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224 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719069994

Bookseller Code (06)


Negotiated governance and public policy in Ireland

George Taylor

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Focuses on the developments that have taken place in key areas of public policy over the past ten years - civil service reform, the welfare state, environmental policy and rural development
  • Analyses in particular the changing nature of the relationship between the state and civil society
  • Explains and traces the devleopment of a new form of goveranance in the state - what Taylor calls 'negotiated governance' - and plots the weakening of the trade unions and the growth of an entrepreneurial culture in Ireland
  • Concludes ultimately that the appeal of the 'Celtic Tiger' idea rests on the alleged capacity of the Irish state to reconcile economic growth with political consensus
  • Will appeal to students of public policy both inside and outside Ireland

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