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Transport policy and governance in turbulent times: Evidence from Ireland
This paper investigates transport policy in the Republic of Ireland before, during and after the ‘Celtic Tiger’ era (1995-2007), to capture how the prevailing governance system responded to rapid economic, political, and ...
Environmental gains and social losses? Critical reflections on the sustainability potential of telework
Anthropogenic climate change and its environmenmtal and social consequences are of increasing concern worldwide. Approaches that advocate a 'greening' of current economic and social systems through technological ...
Time divided - Time united? Temporal aspects of German unification
To illuminate the persisting division between East and West Germany, this article explores temporal aspects of East German culture and their impact on German unification. Arguing that approaches to GDR time in the contemporary ...
Developing policies and instruments for sustainable consumption: Irish Experiences and Futures
In recent years, the concept of sustainable consumption (SC) has received increased attention. Overconsumption in industrialized countries still presents major challenges to achieving sustainable development goals despite ...
Introduction: Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences Concepts, Methodologies and the Challenge of Interdisciplinarity
The necessity to reconcile the needs and wants of human society with the limits of the global ecological system has resulted in proposals for alternative forms of development that prioritise human flourishing and well-being ...
Introduction: Arguing about the Environment. What Difference Does Culture Make?
(Peter Lang, 2008)
In recent years environmental debate has moved from the margins of public and political life to occupy a key position in discussions on the political, social and economic prospects of the human world. Unprecedented media ...
Going Local? Public Participation and Future Mobility in Ireland
(Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2007)
Recent changes in Ireland's economic and socio-political fabric have coincided with an increase in physical mobility, car dependency and long-distance commuting. National transport policies, prevailing land use patterns ...
The road to sustainable transport? Rural transport programmes and policies in Ireland
Today many rural dwellers in the Republic of Ireland depend on the private car to access services, employment, education, healthcare and recreation and thus shoulder a disproportionate share of the burden of insufficient ...
The "green wave" that never happened: the general election in 2007
(Institute of Public Administration, 2010)
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