The impact of the crisis on the Irish political system

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Title: The impact of the crisis on the Irish political system
Authors: Hardiman, Niamh
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Date: 26-Nov-2009
Abstract: The international financial crisis manifests itself in Ireland not only as a crisis of the banking system, but also as a major fiscal crisis, aggravated by years of soft revenue policy and a housing bubble that has burst spectacularly. The severe drop in economic output results in a crisis of employment and a definitive end to the ‘Celtic Tiger’ era of rapid growth and nearfull employment. Although the political system has proven resilient thus far, with membership of the Euro preventing the catastrophic political crises that affected Latvia and Iceland, for example, the crisis has revealed significant weaknesses in political system. This paper considers institutional shortcomings in three arenas through which policies to deal with the crisis must be managed: the parliamentary system, the public administration, and social partnership structures.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Subject LCSH: Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
Ireland--Politics and government
Ireland--Economic conditions--21st century
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Conference Details: Paper presented at the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Symposium on Resolving Ireland’s Fiscal Crisis, Dublin, 26 November 2009
Appears in Collections:Politics and International Relations Research Collection
Geary Institute Research Collection

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