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Austerity Ireland The Failure of Irish Capitalism by Kieran Allen, Brian O'Boyle
  

Austerity Ireland The Failure of Irish Capitalism

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Austerity Ireland The Failure of Irish Capitalism by Kieran Allen, Brian O'Boyle

Ireland has been marketed as the poster boy of EU austerity. EU elites and neoliberal commentators claim that the country's ability to suffer economic pain will attract investors and generate a recovery.In Austerity Ireland, Kieran Allen challenges this official image and argues that the Irish state's response to the crash has primarily been designed to protect economic privilege. The resulting austerity has been a failure and is likely to produce a decade of hardship.The book offers a deeply informed and penetrating diagnosis of Ireland's current socio-economic and political malaise, suggesting that a political earthquake is underway which may benefit the left. Austerity Ireland is essential reading for all students of Irish politics and economics, as well as those interested in the politics of austerity and the eurozone crisis.

Reviews

'[Allen and OBoyle] provide an unrelenting analysis of the austerity programme in Ireland'
Michael Taft, Irish Marxist Review

About the Author

Kieran Allen is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at University College Dublin. His books include 1916: Ireland's Revolutionary Tradition, Durkheim: A Critical Introduction, Marx: The Alternative to Capitalism and Weber: A Critical Introduction, all published by Pluto Press. Brian O' Boyle is the Economic Programme Director at St Angela's College, National University of Ireland. He has published a number of articles in International Critical Thought, Cambridge Journal of Economics and Capital and Class.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th September 2013

Author

Kieran Allen, Brian O'Boyle

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Publisher

Pluto Press

Format

Paperback
208 pages

Categories

Economic & financial crises & disasters

ISBN

9780745334011

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