Ireland, Small Open Economies and European Integration

Lost in Transition

Author: D. Begg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137559608

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

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David Begg examines how four small open economies- Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Ireland- have managed the stresses and strains of Europeanisation since the single market came into being, and as fault lines begin to appear within the European integration project. In particular, he drills down into the Irish Polity to see how its institutions have engaged with Europe and how decisions on critical issues like integration, EMU and Social Partnership were reached. He finds that both Ireland and Europe are at a critical juncture for different but interconnected reasons, and identifies the options that are available to them.

Ireland and the European Union

Author: Brigid Laffan,Jane O'Mahony

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137048352

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 1286

Recent times have witnessed a dramatic turn around in Ireland's fortunes. From being a poor and peripheral state, it has emerged as a prosperous, dynamic and self-assured player among the nations of Europe. For many, the Irish experience provides a model of the potential rewards of European integration. But, just how far are changes in Irish society the result of EU membership? What difference has the EU made to Ireland and, for that matter, Ireland to the EU? This major new study of Irish-European relations provides a rich account of Ireland's membership of the EU and the impact of the EU on the institutions, policy and economy of Ireland It will be read with benefit by all who want to further understand what Europe means for Ireland and those wanting to learn from Ireland's experience in a comparative context.

Politics in Ireland

Convergence and Divergence in a Two-Polity Island

Author: Maura Adshead,Jonathan Tonge

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137020326

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 9377

Politics in Ireland is the first major text to provide an accessible and systematic analysis of the politics of Ireland: North as well as South. With the development of a new Northern Irish political system and increasing links across the island, the authors argue that the time is ripe to study together the two polities, which share so much of a common history but which have had very different evolutions through the twentieth century. Drawing upon an exceptionally wide range of sources and their own original research, the authors deploy a thematic approach to the study of political institutions, political behaviour and public policy in both the Republic and Northern Ireland in order to produce a detailed, but highly readable, assessment of governance and politics in both political systems. This approach enables them both to outline the differences and similarities between the polities and to explain how they relate to the wider world, in particular to the UK and to Europe.

Nationality versus Europeanisation

the national view of the nation in four EU countries

Author: Kjell Goldmann,Karin Gilland

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 184

View: 9016


European Union Economies

A Comparative Study

Author: Richard Bailey,Ian Stone

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

View: 7370

Updated regularly every two years this book provides a unique survey of the key features of the national economies that make up the European Union.

The challenge of European integration

internal and external problems of trade and money

Author: Berhanu Abegaz

Publisher: Westview Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 6276


The Rise and Fall of Ireland's Celtic Tiger

Liberalism, Boom and Bust

Author: Seán O'Riain

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107009820

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

View: 7464

A new explanation of the Irish economic crisis, tracing its roots in Ireland's earlier record of growth and development.

The Changing Political Economies of Small West European Countries

Author: Uwe Becker

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089643311

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

View: 982

The literature on changing varieties of capitalism concentrates on the big economies, particularly the US, Japan and Germany. This important volume sheds light on the group of smaller European countries that share a high degree of corporatism - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. Most of them have recently been praised as alter native models to the route exemplified by the US. The authors investigate the trajectories of these countries welfare systems, corporate governance, labour markets and industrial relations from about 1990 until the economic crisis in 2008. The volume also tracks their position in the processes of European integration and asks whether their particular brands of capitalism might be a viable candidate for the European socio-economic model.

European Policy Studies

Eurogroup: How a Secretive Circle of Finance Ministers Shape European Economic Governance

Author: Uwe Puetter

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781847792297

Category: Political Science

Page: 194

View: 3457

This book is the first study on the work of the Eurogroup - monthly informal meetings between euro area finance ministers, the Commission and the European Central Bank. Puetter convincingly demonstrates how this small, secretive circle of senior decision-makers shapes European economic governance through a routinised informal policy dialogue. Although the role of the Eurogroup has been contested since before the group's creation, its actual operation has never been subject to systematic evaluation. This book opens the doors of the meeting room and shows how an understanding of the interplay of formal provisions and informal processes is pivotal to the analysis of euro area governance.The book advances the conceptual understanding of informal negotiations among senior European and national decision-makers, and provides a unique in-depth analysis of historical episodes of policy coordination. As other areas of European decision-making rely increasingly on informal, voluntary policy coordination amongst member states, the Eurogroup model can be seen as a template for other policy areas.

Irish Studies

Author: P. J. Drudy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ireland

Page: N.A

View: 8789


Unequal Europe

Social Divisions and Social Cohesion in an Old Continent

Author: James Wickham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317265831

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

View: 9415

This wide-ranging and comparative text reviews the major theoretical and substantive debates on social inequality in Europe. It provides a valuable dual focus on European society and individual societies while placing Europe in its wider global context. Demonstrating the continued importance of national difference within Europe, the author argues that nonetheless the European Social Model has softened social inequalities such as those of wealth and income distribution, social class, gender and possibly even ethnicity. However these achievements are now being undermined, partially by the European Union itself. The book also challenges conventional wisdom on Europe’s alleged need for immigration and highlights the UK’s distinctiveness within Europe, explaining the country’s uneasy relation to the European project. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Politics, European Societies, Social Policy and Comparative Studies.

Poland's way to the European Union

legal aspects

Author: Władysław Czapliński

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788388495717

Category: International and municipal law

Page: 396

View: 8241


Money and banking in Ireland

origins, development, and future

Author: Padraig McGowan,Institute of Public Administration (Ireland),Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 131

View: 8215


Central and Eastern Europe in the EU

Challenges and Perspectives Under Crisis Conditions

Author: Christian Schweiger,Anna Visvizi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138714021

Category: Europe

Page: 218

View: 2133

Since the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008, the EU has been in almost permanent crisis mode. It is witnessing new dimensions of internal differentiation among its member states, and the migration crisis has shown that the Central and Eastern European countries (CEEs) in particular are slowly but certainly transforming themselves from predominantly passive policy-takers towards adopting a more active role in the process of shaping the EU's governance agenda. This edited volume offers the first comprehensive and critical insight into how the CEEs position themselves in the EU's changing internal and external environment, their stance towards the European integration process under current crisis conditions, and what political and economic strategies they prioritize.

The Constitution of Europe

'Do the New Clothes Have an Emperor?' and Other Essays on European Integration

Author: J. H. H. Weiler,KATHLEEN WEILER,Weiler J. H. H.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521585675

Category: Law

Page: 364

View: 346

An authoritative legal critique of the attractions and demerits of European integration.