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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

The Irish Imperial Service

Policing Palestine and Administering the Empire, 1922–1966

Authors: Gannon, Seán William

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  • Provides the first detailed study of Irish recruitment into colonial administrative services after Irish independence in 1922
  • Focuses on the Irish involvement in the policing of the British Palestine Mandate, evaluating the Irish contribution to late imperial administration 
  • Considers the extent to which the sense of Irish identity impacted on the personal and professional experiences of Irish colonial servants
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This book explores Irish participation in the British imperial project after ‘Southern’ Ireland’s independence in 1922. Building on a detailed study of the Irish contribution to the policing of the Palestine Mandate, it examines Irish imperial servants’ twentieth-century transnational careers, and assesses the influence of their Irish identities on their experience at the colonial interface. The factors which informed Irish enlistment in Palestine’s police forces are examined, and the impact of Irishness on the personal perspectives and professional lives of Irish Palestine policemen is assessed. Irish policing in Palestine is placed within the broader tradition of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC)-conducted imperial police service inaugurated in the mid-nineteenth century, and the RIC’s transnational influence on twentieth-century British colonial policing is evaluated. The wider tradition of Irish imperial service, of which policing formed part, is then explored, with particular focus on British Colonial Service recruitment in post-revolutionary Ireland and twentieth-century Irish-imperial identities.

About the authors

Seán William Gannon is Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Irish History at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-96394-5
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Hardcover $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-96393-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Irish Imperial Service
Book Subtitle
Policing Palestine and Administering the Empire, 1922–1966
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96394-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96394-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96393-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 293
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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