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A socio-cultural critique of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath

This book examines the phenomenon of the rise and fall of the Irish Celtic Tiger from a cultural perspective. It looks at Ireland's regression from prosperity to austerity in terms of a society as opposed to just an economy. Using literary and cultural theory, it looks at how this period was influenced by, and in its turn influenced, areas such as religion, popular culture, politics, literature, photography, gastronomy, music, theatre, poetry and film. It seeks to provide some answers as to what exactly happened to Irish society in the past few decades of boom and bust. The socio-cultural rather than the purely economic lens it uses to critique the Celtic Tiger is useful because society and culture are inevitably influenced by what happens in the economic sphere. That said, all of the measures taken in the wake of the financial crash sought to find solutions to aid the ailing economy, and the social and cultural ramifications were shamefully neglected. The aim of this book therefore is to bring the ‘Real’ of the socio-cultural consequences of the Celtic Tiger out of the darkness and to initiate a debate that is, in some respects, equally important as the numerous economic analyses of recent times. The essays analyse how culture and society are mutually-informing discourses and how this synthesis may help us to more fully understand what happened in this period, and more importantly, why it happened.

Andrea Mariuzzo

9 16 5 Towards a legitimation of prosperity? With the end of the Second World War and consolidation of the rapid economic development and growth in production of what Hobsbawm called ‘the golden age’, in Western society the security of the population’s financial wellbeing became the principal parameter for assessing the validity of any party’s programme. In Italy, as elsewhere, the foundations were laid for an impressive increase in production and raising of living standards, but at least until the late 1950s the country’s main political cultures proved

in Communism and anti-Communism in early Cold War Italy
Representative democracy and the international economy 1919–2001

This book offers an analysis of the problem of the authority of the state in democracies. Unlike many discussions of democracy that treat authority as a problem primarily of domestic politics or normative values, it puts the international economy at the centre of the analysis. The book shows how changes in the international economy from the inter-war years to the end of the twentieth century impacted upon the success and failures of democracy. It makes the argument by considering a range of different cases, and traces the success and failure of democracies over the past century. The book includes detailed studies of democracies in both developed and developing countries, and offers a comparative analysis of their fate.

Andrew Atherstone

William Tyndale, the Bible translator and Reformation martyr, enjoyed a sudden revival of interest in the mid-nineteenth century. This article examines one important aspect of his Victorian rehabilitation – his memorialization in stone and bronze. It analyses the campaigns to,erect two monuments in his honour – a tower on Nibley Knoll in Gloucestershire, inaugurated in 1866; and a statue in central London, on the Thames Embankment, unveiled in 1884. Both enjoyed wide support across the political and ecclesiastical spectrum of Protestantism, and anti-Catholicism was especially prominent in the first initiative. Both monuments emphasized the blessings of the Bible in English, the importance of religious liberty, and the prosperity of England and the Empire as a result of its Reformation heritage. The article argues that controversy concerning Tractarianism and biblical criticism was brushed under the carpet, and Tyndales distinctive evangelical theology was deliberately downplayed, in order to present the martyr as a unifying figure attractive to a broad Protestant coalition.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
José Luís Fiori

like an applied manual of realist theory. It defines strategic objectives and identifies the main rivals of the US, collectively considered to present a threat to the country’s national interests. It sets out four ‘vital national interests’, which are not fundamentally new ( ibid .: 3): 1) the protection of the American people and their way of life; 2) the promotion of economic prosperity and America’s technological leadership; 3) the preservation through force of world peace; 4) the expansion of the global influence of the US. The strategy then

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Brad Evans

prosperity 5 . The modern compulsion to rule over planetary life was made possible by directly appealing to the twinned imperatives of order and progress. This would be upheld by a formidable school of intellectual thought, where ontology was firmly securitised, and the idea of progress tied to the epistemic development of human discovery and technological advancement that emerged again from naturalist understandings of human savagery. While, as mentioned, the onset of racial violence predicated on claims to the innate backwardness of certain ‘races of peoples’ resulted in

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Lisette R. Robles

such support mechanisms. 6 Physical and social costs contribute to the indecisiveness in seeking help from gender-specific violence and persecution. These costs are weighed against and are influenced by the individuals and institutions with whom the survivors engage and interact while in displacement. The diaspora engagements, in different spheres, support survival, coping and even prosperity under conflict conditions ( Van Hear, 2014 : 183). And in the specific need to

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Four Decisive Challenges Confronting Humanitarian Innovation
Gerard Finnigan
Otto Farkas

for the World Humanitarian Summit , (accessed 20 October 2016) . World Bank ( 2018 ), Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2018: Piecing Together the Poverty Puzzle , (accessed 2

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Brendan T. Lawson

violence to economic prosperity, are ‘presented as unambiguous and objective’ because they ‘are grounded in the certainty of numbers’. Such a conception of numbers is encapsulated by Desrosières (2001 : 348) when he talks of ‘metrological realism’. This viewpoint holds that ‘computed moments (averages, variances, correlations) have a substance that reflects an underlying macrosocial reality, revealed by those computations’. In other words, numbers reveal something about the

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Intermediating the Internet Economy in Digital Livelihoods Provision for Refugees
Andreas Hackl

. ( 2002 ), ‘ Second-Level Digital Divide: Differences in People’s Online Skills ’, First Monday , 7 : 4 , doi: 10.5210/fm.v7i4.942 . Hussain , F. ( 2021 ), ‘ From Persecution to “Prosperity”? Struggles, Aspirations, and Innovations among Rohingya Refugees in Digital Entrepreneurship ’, in Hackl

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