Austerity and Reform of the Irish Public Administration

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    Abstract

    The impact of the global financial crisis has been particularly severe in Ireland, and the 2008-14 period has been one defined by considerable state retrenchment. It has, however, also given rise to a period of unprecedented public service reform, and particularly following the election of a government with a strong reforming mandate in 2011. In this paper, the context and content of the reforms are examined along institutional, financial and politico-administrative dimensions respectively. A final section discusses the politics of reform in a time of crisis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)143-164
    Number of pages22
    JournalRevista de Administração e Emprego Público - RAEP
    Volume1
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Bibliographical note

    Journal name in English: Administration and Public Employment Review

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Public Administration

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