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Public Administration and Public Policy in Ireland
Theory and Methods

ISBN 9780415282420
Published September 25, 2003 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to public policy and administration in Ireland, thereby bridging the gap between general texts on public policy and policy analysis and books on Irish politics. Each chapter covers one of the key issues in policy analysis, eg. rational choice, corporatism, and then illustrates this with an empirical Irish case study. With the inclusion of further reading, overviews of main concepts and source material, the editors provide a student-friendly textbook which fills an important gap in the available literature on Irish politics and public administration.

Table of Contents

1. Elitism and Agri-Environmental Policy in Ireland Mark Evans and Liam Coen  2. Pluralism and the Politics of Morality Gary Murphy  3. Marxism, the State and Homelessness in Ireland Eoin O'Sullivan 4. Feminism and Politics of Gender Pat O'Connor  5. Neo-Corporatism and Social Partnership William K. Roche and Terry Cradden  6. Clientelism: Facilitating Rights and Favours Neil Collins and Mary O'Shea  7. Policy Networks and Sub-National Government in Ireland Maura Adshead  8. Institutionalism 'Old' and New: Exploring the Mother and Child Scheme Michelle Millar  9. Rational Actor Models, Voting and the Northern Ireland Assembly Vani K. Borooah  10. Policy Transfer and the Irish University Sector Maura Adshead and Oliver Wall  11. Europeanisation and the Irish Experience Lee McGowan and Mary Murphy  12. Globalisation: Ireland in a Global Context Paul Sweeney

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Maura Adeshead is Lecturer in Politics and Public Administration at the University of Limerick. Her research interests focus on comparative studies of public policy, policy change, and EU involvement in the policy process in west European states. She is currently President of the Political Studies Association of Ireland.

Michelle Millar is Junior Lecturer in Public and Social Policy at NUI Galway. She has published widely on government strategy in healthcare and is currently Secretary of the Political Studies Association of Ireland.


'A stimulating and varied collection of contributions.’

Michael Connolly, University of Glamorgan

‘The editors are to be congratulated. I would certainly recommend it for purchase by libraries and as supplementary reading on Irish politics courses and on public policy courses more generally.’

Michael Connolly, University of Glamorgan