By Amanda Slevin
Interpreting the Corrib fuel clash as a microcosm of the Irish state's method of hydrocarbon administration, the booklet articulates environmental, overall healthiness and safeguard issues underpinning group resistance to the undertaking. It emphasises how the dispute uncovered broader concerns, resembling the privatisation of Irish hydrocarbons in alternate for one of many lowest charges of presidency take up the area, and served to problematise how the kingdom features, its shut courting with capital and its deployment of coercive strength to repress dissent.
Analysis of those concerns happens inside an unique account of decision-making and coverage formation round Irish hydrocarbons from 1957 to 2014. The e-book strains the improvement of the state's technique in tandem with occurrences in Irish political economic climate and examines the impression of world tendencies on varied methods to hydrocarbon administration. A comparative case research of Norway finds ideological, political, social and financial forces which impact how states deal with their hydrocarbons - elements which the booklet makes use of because the foundation for a rigorous critique of the Irish model.
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Gas, Oil and the Irish State: Understanding the Dynamics and Conflicts of Hydrocarbon Management by Amanda Slevin