The Nature of the Minority Question in Northern Ireland: 100 Years of Ethnic Conflict

H-Nationalism is proud to publish here the seventh post of its “Minorities in Contemporary and Historical Perspectives” series, which looks at majority-minority relations from a multi-disciplinary and diachronic angle. Today’s contribution, by Brian Girvin (University of Glasgow), takes a look at a hundred years of majority-minority relations in Northern Ireland.

The Europe Desk Podcast: Bridging the Atlantic - Ireland's Role in Transatlantic Relations After Brexit

The Europe Desk: New episode out January 14 on Ireland and transatlantic relations

Irish Minister for European Affairs, Helen McEntee, joined us to discuss Brexit, Ireland-U.S. relations and the future of the Good Friday Agreement. This interview was recorded at the "Bridging the Atlantic" conference, hosted by the BMW Center for German and European Studies, the Georgetown Global Irish Studies Initiative, and the Clinton Institute at University College Dublin, on December 5 2019 at Georgetown University. 

Re: Does Brexit Mean Brexit?

Thanks Brian, this is indeed very helpful to set the scores between the "nations" of the Islands. I have argued in the past (a short outline here https://www.psa.ac.uk/psa/news/brexit-ethnopolitical-dimension) that it is in fact the failure to resolve the "English" rather than the "Celtic" question which creates problems for the future.

Re: Does Brexit Mean Brexit?

Thanks Brian
I think you are absolutely right to underscore the importance of nationalism to Brexit. Brexit is indeed reconfiguring political loyalties in the UK.
As you say, the nation, rather than the state, is becoming the focus of loyalties, although this is blurred in the case of England. The 'British' rhetoric of Brexit has obscured this development.
Ben

Does Brexit Mean Brexit?

H-Nationalism is pleased to publish a further contribution to its ongoing 'Brexit, Nationalism and the Future of Europe' series, which discusses the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union and its impact on nationalism and the future of Europe in a multidisciplinary perspective. Please feel welcome to add to the discussion by posting a reply.

African Studies in Ireland Network

Scholars in Ireland launched two years ago the "African Studies in Ireland Network" (ASIN).

This week we launched an discussion list on JISC. To subscribe, send a request to AFRICAIRELAND-REQUEST@JISCMAIL.AC.UK

Information about the ASIN inauguraul workshop and colloquium in Dublin and Belfast in 2017 and 2018, visit: https://blogs.qub.ac.uk/africa/category/workshops-events/

Brexit, Nation and Sovereignty

H-Nationalism is pleased to publish a further contribution to its ongoing 'Brexit, Nationalism and the Future of Europe' forum, which discusses the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union and its impact on nationalism and the future of Europe in a multidisciplinary perspective. Please feel welcome to add to the discussion by posting a reply.

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