Celtic Tiger in Collapse: Explaining the Weaknesses of the Irish Model

Paperback | March 15, 2010

byPeadar Kirby

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Since the first edition, there have been fundamental changes in the Irish growth model. The sudden collapse of the Irish economy in 2008 raises questions such as: why the sudden and deep decline in economic growth? What are the prospects for a return to growth? This book proves yet again to be the definitive work on the Celtic Tiger.

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Since the first edition, there have been fundamental changes in the Irish growth model. The sudden collapse of the Irish economy in 2008 raises questions such as: why the sudden and deep decline in economic growth? What are the prospects for a return to growth? This book proves yet again to be the definitive work on the Celtic Tiger.

PEADAR KIRBY is Professor of International Politics and Public Policy in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He has written a number of books on Ireland, Latin America and development.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 10.1 × 5.48 × 0.6 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230237444

ISBN - 13:9780230237445

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Introduction: The Collapse of the Irish Model
PART I: THE CELTIC TIGER AND ITS AFTERMATH
Pre-History
Nature and Causes
Impact
PART II: DIFFERENT READING OF THE CELTIC TIGER
Dominant Reading
Critical Explanations
Elaborating Theory
PART III: IRELAND'S POLITICAL ECONOMY
State: A Developmental, Partnership or Competition State?
Market: Neo-liberalism Irish-style
Society: Breakdown and Denial
PART IV: HAS THE IRISH MODEL A FUTURE?
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Appendix
Bibliography
Index

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Praise on the Previous edition:

Highly Recommended, Outstanding Academic Title Award, 2002.