Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2012

224 Pages | 11 Graphs, 2 Tables, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719086885

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Political Corruption in Ireland 1922-2010

A Crooked Harp?

Elaine Byrne

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The only scholarly account of Irish corruption from 1922-2010
  • It empirically maps the decline in standards since Irish independence in 1922, to the loss of economic sovereignty in 2010
  • At a time when international economic crisis has focused attendance on governance issues, this book offers important and timely perspectives on corruption theory
  • A new perspective is offered on how the state was established
  • Original and undocumented evidence is presented on the Ward, Great Southern Railways, Locke, Tully and Beef Tribunals Fresh insights into the relationship between political donations and decision-making are presented
  • This marks the first in-depth scholarly research into this contentious issue in Irish politics
  • This book has appeal to both a general public and academic audience with an interest in Irish politics, corruption, governance, public policy and political financing

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