Unions, Break-Ups and Special Relationships

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Paul Carmichael, Gisela Holfter (Eds.)

Unions, Break-Ups and Special Relationships. Aspects of Irish-German-UK Relations

ISBN 978-3-86821-966-1, 214 S., 11 Abb., kt., € 28,50 (2022)

(Irish-German Studies, Bd. 15)

The focus of this volume is the triangular relationship between Germany, Ireland and the UK in the aftermath of Brexit. The collection offers an interdisciplinary approach to considering various cultural and political facets of relations between the three countries, covering different perspectives, issues and the opportunities which arise. The book contains fifteen chapters, organised into two main sections.

The first part of the volume is entitled ‘Academia and Languages: British-German Relations and British Studies in Germany/German Studies in the UK as well as Irish-German Relations and German Studies in Ireland and Irish Studies in Germany’. It maps the respective areas of German, Irish and British Studies in the different constituencies and increased focus on respective bilateral relations. The second part is entitled ‘Reflecting Europe and the European Union in Ireland North and South after Brexit, (Re-)Unification in the Past and in the Future and the Situation in Northern Ireland’. This section includes reflections regarding Europe and its relationship to Ireland, North and South, German unification as well as past and future relationships between Ireland and Northern Ireland, and within Northern Ireland itself.

Contributors: Matthias Barner, Paul Carmichael, John Coakley, Oran Doyle, Joachim Fischer, Paul Gillespie, Marius Guderjan, Katy Hayward, Gisela Holfter, Marieke Krajenbrink, James W. McAuley, Nicola McLelland, Edward Moxon-Browne, Pól Ó Dochartaigh, Jürgen Pelzer, Katharina Rennhak, Gesa Stedman.

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