Postcards from the Economic Abyss: What Ireland and Iceland Can Teach Us About Tea Parties, Big Societies and Small Government
This paper was presented at the Harvard-Stanford Junior International Faculty Forum in November 2011.
Posted: 7 Dec 2011 Last revised: 27 Jan 2014
Date Written: November 1, 2011
This paper considers whether there are lessons for advocates of the Tea Party or Big Society from the governance failures that occurred in recent years in Ireland and Iceland.
(It has been removed temporarily to undergo revision).
Keywords: Tea Party, Big Society, localism, representation, federalism, decentralisation, proximate governance, local government, state rights
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