Grounding Waste: Towards a Sociology of Waste Networks (NIRSA) Working Paper Series. No. 18


Fagan, Honor (2002) Grounding Waste: Towards a Sociology of Waste Networks (NIRSA) Working Paper Series. No. 18. NIRSA - National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis.

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Abstract

This article contributes towards building a sociology of waste. It advances a network analysis framework to understand the position and role of the various actors involved in waste governance in Ireland, North and South. It is the state at the EU and national levels that has sought to deal with waste within the competing sustainability and competitiveness paradigms. However, this article also argues for the critical importance of local action around waste management (incinerators in particular) in developing a sociology of waste. The issue of waste is seen in parallel terms to that of money as a new global fluid, which, nevertheless, needs to be governed. A major argument of the article is that we need to take a grounded globalisation approach to build insights into networks of waste and networked political processes of waste governance.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Grounding waste; waste networks;NIRSA
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
Item ID: 470
Depositing User: Honor Fagan
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2007
Publisher: NIRSA - National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis
Refereed: No
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