In the final years of the twentieth century Ireland was the economic wonder of the western world. The economy is now in transition and things have changed dramatically, especially in the light of September 11th. This book explains why Ireland has made such startling progress and identifies the policies which will help in our changing circumstances and carry us through into a bright future. It examines: the Irish economic policy and its performance; the effect and challenges of globalisation; environmental damage and climate change; and, social issues, such as housing, traffic, immigration. From a background in economics, and with internationally recognised expertise, these three authors look at the current crisis and at the big quality of life issues which interest every human being.
'In less than 200 pages, they provide a quick but thought-provoking journey through the issues and the principles which should underlie solutions ... It is a quick read, but a good one, which should appeal to anyone interested in public policy and to those studying economics at Leaving Cert or undergraduate level .' -- The Irish Times The Irish Times 'Interesting and highly readable ... For anybody interested in Ireland's future on a broad economic front, this book is a must ... All in all this is a good interesting read that will be ignored by policymakers at their peril.' -- Books Ireland Books Ireland 'Politicians of all parties should read this book between now and election day.' -- Sunday Business Post Sunday Business Post 'This is a brilliant book in explaining, not just the events of the past ten years, but the principles of economics which underly that explanation ... it will be of use well beyond Irish economic policy.' -- Irish Independent Irish Independent 'Full of facts, figures and insights this is an interesting read if you're looking for something to take on your holidays this year!' -- Accountancy Ireland
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 20th March 2002
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.313