Maurice Coakley, author of Ireland in the World Order: A History of Uneven Development (Pluto, 2012) has been interviewed by PoliticalEconomy.ie about his book’s analysis of the Irish economy.
In the interview Maurice gives a great summary of the main argument in his book, exploring why the Irish economy was so susceptible to the effects of the economic crash in ’07.
The interview also covers broader questions of the crisis and form of capitalism in the global system, Ireland’s place in it, as well as the variations and design of austerity measures being rolled out in Europe, rounding off with talk of viable counter strategies for the left.
A History of Uneven Development
Examines Ireland’s development from the medieval to the modern era, comparing its unique trajectory with that of England, Scotland and Wales.
“The scope of the work is original…a complex interaction between political theory, Irish history, theology, sociology and anthropology.” – Senior Lecturer in European Studies, Queen’s University Belfast