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The competition state – lessons from Ireland

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Show simple item record Kirby, Peadar 2010-08-11T16:41:50Z 2010-08-11T16:41:50Z 2009
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract International attention has been focused on the mechanisms through which Ireland created the conditions for its economic boom in the late 1990s, the Celtic Tiger. Foremost among these was the role of the state on which extensive debates developed. This paper surveys the role played by the Irish state, identifying the principal policy mechanisms used. The following section surveys debates on how the Irish state has itself changed over the period of the Celtic Tiger, between proponents of Ireland as a developmental state and those who argue that Ireland is a competition state. The essential differences between both characterisations are identified. This opens an examination in the following section of how the differences can be explained which seeks to find common ground to understand the nature of the contemporary Irish state. The final section draws lessons for the international debates on the nature of the state in this globalised world. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick, Department of Politics and Public Administration en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Limerick Papers in Politics and Public Administration;2009, No. 1
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject Celtic Tiger en_US
dc.title The competition state – lessons from Ireland en_US
dc.type Research paper en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.restriction none en

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