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New opportunities and cautionary steps? Farmers, forestry and rural development in Ireland
It is argued that European agriculture is currently confronted with a multitude of critical challenges and developmental changes, in which the viability of farms based solely on traditional forms of production applies ...
Understanding the farmer-farm relationship in later life
Research from NUI Galway looks at the complex and deeply emotional relationships older farmers have with their farms, and the impact this has on family farm transfer.
Steering demand? Exploring the intersection of policy, practice and lives in energy systems change in Ireland
Recent advances in sociological investigations of energy-systems-change highlight the influence of a wide rangeof policies, beyond those typically considered relevant to energy, on energy demand. To this, a newfield of( ...
Artists as workers in the rural; precarious livelihoods, sustaining rural futures
This paper explores rural-based artists' experiences of achieving sustainable livelihoods in rural localities as part of emerging discussions about the significance of culture and the cultural economy for rural development ...
Towards a practice-theoretical classification of sustainable energy consumption initiatives: Insights from social scientific energy research in 30 European countries
Reducing residential energy use and related CO2 emissions across society requires approaches that understand energy demand as dependent on the performance of a range of interconnected social practices, which includes aspects ...
Towards a human security vision of global climate action
This commentary piece considers how smart climate action and effective climate resilience can be productively advanced via a securitization discourse that recalls the earlier emphases of the UN’s ‘human security’ concept ...
Irish migration and return: continuities and changes over time
(Geographical Society of Ireland, 2016)
The return of first generation migrants to the Republic of Ireland (RoI) is well documented since the 1980s, based on studies that adopt both structural and more humanistic approaches but continuities and changes over ...
Achieving sustainability transitions in residential energy use across Europe: The importance of problem framings
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the residential sector is central to European energy policy. However, the speed and scale of sustainable energy transitions need to accelerate. There is a growing consensus that meeting ...
Sustainable transitions in residential energy use: Characteristics and governance of urban-based initiatives across Europe
Reducing domestic energy use in cities has become a key focus in achieving sustainability goals. Recent and on-going efforts to address excessive residential energy use have taken various forms and have been initiated by ...
In situ10Be production-rate calibration from a 14C-dated late-glacial moraine belt in Rannoch Moor, central Scottish Highlands
An objective of terrestrial in situ cosmogenic nuclide research is to obtain precise and accurate production-rate estimates on the basis of geological calibration sites from a diverse range of latitudes and altitudes. ...