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The Environmental Movement in Ireland

Authors: Leonard, Liam

  • Reviews the most significant ecological campaigns in Ireland during the last four decades
  • Examines key themes in Irish environmental politics and the main components that define such events
  • Analyses environmental collective action and campaigns using social movement theories, including resource mobilization, political opportunity, framing and event analysis
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Collective responses to Ireland’s dramatic transformation from a primarily agrarian and rural society to an industrialised economy obsessed by rapid growth and development occurred in two phases:

Phase One took place between the "No Nukes" protests of the late 1970’s when campaigns targeted multinational plants or infrastructural projects perceived as a pollution threat during years of economic stagnation.

Phase Two occurred after economic buoyancy was achieved, as the demands of rapid growth threatened communities, the environment and Irish heritage in the face of major infrastructural projects such as roads, incinerators and gas pipelines.

Starting with the Woodquay protests in Dublin, the "No Nukes" protests at Carnsore Point, the "Shell to Sea" campaign in Mayo and the campaign to save Tara from destruction, these significant ecological campaigns, based on the community’s localised sense of place or rural sentiment, have formed the response to these challenges which are analysed here using social movement theories such as resource mobilisation, political opportunity, framing and event analysis.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • The Environmentalism Debate

    Pages 3-20

  • Irish Environmental Activism: From Woodquay to the ‘Celtic Tiger’

    Pages 21-49

  • The Environmental Protection Agency and the Irish Green Party

    Pages 51-63

  • Rural Sentiment and the Irish Environmental Movement

    Pages 67-76

  • Rural Sentiment as Ecological Capital

    Pages 77-89

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-90-481-7733-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Environmental Movement in Ireland
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6812-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6812-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6811-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7733-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 234
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