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The Celtic Tiger?: The Myth of Social Partnership in Ireland

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The Celtic tiger has been hailed a triumph as a success story for the free market. This book looks under the surface to discover a discontented majority who are losing out. The booming economy rests on a major influx of US investment which has been attractd to the prospect of tax cuts. Yet few have discussed the effects of this form of "social dumping" of Irish society at large.;Kieran Allen argues that it has led to a run down in social services and a deterioration of the quality of life. Cities are gridlocked because of poor public transport and housing crises have left 150,000 in need of adequate accommodation. Officially social partnership exists between employers and workers but in reality there is an immense social polarisation. By incorporating the union leaders into partnership structures, the ruling elite have been given a free hand to manage by stress and continually push for more "flexibility".;This critical look at the Celtic tiger challenges many myths about Ireland's success story and brings its class divisions into sharp focus.

shelf wear and creasing to cover, otherwise good condition

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Author(s):
Allen, Kieran
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0719058481
ISBN-13:
9780719058486
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
The Celtic Tiger?: The Myth of Social Partnership in Ireland

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The Celtic tiger has been hailed a triumph as a success story for the free market. This book looks under the surface to discover a discontented majority who are losing out. The booming economy rests on a major influx of US investment which has been attractd to the prospect of tax cuts. Yet few have discussed the effects of this form of "social dumping" of Irish society at large.;Kieran Allen argues that it has led to a run down in social services and a deterioration of the quality of life. Cities are gridlocked because of poor public transport and housing crises have left 150,000 in need of adequate accommodation. Officially social partnership exists between employers and workers but in reality there is an immense social polarisation. By incorporating the union leaders into partnership structures, the ruling elite have been given a free hand to manage by stress and continually push for more "flexibility".;This critical look at the Celtic tiger challenges many myths about Ireland's success story and brings its class divisions into sharp focus.

shelf wear and creasing to cover, otherwise good condition

Author(s):
Allen, Kieran
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0719058481
ISBN-13:
9780719058486
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
The Celtic Tiger?: The Myth of Social Partnership in Ireland

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