Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 August 2001

256 Pages

9.2 X 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719059742

Bookseller Code (06)


The Atlantic Economy

Britain, the Us and Ireland

Denis O'Hearn

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Addresses the most important question in developmental politics - how can a developing country emerge from a historical cycle of underdevelopment?.
  • Ends with a radical critique of the Irish 'Celtic Tiger' phenomenon of the 1990s and argues that Ireland's recent economic success is not a decisive break with past patterns because economic growth is concentrated in a limited area.
  • Explains the problems of economic growth and industrialisation from the perspectives of both the developed and developing countries.
  • Follows the history of the Atlantic economy since the sixteenth century and shows how Ireland's repeated attempts to industrialise were transformed by British and American power.

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