Chasing Progress in the Irish Republic: Ideology, Democracy and Dependent Development

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 14, 1994 - Business & Economics - 226 pages
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This book, first published in 1994, investigates the political causes and consequences of economic policy in Ireland, addressing key debates in political economy.
 

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Contents

Reflex modernization state ideology and dependent development
4
Perils of planning foreign capital domestic policy and the problem of state strength
27
The pale replica
45
The rising tide
70
Pushbuttons and pragmatists
96
Governability and corporatist compromise
129
Getting it right debt taxes and industrial strategy 19841990
159
19911993
190
Bibliography
205
Index
222
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Page viii - Where are our missing twenty millions of Irish should be here to-day instead of four, our lost tribes ? And our potteries and textiles the finest in the whole world ! And our wool that was sold in Rome in the time of Juvenal...
Page viii - Hercules, the Gibraltar now grabbed by the foe of mankind, with gold and Tyrian purple to sell in Wexford at the fair of Carmen ? Read Tacitus and Ptolemy, even Giraldus Cambrensis. Wine, peltries, Connemara marble, silver from Tipperary, second to none, our farfamed horses even today, the Irish hobbies, with king Philip of Spain offering to pay customs duties for the right to fish in our waters. What do the yellowjohns of Anglia owe us for our ruined trade and our ruined hearths...
Page 1 - That Ireland which we dreamed of would be the home of a people who valued material wealth only as the basis of right living, of a people who were satisfied with frugal comfort and devoted their leisure to the things of the spirit...
Page viii - Save them, says the citizen, the giant ash of Galway and the chieftain elm of Kildare with a fortyfoot bole and an acre of foliage. Save the trees of Ireland for the future men of Ireland on the fair hills of Eire, O. — Europe has its eyes on you, says Lenehan. The fashionable international world attended en masse this afternoon at the wedding...
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