By Michael Mulqueen

at the afternoon of September eleven 2001 the Irish major Minister (Taoiseach), Bertie Ahern ordered the 'heads of the safety providers of key executive departments' to adopt a whole re-examination of measures to guard the nation from assault. as a result, underway inside hours of the 11th of September outrage within the usa was once probably the main far-reaching assessment of Irish nationwide protection in decades.

This publication, the 1st significant educational research of Irish nationwide defense coverage because it has operated in view that Sept. 11, offers a theoretically trained research of that re-assessment and the selections that have been taken as a result of it up till September 2008. In so doing it attracts on remarkable entry to Ireland's police, protection and intelligence businesses; over twenty senior body of workers agreed to be interviewed.

Theoretically the writer demonstrates the software to the research of nationwide safeguard coverage of 3 conceptual types of old institutionalism, governmental politics and danger evaluation.

The textual content is of curiosity to students of safety reviews, diplomacy and Politics, in addition to nation and NGO group of workers, newshounds and normal readers.

Show description

Read Online or Download Re-evaluating Irish National Security Policy: Affordable Threats? PDF

Similar freedom & security books

Warrior Dreams: Playing Scotsmen in Mainland Europe

In the beginning of the twenty-first century, hundreds of thousands of grownup Europeans frequently costume up as Scots. They march in kilted pipe and drum bands, toss tree trunks at Highland video games energy competitions, crusade for monuments to commemorate long-gone Scottish infantrymen, even bodily re-enact the Scottish earlier, in armour and belted plaid.

Antarctica: The Battle for the Seventh Continent

The thawing Antarctic continent deals dwelling area and marine and mineral assets that have been formerly inaccessible. This e-book discusses how revisiting the Antarctic Treaty approach and dividing up the continent preemptively may well spare the realm critical clash. • Argues that the Antarctic Treaty, which was once opened for signature in 1959, has to be reconsidered for the reason that strain maintains to construct for the career of the continent and the exploitation of its residing and non-living assets • means that foreign clash over Antarctica is probably going within the coming a long time, fairly as the ban on mineral assets is up for revision in 2048• Argues that policymakers have to draw classes from the industrial festival the area is now witnessing within the thawing Arctic Ocean

Security in Africa: A Critical Approach to Western Indicators of Threat

Protection in Africa: A serious method of Western symptoms of danger questions the dominant Western narrative of safety threats in Africa. in keeping with an research conventional defense reports and Western protection coverage, it argues that time-honored symptoms are in line with mainstream safety experiences and supply purely circumscribed analyses of threats to foreign protection.

Interpersonal Violence: Differences and Connections (Routledge Advances in Sociology)

From early modernity to this present day, society has encountered numerous kinds of interpersonal violence. via exploration of specific components inside Europe and Russia to Africa, the US and Asia, this assortment offers either alterations and connections between numerous different types of interpersonal violence in several occasions, areas, institutional orders and relationships.

Extra info for Re-evaluating Irish National Security Policy: Affordable Threats?

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.22 of 5 – based on 31 votes