Mitchell Institute Conversations: Episode 3

Richard English, Cathal McCall, Colm Heatley (Producer)

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Mitchel Institute Conversations Podcast series
Episode 3
Topic: Border Ireland: From Partition to Brexit

In the third episode of this podcast series, Professor Richard English speaks with Professor Cathal McCall about his new book Border Ireland: From Partition to Brexit (Routledge, 2021).

Themes discussed include:
* the experience of 'bordering, debordering, rebordering, and borderlessness'
* the origins and writing of the book
* the controversy about how Brexit affects Northern Ireland's relationships with the rest of the UK and with the rest of Ireland
* the agenda for the next phase of research on the Irish border
* Professor McCall also talks about his personal experiences of bordering and the joys of writing a book in a pandemic.

Cathal McCall is Professor of European Politics and Borders at Queen’s University Belfast. He has published widely on European Union borders and the nexus between cross-border cooperation and peacebuilding including The European Union and Peacebuilding: The Cross-Border Dimension (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), and Border Ireland: From Partition to Brexit (Routledge, 2021).
Podcast produced by Colm Heatley.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherQueen's University Belfast
Media of outputOnline
Size15 min 35 sec
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021


  • Ireland
  • Border
  • Partition
  • Brexit


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