It must have been love…but it’s over now: the crisis and collapse of social partnership in Ireland
Michael, Doherty (2011) It must have been love…but it’s over now: the crisis and collapse of social partnership in Ireland. Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research, 17 (3). pp. 371-387. ISSN 1024-2589
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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 much-admired Irish model.
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