et Recherches sur l’intégration, d’une minorité à celle
d’un Etat-nation dans le monde globalitaire
study of the place of the protestant minority over the XXth
century has revealed a series of adjustments of the dominant
majority in the face of growing secularization. The transformation
over the last decades calls for an assessment of the evolution of
society along with the role of a nation-state within a large
entity whether it be the European Union or the global world.
The dialectic between
globalization and Ireland,
immediately brings to mind the Celtic Tiger and the role of
which have transformed the state into a global economic player.
“taking off” could only be achieved thanks to the inflow of
foreign capitals, mostly American, which place
in the fifth position as a recipient of American direct
of the major challenges now for
is how to sustain a substantial level of development, which
implies less dependence on north American investments.
of Contemporary Economic Development in Ireland (1958-2000)
the economic strategies implemented between 1958 and 2000 by the Irish
authorities is an innovative approach to the complete transformation
of the Irish economy. In this PhD, I analyse whether there could be a
link between the development strategies implemented by the different
governments and economic prosperity. I also attempt to examine to what
extent economic development policies voted in the late fifties played
a large part in Ireland’s economic transformation – the Celtic
Tiger phenomenon. Thus this PhD is aimed at understanding: why
Ireland, this small island to the West and the periphery of the
European continent, experienced such a development, such a growth
after years and decades of failure, underdevelopment and recession.
Dissertation : Overseas Companies in Ireland in the
Electronics Industry : Profile, Motivations and Impacts
: Irish Economic Development 1958-1973 Reseach started in
Northern Ireland conflict
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Books and Periodicals
Centre Culturel Irlandais
The Irish Times
A daily economic supplement,
special reports. Go there on Fridays to read "seven days"
about the Irish economy. (premium content subscription).
The Irish Independent
Largest circulation of the
Irish quality papers. Good economic supplement.
The Irish examiner
Used to be the Cork
examiner. It is the third quality papers.
The Sunday Business Post
A site which is more
business than economic.
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Bank of Ireland :
A very thorough site.
Statistics Office Ireland : State
of Finance : Government
Department of Finance.
Ireland : Agency
for indigenous industry (i.d. Irish companies).
national policy and advisory board for enterprise and trade.
research group, specialised on social sciences and economics.
IDA : Responsible
for foreign direct investment by overseas industry in Ireland.
NESC : "The Council
was established in 1973. Its main tasks are to advise the
Government on the development of the national economy and the
achievement of social justice."
of links almost exhaustive made by the CSO.
Politics / european Union
Centre for Cross Border Studies
of European Affairs
to politicians and activists
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