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Title: Organising for growth: Irish state administration 1958-2008
Author: Hardiman, Niamh
MacCarthaigh, Muiris
Keywords: Public administration
Ireland
Modernisation
Economic development
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Economic & Social Research Institute
Citation: Hardiman, Niamh; MacCarthaigh, Muiris. 'Organising for growth: Irish state administration 1958-2008'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 41, No. 3, Autumn, 2010, pp. 367–393, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
Abstract: This paper analyses some key features of Irish public administration as it has developed since the foundation of the state, paying particular attention to the period from the late 1950s onward. During these decades, notwithstanding successive waves of concern expressed over the need for public sector reform, the evidence suggests an underlying lack of coherence in the evolution of the public administration system that resulted in a poor capacity for effective policy coordination. Yet the drive toward economic modernisation also resulted in the creation of new state competence to support industrial development both directly and indirectly. These changes can be tracked organisationally, drawing on the database of the IRCHSS-funded Mapping the Irish State project.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2262/58701
ISSN: 00129984
Appears in Collections:The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 41, No. 3, Autumn, 2010
Economic and Social Review Archive: Complete Collection 1969-

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