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Chasing Progress in the Irish Republic : Ideology, Democracy and Dependent Development - John Kurt Jacobsen

Chasing Progress in the Irish Republic

Ideology, Democracy and Dependent Development

Paperback Published: 13th June 1994
ISBN: 9780521466202
Number Of Pages: 242

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This book investigates the political causes and consequences of economic policy in Ireland, and addresses many key debates in political economy and development studies. As a former colony and small, economically dependent nation with durable democratic institutions, the Republic of Ireland shares many of the economic problems of the Third World, and the political structures of the First World. Like many Latin American and East Asian nations, Ireland abandoned autarky in the late 1950s in favour of free trade and 'industrialisation by innovation', but by the 1980s was seeking a new development arrangement as the costs of this strategy became apparent.

'This is an intelligent analysis of industrial policy in Ireland, fluently written and persuasively presented ... [His] study skillfully blends intellectual history and economic analysis. It is an impressive performance ... a book that deserves close attention from both students of Irish economic development and of dependency theory.' Professor J. J. Lee, University College, Cork

Introduction
Reflex modernization: state, ideology and dependent development
Perils of planning: foreign capital, domestic policy, and the problem of state 'strength'
The pale replica
The rising tide
Pushbuttons and pragmatists
Governability and corporatist compromise
Getting it right: debt, taxes, and industrial strategy
Afterword: 1991-1993
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ISBN: 9780521466202
ISBN-10: 0521466202
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 242
Published: 13th June 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.36