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x, 211 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction - Patrick O'Mahony 1. The communicative turn and cosmopolitan ecological consciousness in the global risk society: an assessment of the discourse- Piet Strydom 2. Discourses of transition to sustainability in Ireland: outlines of a green republican strategy- John Barry 3. Communications practices and Irish environmental politics: oral hearings, tribunals and planning & sustainable development- Kieran Keohane 4. Social positions and dynamics within the cognitive order of Irish environmental discourse- Patrick O'Mahony 5. Nurturing dissent in the Irish political imagination: the contribution of environmental law to a new civic cosmopolitanism- Tracey Skillington 6. Conventions of quality and governance of artisan food: revealing the tyranny of 'sound science' in the regulation of Irish raw milk cheese- Colin Sage 7. Wasting Ireland and consuming sustainability: the 'Celtic Tiger' years and beyond- G. Honor Fagan 8. Promoting participatory planning: a West of Ireland case study- Catherine Corcoran and Ciaran Lynch 9. Irish environmental discourse: towards an ecological ethic?- Pat O'Mahony.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719079153 20160603
This book applies social and political theory to the field of environmental politics in Ireland. It offers both a substantive contribution to understanding environmental politics in this country and a test case of the application of theory within the field of environmental scholarship more generally. The essays are integrated by a concern for analysing the relationship between culture, discourse and action in this political field, hence the emphasis on the communicative turn. The book is innovative in offering a sustained application of social and political theory within environmental scholarship as well as in combining theoretical and empirical approaches to advancing environmental scholarship in a particular case. This synergy of theory and substantive analysis is a key feature of the book and offers an important contribution to the environmental literature in the social sciences. The authors apply key developments in the modern social sciences and offer compelling evidence of their value for clarifying the cultural foundations of political action and for its evaluation and critique. Academics in the social sciences and in philosophy, postgraduate and advanced undergraduate, both in Ireland and beyond, will find this book highly rewarding for its multi-faceted application of social and political theories and associated methodologies to the environmental field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719079153 20160603
Green Library
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xvii, 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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x, 228 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
In international commentary and debate on the effects of the Great Recession and austerity, Ireland has been hailed as the poster child for economic recovery and regeneration out of deep economic and fiscal contraction. While the genesis of Ireland's financial, economic and fiscal crisis has been covered in the literature, no systematic analysis has yet been devoted to the period of austerity, to the impact of austerity on institutions and people, or to the roots of economic recovery. In this book a group of Ireland's leading social scientists present a multi-disciplinary analysis of recession and austerity and their effects on economic, business, political and social life. Individual chapters discuss the fiscal and economic policies implemented, the role of international, and, in particular, of EU institutions, and the effects on businesses, consumption, work, the labour market, migration, political and financial institutions, social inequality and cohesion, housing and cultural expression. The book shows that Ireland cannot be viewed uncritically as a poster child for austerity. While fiscal contraction provided a basis for stabilizing the perilous finances of the State, economic recovery was due in the main to the long-established structure of Irish economic and business activity, to the importance of foreign direct investment and the dynamic export sector, and to recovery in the international economy. The restructuring and recovery of the financial system was aided by favourable international developments, including historically low interest rates and quantitative easing. Migration flows, nominal wage stability, the protection of social transfer payments and the involvement of trade unions in severe public sector retrenchment - long-established features of Irish political economy - were of critical importance in the maintenance of social cohesion.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198792376 20170206
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xii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction - John Cunningham and Emmet O'Connor Part I: Primitive rebels 1. Captain Rock - Terry Dunne 2. The mayor/admiral of Claddagh - John Cunningham Part II: Early labour radicals 3. Patrick O'Higgins - Christine Kinealy 4. William Upton - Fintan Lane Part III: Pioneering trade unionists 5. Michael McKeown - Laurence Marley 6. Mary Galway - Therese Moriarty 7. Catherine Mahon - Sile Chuinneagan Part IV: Communists 8. Sean Murray - Emmet O'Connor 9. Betty Sinclair - Patrick Smylie Part V: Children of the revolution 10. Nora Connolly - Mairtin O Cathain 11. Sean Dowling - Dominic Haugh Part VI: Mavericks 12. Bobby Burke - Tony Varley 13. Paddy Devlin - Connal Parr Part VII: Artists as socialists 14. Padraig O Conaire - Aindrias O Cathasaigh 15. Harry Kernoff and Leslie Daiken - Katrina Goldstone PART VIII: Socialists in parliament 16. Justin Keating - Lorna Siggins 17. Tomas MacGiolla - Brian Hanley Part IX: Party leaders 18. William Norton - Niamh Puirseil 19. Brendan Corish - Barry Desmond Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719091049 20160619
By European standards, the left in Ireland has not been successful historically, yet its failure has concealed considerable achievement in the occasional great popular mobilisations of the past two centuries. In the process, virtually every shade of radical thought has found expression in Ireland at some point or other, and the country has produced a diverse and colourful range of social rebels. Studies in Irish radical leadership, an edited collection of nineteen biographies of labour leaders and radical activists, examines a sample of the men and women who made that history of protest. Looking over the shoulders of Connolly and Larkin, it provides fascinating insights into the careers and mentalities of Irish labour's second-string leaders. It ranges from the primitive rebels of the early nineteenth century to the parliamentarians of the late twentieth, and asks what kind of people they were, what motivated them, and what is leadership?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719091049 20160619
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xii, 180 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Analysing Irish national security policy 2. The Irish national security apparatus 3. Political and financial pressures on national security 4. 9/11: a critical juncture? 5. The threat to Ireland and the security response 6. Decision makers under pressure 7. Contingency planning Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719080272 20160528
On the afternoon of September 11, 2001 the Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), Bertie Ahern ordered the 'heads of the security services of key government departments' to undertake a complete re-evaluation of measures to protect the state from attack. Hence, underway within hours of the 9/11 outrage in the United States was potentially the most far-reaching review of Irish national security in decades. This book, the first major academic investigation of Irish national security policy as it has operated since 9/11, provides a theoretically informed analysis of that re-evaluation and the decisions which have been taken as a consequence of it up until September 2008. In so doing, it draws on unprecedented access to Ireland's police, security and intelligence agencies; over twenty senior personnel agreed to be interviewed. Theoretically the author demonstrates the utility to the analysis of national security policy of three conceptual models of historical institutionalism, governmental politics and threat evaluation. The text is of interest to scholars of Security Studies, International Relations and Politics, as well as state and NGO personnel, journalists and general readers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719080272 20160528
Green Library
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xviii, 296 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction / Laura Cahillane, James Gallen and Tom Hickey
  • In defence of judicial innovation and constitutional evolution / Fiona de Londras
  • Reappraising judicial supremacy in the Irish constitutional tradition / Eoin Daly
  • Unenumerated personal rights : the legacy of Ryan v. Attorney General / Gerard Hogan
  • Judges and the idea of "principle" in constitutional adjudication / Tom Hickey
  • O'Keeffe v. Ireland : overview and analysis / James Gallen
  • The jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights and the case of O'Keeffe v. Hickey / Adrian Hardiman
  • Subsidiarity of ECHR and O'Keeffe v. Ireland : a response to Mr. Justice Hardiman / Conor O'Mahony
  • Judicial appointments in Ireland : the potential for reform / Laura Cahillane
  • Merit, diversity and interpretative communities : the (non-party) politics of judicial appointments and constitutional adjudication / David Kenny
  • Speaking to power : mechanisms for judicial-executive dialogue / John O'Dowd
  • The Irish Constitution "from below" : squatting families versus property rights in Dublin, 1967-71 / Thomas Murray
  • "The union makes us strong" : National Union of Railwaymen v. Sullivan and the demise of vocationalism in Ireland / Donal Coffey
  • Ulster unionism and the Irish Constitution, 1970-85 / Rory Milhench
  • "Towards a better Ireland" : Donal Barrington and the Irish Constitution / Tomás Finn
  • Administrative action, the rule of law and unconstitutional vagueness / Oran Doyle
  • Article 16 of the Irish Constitution and judicial review of electoral processes / David Prendergast
  • Social and economic rights in the Irish Courts and the potential for constitutionalisation / Claire-Michelle Smyth.
This volume brings together academics and judges to consider ideas and arguments flowing from the often complex relationships between law and politics, adjudication and policy-making, and the judicial and political branches of government. Contributors explore numerous themes, including the nature and extent of judicial power, the European Court of Human Rights decision in O'Keeffe v Ireland, the process of appointing judges and judicial representation, judicial power and political processes. Contrasting judicial and academic perspectives are provided on the role of the European Court of Human Rights and the nature of exhausting domestic remedies, including a contribution from the late Mr. Justice Adrian Hardiman. The role of specific judges, social and political disputes and case law are examined and socio-economic rights, the rule of law and electoral processes are all addressed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526107312 20170717
Law Library (Crown)
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vii, 185 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: The conservative revolutionaries I. Of constitutional and economic crusades: Ireland in the 1980s 2. Charles J. Haughey and the politics of coalition 3. The politics of changing coalitions 4. Tribunals of inquiry and the politics of corrupt influence 5. Fianna Fail and the politics of hubris 6. Fianna Fail and the politics of nemesis Conclusion: The Politics of Troika Ireland Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719097669 20160619
This major new account of the politics of modern Ireland offers a rigorous analysis of the forces which shaped both how the Irish state governed itself from the period since 1987 and how it lost its economic sovereignty in 2010. This study comprehensively assess the last quarter century in Irish electoral politics from the time of the end of a deep recession in 1987 to the general election of 2011 where Ireland was ruled by the Troika and austerity was a by-word for both policy-making and how many Irish people lived their lives. It analyses why the political system in Ireland was unable to stop the country losing its economic sovereignty and why the Irish electorate kept returning to political alternatives which they had rejected in the past. Written in a lively and engaging style it offers rich insights into the politics of modern Ireland and how Irish citizens have lived through a period combining triumphant euphoria and deep despair.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719097669 20160619
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ix, 310 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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x, 227 p. ; 24 cm.
In this important book, historians, lawyers, economists and writers come together to put a coherent case: that although the Irish economic collapse has resulted in national humiliation, renewed emigration and a decline in living standards for the majority of the population, there is still hope that the country can be reformed and renewed. Irish politicians offered the now notorious blanket guarantee to all the banks which had got in over their heads during the great property bubble - including one that had become little more than a criminal enterprise. A different set of politicians grimly enforces the consequences of that guarantee, locking an entire generation of Irish men and women into paying for the mistakes of greedy bankers and their corrupt friends in government. The energy of hope has to come from elsewhere. These essays demonstrate how simple measures and different economic and social policies could release that energy and fulfil the promise of an educated, literate and culturally vibrant people.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780571289004 20160612
Green Library
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100 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Green Library
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xiii, 352 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
In this thoughtful and engaging book, Feargal Cochrane looks at Northern Ireland's "Troubles" from the late 1960s to the present day. He explains why, a decade and a half after the peace process ended in political agreement in 1998, sectarian attitudes and violence continue to plague Northern Ireland today. Former members of the IRA now sit alongside their unionist adversaries in the Northern Ireland Assembly, but the region's attitudes have been slow to change and recent years have even seen an upsurge in violence on both sides. In this book, Cochrane, who grew up a Catholic in Belfast in the '70s and '80s, explores how divisions between Catholics and Protestants became so entrenched, and reviews the thirty years of political violence in Northern Ireland-which killed over 3,500 people-leading up to the peace agreement. The book asks whether the peace process has actually delivered for the citizens of Northern Ireland, and what more needs to be done to enhance the current reluctant peace.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300178708 20160611
Green Library
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xiv, 210 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introducing the study 2. Setting the scene: the politics of Europe in the UK and Ireland Part I Conceptualising the EU effect 3. The 'strategic-projection' model of Europeanisation 4. Analysing the national EU policy process Part II Adapting to Europe 5. Mapping the network: strategic agendas and codes of conduct 6. Vertical networking: redistributing strategic resources 7. Horizontal networking: reconfiguring coordination Part III Explaining adaptation 8. Singing from the same hymn sheet? evaluating adaptation strategy 9. Structure or agency? measuring the EU effect 10. Conclusion: lessons for future reform References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719085123 20160606
As two of the longest serving prime ministers in Europe, Tony Blair and Bertie Ahern were in power during one of the most tumultuous periods of European integration. This book offers a unique and fascinating insight into how they responded to the demands and opportunities of European Union membership at the national level. Drawing on extensive interviews with key figures, it explores how the two leaders sought to radically reshape the EU policy making process in the UK and Ireland in order to further their strategic policy agendas. It therefore asks three key questions. How did the national EU policy process change between 1997 and 2007? To what extent did the UK and Irish policy processes converge or diverge? Did the reforms enhance the projection of national policy? These important empirical and comparative questions are related to broader theoretical and conceptual debates concerning Europeanisation. By employing highly innovative conceptual and analytical frameworks, the book considers what these reforms tell us about the nature of the 'EU effect' in different member states. Do governments simply adjust to EU-level pressures for change or try to adapt strategically in order to maximise their influence? Are the changes attributable to political agency or do they derive from longer-term structural developments in Brussels? These timely questions should be of great interest to both students and academics of European, British and Irish politics, policy practitioners within government, as well as anyone concerned with understanding the politics and policies that defined these two influential prime ministers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719085123 20160606
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