Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745330556 Published October 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745330563 Published October 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Towards a Second Republic: Irish Politics after the Celtic Tiger

Peadar Kirby and Mary P. Murphy

Towards a Second Republic: Irish Politics after the Celtic Tiger

Peadar Kirby and Mary P. Murphy

Distributed for Pluto Press

288 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745330556 Published October 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745330563 Published October 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

During the 1990s and 2000s, the Irish 'Celtic Tiger' model of development was hailed as a model for other European countries, but the global economic crisis has completely removed the credibility of Ireland's approach. So where does the country go now?

Towards a Second Republic analyses Ireland's economics, politics and society, drawing important lessons from its cycles of boom and bust. Peadar Kirby and Mary Murphy expose the winners and losers from the current Irish model of development and relates these distributional outcomes to the use of power by Irish elites. The authors examine the role of the EU and compare Ireland’s crisis and responses to those of other states.

More than just an analysis of the economic disaster in Ireland, the book is also a proposal to construct new and more effective institutions for the economy and society. It is a must read for students of Irish politics and political economy.

Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Boxes
Glossary of Irish Political Terms and Political Titles
Abbreviations
Preface
1. Introduction: Ireland and the Future of Capitalism
Part I: The Irish State
2. Irish Politics
3. The Irish State Bureaucracy
Section II: The Celtic Tiger Model
4. Managing the Irish Boom
5. The Losers
6. The Winners
Section III: International Context
7. The European Union
8. Reykjavik and Beyond
Section IV: Towards a Second Irish Republic
9. Facing the Challenges
10. Achieving the Second Republic
References
Index

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