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Politics, Economy and Society: Irish Developmentalism 1958-2008

University College Dublin
12 March 2009

Tom Garvin with Dr Garret FitzGerald and John Coakley, UCD

Tom Garvin with Dr Garret FitzGerald and John Coakley, UCD

On 12th March, the Institute for British-Irish Studies and the School of Politics and International Relations hosted a conference to mark the contribution of Professor Tom Garvin to UCD and to the political science community. The conference, entitled 'Politics, Economy and Society: Irish Developmentalism 1958-2008', explored some of the themes of Professor Garvin's research by examining the development of Ireland in the later half of the twentieth century and the early twenty-first century.

Professor Tom Garvin's keynote address,
introduced by Professor Louden Ryan

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Tom Garvin is a former Professor of Politics at University College Dublin and currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute for British-Irish Studies. His books include Nationalist Revolutionaries in Ireland (1987), 1922: the Birth of Irish Democracy (1996), Preventing the Future: Why was Ireland so poor for so long? (2004), and The Evolution of Irish Nationalist Politics (2005). He is also the author of many articles and chapters on Irish and comparative politics. He is an alumnus of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C., and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He has taught at the University of Georgia, Colgate University and Mount Holyoke College.

For working papers from the conference (nos. 90-96) click here

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