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Globalisation discourse in Ireland

Andreas Antoniades

in Producing Globalisation

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780719078446
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702888 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719078446.003.0005
Globalisation discourse in Ireland

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This chapter examines the nature of the relationship between the emerging public discourse in Ireland and the hegemonic discourse of globalisation. It analyses the discourses of the key institutional actors to determine how the globalisation discourse implicated in the discourses, strategies, policies, and identities of these actors and how the materialisation of globalisation discourse was affected by the domestic institutional configuration. This chapter highlights the fact that the concept of globalisation was relatively absent from Irish public discourse during the period 1996–2001 and this absence was complemented by the existence of an all-powerful economic globalisation agenda.

Keywords: public discourse; hegemonic discourse; globalisation; Ireland; institutional configuration

Chapter.  15289 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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