contrast that commitment with Ireland‘s ambivalence towards collective defence and will argue that the 'neutrality‘ debate in Ireland is premised upon a misunderstanding of collective security that has the potential to pose major policy challenges.

Suggested Citation

Tonra, Ben, Ireland and Collective Security (2006). OBLIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: IRELAND AND THE UNITED NATIONS, 1955-2005, Kennedy, Michael; McMahon, Deirdre, ed., pp. 281-298, Dublin: Institute of Public Administration, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1484777

Ben Tonra (Contact Author)

University College Dublin (UCD) ( email )

Belfield, Dublin 4 4
Ireland

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