Areas of Interest
Processes and practices of social in/exclusion, gender, poverty, in equalities, and rural development.
Community and local development-theory, policy and practice; disputes and dispute settlements; family support-policy and evaluation.
Argumentation, wisdom and rhetoric; culture/interculturality; qualitative methods in the human sciences; sociology of ageing and the life course.
Theories of ethnicity and nationalism; theories of ideology; post-communism; intellectuals and political elites; sociology of war and violence.
Sociology of religion; sociology of sexuality; civil society and the Catholic Church.
Political activism online; conflict in Northern Ireland; conflict and territory; territory and minority languages.
Power and exclusion, social practices relating to freedom and discipline, post-structuralist theory, government theory.
Normative international relations, human rights, global civil society, Buddhism and politics, prostitution policy, sex trafficking and women and politics.
Gender and development; youth politicisation; activism and citizenship; youth policy; children in difficult circumstances-street children, child solders, child labour, and sexual exploitation of children.
State theory; environmental politics; risk and public policy.
Mobility and sustainability, time (use) and temporality; culture/interculturality; cross-cultural comparative research and social research methods.
Political anthropology; political culture; political identities; Latin America; migration.
Family support; community based models for working with adolescents; social support and resiliency.
Processes of acculturation and cultural integration; approaches to cross-cultural comparative research; social research methods in general and time use research in particular.
Political conflict and social exclusion; post modernity; discourse and semiotics.
Agrarian politics; populism; the collective action associated with social movements; ethnography.
Social exclusion; youth transitions; community development-theory and policy; rural change and development; heritage in community.
E.U. environmental policy; E.U. policy analysis (theory and case studies); Irish environmental policy; E.U. constitutional politics (subsidiarity, enhanced co-operation, open method, etc.); E.U. as a 'regulatory state'.
Social theory, power, social structure, modernity; the relationship between sociological theory and political theory; nationalism and liberalism.
Globalisation, culture, theory and practice of alternative development-especially environmental; southern and feminist perspectives and movements.