The Move from Protectionism to Outward-looking Industrial Development: A Critical Juncture in Irish Industrial Policy?
Document Type Article
Donnelly, P. and Hogan, J. (forthcoming 2011) ‘The Move from Protectionism to Outward-looking Industrial Development: A Critical Juncture in Irish Industrial Policy?’, Administration.
This paper utilises a new framework for examining critical junctures to help us understand whether the changes to Irish industrial policy at the end of the 1950s constituted a critical juncture, breaking cleanly with what came before, or were a continuation of policy pathways previously established. The framework is made up of three elements, which must be identified in sequence, for us to be able to declare a critical juncture. Irish industrial policy is examined here, as it constitutes a core tenet of wider economic policy.