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					   MAPPING FRONTIERS, PLOTTING PATHWAYS




        MAPPING FRONTIERS, PLOTTING PATHWAYS:
ROUTES TO NORTH-SOUTH COOPERATION IN A DIVIDED ISLAND
              BACKGROUND
Borders and border zones as a reality of
     life in contemporary Europe …




         MAPPING FRONTIERS, PLOTTING PATHWAYS:
 ROUTES TO NORTH-SOUTH COOPERATION IN A DIVIDED ISLAND
              BACKGROUND
 and the Irish border as a new challenge:
from four provinces … to two states




         MAPPING FRONTIERS, PLOTTING PATHWAYS:
 ROUTES TO NORTH-SOUTH COOPERATION IN A DIVIDED ISLAND
                    OBJECTIVES
  The programme will explore the border from a
  comparative historical perspective and look at
  efforts (especially after 1998) to counteract
  its more negative effects. It is designed to:
1.Improve our understanding of the nature of borders
  in general and of the Irish border in particular
2.Assess socio-economic and political costs of
  partition
3.Examine cross-border bodies, old and new
4.Propose measures to improve cross-border
  relations
              MAPPING FRONTIERS, PLOTTING PATHWAYS:
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                     APPROACH
 The programme will tackle three main
 themes:
Borders in comparative perspective
 comparison with other borders and frontiers
 zones within and outside Europe
The Irish border
 analysis of partition and its consequences for the
 two Irish states that appeared in 1921-22
Cross-border relations
 assessment of the degree of cross-border contact
 in contemporary Ireland and of the changing
 position since 1998

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    (1) BORDERS: COMPARATIVE
  There are many bases of comparison:
 “Cold War” frontiers (Korea, China-Taiwan;
  Germany and Vietnam in the past)
 Internal ethnic conflicts (Cyprus, Sri Lanka,
  Belgium)
 Consequences of geopolitical realignment
  (Alsace-Lorraine, Tyrol, Schleswig)
 New transfrontier issues (Basque Country, etc.)



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       (2) THE IRISH BORDER

  The evolution of the Irish border will
  be studied in detail, focusing on:
 Partition as a mechanism for separating
  communities
 “Cold-war” perspectives from Dublin and
  Belfast
 The “Irish dimension” after 1972
 Negotiating a new North-South relationship



          MAPPING FRONTIERS, PLOTTING PATHWAYS:
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(3) CROSS-BORDER RELATIONS
 Here three major sub-themes or topics
 will be addressed:

 The nature of the border
 The impact of the border
 Addressing the issue of the border




          MAPPING FRONTIERS, PLOTTING PATHWAYS:
  ROUTES TO NORTH-SOUTH COOPERATION IN A DIVIDED ISLAND
(3) CROSS-BORDER RELATIONS

A. The nature of the border

 The   border and the two communities
 The   southern minority
 The   northern minority
 The   reality of life on the border




          MAPPING FRONTIERS, PLOTTING PATHWAYS:
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(3) CROSS-BORDER RELATIONS

B. The impact of the border
 Politics and political organisations (parties,
  elected members)
 Public administration (civil services,
  education, health, etc.)
 Communications (road, rail, air, sea;
  newspapers, radio, TV, etc.)
 Economy (trade, industrial develop.)
 Society, culture, religion, sports (island-
  wide organisation)
          MAPPING FRONTIERS, PLOTTING PATHWAYS:
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  (3) CROSS-BORDER RELATIONS

C. Addressing the issue of the border

 Voluntary or non-state initiatives (Co-Operation
  Ireland etc.)
 Public sector initiatives post-1972
 European dimension (INTERREG, Peace and
  Reconciliation Programme, etc.)
 North-South implementation bodies post-1998
 Other forms of institutionalised public sector
  cooperation

            MAPPING FRONTIERS, PLOTTING PATHWAYS:
    ROUTES TO NORTH-SOUTH COOPERATION IN A DIVIDED ISLAND
            MODE OF OPERATION

                              RESEARCH TEAM
                  (working on associated projects; alternating
                        meetings and border meetings)



   UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN              QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST
         (INSTITUTE FOR                          (INSTITUTE OF
      BRITISH-IRISH STUDIES)                  GOVERNANCE, CIBR)


 Economic and                            Democratic               Centre for
Social Research                           Dialogue               Cross-Border
   Institute                                                       Studies




             MAPPING FRONTIERS, PLOTTING PATHWAYS:
     ROUTES TO NORTH-SOUTH COOPERATION IN A DIVIDED ISLAND
                      OUTPUTS
  CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS
 Regular workshops and round-table meetings
 Periodic conferences and public events
 Closing conference
  PUBLICATIONS
 Regular working papers
 Journal articles, book chapters, two books
 Website
  PUBLIC IMPACT
 Involvement of policy makers
 Liaison with public
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          Research team (Belfast-Armagh): Elizabeth
          Meehan, Liam O’Dowd, Cathal McCall, Patrick
          McWilliams, James Anderson, Hastings Donnan,
          Andy Pollak, Robin Wilson




        MAPPING FRONTIERS, PLOTTING PATHWAYS:
ROUTES TO NORTH-SOUTH COOPERATION IN A DIVIDED ISLAND
Research team (Dublin): John Coakley, Jennifer
Todd, Etain Tannam, Cormac Ó Gráda, Kevin
Howard, Kieran Rankin, John Bradley




        MAPPING FRONTIERS, PLOTTING PATHWAYS:
ROUTES TO NORTH-SOUTH COOPERATION IN A DIVIDED ISLAND
CONTACTS:     Dublin:               Belfast:
              +353-1-716 8670       +44-28-9097 5317
              ibis@ucd.ie           mapping.frontiers@qub.ac.uk
              www.ucd.ie/ibis       www.governance.qub.ac.uk




            MAPPING FRONTIERS, PLOTTING PATHWAYS:
    ROUTES TO NORTH-SOUTH COOPERATION IN A DIVIDED ISLAND

				
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