Political science in Ireland in the early 21st century

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dc.contributor.author Coakley, John
dc.contributor.author Harris, Clodagh
dc.contributor.author Laver, Michael
dc.contributor.author Quinn, Brid
dc.contributor.editor Krauz-Mozer, Barbara
dc.contributor.editor Kulakowska, Malgorzata
dc.contributor.editor Borowiec, Piotr
dc.contributor.editor Scigaj, Pawel
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-15T11:25:41Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-15T11:25:41Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09
dc.identifier.citation Coakley, J; Harris, C; Laver, M; Quinn, B (2016) 'Political science in Ireland in the early 21st century' in: Krauz-Mozer, B; Kułakowska, M; Borowiec, P; Ścigaj, P (eds.) Political Science in Europe at the Beginning of the 21st Century, Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, pp.205-228. isbn:9788323339380 en
dc.identifier.startpage 205 en
dc.identifier.endpage 228 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9788323339380
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5275
dc.description.abstract Although political science in Ireland got off to an earlier start than almost anywhere else (with a first chair appearing in 1855, and the oldest current established chair dating back to 1908), it has faced the same challenges as those encountered elsewhere in Europe. These include a difficulty in establishing autonomy in relation to adjacent disciplines, and a problem in maintaining its own integrity given the diversity of its subfields. Nevertheless, the discipline was able to record steady progress from the 1960s onwards, as the number of staff members grew and the infrastructural support base improved. Especially since the economic crisis that began in 2008, however, the discipline has come under stress, with many of the best qualified and most mobile young academics leaving for posts abroad in a context of domestic austerity. The discipline has survived this development, though, and has been significantly reinforced by links at European level. These have helped in the development of the political science curriculum (notably, as a consequence of the “Bologna process”), and in encouraging research (an area in which the European Consortium for Political Research played a big role). The capacity of the discipline to grow and thrive, and to survive budgetary setbacks, has been assisted by its popularity with students and its continuing relevance to policy makers en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Jagiellonian University Press en
dc.relation.ispartof Political Science in Europe at the beginning of the 21st Century
dc.relation.uri https://cup.columbia.edu/book/political-science-in-europe-at-the-beginning-of-the-21st-century/9788323339380
dc.rights © 2016 Jagiellonian University Press; Barbara Krauz-Mozer, Malgorzata Kulakowska, Piotr Borowiec, and Pawel Scigaj en
dc.subject Political science Ireland en
dc.subject Policy makers en
dc.subject Political science curriculum en
dc.subject Bologna process en
dc.title Political science in Ireland in the early 21st century en
dc.type Book chapter en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Clodagh Harris, Government & Politics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: clodagh.harris@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-01-12T10:11:58Z
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dc.identifier.journaltitle Political Science in Europe at the Beginning of the 21st Century en
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dc.internal.placepublication Krakow en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress clodagh.harris@ucc.ie en

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