Ireland is often used as a test case for globalisation, and it has been heralded as one of the great success stories. Michael O'Sullivan presents the globalisation of Ireland in the context of international trends in economics, international relations and politics. His multi-disciplinary approach uncovers many of the weaknesses that lie behind the complacent and cliched view of the Celtic Tiger. In the examination of Ireland's great leap forward from developing to post-industrial economy, "Ireland and the Global Question" offers valuable lessons for other countries.
Michael J O'Sullivan appears weekly on major business stations: CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, and also on the BBC World Service radio and has written op-ed articles in international newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal Europe. Michael O'Sullivan was educated at UCC and Balliol College, Oxford, and has taught economics at Princeton University. He currently works in the City of London
Chapter One - Introduction Chapter Two - Defining globalisation Chapter Three - Measuring globalisation Chapter Four - views of unglobalised Ireland Chapter Five - The Tiger Part I - The secrets behind the secrets of success Part II - Our success, someone else's miracle Part III - Steering a small globalised economy Part IV - Staying competitive and lucky Chapter Six - The Republic Part I - Globalisation and the republic Part II - The Global Question, international politics and institutional change Chapter Seven - Neutrality in a new world Part I - Neutrality Part II - Challenges to defence and security Part III - Mars and Venus Part IV - The 'micro' power Chapter Eight - Ireland and the globe
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