Recent times have witnessed a dramatic turn around in Ireland's fortunes. From being a poor and peripheral state, it has emerged as a prosperous, dynamic and self-assured player among the nations of Europe. For many, the Irish experience provides a model of the potential rewards of European integration. But, just how far are changes in Irish society the result of EU membership? What difference has the EU made to Ireland and, for that matter, Ireland to the EU? This major new study of Irish-European relations provides a rich account of Ireland's membership of the EU and the impact of the EU on the institutions, policy and economy of Ireland It will be read with benefit by all who want to further understand what Europe means for Ireland and those wanting to learn from Ireland's experience in a comparative context.
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(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
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Author Biography - Brigid Laffan
BRIGID LAFFAN is Principal of the College of Human Sciences and Jean Monnet Professor in European Politics at University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland. JANE O'MAHONY is Lecturer in European Politics at the University of Kent, UK.