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Austerity and Recovery in Ireland: Europe's Poster Child and the Great Recession

William K. Roche, Philip J. O'Connell, and Andrea Prothero


Among the nations most seriously affected by the Great Recession, Ireland has been hailed as a ‘poster child’ for austerity, particularly following the country’s exit from a severe austerity programme, agreed with the Troika of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Central Bank (ECB), and the European Commission (EC), and its return to economic growth. In this multidisciplinary book, Ireland’s leading social scientists present the first systematic study of the Great Recession, austerity, and recovery in Ireland. Over seventeen chapters, the book assesses the effects of the recess ... More

Keywords: austerity, economic growth, financial systems, economic recovery, Europe’s ‘poster child’, Great Recession, Ireland, Troika

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198792376
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792376.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William K. Roche, editor
Professor of Industrial Relations & Human Resources at the College of Business University College Dublin; Honorary Professor at the Management School, Queen's University, Belfast

Philip J. O'Connell, editor
Professor of Applied Social Science at the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, College of Business Social Science and Law, University College Dublin; Director of the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy

Andrea Prothero, editor
Associate Professor of Marketing, College of Business, University College Dublin

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1 Introduction ‘Poster Child’ or ‘Beautiful Freak’?

William K. Roche, Philip J. O’Connell, and Andrea Prothero

2 The Road to Austerity

Seán Ó Riain

3 Economic and Fiscal Policy

Stephen Kinsella

4 Business

Frank Barry and Adele Bergin

5 The Financial Sector

Gregory Connor, Thomas Flavin, and Brian O’Kelly

6 Banking Regulation

Blanaid Clarke

7 Consumption

Marius C. Claudy, Andrew Keating, and Andrea Prothero

9 Political Reform

David M. Farrell

11 Workplaces

William K. Roche

12 Public Service Reform

Richard Boyle

14 Inequality

Kathleen Lynch, Sara Cantillon, and Margaret Crean

15 Housing

Rob Kitchin, Rory Hearne, and Cian O’Callaghan

16 Migration

Irial Glynn and Philip J. O’Connell

17 Culture

Donald Taylor Black

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