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Title Community campaigns for sustainable living : health, waste & protest in civil society / edited by Liam Leonard.
Imprint Bingley, U.K. : Emerald, 2011.

Series Advances in ecopolitics, 2041-806X ; v. 7
Advances in ecopolitics ; v. 7.
Subject Refuse and refuse disposal -- Government policy -- Ireland.
Protest movements -- Ireland.
Green movement -- Ireland.
Alt Name Leonard, Liam.
Description 1 online resource (xxv, 264 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Preface / Liam Leonard -- ch. 1. Introduction / Liam Leonard -- ch. 2. Theoretical framework : mobilising internal resources and exploiting external opportunities / Liam Leonard -- ch. 3. The evolution of POS : economic growth and the mobilisation and framing of comparative cases / Liam Leonard -- ch. 4. Sustainable development and the state's waste policy framework / Liam Leonard -- ch. 5. Framing perspectives on waste management : political opportunities and resource mobilisation in GSE's case / Liam Leonard -- ch. 6. The democratic deficit frame / Liam Leonard -- ch. 7. The opportunities and constraints of the democratic deficit frame in the 2002 general election / Liam Leonard -- ch. 8. Conclusion of the study of the GSE case / Liam Leonard -- Postscript 1 : the Galway Water Crisis -- Postscript 2 : ecological modernisation and Irish environmental policy.
Summary This book is based on research and observations undertaken for the authors PhD thesis at the National University of Ireland, and represents a case study of national and regional campaigns against both the Irish states Regional Waste Management Plans and the corporate sectors attempts to develop waste incinerators or dumps in various parts of Ireland. This book provides an in depth account of the mobilizing patterns and framing processes of community campaigns which emerged in the wake of the Irish states introduction of regional plans for waste management, which included plans for municipal waste to energy plants or incinerators. It is the only book with a sole focus on this aspect of Irish society during the Celtic Tiger boom which preceded the current economic downturn, and examines policy, population, development social issues and local and national electoral processes in detail at a time of immense change in the Republic of Ireland. As such, it provides a salient insight into the societal shifts which provide opportunities for social movements to oppose state or corporate plans which may be perceived to have human health or environmental risks associated with them.
ISBN 9781780523811 (electronic bk.)
1780523815 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 762192682
Additional Format Print version: 9781780523804