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The Geographies of Garbage Governance: Interventions, Interactions and Outcomes

By: Anna R Davies

200 pages, 10 tables, 10 figures and 3 maps


Hardback | Mar 2008 | #175066 | ISBN-13: 9780754644330
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Previously perceived as a local, technical issue for governments, waste management is now also a global, socio-political process involving complex patterns of multi-level governance. Yet these geographical complexities have not previously been considered in any detail.

This book examines the neglected geographies of waste management, in particular, the integral processes of trans-localization and politicization that are emerging in waste networks.Illustrated by in-depth case studies from New Zealand and Ireland, it critically analyses the interaction between political scales of governing waste, from the local to the supra-national level. It also looks at the impact of wider systems of governance, civil society and the private sector on waste management policy and practices. In doing so, the book provides a better understanding of waste governance and recommendations for better management of the waste sector in the future.


Introduction; Garbage and governance: an introduction; Part I Theories, Concepts and Frameworks: Governance, environmental governance and garbage; Governing garbage in international context; Part II Governing Garbage: Case Studies: A comparative framework: contextual background; Garbage governance in Ireland: waste wars in the Emerald Isle?; Garbage governance in New Zealand: clean and green?; Part III Comparisons and Conclusions: Comparing garbage governance: shades of green governance; Geographies of garbage governance: some concluding thoughts; bibliography; Index.

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Anna R. Davies is University Lecturer in the Department of Geography, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland.

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