Understanding A Century of Exceptional Progress: Ireland Since Independence

Henry, Mark 2023. Understanding A Century of Exceptional Progress: Ireland Since Independence. PhD thesis University of Westminster Humanities https://doi.org/10.34737/w301z

TitleUnderstanding A Century of Exceptional Progress: Ireland Since Independence
TypePhD thesis
AuthorsHenry, Mark
Abstract

Ireland has achieved remarkable economic growth and social progress since its foundation as an independent state in December 1922. In just one hundred years it has risen from being poverty-stricken to having the second highest quality of life in the world.

The Irish live longer than ever before, have never been healthier, and have never been better educated. There have never been more at work, yesterday’s luxuries are now commonplace, and its society is safer and more tolerant than ever before. The lives of women and children have improved vastly, and the Irish are amongst the happiest people on the planet.

Ireland is an excellent case study in progress – the relative absence of it for the first fifty years post-independence, followed by a dramatic period of transformative change in the following fifty. My work In Fact: An Optimist’s Guide to Ireland at 100 is the first data-driven history of Ireland's first century and seeks to explain the reasons behind Ireland’s extraordinary rise.

Year2023
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ProjectUnderstanding A Century of Exceptional Progress: Ireland Since Independence
PublisherUniversity of Westminster
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Published04 May 2023
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.34737/w301z

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