Austerity and Reform of the Irish Public Administration

Published in Revista de Administração e Emprego Público (RAEP)/Administration and Public Employment Review, Vol. 1(1), 2015, pp. 143-164

24 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2015

Date Written: October 8, 2014

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.

Keywords: Administrative Reform, Austerity, GFC, Ireland

JEL Classification: H11, D73

Suggested Citation

MacCarthaigh, Muiris, Austerity and Reform of the Irish Public Administration (October 8, 2014). Published in Revista de Administração e Emprego Público (RAEP)/Administration and Public Employment Review, Vol. 1(1), 2015, pp. 143-164. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2584218

Muiris MacCarthaigh (Contact Author)

Queen's University Belfast ( email )

25 University Square
Belfast, BT7 1NN
Ireland

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