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Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland

Nicholas Rees, Brid Quinn, and Bernadette Connaughton


To what extent did Europeanisation contribute to Ireland's transformation from ‘poor relation’ to being admired and emulated? This book examines how Europeanisation affected Irish policy-making and implementation and how Ireland maximised the policy opportunities arising from membership of the EU while preserving embedded patterns of political behaviour. The book focuses on the complex interplay of European, domestic and global factors as the explanation for the changing character of the ‘Celtic Tiger’. It contests and complements previous accounts of the Europeanisation effect on Ireland's in ... More

Keywords: Europeanisation, Ireland, poor relation, Irish policy-making, EU membership, Lisbon Treaty, change in discourse, policy paradigms, regional development, rural policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780719076206
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719076206.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Rees, author

Brid Quinn, author

Bernadette Connaughton, author