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Irish Social Policy in Context

The historical development of Irish social policy is charted here, with discussion of major influences on policy formation. Ireland is presented in a comparative context and as an example of the mixed economy of welfare. Policy-making, financing and evaluation are explained.

368 pages

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Table of Contents

Overview of Irish social policy, Gabriel Kiely foundation stones of Irish social policy 1831-51, Helen Burke from the fifties to the nineties - social policy comes out of the shadows, Pauline Conroy mixed economy of welfare, Bryan Fanning comparing welfare states - the case of Ireland, Anne O’Donnell impact of the European Union on social policy, Sylda Langford employment equality since accession to EU, Anne Doyle the policy process, Catherine Earley social partnership in Ireland, Michael Rush public consultation and participation in policy making, Rachel Iredale citizenship theory, Jennifer D’Arcy poverty, Helen Johnson women and social policy, Patricia Kennedy the family and social policy, Gabriel Kiely financing social services, Eithne Fitzgerald cross-cutting initiatives in public policy, Deirdre Carroll social policy evaluation, Nessa Winston.

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