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The Irish Globalization Game: Strategegies and Impact

Hubendick-Nyman, Lisa LU (2009) STVM01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis discusses Ireland’s rapid economic growth in the 1990s, in order to place in in the context of contemporary globalization debate. A great deal of the growth has been cited to stem from the state’s encouragement of globalization, in terms of increasing exposure to global markets. I investigate the interactions between the state and market, in order to determine of the economic growth was a direct result of a hands-off policy, or if the state intervened with active policies. I found that there are four prominent areas where the state intervened to spur on growth; macroeconomic policies, industrial policy, EU-membership and the shaping of the social partnership agreements. I also compare the two most cited models said to... (More)
This thesis discusses Ireland’s rapid economic growth in the 1990s, in order to place in in the context of contemporary globalization debate. A great deal of the growth has been cited to stem from the state’s encouragement of globalization, in terms of increasing exposure to global markets. I investigate the interactions between the state and market, in order to determine of the economic growth was a direct result of a hands-off policy, or if the state intervened with active policies. I found that there are four prominent areas where the state intervened to spur on growth; macroeconomic policies, industrial policy, EU-membership and the shaping of the social partnership agreements. I also compare the two most cited models said to characterize Ireland in the 1990s, the developmental state where in the state acts as a midwife to the industry, and the competition state model where market pressures restrains state power and results in social inequality. My findings are that Ireland shows characteristics of both models. (Less)
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author
Hubendick-Nyman, Lisa LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM01 20091
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Policy Change, Globalization, Ireland, Competition Stare, EU, Economic Growth, Developmental State
language
English
id
1405402
date added to LUP
2009-06-23 09:24:55
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2009-06-23 09:24:55
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  abstract     = {This thesis discusses Ireland’s rapid economic growth in the 1990s, in order to place in in the context of contemporary globalization debate.  A great deal of the growth has been cited to stem from the state’s encouragement of globalization, in terms of increasing exposure to global markets. I investigate the interactions between the state and market, in order to determine of the economic growth was a direct result of a hands-off policy, or if the state intervened with active policies. I found that there are four  prominent areas where the state intervened to spur on growth; macroeconomic policies, industrial policy, EU-membership and the shaping of the social partnership agreements. I also compare the two most cited models said to characterize Ireland in the 1990s, the developmental state where in the state acts as a midwife to the industry, and the competition state model where market pressures restrains state power and results in social inequality. My findings are that Ireland shows characteristics of both models.},
  author       = {Hubendick-Nyman, Lisa},
  keyword      = {Policy Change,Globalization,Ireland,Competition Stare,EU,Economic Growth,Developmental State},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Irish Globalization Game: Strategegies and Impact},
  year         = {2009},
}