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Editors: Christopher Alan Lewis (Institute for Health, Medical Sciences and Society, Glyndwr University, Plas Coch Campus, Wales, United Kingdom)
Book Description:
Ireland was once viewed as the "sick man" of Europe, but over the course of a generation, it was transformed into the home of the "Celtic Tiger." However, the prosperity of the "Celtic Tiger" was short lived, and by 2008 the economic "miracle" was over and the tiger’s roar was heard no more. The recession was soon felt across the whole country. This book examines some of the economic, political and social issues facing contemporary Ireland. Some of the issues examined clearly relate to the recession, while others have roots in Irish history. This book presents an in-depth analysis of a range of topical issues that are of both national and international significance. Each issue is presented by an expert drawn from a range of social science disciplines. In doing so the book seeks to provide a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion of these issues, in the expectation that other scholars working both within and outside Ireland will use this work to further the collective understanding of these issues at home and abroad. (Imprint: Nova)

Book Review

This book has been reviewed by Dr. Roger Manktelow from the University of Ulster at Magee. To read the review in its entirety that is published in the Irish Journal of Sociology please click here.

Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-viii

Chapter 1. The Irish Society: An Appendage of the Globalized Market? Economic, Religious, and Social Change in Ireland between 1990 and 2010
(Jochen Hirschle) => pp. 1-24

Chapter 2. The Political Background to and Social Impact of Ireland's "Economic Bailout"
(Liam Leonard) => pp. 25-34

Chapter 3. These Sporting Times: The Social and Sporting Impact of the Current Economic Climate on the Gaelic Athletic Association
(Ciara Losty and Jean McArdle) => pp. 35-46

Chapter 4. Health Inequalities in Ireland: An Often Unclear but Present Danger
(Frank Houghton and Sharon Houghton) => pp. 47-62

Chapter 5. "The Lost Road": Traveller Housing in Contemporary Ireland, and its Interplay with Cultural Erosion and Health
(Teresa Agnes Staniewicz and Marie Claire Van Hout) => pp. 63-76

Chapter 6. Ireland and Alcohol: An Uneasy Relationship
(Frank Houghton and Sharon Houghton) => pp. 77-92

Chapter 7. Designer Psycho-Active Drugs, the "Headshop" Phenomenon and Legislative Controls in Ireland
(Marie Claire Van Hout) => pp. 93-102
Chapter 8. Food Choice and the Cultural Dynamic in Ireland
(Roy Nelson) => pp. 103-120

Chapter 9. School Based Bullying in Ireland – A Cause for Concern?: A Review of Research from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
(Conor Mc Guckin, Pauline Cummins, and Christopher Alan Lewis) => pp. 121-146

Index => pp. 147-158

      European Political, Economic, and Security Issues
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2013- January
   Pages: 166, 7x10 - (NBC-C)
   ISBN: 978-1-62257-924-2
   Status: AV
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