Ireland, Small Open Economies and European Integration

Lost in Transition

  • Authors
  • David Begg

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. David Begg
    Pages 1-26
  3. David Begg
    Pages 27-57
  4. David Begg
    Pages 98-121
  5. David Begg
    Pages 173-205
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 206-238

About this book


David Begg examines how four small open economies- Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Ireland- have managed the stresses and strains of Europeanisation since the single market came into being, and as fault lines begin to appear within the European integration project. In particular, he drills down into the Irish Polity to see how its institutions have engaged with Europe and how decisions on critical issues like integration, EMU and Social Partnership were reached. He finds that both Ireland and Europe are at a critical juncture for different but interconnected reasons, and identifies the options that are available to them.


European Integration Ireland desegregation employment Europe European Integration Institution transition

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