By: Dr. Samuel Brazys Tomorrow’s referendum is an important vote for Ireland not only because of the immediate financial implications but also as a measure of the Irish commitment to the European project. As an article in this week’s Economist … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: May 2012
SPIRe’s Prof. Ben Tonra with thoughts on referendum day at europedebate.ie.
Discussed by SPIRe’s Prof. Daniel Thomas in a new post at europedebate.ie.
The Euro-Crisis debate continues at europedebate.ie with new thoughts by SPIRe’s Prof. Daniel Thomas and Dr. Andy Storey.
SPIRe’s Dr. Andy Storey shares his thoughts on the legitimacy of Greek opposition to a “pro-Bailout” government at europdebate.ie.
SPIRe’s Prof. Ben Tonra shares his thoughts on the “Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union” at europedebate.ie.
Gill and Macmillan have just published a contemporary and authoritative textbook presenting major themes and analysis of Irish foreign policy within a contextual framework of history, political science, economics and international relations. UCD SPIRe Associate Professor Ben Tonra led an … Continue reading
In yesterday’s Irish Times, Donncha O’Connell likens the much anticipated constitutional convention to a ‘quasi-therapeutic encounter between a selection of politicians and a glorified focus group of politicians’. His principal concerns are twofold: He bemoans the lack of a ‘radical … Continue reading
The European security environment which prevails in the early 21st century has evolved over more than twenty years, with transnational threats emerging, new security actors active at sub-state and international level and a changing discourse which focuses increasingly on human … Continue reading
By Dr. Samuel Brazys Renowned US economist Lawrence Summers adds his voice to the European “austerity” vs. “growth” debate in a recent Financial Times piece that is correct in recognizing that the sovereign situation in Greece is different from other … Continue reading