This Summer School, jointly organised by Maynooth University and York University in Toronto, will bring together researchers from within and beyond the academy, community workers and activists, to reflect upon ongoing efforts to “reinvent” Ireland in the wake of the collapse of the Celtic Tiger economy and the ensuing crises. Ireland’s experience of boom, bust, and recovery has attracted world-wide attention. Indeed in some quarters Ireland’s recovery strategy is being heralded as model exemplar that other countries ought to follow. But it is clear that significant social, economic, political, cultural, and environmental problems persist, many of which are being aggravated by the path to renewal which the Irish state has chosen. This Summer School will chart the ongoing legacies of the crash, will place under critical scrutiny Ireland’s recovery story, and will consider anew the question of ‘renewing the Republic’.
Topics covered will include:
|Boom bust and recovery
|Tales of eight crises and their aftermaths
|The neoliberalising city
||Renewing the Republic
Attendance at the summer school is FREE but registration is essential.
Students who attend the summer school and complete an adjoining piece of assessment will be awarded 5 ECTS.
Please direct queries about the summer school to firstname.lastname@example.org.