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Church, State and Social Science in Ireland: Knowledge Institutions and the Rebalancing of Power, 1937-73

Peter Murray and Maria Feeny


From British rule the independent Irish state inherited an effectively denominational system of university education and a complementary set of science and arts institutions. Under independent rule denominational influence increased and resource starvation prevailed until the end of the 1950s. Then, as the formation of human capital, education began to be treated as an input into economic growth and American initiatives stimulated new research activity. These changes played a vital role in the rebalancing of power between the Catholic Church and the state. Social science, where the Catholic Ch ... More

Keywords: State, Church, Education, Scientific research, Human capital, Americanisation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781526100788
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526100788.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Murray, author
Maynooth University

Maria Feeny, author
Maynooth University