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.

chapter 1|19 pages

Elitism and agri-environmental policy in Ireland

ByMark Evans, Liam Coen

chapter 2|17 pages

Pluralism and the politics of morality

ByGary Murphy

chapter 3|17 pages

Marxism, the state and homelessness in Ireland

ByEoin O'Sullivan

chapter 4|15 pages

Feminism and politics of gender

ByPat O'Connor

chapter 5|19 pages

Neo-corporatism and social partnership

ByWilliam K. Roche, Terry Gradden

chapter 6|20 pages

Clientelism: facilitating rights and favours

ByNeil Collins, Mary O'Shea

chapter 10|17 pages

Policy transfer and the Irish university sector

ByMaura Adshead, Oliver Wall

chapter 11|19 pages

Europeanisation and the Irish experience

ByLee McGowan, Mary Murphy

chapter 12|18 pages


Ireland in a global context
ByPaul Sweeney