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It must have been love…but it’s over now: The crisis and collapse of social partnership in Ireland

Doherty, Michael (2010) It must have been love…but it’s over now: The crisis and collapse of social partnership in Ireland. Socio-Legal Research Centre Working Papers. (Paper No. SLRC 02/11). Dublin City University.

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This article examines the key factors behind the collapse of the Irish social partnership process in 2010 and looks at some of the broader implications that can be drawn. It categorises the process as being driven by extreme pragmatism, rather than ideological conviction, on the part of the main actors and looks at how the shifting positions of the State, labour and capital, as well as the focus on processes over outcomes, led to the demise of the uch-admired Irish model.

Item Type:Working Paper (No. SLRC 02/11)
Additional Information:This is an early version of a paper; the final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research 17(3) (2011) 371 by SAGE Publications Ltd. SAGE Publications, Inc., All rights reserved. ©
Uncontrolled Keywords:Social partnership; politics; trade unions; government; employers; collective bargaining; public sector reform
Subjects:Social Sciences > Law
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Law and Government
Publisher:Dublin City University
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17036
Deposited On:11 Jun 2012 09:46 by Michael Doherty. Last Modified 11 Jun 2012 09:46

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