What role does the state have over national development within an increasingly globalized economy? Moreover, how do we conceive 'nationality' during periods of rapid economic and social change spurred on by globalization? By examining tourism in the Republic of Ireland over the past 20 years, Michael Clancy addresses these questions of national identity formation, as well as providing a detailed understanding of the political economy of tourism and development. He explores tourism's role in the 'Celtic Tiger' phenomenon and uses tourism as a lens for observing national identity formation in a period of rapid change.

chapter Chapter 2|16 pages

Development and National Identity under Globalization

chapter Chapter 3|30 pages

The Celtic Tiger and Irish Tourism

chapter Chapter 4|20 pages

State, Society and Tourism Development

chapter Chapter 5|18 pages

Selling Ireland

chapter Chapter 6|28 pages

Patterns of Development in Irish Tourism

chapter Chapter 7|14 pages

Conclusion: Brand New Ireland?