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In Search of the Promised Land: The Politics of Post-War Ireland

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Contrary to interpretations that see Irish politics in the post-war era as defined largely by isolationism, Murphy (politics, Dublin City U., Ireland) argues that Irish political leaders were actively engaged in search of an economic "promised land" and that this search was successfully reflected in the decision to apply for entry into the European Economic Community and in the development of the "social partnership" agreements between government, employer groups, and trade unions regarding wage, tax, and welfare issues that began in the 1980s. In recounting this political history of the 1950s and onwards, he links these political decisions to the prosperity enjoyed by Ireland prior to the global financial crisis and suggests that it provides lessons for current politicians and policy-makers. Distributed in the US by Dufour Editions, Inc. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Murphy argues against the thesis of Tom Garvin and his work, Preventing the Future. In that book, Garvin argues that old culture, old ideas and the repression of the Church held Ireland's development in check through the 1940s and 1950s. Gary Murphy suggests that the Irish government and civil service leaders were in fact open to change and new ideas and this openness led them to adopt outward-looking policies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781856356381
Author:
Murphy, Gary
Publisher:
Mercier Press
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Subject:
Ireland Economic conditions 1949-
Subject:
Ireland Politics and government 1949-
Subject:
World History-Ireland
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.90x6.20x1.30 in. 1.20 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Murphy argues against the thesis of Tom Garvin and his work, Preventing the Future. In that book, Garvin argues that old culture, old ideas and the repression of the Church held Ireland's development in check through the 1940s and 1950s. Gary Murphy suggests that the Irish government and civil service leaders were in fact open to change and new ideas and this openness led them to adopt outward-looking policies.
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