• CRIT1003
  • Ireland:Politics, Econ&Society

  • Credits (ECTS): 5
  • Media

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Module Description

This module is a critical examination of Irish politics, economy and society. It is an introduction to Irish society for journalism undergraduate students. It examines the key political processes and institutions of the state (including Northern Ireland) and offers both a descriptive and analytical insight into key areas and concerns in the development of the island of Ireland.

Indicative Syllabus

Why Ireland became a democracy
The evolution of Ireland from Free State to Republic.
The Constitution
Parties. Voters and the election system
The evolution of policy, from party manifesto to Acts of the Oireachtas.
Elections and Government formation
?Legislator or broker?? The role of the TD.
Cabinet responsibility and the Irish system of parliament and government.
The evolution of Irish economic policy.
Interest groups in Irish society.
Changing Irish social patterns.
Northern Ireland: From sectarian state to power sharing assembly.
Political ideology

Total Contact Teaching Hours:24

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