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New and Published Books

  1. Irish Economic Development

    High-performing EU State or Serial Under-achiever?

    By Eoin O'Leary

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    This book offers a discerning narrative on the spectacular rise and fall of the so-called Celtic Tiger economy. It depicts Ireland as a micro-state with a unique reliance on foreign-assisted businesses, driven in part by a favourable taxation regime. It shows that rent-seeking by trades unions and...

    Published March 10th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Transnational Perspectives on Modern Irish History

    By Niall Whelehan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Modern History

    This book explores the benefits and challenges of transnational history for the study of modern Ireland. In recent years the word "transnational" has become more and more conspicuous in history writing across the globe, with scholars seeking to move beyond national and local frameworks when...

    Published November 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. A History of Irish Economic Thought

    Edited by Thomas Boylan, Renee Prendergast, John Turner

    Series: The Routledge History of Economic Thought

    For a country that can boast a distinguished tradition of political economy from Sir William Petty through Swift, Berkeley, Hutcheson, Burke and Cantillon through to that of Longfield, Cairnes, Bastable, Edgeworth, Geary and Gorman, it is surprising that no systematic study of Irish political...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The 'Irish' Family

    Edited by Linda Connolly

    When situated in the wider European context, ‘the Irish family’ has undergone a process of profound transformation and rapid change in very recent decades. Recent data cites a significant increase in one parent households and a high non-marital birth rate for instance alongside the emergence of...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Evangelical Protestantism in Ulster Society 1740-1890

    By David Hampton, Myrtle Hull

    First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. William Trevor (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study of His Fiction

    By Gregory A Schirmer

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    William Trevor is a master of contemporary fiction. He writes with equal authority about the frustrations of life in remote corners of Ireland, and the hollowness of life is prosperous London suburbs. An Anglo-Irishman, Trevor is admired on both sides of the Atlantic, and both sides of the Irish...

    Published July 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Tourism, Land and Landscape in Ireland

    The Commodification of Culture

    By K.J. James

    Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

    This study, exploring a broad range of evocative Irish travel writing from 1850 to 1914, much of it highly entertaining and heavily laced with irony and humour, draws out interplays between tourism, travel literature and commodifications of culture. It focuses on the importance of informal tourist...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Ireland and the Industrial Revolution

    The impact of the industrial revolution on Irish industry, 1801-1922

    By Andy Bielenberg

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This monograph provides the first comprehensive analysis of industrial development in Ireland and its impact on Irish society between 1801-1922. Studies of Irish industrial history to date have been regionally focused or industry specific. The book addresses this problem by bringing together...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Political Economy and Colonial Ireland

    The Propagation and Ideological Functions of Economic Discourse in the Nineteenth Century

    By Thomas Boylan, Tadhg Foley

    `I believe that next to good Religious education, a sound knowledge of Political Economy would tend as much to tranquilize this country, if not more, than any other branch of knowledge that can be taught in schools.' - Cork Schools Inspector, 1853 In a nineteenth century Ireland that was divided...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Political Thought in Ireland Since the Seventeenth Century

    Edited by D. George Boyce, Dr Robert Eccleshall, Robert Eccleshall, Vincent Geoghegan

    These pioneering essays provide a unique study of the development of political ideas in Ireland from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. The book breaks away from the traditional emphasis in Irish historiography on the nationalism/unionism debate to focus instead on previously neglected areas...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge