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Understanding Contemporary Ireland

State, Class and Development in the Republic of Ireland

  • Richard Breen
  • Damian F. Hannan
  • David B. Rottman
  • Christopher T. Whelan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Richard Breen, Damian F. Hannan, David B. Rottman, Christopher T. Whelan
    Pages 1-19
  3. Richard Breen, Damian F. Hannan, David B. Rottman, Christopher T. Whelan
    Pages 20-52
  4. Richard Breen, Damian F. Hannan, David B. Rottman, Christopher T. Whelan
    Pages 53-69
  5. Richard Breen, Damian F. Hannan, David B. Rottman, Christopher T. Whelan
    Pages 70-100
  6. Richard Breen, Damian F. Hannan, David B. Rottman, Christopher T. Whelan
    Pages 101-122
  7. Richard Breen, Damian F. Hannan, David B. Rottman, Christopher T. Whelan
    Pages 123-142
  8. Richard Breen, Damian F. Hannan, David B. Rottman, Christopher T. Whelan
    Pages 143-161
  9. Richard Breen, Damian F. Hannan, David B. Rottman, Christopher T. Whelan
    Pages 162-183
  10. Richard Breen, Damian F. Hannan, David B. Rottman, Christopher T. Whelan
    Pages 184-208
  11. Richard Breen, Damian F. Hannan, David B. Rottman, Christopher T. Whelan
    Pages 209-222
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 223-248

About this book

Introduction

Thirty years ago the Irish State embarked on a programme of development which rapidly transformed the economy and with it Irish society. This book is about that transformation and its effects. In particular, it focuses on the relationship between the policies pursued by the State and the class structure of Ireland. It argues that, despite promises of general prosperity, the benefits of Ireland's economic development have been very unevenly distributed, leading to a growing polarisation between social classes.

Keywords

evolution growth occupations politics transformation unemployment

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Breen
    • 1
  • Damian F. Hannan
    • 1
  • David B. Rottman
    • 2
  • Christopher T. Whelan
    • 1
  1. 1.The Economic and Social Research InstituteDublinIreland
  2. 2.National Center for State CourtsWilliamsburgUSA

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