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By Grzegorz Ekiert, Stephen E. Hanson

Together with essays by way of a number of major modern experts, this quantity addresses the level to which postcommunist societies have effectively institutionalized democratic politics and capitalist marketplace economies over a decade after the cave in of the Soviet bloc. because the first quantity to use a scientific "comparative old" method of the subject material, it unearths the appropriate social, cultural, and geographical constraints and possibilities dealing with postcommunist reformers.

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They owned 7,213,310 acres or about one-third of the land of Ireland. Collectively, their gross income from the rents of their Irish estates was approximately ¹² Nora Robertson, Crowned Harp: Memories of the Last Years of the Crown in Ireland (Dublin, 1960), 74. The Kildare Street Club was a gentlemen’s club in Dublin that catered for the Irish landlord class, and it will be discussed in detail later in the chapter. ¹⁵ At the other end of the social spectrum, a small tenant farmer on the Clanricarde estate at Woodford, county Galway, had an annual income of less than £40,¹⁶ a white collar worker in Eason’s department store in Dublin earned between 7s.

Ibid. 4. 20 The Irish Establishment 1879–1914 291 under review, 76 (26 per cent) also owned land in England, Scotland, or Wales. While the vast majority (89 per cent) did have at least one residence in Ireland, 117 of them (40 per cent) also had at least one residence in England. This may have been a residence on part of their English estates or a town house in London where they perhaps stayed during the London season or when they were sitting in the House of Commons or the House of Lords. However, slightly more than half of the ‘great’ Irish landowners (58 per cent) lived on at least part of their Irish estates all the time, with about one-quarter (24 per cent) living permanently on their Irish estate.

Jessica Gerard, Country House Life: Families and Servants, 1815–1914 (Oxford, 1994), 84–5. ⁴⁹ Dooley, Decline of the Big House in Ireland, 50–1. ⁵⁰ Ibid. 71. 26 The Irish Establishment 1879–1914 public school. Even if he could not afford a renowned one yet anything was better than Ireland. The one Southern Irish public school, St. Columba’s College at Rathfarnham, sister school to Radley, at first seemed a reasonable and cheaper substitute but, with the advent of quick railway travel, those who had the money preferred the certainty of their sons getting rid of an Irish brogue and meeting people who might be more useful afterwards .

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