Topologies and topographies of Ireland’s neoliberal crisis

O'Callaghan, Cian and Kelly, Sinead and Boyle, Mark and Kitchin, Rob (2015) Topologies and topographies of Ireland’s neoliberal crisis. Space and Polity, 19. pp. 31-46. ISSN 1470-1235

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In this paper, we explore successive waves of neoliberalization in Ireland. We contend that neoliberalization remained largely “ invisible ” during the Celtic Tiger because a property bubble permitted a period of debt-driven growth, but was revealed and politicized by the crisis. Mobilizing the ideas of topology and topography, we explore the relationships which unfolded between the “ fi nancialization ” of the global economy and the two twin pillars of the Irish crisis narrative: property and debt. We conclude that there is a need for future studies to consider how neoliberalism, fi nancialization and uneven development are being reshaped by geographically situated responses to the crisis

Item Type: Article
Keywords: neoliberalism; Ireland; property crash; financial crisis; ghost estates; neoliberal topographies;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
Item ID: 7275
Identification Number: 10.1080/13562576.2014.991120
Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2016 09:41
Journal or Publication Title: Space and Polity
Publisher: Routledge
Refereed: No

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