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Renegotiating the Irish border

boundary (Howard, 2007). Protracted efforts were made by both the Irish and UK governments to fortify and demarcate the physical divide. The government in the Republic further disengaged from Northern Ireland in order to protect its people from what was perceived to be its destabilising relationship with the North (see Howard, 2007) and the British army constructed a series of checkpoints and watchtowers across the length and breadth of the border, making once easy passage fraught with difficulty. The possibility of fostering cross-border economic cooperation stood very

in Spacing Ireland
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Unheard voices and invisible agency

the webs of power that constitute contemporary restructuring. The much-prized labour mobility and flexibility of the insider ‘portfolio people’ is reproduced through the practices of outsider ‘precarious people’ (Cox, 1999: 87) – a reserve army of contingent workers in factories, offices and homes. The ‘outsiders’ cannot be defined in terms of a single class, and indeed the overwhelming trend is towards a fracturing of common working identities, a ‘patchwork quilt characterised by diversity, unclarity and insecurity in people’s work and life’ (Beck, 2000b: 1). In

in Globalisation contested
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Ireland’s ‘ABC of earth wonders’

Gladwin and Christine Cusick Figure 1  Map of the Burren by Robinson (cropped left corner overview). make certain claims on culture and history. Robinson diverges from this ideological approach of practising cartography as a way to claim territory and establish ownership. In My Time in Space, he clearly articulates the dangers associated with map-making in Ireland: I am acutely aware of the fact that cartography has historically been associated with conquest, colonization, control. The Ordnance Survey was a function of the army. Therefore I have taken care that the

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control, it nonetheless signifies a crucial step towards such biopolitics. Finally, Minard, who is renowned as a pioneer in the representation of numerical data through visualisation, and who is generally recognised as having developed the symbolisation of flows independently of Harness, produced a famed map charting Napoleon’s disastrous march to Moscow in 1812 (see Figure 8.3). The failure of this endeavour marked the beginning of the decline of French hegemony in Europe. The map measured the diminution of the French army in terms of geographic location, as well as

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