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Multi-level “Partnership” and Irish Waste Management - The Politics of Municipal Incineration


  • Michael Murray

    (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)


This article looks at the deployment of partnership-as-governance in the area of EU and Irish waste management and incineration policy. Looking at the specific case of plans to locate a municipal incinerator at Poolbeg in Dublin, the key argument offered is that institutional arrangements in this instance fail to address fundamental issues of power inequalities. As a result, concertation actually increases levels of citizen’s dissatisfaction and hostility, making community-based resistance against incineration all the more likely.

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  • Michael Murray, 2006. "Multi-level “Partnership” and Irish Waste Management - The Politics of Municipal Incineration," The Economic and Social Review, Economic and Social Studies, vol. 37(3), pages 447-465.
  • Handle: RePEc:eso:journl:v:37:y:2006:i:3:p:447-465

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    1. Mike Geddes, 2000. "Tackling Social Exclusion in the European Union? The Limits to the New Orthodoxy of Local Partnership," International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 24(4), pages 782-800, December.
    2. Bénédicte Vidaillet & V. D'Estaintot & P. Abécassis, 2005. "Introduction," Post-Print hal-00287137, HAL.
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