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Global Ireland
Same Difference
by Tom Inglis

RRP €35.45

Global Ireland
Same Difference
by Author Name Tom Inglis

Book details for title
List Price:35.45
Format: Paperback, 197 x 127 x 16mm, 304pp
Publication date: 31 Oct 2007
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN-13: 9780415944236

Description

Global Ireland offers a concise synthesis of globalization's dramatic impact on Ireland. In the past fifteen years, Ireland has transformed from a sleepy and depressed European backwater to the 'emerald tiger', a country with a booming economy based on knowledge and high-tech industries. Not long ago it was one of the poorest and most traditional countries in Europe, yet now it is one of the wealthiest and most cosmopolitan. Using a number of case studies of Ireland's transition, Tom Inglis explains what this means for traditional Irish culture and society, and offers an incisive social portrait of globalizing Ireland. Concise, descriptive, interdisciplinary and theoretically informed, this volume is an ideal introduction to Ireland.

Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Economic Field 3. The Political Field 4. The Social Field 5. The Cultural Field: Global Penetration

Additional Information

  • Illustrations: 4 black & white illustrations, 4 black & white halftones