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First of the Small Nations: The Beginnings of Irish Foreign Policy in the Inter-War Years, 1919–1932

Gerard Keown

Abstract

This book traces the ideas and aspirations of the revolutionary generation in Ireland, from the 1890s to 1918, who dreamt of an independent Irish state and imagined how an Irish foreign policy might look. It follows attempts to put these ideas into practice during the campaign for Irish independence led by Sinn Féin, 1919–21, and examines how they evolved into the first Irish foreign policy during the first decade of the Irish Free State. Efforts focused on asserting the young Irish state’s independence as it pushed the boundaries of its British Commonwealth membership, contributed at the Leag ... More

Keywords: Irish foreign policy, Irish independence, Sinn Féin, Irish Free State, British Commonwealth, League of Nations, small state, diaspora, nationalism, internationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198745129
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745129.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerard Keown, author
Irish ambassador to Poland, Embassy of Ireland