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Ireland: Contemporary Issues, History & Economic Thought

Since moving to Ireland in the early 1990s, I have done work on Irish history and the history of Irish economic thought. I have also commented on contemporary Irish issues, particularly the question of rising inequality. Lately, I have been working on the Irish crisis and policy responses to it.

This page contains relevant extracts from the CV page.

Publications

Books:

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The HEAP Chart: Hierarchy of Earnings, Attributes and Privilege Analysis with Jason Loughrey. Dublin: ICTU, TASC, SSRC, 2009.
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Uninhabited Ireland: Tara, the M3, and Public Spaces in Galway. Edited with Lionel Pilkington and Aine Ni Leime. Galway: Arlen Press, 2007.
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Was Ireland A Colony?: Economics, Politics, Ideology and Culture in the Irish Nineteenth Century, edited. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2005.
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Mind Your Own Business: Economics at Work, Dublin: Oak Tree Press, 2001, with David Jacobson and Keith Warnock.
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Refereed Journal Articles

  • "The Irish Crash in Global Context", World Review of Political Economy, Vol 1, No.3, 2010, pp. 442-462.
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  • "Thatcherism delayed? The Irish crisis and the paradox of social partnership", Industrial Relations Journal 41:6, 544–562, with Tony Dundon.
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  • "Marx on nineteenth century colonial Ireland: Analysing colonialism as a dynamic social process", Irish Historical Studies, xxxvii, no. 142 (November), 2008, with Eamonn Slater.
  • "Bitten by the Celtic Tiger: Immigrant Workers and Industrial Relations in the New 'Glocalized' Ireland", Economic and Industrial Democracy, Vol. 28(4): 501-522, 2007, with Tony Dundon and Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez.
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  • "Of Rats and Economists", Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Vol. 25, No.4, December, 2003.
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  • "The Celtic Tiger in Retrospect and Prospect", The Australian Journal of Irish Studies, Vol. 2, 2002.
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  • "A Million of the Irish Toilers: Marxian Perspectives on the Great Irish Famine", Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol.30, No.3, 1998.
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  • "Sir Robert Giffen and the Great Potato Famine: A Discussion of the Role of a Legend in Economic Science", Journal of Economic Issues, Vol.XXIX, No.3, September, 1995, with Joseph Eisenhower.
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  • "Bulwark of Landlordism and Capitalism: The Dynamics of Feudalism in Nineteenth Century Ireland", Research in Political Economy, Vol. 14, 1994, with Eamonn Slater.
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Book Chapters

  • "Organising Immigrants: state policy and union organising tactics in the Republic of Ireland", in Union organising: current practice, future prospects, ed. Gregor Gall Palgrave: London, 2009, with Maria-Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez and Tony Dundon.
  • "Introduction", in Uninhabited Ireland: Tara, the M3, and Public Spaces in Galway. Galway: Arlen Press, 2007, with Lionel Pilkington and Aine Ni Leime.
  • "The Heart of the Tiger: Income growth and inequality", in Taming the Tiger: Social Exclusion in a Globalised Ireland, ed. David Jacobson, Peadar Kirby and Deiric O'Broin. Dublin: New Island Press, 2006, with Cathal O'Donoghue.
  • "Introduction", in Was Ireland A Colony?: Economics, Politics, Ideology and Culture in the Irish Nineteenth Century, ed. Terrence McDonough. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2005.
  • "Colonialism, Feudalism and the Mode of Production in Nineteenth Century Ireland", in Was Ireland A Colony?: Economics, Politics, Ideology and Culture in the Irish Nineteenth Century, ed. Terrence McDonough. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2005, with Eamonn Slater.
  • "Political Economy before and after the Famine" in Was Ireland A Colony?: Economics, Politics, Ideology and Culture in the Irish Nineteenth Century, ed. Terrence McDonough. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2005, with Eamon Slater and Tom Boylan.
  • "Nineteenth Century Irish Literature and the Post-Colonial Perspective", in Was Ireland A Colony?: Economics, Politics, Ideology and Culture in the Irish Nineteenth Century, ed. Terrence McDonough. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2005.
  • "The Western Periphery: Irish Agriculture and Irish Political Economy in the Nineteenth Century", in Economic Thought and Policy in Less Developed Europe: The Nineteenth Century, ed. Michalis Psalidopoulis. London: Routledge, 2002, with Eamonn Slater.
  • "The Economists Don White Coats and Replay the Irish Famine with Rats", Conference Proceedings, XXV Annual Colloquium on Research in Economic Psychology and SABE 2000 Conference.
  • "Who Blushes at the Name: John Kells Ingram and Minor Literature", in The Canon in the History of Economic Thought: Critical Essays. London: Routledge, 2000.
  • "International Trade and European Integration", in Core Issues in European Economic Integration. Dublin: Oak Tree Press, 1999, with David Jacobson.
  • "Dependency and Modernization: Perspectives from the Irish Nineteenth Century" in Ideology and Ireland in the Nineteenth Century. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1998, with Tom Boylan.
  • "Beyond Ireland's Jobs Crisis", in Social Policy in Ireland: Principles, Practice and Problems. Dublin: Oak Tree Press, 1998, with Charles M.A.Clark.
  • "Comment", in Unemployment in Ireland. Ashgate Publishing Ltd: Aldershot, England, 1998.

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Reviews

  • "Review of Mapping the Great Irish Famine by Liam Kennedy, Paul S. Ell, E.M. Crawford, and L.A. Clarkson", Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, Vol. 53, 2001.
  • "Review of Bertie Ahern: The Autobiography and Who Really Runs Ireland? by Matt Cooper", Business Plus, December, 2009.

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Recent Conference Presentations

  • "The Irish Crash in Global Context", The Seventh Forum of the World Association for Political Economy, Mexico City, May, 2012.
  • "Irish Crisis and Reboot", Crisis, Austerity & Resistance, Limerick, April, 2012
  • "Local Economic Crises in Global Context: An Irish Case Study", European Sociological Association 10th Conference Geneva Conference, Geneva, September, 2011.
  • "The Irish Experience, 'The Developmental State' Thematic Conference", Dublin, July, 2011.
  • "Social Partnerships and the Irish Crisis", Association for Heterodox Economics Conference, Nottingham, July, 2011 (with Tony Dundon).
  • "Thatcherism Delayed: The Irish Crisis and the Paradox of Social Partnership", The Sixth Forum of the World Association of Political Economy, Amherst, MA, May, 2011 (with Tony Dundon).
  • "The Celtic Tiger and its Crisis: A Social Structure of Accumulation Analysis", Marxist Perspectives on Irish Society, University of Limerick, October, 2010.
  • "A Class Analysis of the Great Irish Famine", Spalpeens, Gombeens, Squireens: Class Relations in 19th Century Ireland, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, July, 2010.
  • "The Irish Economic Crisis in Global Context", 12th Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics, Bordeaux, France, July, 2010.
  • "The Irish Crisis in Global Context", The 5th Forum of the World Association for Political Economy, Suzhou, China, May, 2010.
  • "Organising Immigrants? Tactical strategies for trade unions in the Republic of Ireland", International Labour Process Conference (ILPC): Work Matters. March, 2008. University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland. (with Maria-Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez and Tony Dundon)
  • "Bitten by the Celtic Tiger", 22nd Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australian and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Conference, 6-8 February, 2008, Melbourne (with Tony Dundon and Maria Alejandra Gonzalez Perez).
  • "Colonialism and the Irish Nineteenth Century: Economic, Political and Cultural Perspectives", Ireland and Empire, An International Cross-Disciplinary Workshop, Leeds, March, 2006.
  • "Those the Celtic Tiger has forgotten; Labour Relations Practices and Migrant Workers". Irish Academy of Management Conference, Galway, Ireland. September 2005 (with Maria Alexandra Gonzalez-Perez and Tony Dundon).
  • "Placing Ireland in socially responsible networks of global banana production?" Conference of Irish Geographers, Galway, Ireland. May 2005 (with Maria Alexandra Gonzalez-Perez).
  • "Some of those the Celtic Tiger Has Bitten: The Non-EU Female Workers in Ireland in the restaurant and hotel industry". 17th Annual Conference of the Women's Studies Association, Dublin, July, 2004 (with Maria Alexandra Gonzalez-Perez and Tony Dundon).
  • "Ireland's Colonial Status: Economic Political and Cultural Considerations in the Nineteenth Century", ASSA meetings, New Orleans, January, 2001.
  • "The Economists Don White Coats and Replay the Irish Famine with Rats", XXV Annual Colloquium on Research in Economic Psychology and SABE 2000 Conference, Vienna, July, 2000.
  • "The Celtic Tiger in Retrospect and Prospect", 11th Irish-Australian Conference, Perth, April, 2000.

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Grant Income

  • Active approaches to the study of the Great Irish Famine NAIRTL 12,000.00

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Media

Prime Time, The Marian Finucane Show, The Right Hook, Galway Bay FM, TippFM, Irish Times, Sunday Mirror, Phoenix Magazine, La Vanguardia (Barcelona). The Village magazine. The Sunday Eleftherotypia (Greece).

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Community Service

  • Environment Representative, Galway City Development Commission
  • Member, Moycullen Community Development Association
  • National Coordinator and Chair of the National Executive Committee, Irish Green Party / Comhaontas Glas (June, 2003 – December, 2004)

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