Brand New Ireland?: Tourism, Development and National Identity in the Irish Republic
What role does the state have over national development within an globalised economy? Moreover, how do we conceive nationality during periods of economic and social change spurred on by globalization? By examining tourism in the Republic of Ireland over the past 20 years, Michael Clancy addresses these questions of national identity formation.
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