Scholars across the humanities and social sciences are increasingly examining the importance of European integration and Europeanisation to changing notions of local, regional, national and supranational identity in Europe. As part of this interest, anthropologists, historians, sociologists, political scientists and others have paid particular attention to the roles which EU policies and initiatives have played in the construction of local, regional and national identity in Europe, and in the reframing of various forms of culture. This volume provides the first multidisciplinary look at the impact of European integration and Europeanisation on changing culture and identity in one member state of the EU, namely Ireland (including the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland), and the first such look at the ways in which the cultures and identities of a member state have had an impact on various versions of `Europe', in and outside of the EU.
Authors in this volume Cathal McCall and Thomas M. Wilson: Europeanisation and Hibernicisation: An Introduction Richard Kearney: Renarrating Irish Politics in a European Context Brian Girvin: Becoming European: National Identity, Sovereignty and Europeanisation in Irish Political Culture Katy Hayward: `For Mutual Benefit': Irish Official Discourse on Europeanisation and Hibernicisation Maura Adshead: Assessing the Europeanisation Dimension of the National Anti-poverty Strategy in Ireland Etain Tannam: Northern Ireland and the EU: Europeanisation and Hibernisation? Mary C. Murphy: The EU and `Normal Politics' in Northern Ireland Anne Barrington and John Garry: Deliberative Fora and European Integration: What can Europe Learn from the Irish Experience? David Hassan: Gaelic Games, Identity and the Irish Diaspora in Europe Robbie McVeigh: United in Whiteness? Irishness, Europeanness and the Emergence of a `White Europe' Policy Glenn Patterson: Europe Between Political Folklore and National Populism: Poles Apart?