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New and Published Books

  1. Policing Twentieth Century Ireland

    A History of An Garda Síochána

    By Vicky Conway

    Series: Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

    The twentieth century was a time of rapid social change in Ireland: from colonial rule to independence, civil war and later the Troubles; from poverty to globalisation and the Celtic Tiger; and from the rise to the fall of the Catholic Church. Policing in Ireland has been shaped by all of these...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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 April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Irish Identities in Victorian Britain

    Edited by Roger Swift, Sheridan Gilley

    Recent studies of the experiences of Irish migrants in Victorian Britain have emphasized the significance of the themes of change, continuity, resistance and accommodation in the creation of a rich and diverse migrant culture within which a variety of Irish identities co-existed and sometimes...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Irish Migration, Networks and Ethnic Identities since 1750

    Edited by Donald Macraild, Enda Delaney

    This collection of essays demonstrates in vivid detail how a range of formal and informal networks shaped the Irish experience of emigration, settlement and the construction of ethnic identity in a variety of geographical contexts since 1750. It examines topics as diverse as the associational...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 11th 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 28th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 25th 2014 by Routledge