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Austerity Ireland

The Failure of Irish Capitalism

Kieran Allen and Brian O'Boyle

Austerity Ireland

Kieran Allen and Brian O'Boyle

Distributed for Pluto Press

208 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780745334011 Published September 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780745334028 Published September 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Ireland has been marketed as the poster boy of EU austerity. EU elites and neoliberal commentators claim that the country’s ability to suffer economic pain will attract investors and generate a recovery.

In Austerity Ireland, Kieran Allen challenges this official image and argues that the Irish state's response to the crash has primarily been designed to protect economic privilege. The resulting austerity has been a failure and is likely to produce a decade of hardship.

The book offers a deeply informed and penetrating diagnosis of Ireland's current socio-economic and political malaise, suggesting that a political earthquake is underway which may benefit the left. Austerity Ireland is essential reading for all students of Irish politics and economics, as well as those interested in the politics of austerity and the eurozone crisis.
Contents

1: Wreckage
2: The Partners
3: The Failure of Austerity
4: The Re-Configuration of Ireland
5: Where are the Jobs?
6: Will There Be a Roof Over Our Heads?
7: Tax Haven Capitalism
8: A Change in Political Management
9: Why Don’t the Irish Protest
10: Are Sinn Fein Ireland’s Radical Left?
11: Conclusion
Notes
Index

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