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[Commlist] New Book: Ireland and the Climate Crisis

Tue Oct 13 09:21:26 GMT 2020

New Book: Ireland and the Climate Crisis (Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication). David Robbins, Diarmuid Torney, Pat Brereton (Eds).


This new edited volume presents an analysis of Ireland’s response to climate change from a Humanities and Social Sciences perspective. It includes chapters on media coverage of climate change, eco-cinema, and other perspectives from communications scholars. Other social arenas, such as education, civil society, law, policy, and politics, are also included.


Section 1 – Introduction and context

Chapter 1 Introduction
David Robbins, Diarmuid Torney and Pat Brereton
Chapter 2 Climate change in Ireland: Science, Impacts and Adaptation
John Sweeney
Chapter 3 Ireland’s Policy Response to Climate Change: an Historical Overview
Diarmuid Torney

Section 2 – Law and Policy

Chapter 4 Climate Litigation, Politics and Policy Change: Lessons from Urgenda and Climate Case Ireland
Edwin Albas and Sadhbh O’Neill
Chapter 5 Climate Law in Ireland: EU and National Dimensions
Roderic O’Gorman
Chapter 6 The Party Politics of Climate Change in Ireland
Conor Little
Chapter 7 Responding to Climate Change: the Role of Local Government in Ireland
Sabrina Dekker   

Section 3 – Media, Communication and Society

Chapter 8 Ecological Modernisation, Irish-style: Explaining Ireland’s Slow Transition to a Low Carbon Society
Declan Fahy
Chapter 9 Challenges and potentials for socio-ecological transformation: Considering Structural Aspects of Change
Trish Morgan
Chapter 10 Climate Change and the Media
David Robbins
Chapter 11 Cultural and Visual Responses to Climate Change: Ecological Reading of Irish Zombie Movies
Pat Brereton

Section 4 – Community Engagement and Education

Chapter 12 Community Engagement and Community Energy
Clare Watson
Chapter 13 Climate Change Education in Ireland: Emerging Practice in a Context of Resistance Fionnuala Waldron, Benjamin Mallon, Maria Barry and Gabriela Martinez Sainz Chapter 14 Climate Action via Just Transition Across the Island of Ireland: Labour, Land and the Low Carbon Transition
Sinéad Mercier, Patrick Bresnihan, Damien McIlroy and John Barry
Chapter 15 The Changing Faces of the Climate Movement in Ireland
Lorna Gold
Chapter 16 Cloughjordan Ecovillage: Community-led transitioning to a low-carbon future
Peadar Kirby

Website: <>
Hardcover: ISBN 978-3-030-47586-4
E-book: ISBN 978-3-030-47587-1
Email contact: David Robbins ((david.robbins /at/ <mailto:(david.robbins /at/>)

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