Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2015

256 Pages | 1 map

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781784992743

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Gas, Oil and the Irish State

Understanding the Dynamics and Conflicts of Hydrocarbon Management

First Edition

Amanda Slevin

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides the first comprehensive study of the Irish state's model of hydrocarbon management, from its origins in 1957 through to 2014, and illustrates the impact of macro level forces on meso and micro levels in Irish society
  • Analyses the evolution of the Corrib gas conflict and pays attention to deficiencies in decision-making and policy formation surrounding Irish hydrocarbon management. The book also provides insights into how the Irish state functions, its relationship with capital, low levels of government take, and the deployment of state and private actor coercive force against social resistance
  • Examines global trends in state resource management and offers a detailed comparison of Ireland and Norway to illuminate ideological, political, social and economic forces which influence how states manage their hydrocarbons
  • Makes a new contribution to understandings of the social, environmental, political and economic consequences of state hydrocarbon management and outlines alternative frameworks for oil and gas management

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