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By Amanda Slevin

fuel and oil are pivotal to the functioning of contemporary societies, but the possession, keep watch over, creation and intake of hydrocarbons usually provokes severe disputes with severe ramifications. fuel, oil and the Irish nation examines the dynamics and conflicts of kingdom hydrocarbon administration and gives the 1st accomplished examine of the Irish model.

Interpreting the Corrib fuel clash as a microcosm of the Irish state's method of hydrocarbon administration, the booklet articulates environmental, wellbeing and fitness and defense issues underpinning neighborhood resistance to the venture. It emphasises how the dispute uncovered broader matters, similar to the privatisation of Irish hydrocarbons in trade for one of many lowest charges of presidency take up the area, and served to problematise how the country services, its shut courting with capital and its deployment of coercive strength to repress dissent.

Analysis of those matters happens inside an unique account of decision-making and coverage formation round Irish hydrocarbons from 1957 to 2014. The publication strains the advance of the state's procedure in tandem with occurrences in Irish political economic system and examines the impression of world developments on varied techniques to hydrocarbon administration. A comparative case learn of Norway unearths ideological, political, social and monetary forces which effect how states deal with their hydrocarbons - components which the e-book makes use of because the foundation for a rigorous critique of the Irish model.

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