The Domestic, Moral and Political Economies of Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland

The Domestic, Moral and Political Economies of Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland What Rough Beast? - Irish Society

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This book provides an analysis of neo-liberal political economics implemented in Ireland and the deleterious consequences of that model in terms of polarised social inequalities, impoverished public services and fiscal vulnerability as they appear in central social policy domains - health, housing and education in particular. Tracing the argument into the domains where the institutions are sustained and reproduced, this book examines the movement of modern economics away from its original concern with the household and anthropologically universal deep human needs to care for the vulnerable - the sick, children and the elderly - and to maintain inter-generational solidarity. The authors argue that the financialisation of social relations undermines the foundations of civilisation and opens up a marketised barbarism. Civic catastrophes of violent conflict and authoritarian liberalism are here illustrated as aspects of the 'rough beast' that slouches in when things are falling apart and people become prey to new forms of domination.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780719084829
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.09417090512
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xv, 192
Weight: 464g
Height: 242mm
Width: 156mm
Spine width: 21mm