2001 Celtic Tiger in Distress: Growth with Inequality in Ireland, Palgrave Macmillan
Ireland's Celtic Tiger economy has been held up as a model of successful development in a globalized world, offering lessons for other late developing countries. It interrogates the principal theoretical approaches which have been used to analyze the Celtic Tiger, particularly neo-classical economics, and finds them inadequate to capture its ambiguities or address its developmental deficit. Elaborating an alternative approach, drawing particularly on the work of Karl Polanyi, the book offers an interpretation which captures more fully the ways in which the Irish State has made itself subservient to market forces. The options now facing Irish society are mapped out through a critical examination of globalization, identifying possibilities for development and social action.
2010 Celtic Tiger in Collapse: Explaining the Weaknesses of the Irish Model, Palgrave Macmillan
2012: Civil Society and the State in Left-led Latin America: Challenges and Limitations to Democratisation, co-edited with Barry Cannon, Zed Books.
2003Introduction to Latin America: Twenty-first Century Challenges, Sage, Publications.
2002: Reinventing Ireland: Culture, Society and the Global Economy, co-edited with Luke Gibbons and Michael Cronin, Pluto Press.
2006 Vulnerability and Violence: The Impact of Globalisation, Pluto Press.
2008: Contesting the State: Lessons from the Irish case, co-edited with Maura Adshead and Michelle Millar, Manchester University Press
2006: Taming the Tiger: Social Exclusion in a Globalised Ireland, co-edited with David Jacobson and Deiric Ó Broin, TASC and New Ireland, 2006