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Scapegoating during a time of crisis: a critique of post Celtic Tiger Ireland

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Show simple item record O'Flynn, Micheal Monaghan, Lee F. Power, Martin J. 2014-06-13T09:17:36Z 2014-06-13T09:17:36Z 2014
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Focusing upon scapegoating in post-crash Ireland, this article considers a pervasive political process that is protective of powerful interests and the status quo following the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. Drawing from group conflict theory and framing analysis as part of a broader critical realist take on society, we consider how blame has been placed on myriad targets, ranging from a collective ‘we who went a bit mad with borrowing’ to more specific groups such as public sector workers, the unemployed, single mothers and immigrants. In conclusion, we underscore the need for sociology to assert its relevance by challenging such processes and defend civil society in a capitalist world-system that is in structural crisis. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Sage Publishing en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sociology;
dc.subject austerity en_US
dc.subject capitalism en_US
dc.subject class en_US
dc.subject conflict en_US
dc.subject crisis en_US
dc.subject frame analysis en_US
dc.subject scapegoating en_US
dc.title Scapegoating during a time of crisis: a critique of post Celtic Tiger Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0038038514539059
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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