June 2011

Welcome and Acknowledgements   IJPP editorial
Towards Improved Policymaking in Ireland:Contestability and the Marketplace for Ideas   Frank Barry
When, why and how to set up a state agency:   Muiris MacCarthaigh
Female police officers in Ireland: challenges experienced in balancing domestic care responsibilities with work commitments and their implications for career advancement   Maureen O’Hara
Towards Democratic Justice? Land Reform in South Africa   Siobhan O'Sullivan
Opinion : Identifying the Medical X Factor or the XY Factor: Health Professions Admission Test (HPAT) for Irish medical school entry   Carol Linehan
Opinion: The 2011 Irish General Election: Critical, Realigning, Deviating, or Something Else?   Timothy J. White
Opinion : Learning for University, Government, Society   W. Salters Sterling
Opinion : The story of the first ‘Bórd Snip’   Seán Cromien
Book Review: Obliquity: Why Our Goals Are Best Achieved Indirectly by John Kay   Reviewer: Mary C. Murphy
Book Review: Active Citzenship, What it Could Achieve and How edited by Bernard Crick and Andrew Lockyer   Reviewer: Gemma Hussey
Book Review: Unlikely Radicals, Irish Post-Primary Teachers and the ASTI 1909-2009 by John Cunningham   Reviewer: Michael Geaney
Book Review: The International Monetary Fund in the Global Economy, Banks, Bonds and Bailouts by Mark S Copelovitch   Revi e wer: Teresa Reidy
Book Review: News From A New Republic: Ireland in the 1950s by Tom Garvin   Reviewer: Tim McCarthy
Book Review: Dan, The Rise of Daniel O’Connell 1775-1829 by Patrick M. Geoghegan Liberator, The Life and Death of Daniel O’Connell 1830-1847 by Patrick M. Geoghegan   Reviewer: Stephen Collins
Book Review: The Reluctant Taoiseach, John A. Costello by David McCullagh   Reviewer: Martin Durack
Book Review: The SDLP – The struggle for agreement in Northern Ireland, 1970-2000 by Sean Farren   Reviewer: Barry Desmond
Book Review: Brown Gold, A history of Bord na Móna and the peat industry in Ireland by Donal Clarke   Reviewer: Tom O’Connor