The politics of austerity in Ireland

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Title: The politics of austerity in Ireland
Authors: Hardiman, Niamh
Regan, Aidan
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4222
Date: Jan-2013
Abstract: Since the onset of the sovereign debt crisis, the crisis-stricken countries in Europe have been pushed to take drastic steps to consolidate their finances and reduce their budget deficits. Despite strong public opposition and largely damaging short-run effects, the countries have undertaken many of the internationally recommended/mandated reforms and spending cuts. In this Forum, authors from Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Portugal report on the fiscal consolidation achieved in their respective countries — and the sacrifices that have made it possible. Furthermore, the authors detail what remains to be done to resolve the crisis.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer
Copyright (published version): 2013, Springer
Keywords: Economic policyEuropean integrationSocial policyLabor economics
DOI: 10.1007/s10272-013-0441-3
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Politics and International Relations Research Collection

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