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Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tables
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
Notes on Contributors
Part I: Setting the Context
	1 Neoliberalism: The Rise of a Bad Idea
	2 Irish Neoliberalism and Neoliberal Urban Policy
	3 Light-Touch Regulation: The Rise and Fall of the Irish Banking Sector
	4 The Political Economy of Legislative Change: Neoliberalising Planning Legislation
	5 The Changing Ideology and Operation of Planning in Dublin
Part II: The Property Boom and Its Legacy
	6 Ready Money: Over-Development in the Offices Sector
	7 Ready Money: Residential Over-Development and Its Consequences
	8 The Financialisation of Irish Homeownership and the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis
	9 Bailing Out the Banks: The Role of the National Asset Management Agency
Part III: Reshaping Urban Policy and Reshaping the City
	10 Actually Existing Neoliberalism: Public–Private Partnerships in Public Service and Infrastructure Provision in Ireland
	11 Taking Liberties: Gentrification as Neoliberal Urban Policy in Dublin
	12 Neoliberalising the City ‘Creative-Class’ Style
	13 Neoliberal ‘Regeneration’ and the Myth of Community Participation
	14 The Collapse of PPPs: Prospects for Social Housing Regeneration after the Crash
	15 The Role of Private Consultancies in Neoliberal Urban Regeneration
Part IV: Considerations and Conclusions
	16 Contested Urban Environments: Community Engagement and Struggle in Central Dublin
	17 Neoliberal Urban Policy and Challenging the Ideological Straightjacket
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6. An acronym for credit advanced to those with ‘no income, no job or assets’
7. These include the Latin American debt crises that originated in the 1980s, deep-

ened in the late 1990s and culminated with the sovereign default of Argentina in
2001 on US$132bn of public debt, the debt crisis that began in 1997 in Thailand
before spreading to SE Asia and Japan and the Russian financial crisis and debt
default of 1998 (see Reinhart and Rogoff, 2009).

8. The cumulative nominal decline in Ireland’s GDP from its peak in Q3 2007 to Q3
in 2010 was 21 per cent, ranking as among the worst affected countries in terms
of output performance during this period (Lane and Milesi-Ferritti, 2010).

9. There were 5,608 households (13,691 individuals) surveyed by the CSO for
the SILC in 2007. Approximately 80 per cent of these households are owner-
occupiers, with mortgaged households representing over one quarter of the

10. This was approximately 50 per cent of the stock of Irish mortgages outstanding
at the end of 2010.

11. The Insolvency Service of Ireland was established by government on 1 March
2013 and following an information campaign, the publication of regulations
governing the Authorisation of Personal Insolvency Practitioners and Approved
Intermediaries and subsequently their authorisation, began to accept applications
for the new debt arrangements from the 9 September 2013. See:

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