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Europeanisation and new patterns of governance in Ireland

By Nicholas Rees, Bríd Quinn and Bernadette Connaughton

Europeanisation and new patterns of governance in Ireland
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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-7620-6
  • Pages: 264
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £85.00
  • Published Date: April 2010
  • BIC Category: Society & social sciences / Central government, EU (European Union), POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General, POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / European, Central / national / federal government, International relations, Politics

Description

To what extent did Europeanisation contribute to Ireland's transformation from 'poor relation' to 'peer idol'? This book examines how Europeanisation affected Irish policy-making and implementation and how Ireland maximised the policy opportunities arising from membership of the EU while preserving embedded patterns of political behaviour. It focuses on the complex interplay of European, domestic and global factors as the explanation for the changing character of the 'Celtic Tiger'.

The authors demonstrate that, although Europeanisation spurred significant institutional and policy change, domestic forces filtered those consequences while global factors induced further adaptation. By identifying and assessing the adaptational pressures in a range of policy areas the book establishes that, in tandem with the European dimension, domestic features and global developments were key determinants of change and harbingers of new patterns of governance.

Contents

Preface and acknowledgements
List of abbreviations and Irish terms
1. Ireland and the European Union - Nicholas Rees, Bríd Quinn
and Bernadette Connaughton
2. Europeanisation: a catalyst for change - Nicholas Rees and
Bernadette Connaughton
3. Mediating forces and the domestic polity - Bríd Quinn and Bernadette Connaughton
4. Political institutions and administrative adaptation - Bernadette Connaughton
5. The Irish economy and Europe - Nicholas Rees
6. Regional policy and politics - Bríd Quinn
7. The politics of environmental policy - Bernadette Connaughton
8. Does the CAP fit? Agriculture policy in Ireland and the EU - Bríd Quinn
9. Ireland's foreign relations - Nicholas Rees
10. Conclusions: institutional learning and adaptation to Europe - Nicholas Rees, Bríd Quinn and Bernadette Connaughton
Bibliography
Index

Authors

Nicholas Rees is Professor and Head of the Department of Politics and History at Liverpool Hope University. Bríd Quinn is Lecturer in Public Administration at the University of Limerick. Bernadette Connaughton is Junior Lecturer in Public Administration at the University of Limerick

Europeanisation and new patterns of governance in Ireland

By Nicholas Rees, Bríd Quinn, Bernadette Connaughton

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