Brexit and Beyond: prospects for internal security fields in Ireland

Topping, J. (Participant), Matt Bowden (Presenter)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Policing institutions and ‘nodes’ of security governance, both North and South of Ireland, have historically followed distinctive evolutionary paths – set against unique political and policy origins within a singular physical island. The open border between the two jurisdictions has simultaneously acted as a visible/invisible (cooperative) manifestation of those differences. In this paper, we consider the ways in which the imperatives of multiple security demands at local, national and supranational levels will be extracted from their current (settled) existence, be re-arranged and reordered, and subject to new and unforeseen pressures associated with the punctuation of Brexit. With North and South having happily coexisted in terms of their security relations, while on the periphery of Europe, this reconfiguration represents the new focus around the frontiers of inclusionary and exclusionary (euro) security status.
Period14 Sep 2017
Event titleEuropean Society of Criminology 2017
Event typeConference
LocationCardiff, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Brexit
  • security
  • policing
  • borders
  • Northern Ireland Brexit
  • europe