Agricultural interests and Irish trade policy over the last half-century : a tale told without recourse to heroes

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dc.contributor.author Barry, Frank
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-12T15:51:27Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-12T15:51:27Z
dc.date.copyright The author, 2009 en
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.issn 1649-0304
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2358
dc.description Paper presented at the conference “Politics, Economy and Society: Irish Developmentalism, 1958-2008”, held at University College Dublin on 12 March 2009 en
dc.description.abstract Irish accounts of the demise of protectionist thinking in the late 1950s and early 1960s emphasise the importance of the disastrous economic performance of the 1950s and the policy learning that it engendered. Other small peripheral European economies such as Finland and Portugal also abandoned protectionism at the same time however, despite much stronger economic performances over the decade. The present paper identifies the formation of EFTA as the common underlying factor, and traces how all the subsequent twists and turns in Irish trade policy can be understood as the playing out of dominant agricultural interests. Once Ireland joined the European Community, for example, it turned protectionist again. The analysis forces one to think more carefully about the role of leadership and ideas in economic policy-making. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies en
dc.relation.ispartofseries IBIS Working Papers en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 91 en
dc.subject European community en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject Agriculture en
dc.subject EFTA en
dc.subject Trade en
dc.subject Commerce en
dc.subject.lcsh Ireland--Commercial policy en
dc.subject.lcsh Agriculture and state--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh European Free Trade Association en
dc.title Agricultural interests and Irish trade policy over the last half-century : a tale told without recourse to heroes en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
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dc.internal.webversions http://www.ucd.ie/ibis/filestore/wp2009/91_barry%20rev%201.pdf en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Barry|Frank|aut| en
dc.description.admin ti, ke - AL 26/07/2010 en


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