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Civil Society, Post-Colonialism and Transnational Solidarity

The Irish and the Middle East Conflict

Authors: Louvet, Marie-Violaine

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Civil Society, Post-Colonialism and Transnational Solidarity originates from Louvet’s observation of the strong commitment of a layer of Irish civil society- from the man on the street to political parties, associations and trade unions- to the defence of  one  antagonist  or  the  other  in  the  Israeli-Palestinian  conflict, beginning with the  Six  Day  War  in  1967 and increasingly so after the Lebanon Wars at the start of the 1980s and the Second Intifada (2000-2005). This book observes how this phenomenon is particularly striking in Northern Ireland, where Israeli and Palestinian flags have been flown by Unionists and Nationalists as signs of solidarity and identification. Louvet sheds light on the dynamics and strategies at play in the Middle East conflict in Northern Ireland but also in the Republic of Ireland, a country considered to be widely sympathetic to the Palestinian cause. With an overarching perspective highlighting the influence of Irish colonial history over the motives and discourse of the different levels of mobilization in civil society, this book shows the global movement towards the fragmentation and specialization of transnational solidarity actions in Ireland.

 

About the authors

Marie-Violaine Louvet is a Lecturer at Toulouse 1-Capitole University, France. She graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan and is a holder of the Agrégation d'anglais. She completed her PhD in 2013 at Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle University.  Her research focuses on Ireland and transnational solidarity movements with the Middle East in the twentieth and twenty-first century.

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“The book’s structure is lucid and logical: it charts the historical origins of anti-Israeli protest groups in Ireland, and the extraordinary success that small groups had in changing the public discourse from one of sympathy with Israel as another small nation to one of suspicion and overt hostility. … will be of great interest to social movement theorists as Louvet breaks new ground in uncovering the various transnational strands of activism and thought that underpin the anti-Israeli lobby in Ireland.” (Cillian McGrattan, Irish Political Studies, Vol. 33 (1), August, 2017)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Louvet, Marie-Violaine

    Pages 1-12

  • Theoretical Introduction A Conceptual Framework for the Study of Transnational Movements between Ireland and Palestine/Israel

    Louvet, Marie-Violaine

    Pages 13-21

  • Origins and Evolutions of Pro-Palestine Associations in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

    Louvet, Marie-Violaine

    Pages 25-57

  • Trade Unions in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and the Question of Boycott

    Louvet, Marie-Violaine

    Pages 59-84

  • A Politicization of Irish NGOs?

    Louvet, Marie-Violaine

    Pages 85-91

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Hardcover $109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Civil Society, Post-Colonialism and Transnational Solidarity
Book Subtitle
The Irish and the Middle East Conflict
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55109-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55109-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55108-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 269
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
Topics