External Challenges and Domestic Legitimacy: Ireland's Foreign Policy, 1983–87

@article{Sharp1989ExternalCA,
  title={External Challenges and Domestic Legitimacy: Ireland's Foreign Policy, 1983–87},
  author={P. Sharp},
  journal={Irish Political Studies},
  year={1989},
  volume={4},
  pages={83-103}
}
  • P. Sharp
  • Published 1989
  • Economics
  • Irish Political Studies
Abstract In this paper the impact of EC membership on the foreign policy of the coalition government led by Garret FitzGerald between 1982 and 1987 is examined. It is argued that while the EC presented a number of major challenges to the government, notably on the milk super levy and some aspects of the Single European Act, it generally remained true to its communautaire self‐image, reassuring its fellow members of the Community and minimising the scale of the problems at home. Nevertheless… Expand

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