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    In From the Cold: Ireland and the Quest for accession to the European Communities

    O'Brennan, John (2014) In From the Cold: Ireland and the Quest for accession to the European Communities. Dublin Review of Books, 60.

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    Ireland through European Eyes: Western Europe, the EEC and Ireland 1945-73, edited by Mervyn O’Driscoll, Dermot Keogh and Jérȏme aan de Wiel, Cork University Press, 500 pp, £39, ISBN: 978-1859184646 On July 1st, 2013 the European Union (EU) welcomed its twenty-eighth member state, Croatia. The addition of the small Balkan state meant that fully three-quarters of the member states of the Union were now “enlargement” states, in addition to the “founding Six” member states of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Croatia’s accession may well constitute the first element of the final stage of the expansion of this unique experiment in international relations and transnational governance: southeastern (western Balkan) accessions over the next decade would add to previous rounds which progressively took the “European project” west (1973), south (1980s), north (1995) and east (2004 and 2007).

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Ireland; Quest; accession; European Communities; Cold;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 7959
    Depositing User: John O'Brennan
    Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2017 15:32
    Journal or Publication Title: Dublin Review of Books
    Publisher: Dublin Review of Books
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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