Foreword.- Preface.- Acknowledgements.- Acronyms.- Politics: The Environmentalism Debate.- Irish Environmental Activism: From Woodquay to the 'Celtic Tiger'.- The Environmental Protection Agency and the Irish Green Party.- Communities: Rural Sentiment and the Irish Environmental Movement.- Rural Sentiment as Ecological Capital.- Understanding Collective Action.- Campaigns - Phase One: No Nukes: Carnsore Point.- The Anti-Toxics: Movement.- Mining: Tynagh and Donegal.- Campaigns - Phase Two: Conservation: Mullaghmore.- Anti-Incineration: Galway, Meath and Cork.- Resources: The Rossport 5 (Shell to Sea).- Roads: Glen of the Downs, Carrickmines and Tara.- Conclusion: Mapping the Consequences of Environmental Activism.- Bibliography.- Index.
This book examines key themes in Irish environmental politics, including the main components that have come to define such events, and incidents of environmental collective action in this country during forty years of growth and development. The author analyses the mobilization and framing processes undertaken in these disputes, locating them in the context of a wider rural identity that has shaped grassroots environmentalism in the Irish case.
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 mobilisation, political opportunity, framing and event analysis