(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Sustainable consumption and governance : reflecting on a research agenda for Ireland

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DAVIES A. (1) ; FAHY F. (2) ; RAU H. ; PAPE J. (2) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Trinity College, Dublin, IRLANDE
(2) School of Geography and Archaeology, National University of Ireland, Galway, IRLANDE


Contemporary consumption represents an archetypal 'wicked problem', being linked to climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion, while also functioning as a cultural signifier and a driver of economic growth and innovation. This paper argues that there are outstanding, and related, areas of contention that need further research in order to generate a more comprehensive and coherent picture of consumption and how it may be made more sustainable. It examines everyday practices and their regulation in two key areas of consumption in Ireland - how we get around (transport) and how we live in our homes (heating/cooling, lighting, cleaning and eating) - to identify current gaps in social science research. In conclusion a multi-pronged research framework for approaching these lacunae is outlined


Article of periodic

published at : Irish geography / ISSN 1939-4055

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1944)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 43, no1 [pp. 59-79]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.




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