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Cormac Ó Beaglaoich, Mark Kiss, Clíodhna Ní Bheaglaoich, and Todd G. Morrison

targeted population (in this case, adolescent boys) inform the development of scale items. Recently, Ó Beaglaoich and colleagues (2015a) assessed the psychometric properties of the GRCS-A, when completed by Irish adolescent boys. Using confirmatory factor

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Séamus Ó Cinnéide, Jean Cushen, and Fearghas Ó Gabhan

The 2005 Human Development Report recently found Ireland to be the second wealthiest country in the world (UN Development Programme). However, the same report also highlighted that Ireland was one of the countries with the greatest social inequality and with the third highest level of poverty out of the eighteen countries surveyed. The Celtic Tiger period may also be characterised in terms of the widening gap between rich and poor (Nolan, et al. 2000; UNDP 2005). Even ‘social partnership’, Ireland’s corporatist national planning arrangements, including triennial national pay agreements, is criticized for concentrating political power in the hands of small elites and organised interests (Ó Cinnéide 1998; Kirby 2002).

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William Palmer

The English conquest of Ireland during the sixteenth century was accompanied by extreme violence. Historians remain divided on the motivations behind this violence. This article argues that the English violence in Ireland may be attributed to four main factors: the fear of foreign Catholic intervention through Ireland; the methods by which Irish rebels chose to fight; decisions made by English officials in London to not fund English forces in Ireland at a reasonable level while demanding that English officials in Ireland keep Ireland under control; and the creation of a system by which many of those who made the plans never had to see the suffering they inflicted. The troops who carried out the plans had to choose between their own survival and moral behaviors that placed their survival at risk.

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Lorenzo Cañás Bottos

Based on fieldwork undertaken in 2004–2005, I analyze how the Irish border has been constructed, represented, challenged, and imagined by both the state and borderlanders as a means to discuss processes of constructing sovereignty. I focus on the concept of “assemblage” to integrate and highlight the tensions and contradictions between different levels of analysis: the juridical, the academic representation of the border, and the memories and practices of borderlanders. I argue that sovereignty, rather than a claim to be taken at face value by states, is the emergent property of the combination of a variety of forces, forms, and practices involved in the making of borders, and that its very enactment also produces anti-sovereign effects.

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Constructing Difference and Imperial Strategy

Contrasting Representations of Irish and Zionist Nationalism in British Political Discourse (1917–1922)

Maggy Hary

seeks to explore this apparent paradox by comparing British attitudes toward Irish nationalism and Zionism. While many British statesmen contested the existence of an Irish nation, they were, in contrast, often quick to recognize the Jews as a national

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Solicitor Brown and His Boy

Love, Sex, and Scandal in Twentieth-Century Ireland

Averill Earls

In April 1941, seventeen-year-old British army deserter Leslie Price met Ronald Brown, the forty-one-year-old Irish State Solicitor for County Kildare. 1 Price was hungry, drifting from one sketchy place to the next. He had nowhere to go, no money

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David Detmer and John Ireland

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John Ireland and Constance Mui

beings-in-the-world. Together with three additional book reviews, we offer this smorgasbord of ideas for the pleasure of our engaged reading public! John Ireland and Constance Mui

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John Ireland and Constance Mui

, “it will have to go to school with Sartre.” Reviews of Shahid Stover's Being and Insurrection and DiCapua's No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization complete our offerings for this anniversary year. John Ireland and

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John Ireland and Constance Mui

comprehend itself as freedom in its different temporal dimensions. Three book reviews on very different facets of Sartre's activity and thought round out this year's issue. Happy reading! John Ireland Constance Mui