Category: Democratic accountability


A wry take on NAMA and other links

04/08/2009

"All citizens shall extemporise pompous and reactionary views on dole scroungers, trade unions, pampered schoolchildren and other social parasites …

Voluntary activity and active citizenship: latest CSO figures

Colm O'Doherty 02/08/2009

Colm O'Doherty: The 'message' that Irish Times Social Affairs Correspondent Carl O’Brien has taken from the recent CSO Report on Community …

An Bord Snip Nua and the Active Citizenship Office

Colm O'Doherty 23/07/2009

Colm O'Doherty: While I have previously argued that the active citizenship agenda of the Cowen and Ahern governments has lacked policymaking …

Markets and morality

Paul Sweeney 17/06/2009

Paul Sweeney: Markets and morality is an interesting subject. It should be on every economics course, but is probably absent under the narrow regime …

Get ready for the next big thing

Slí Eile 16/06/2009

Sli Eile: This is the conclusion of a writer in the current edition of that internationally respectable journal, Foreign Policy, under ‘Why bad …

Surely we can do better than this?

Slí Eile 28/05/2009

Sli Eile: Writing in the Irish Times, Michael Casey a former chief economist with the Central Bank argues that a ‘Change of Government will not …

Transparency in practice

Paul Sweeney 06/05/2009

Paul Sweeney: Openness and transparency is all the rage…. in theory. But on some places it is being practiced. Under the new administration in the …

'We've screwed up - that's the truth'

Slí Eile 04/05/2009

Sli Eile: ‘We’ve screwed up – that’s the truth’ – so writes Professor Ray Kinsella of the UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School in the …

Who is Lawrence Summers?

David Jacobson 10/04/2009

David Jacobson: A New York Times article on 3rd April reveals that Lawrence H. Summers, top economic advisor to Obama, earned millions of dollars …

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