The historical development of Irish social policy is charted here, with discussion of major influences on policy formation. Ireland is presented in a comparative context and as an example of the mixed economy of welfare. Policy-making, financing and evaluation are explained.
Overview of Irish social policy, Gabriel Kiely
foundation stones of Irish social policy 1831-51, Helen Burke
from the fifties to the nineties - social policy comes out of the shadows, Pauline Conroy
mixed economy of welfare, Bryan Fanning
comparing welfare states - the case of Ireland, Anne O'Donnell
impact of the European Union on social policy, Sylda Langford
employment equality since accession to EU, Anne Doyle
the policy process, Catherine Earley
social partnership in Ireland, Michael Rush
public consultation and participation in policy making, Rachel Iredale
citizenship theory, Jennifer D'Arcy
poverty, Helen Johnson
women and social policy, Patricia Kennedy
the family and social policy, Gabriel Kiely
financing social services, Eithne Fitzgerald
cross-cutting initiatives in public policy, Deirdre Carroll
social policy evaluation, Nessa Winston.
"I have no doubt that there will be a demand for a further volume as the current set will be a valuable reference for students of social policy."
Sheelagh Broderick, Trinity College Dublin Economic and Social Review 2000