Recent Submissions

  • From developmental Ireland to migration nation: immigration and shifting rules of belonging in the Republic of Ireland 

    Fanning, Bryan (Economic & Social StudiesDublin, 2010)
    This paper considers how post-1950s Irish developmentalism fostered the economic, social and political acceptance of large-scale immigration following EU enlargement in 2004. It argues that economic imperatives alone ...
  • Organising for growth: Irish state administration 1958-2008 

    Hardiman, Niamh; MacCarthaigh, Muiris (Economic & Social StudiesDublin, 2010)
    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, ...
  • Before the Celtic Tiger: change without modernisation in Ireland 1959-1989 

    Girvin, Brian (Economic & Social StudiesDublin, 2010)
    This paper engages with and expands on a number of themes examined in Tom Garvin?s Preventing the Future. It asks if it is accurate to describe independent Ireland as poor before 1950, arguing that Ireland became poor in ...
  • Educational developmentalists divided? Patrick Cannon, Patrick Hillery and the economics of education in the early 1960s 

    Murray, Peter (Economic & Social StudiesDublin, 2010)
    The catalytic effect of the OECD-linked study that produced Investment in Education is a much celebrated episode of Ireland?s modernisation. A remarkably broad cross-departmental consensus supported the initiative. ...
  • Fabricating 'Economic development' 

    Brownlow, Graham (Economic & Social StudiesDublin, 2010)
    Much of the literature, regardless of academic discipline, presents the publication of Economic Development in 1958 as analogous to a ?big bang? event in the creation of modern Ireland. However, such a ?big bang? perspective ...
  • Hirschman and Irish industrial policy 

    Walsh, Patrick Paul; Whelan, Ciara (Economic & Social StudiesDublin, 2010)
    In this article we examine the origins of Whitaker?s export oriented industrial policy and the political management of its implementation. Whitaker appointed academic economic advisors, including Louden Ryan, to a Capital ...
  • Sean Lemass and the nadir of protectionism 

    Durkan, Joe (Economic & Social StudiesDublin, 2010)
    This paper considers the move to protectionism in Ireland with the advent of the new government in 1932. Using material from an unpublished paper by Lemass the paper shows the logical basis of the protectionist policy ...
  • Tom Garvin ? Curriculum Vitae 

    Garvin, Tom (Economic & Social StudiesDublin, 2010)
    Tom Garvin ? Curriculum Vitae as of September, 2010, including a bibliography of his writings.
  • Reappraising Irish developmentalism: Editorial 

    Fanning, Bryan; Walsh, Patrick Paul (Economic & Social StudiesDublin, 2010)
    On 12 March 2009 the Institute for British-Irish Studies in the School of Politics and International Relations hosted a conference to mark the contribution of Professor Tom Garvin to Social Science, University College ...