This book explores Irish industrial policy in the first two decades following independence. It focuses in particular on the political aspects of industrialization, with special attention paid to subjects like partition and Anglo-Irish relations from 1920 to 1939. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, this book examines the role of institutional traditions and cultural values in economic development, focusing on the threefold influences of nationalism, Catholicism and British political positions. This book should be of interest to students of Irish and economic history. Mary Daly is the author of "A Social History of Ireland Since 1800" and "The Famine in Ireland".