Bernadette Connaughton

Lecturer

 
researcher

Biography

       Bernadette Connaughton BA, MA, PhD (Limerick) is a Lecturer in Public Administration. Her teaching and research interests include environmental policy, Europeanisation, the public policy process and political-administrative relations. Bernadette has published articles in Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, Public Administration, Irish Political Studies, Federal and Regional Studies, International Journal of Public Administration, Halduskultuur-Administrative Culture, Administration and contributed the Irish case in several comparative studies. Her study titled The Implementation of Environmental Policy in Ireland: Lessons from translating EU directives into action will be published by MUP in 2019.
            

Research Interests

Comparative public administration; Environmental Policy; Europeanisation; political-administrative relations and reform; public policy process.

Books

  Year Publication
2010 Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland.
Rees, N., Quinn, B. and Connaughton, B. (2010) Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2011 Challenges to Reforming Health Financing Policy in Ghana.
Mantey, M. and Connaughton, B (2011) Challenges to Reforming Health Financing Policy in Ghana. Germany: LAP. [Details]
2006 Politico-Administrative Dilemma: Traditional Problems and New Solutions.
Peters, BG; Sootla, G; Connaughton, B (eds.) (2006) Politico-Administrative Dilemma: Traditional Problems and New Solutions. Bratislava: NISPAcee. [Details]
2008 Politico-Administrative Relations at the Centre: Actors, Structures and Processes supporting the Core Executive.
Connaughton, B; Sootla, G; Peters, BG (eds.) (2008) Politico-Administrative Relations at the Centre: Actors, Structures and Processes supporting the Core Executive. Bratislava: NISPAcee. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 'Ireland: Steps towards a political coordination role for ministerial advisers'
Connaugthon, B. (2018) 'Ireland: Steps towards a political coordination role for ministerial advisers' In: Ministers, Minders and Mandarins: An International Study of Relationships at the Executive Summit of Parliamentary Democracies. Aldershot: Edward Elgar. [Details]
2016 'Confronting interrelated Crises in the EU's Western Periphery: Steering Ireland-EU Relations back to the Centre'
Connaughton, B. (2016) 'Confronting interrelated Crises in the EU's Western Periphery: Steering Ireland-EU Relations back to the Centre' In: Core Periphery Relations in the European Union. London: Routledge. [Details]
2015 'Developing a Hybrid Identity? Europeanisation of Public Servants at the Continent's Far-West'
Connaughton, B. (2015) 'Developing a Hybrid Identity? Europeanisation of Public Servants at the Continent's Far-West' In: The European Civil Servant: A Shared Administrative Identity?. London: Routledge. [Details]
2012 '‘Ministers and their Departments: Inside the ‘Black Box’ of the Policy Making Process’'
Connaughton, B. (2012) '‘Ministers and their Departments: Inside the ‘Black Box’ of the Policy Making Process’' In: Governing Ireland. Dublin: IPA. [Details]
2010 '‘Ireland’'
Connaughton, B. (2010) '‘Ireland’' In: Partisan Appointees and Public Servants: An International Analysis of the Role of the Political Advisor. Aldershot: Edward Elgar. [Details]
2010 'The politics of environmental policy'
Connaughton, B. (2010) 'The politics of environmental policy' In: Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2010 'Political institutions and administrative adaptation'
Connaughton, B. (2010) 'Political institutions and administrative adaptation' In: Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2010 'Mediating Forces and the Domestic Polity'
Quinn, B. and Connaughton, B. (2010) 'Mediating Forces and the Domestic Polity' In: Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2010 'Europeanisation: a catalyst for change'
Rees, N. and Connaughton, B. (2010) 'Europeanisation: a catalyst for change' In: Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2010 'Ireland and the European Union'
Rees, N. Quinn, B. and B. Connaughton, B. (2010) 'Ireland and the European Union' In: Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland. Manchester: MUP. [Details]
2008 'Ireland: Modernisation as Opposed to Radical Reform''
Connaughton, B (2008) 'Ireland: Modernisation as Opposed to Radical Reform'' In: Handbook of Administrative Reform: An International Perspective. Boca Raton, USA: Taylor and Francis CRC Press. [Details]
2000 'The Governance of the European Union'
Connaughton, B (2000) 'The Governance of the European Union' In: Introduction to Comparative Public Administration. Sofia: GVT Press. [Details]
2008 'Rhetoric or Reality? Responding to the challenge of sustainable development and new governance patterns'
Connaughton, B et al (2008) 'Rhetoric or Reality? Responding to the challenge of sustainable development and new governance patterns' In: In Pursuit of Sustainable Development. Abingdon:Oxford: Routledge. [Details]
2008 'Staffing the 'Summit' - Evidence from East and West on the Role of Personal Advisors and Senior Civil Servants'
Connaughton, B (2008) 'Staffing the 'Summit' - Evidence from East and West on the Role of Personal Advisors and Senior Civil Servants' In: Politico-Administrative Relations at the Centre: Actors, Structures and Processes supporting the Core Executive. Bratislava: NISPAcee. [Details]
2008 'Changing Relationships at the Summit? Analysing the Role and Institutionalisation of Special Advisors in Ireland'
Connaughton, B (2008) 'Changing Relationships at the Summit? Analysing the Role and Institutionalisation of Special Advisors in Ireland' In: Politico-Administrative Relations at the Centre: Actors, Structures and Processes supporting the Core Executive. Bratislava: NISPAcee. [Details]
2008 'Expansion and Adaptation: Irish Public Administration Programmes and the International Context'
Connaughton, B (2008) 'Expansion and Adaptation: Irish Public Administration Programmes and the International Context' In: Public Administration and Public Policy Degree Programmes in Europe: The Road from Bologna. Bratislava: NISPAcee. [Details]
2006 ''The Challenge of Multi-Level Governance and Europeanization in Ireland''
Rees, N; Quinn, B; Connaughton, B (2006) ''The Challenge of Multi-Level Governance and Europeanization in Ireland'' In: Adapting to Multi-Level Governance - Regional and Environmental Policies in Cohesion and CEE Countries. Aldershot: Ashgate. [Details]
2006 ''The impact of reform on politico-administrative relations in Ireland: enlightening or confusing roles of political and managerial accountability''
Connaughton, B (2006) ''The impact of reform on politico-administrative relations in Ireland: enlightening or confusing roles of political and managerial accountability'' In: Politico Administrative Dilemma: Traditional Problems and New Solutions. Bratislava: NISPAcee. [Details]
2006 'Analysing Politico-Administrative Relations: Extending the Focus'
Sootla, G; Peters, BG; Connaughton, B (2006) 'Analysing Politico-Administrative Relations: Extending the Focus' In: Politico-Administrative Dilemma: Traditional Problems and New Solutions. Bratislava: NISPAcee. [Details]
2005 'EU Environmental Policy and Ireland'
Connaughton, B (2005) 'EU Environmental Policy and Ireland' In: Ireland and the European Union: Nice, enlargement and the future of Europe. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2005 'The Impact of Coalition Government on Politico-Administrative Relations in Ireland 1981-2002'
Connaughton, B (2005) 'The Impact of Coalition Government on Politico-Administrative Relations in Ireland 1981-2002' In: Politico-Administrative Relations under Coalition Governments. Bratislava: NISPAcee. [Details]
2000 'Developing Public Administration Education in Central and Eastern Europe: the Significance of the European Dimension in Academic Programmes?'
Connaughton, B; Verheijen, T (2000) 'Developing Public Administration Education in Central and Eastern Europe: the Significance of the European Dimension in Academic Programmes?' In: Building Higher Education programmes in Public Administration in CEE countries. Bratislava: NISPAcee. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'Navigating the borderlines of politics and administration: Reflections on the role of ministerial advisers'
Bernadette Connaughton (2015) 'Navigating the borderlines of politics and administration: Reflections on the role of ministerial advisers'. International Journal Of Public Administration, 38 :1-9 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'A Rubik's Cube Dilemma? The Implementation of European Union Waste-Management Policy in Ireland'
Connaughton, B (2014) 'A Rubik's Cube Dilemma? The Implementation of European Union Waste-Management Policy in Ireland'. Journal Of Environmental Policy & Planning, 16 :201-220 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'From incidental to integral? Forty years of Ireland's engagement with EU environmental policy'
Bernadette Connaughton (2014) 'From incidental to integral? Forty years of Ireland's engagement with EU environmental policy'. Administration, 62 (2):47-68 [Details]
2010 ''Glorified Gofers, Policy Experts or Good Generalists': A Classification of the Roles of the Irish Ministerial Adviser'
Connaughton, B (2010) ''Glorified Gofers, Policy Experts or Good Generalists': A Classification of the Roles of the Irish Ministerial Adviser'. IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES, 25 (3):347-369 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Minding’ the Minister: Conceptualising the Role of the Special Adviser in Ireland'
Connaughton, B (2010) 'Minding’ the Minister: Conceptualising the Role of the Special Adviser in Ireland'. Administration, 58 (1):55-76 [Details]
2010 'Symptom or Remedy? Mediating Characteristics of the Irish Central Bureaucracy and their Influence on the Strategic Capacity of a “Small” State’'
Connaughton, B. (2010) 'Symptom or Remedy? Mediating Characteristics of the Irish Central Bureaucracy and their Influence on the Strategic Capacity of a “Small” State’'. Halduskutuur – Administrative Culture, 11 (1):110-126 [Details]
2007 'The Europeanisation of Irish Environmental Policy: The EU as the Engine of Domestic Policy Change'
Quinn, B; Connaughton, B; Rees, N (2007) 'The Europeanisation of Irish Environmental Policy: The EU as the Engine of Domestic Policy Change'. ADMINISTRATION, 54 (4):77-93 [Details]
2006 'Reform of Politico-Administrative Relations in the Irish System: Clarifying or Complicating the Doctrine of Ministerial Responsibility?'
Connaughton, B (2006) 'Reform of Politico-Administrative Relations in the Irish System: Clarifying or Complicating the Doctrine of Ministerial Responsibility?'. IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES, 21 (3):257-276 [Details]
2005 'Public Administration as a Field of Study: Divergence or Convergence in the Light of ‘Europeanization?'
Connaughton, B. and Randma, T. (2005) 'Public Administration as a Field of Study: Divergence or Convergence in the Light of ‘Europeanization?'. Trames A Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 9 (4):1-13 [Details]
2004 'Ireland's pragmatic adaptation to regionalization: The mid-west region'
Rees N., Quinn B., Connaughton B. (2004) 'Ireland's pragmatic adaptation to regionalization: The mid-west region'. Regional and Federal Studies, 14 (3):379-404 [DOI] [Details]
2003 'Public administration education and europeanization: Prospects for the emancipation of a discipline?'
Verheijen, T; Connaughton, B (2003) 'Public administration education and europeanization: Prospects for the emancipation of a discipline?'. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, 81 (4):833-851 [DOI] [Details]

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are in comparative public administration, public policy process and Europeanisation. The modules I am currently teaching include:
PA6011 Public Administration Theory and Practice
PA4021 Ideas and Concepts in Public Administration
PA4018 Public Policy Process
PO4118 Ireland and EU Membership
PO5010 Graduate Seminar in European Governance