Maura Adshead

Associate Professor

 
researcher

Biography

Maura Adshead, BA, MA (Limerick), Phd (Liverpool) is Associate Professor in Politics and Public Administration at the Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Limerick. She was instrumental in the design and establishment of UL Engage and was appointed as the UL Academic Advocate for Engaged Scholarship in September 2015. She is currently chair of the national Campus Engage Working Group on Engaged Research and responsible for drafting its Engaged Research Ireland Report. Whilst her research interests focus on Irish and European politics and public policy, she has been involved in a number of community oriented research projects at local, regional and international levels. Prior to her appointment in Limerick, she carried out research and taught in the universities of Dundee, Liverpool, Essex, Galway and Dublin. She is author of Developing European Regions? Ashgate, 2002, co-author (with Jonathon Tonge) of Politics in Ireland, Palgrave, 2009; and co-editor (with Michelle Millar) of Public Administration and Public Policy in Ireland: theory and methods, Routledge 2003 and (with Peadar Kirby and Michelle Millar) Contesting the State: lessons from the Irish case, Manchester University Press, 2008; and (with Tom Felle) Ireland and the Freedom of Information Act, 2015, Manchester University Press, 2016.  She has published a variety of articles on aspects of Irish politics and public policy and has carried out commissioned research for Combat Poverty, the Health Service Executive and the National Economic and Social Forum. 

Research Interests

Politics and public policy in Ireland; comparative public policy in western Europe; Europeanisation and the impact of Europeanisation on national politics and public policy, community-oriented research methods and praxis

Books

  Year Publication
2016 Ireland and the Freedom of Information Act.
Adshead, M. and Felle, T. (2016) Ireland and the Freedom of Information Act. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2009 Politics in Ireland. Convergence and divergence in a two-polity island.
Adshead, M; Tonge, J (2009) Politics in Ireland. Convergence and divergence in a two-polity island. London: Palgrave. [Details]
2008 Contesting the State: lessons from the Irish case.
Adshead, M; Kirby, P; Millar, M (2008) Contesting the State: lessons from the Irish case. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2003 Public Policy in Ireland: theory and methods.
Adshead, M; Millar, M (2003) Public Policy in Ireland: theory and methods. London: Routledge. [Details]
2002 Developing European Regions? Comparative governance, policy networks and European Integration.
Adshead, M (2002) Developing European Regions? Comparative governance, policy networks and European Integration. London: Ashgate. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2016 '‘One step forward – two steps back: FOI and Irish political Culture’'
Adshead, Maura (2016) '‘One step forward – two steps back: FOI and Irish political Culture’' In: FOI@15. Ireland’s experience with Freedom of Information. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2013 'The Politics of the Constitutional Convention'
Adshead, Maura (2013) 'The Politics of the Constitutional Convention' In: A Constitution for 21st century Ireland. Dublin: New Island Books. [Details]
2011 'The exercise and impact of Social Partnership on Irish Government'
Adshead, M. (2011) 'The exercise and impact of Social Partnership on Irish Government' In: Governing Ireland: from Cabinet to Core Executive. Dublin: IPA. [Details]
2010 'Assessing the Europeanization dimension of the National Anti-Poverty Strategy in Ireland'
Adshead, M (2010) 'Assessing the Europeanization dimension of the National Anti-Poverty Strategy in Ireland' In: Ireland and Europe: Europeanisation and Hibernicisation. Amsterdam: Rodopi. [Details]
2010 'Ireland: the evolution and institutionalization of social partnership?'
Adshead, M., O'Donnell, R. and Thomas, D. (2010) 'Ireland: the evolution and institutionalization of social partnership?' In: Social Pacts in Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2008 ''Ireland's National Anti-Poverty Strategy as New Governance''
Adshead, M and McInerney, C. (2008) ''Ireland's National Anti-Poverty Strategy as New Governance'' In: Theory And Practice Of Local Governance And Economic Development. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Details]
2008 'State autonomy, State capacity and the Patterning of Politics in the Irish state'
Adshead, M (2008) 'State autonomy, State capacity and the Patterning of Politics in the Irish state' In: Contesting the State: lessons from the Irish case. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2008 'Conclusions'
Adshead, M; Kirby, P; Millar, M (2008) 'Conclusions' In: Contesting the State: lessons from the Irish case. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2008 'Ireland's National Anti-Poverty Strategy as New Governance'
Adshead, M; McInerney, C (2008) 'Ireland's National Anti-Poverty Strategy as New Governance' In: The Theory and Practice of Local Governance and Economic Development. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Details]
2008 'Ireland as a model of success: contesting the Irish state'
Adshead, M; Kirby, P; Millar, M (2008) 'Ireland as a model of success: contesting the Irish state' In: Contesting the State: lessons from the Irish case. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2007 'Commentary on `The politics of language and literature in pre-independence Ireland (originally published by Tom Garvin in Irish Political Studies, 2, 1987: 49-63)'
Adshead, M (2007) 'Commentary on `The politics of language and literature in pre-independence Ireland (originally published by Tom Garvin in Irish Political Studies, 2, 1987: 49-63)' In: Irish Political Studies Reader: key contributions. London: Routledge. [Details]
2003 'Policy transfer and the Irish university sector (with Oliver Wall)'
Adshead, M; Millar, M (2003) 'Policy transfer and the Irish university sector (with Oliver Wall)' In: Public Administration and Public Policy in Ireland: theory and methods. [Details]
2003 'Policy networks and sub-national government'
Adshead, M; Millar, M (2003) 'Policy networks and sub-national government' In: Public Administration and Public Policy in Ireland: theory and methods. [Details]
1995 'European Community - development, progress and prospects'
Adshead, M (1995) 'European Community - development, progress and prospects' In: Regional and Local Development. Dublin: DIT. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 '‘Having it all? Transferring community oriented research principles to teaching and learning to develop better university engagement’'
Adshead, M. and Quillinan, B. (2016) '‘Having it all? Transferring community oriented research principles to teaching and learning to develop better university engagement’'. Educational Action Research, 25 :35-55 [DOI] [Details]
2017 ''Immigrant Women's Experiences of Acculturative Stress: Ordinary Privileges, Overt Discrimination, and Psychological Well-Being''
Greenwood, RM,Adshead, M,Jay, S (2017) ''Immigrant Women's Experiences of Acculturative Stress: Ordinary Privileges, Overt Discrimination, and Psychological Well-Being''. Psychology Of Women Quarterly, 41 :497-512 [Details]
2017 'Who's Left in the wake of Irish Austerity?'
Adshead, M> (2017) 'Who's Left in the wake of Irish Austerity?'. Capital And Class, [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Walking the walk? Critical reflections from an Afro-Irish emancipatory research network'
Adshead, M,Dubula, V (2016) 'Walking the walk? Critical reflections from an Afro-Irish emancipatory research network'. Educational Action Research, 24 :115-133 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Engaged Scholarship at the University of Limerick: one response to the ‘civic shift’ in Irish Higher Education'
Adshead, M. (2015) 'Engaged Scholarship at the University of Limerick: one response to the ‘civic shift’ in Irish Higher Education'. Social Alternatives, 34 (2):13-19 [Details]
2014 'EU cohesion policy and multilevel governance outcomes in Ireland: How sustainable is Europeanization?'
Adshead, M (2014) 'EU cohesion policy and multilevel governance outcomes in Ireland: How sustainable is Europeanization?'. European Urban And Regional Studies, 21 :416-431 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Problem-Based Learning and Civic Engagement-Shifting the Focus of Learning in Public Policy Education'
McInerney, C,Adshead, M (2013) 'Problem-Based Learning and Civic Engagement-Shifting the Focus of Learning in Public Policy Education'. Ps-Political Science & Politics, 46 :630-636 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'EU Cohesion Policy, Partnership and Multi-Level Governance outcomes in Ireland: how sustainable is Europeanization'
Maura Adshead (2013) 'EU Cohesion Policy, Partnership and Multi-Level Governance outcomes in Ireland: how sustainable is Europeanization'. European Urban And Regional Studies, [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Problem Based Learning and Civic Engagement - Shifting the focus of learning in public policy education'
McInerney, C. and Adshead, M. (2013) 'Problem Based Learning and Civic Engagement - Shifting the focus of learning in public policy education'. Ps-Political Science & Politics, [DOI] [Details]
2012 'UNDERSTANDING POLICY SUCCESS. RETHINKING PUBLIC POLICY'
Adshead, M (2012) 'UNDERSTANDING POLICY SUCCESS. RETHINKING PUBLIC POLICY'. Public Administration, :1113-1114 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'The importance of neglect in Policy Making - book review'
Adshead, M (2011) 'The importance of neglect in Policy Making - book review'. Public Administration, 89 (4):1694-1696 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'An Advocacy Coalition Framework Approach to the Rise and Fall of Social Partnership'
Adshead, M (2011) 'An Advocacy Coalition Framework Approach to the Rise and Fall of Social Partnership'. IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES, 26 (1):73-93 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Understanding policy success, rethinking public policy, book review'
Adshead, M. (2010) 'Understanding policy success, rethinking public policy, book review'. Public Administration, [Details]
2008 'Ireland's National Anti-Poverty Strategy as New Governance'
Adshead, M,McInerney, C,Considine, M,Giguere, S (2008) 'Ireland's National Anti-Poverty Strategy as New Governance'. Theory And Practice Of Local Governance And Economic Development, :233-254 [Details]
2006 'New modes of governance and the Irish case: Finding evidence for explanations of social partnership'
Adshead M. (2006) 'New modes of governance and the Irish case: Finding evidence for explanations of social partnership'. Economic and Social Review, 37 (3):319-342 [Details]
2005 'Europeanization and changing patterns of governance in Ireland'
Adshead, M (2005) 'Europeanization and changing patterns of governance in Ireland'. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, 83 (1):159-178 [DOI] [Details]
2005 'Elections to the European parliament, June 2004: The 15 established member states'
Adshead, M; Hill, J (2005) 'Elections to the European parliament, June 2004: The 15 established member states'. ELECTORAL STUDIES, 24 (3):537-545 [DOI] [Details]
2005 'Europeanization and changing patterns of governance in Ireland'
Adshead, M (2005) 'Europeanization and changing patterns of governance in Ireland'. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, 1 (1):159-178 [Details]
2005 'Elections to the European Parliament, June 2004: the 15 established member states'
Adshead, M; Hill, J (2005) 'Elections to the European Parliament, June 2004: the 15 established member states'. ELECTORAL STUDIES (USA), 24 (3):537-545 [Details]
2002 'Conceptualising Europeanisation: policy networks and cross national comparison'
Adshead, M (2002) 'Conceptualising Europeanisation: policy networks and cross national comparison'. JOURNAL OF PUBLIC POLICY, 17 (2):25-42 [Details]
1998 'The move from government to governance: Irish development policy's paradigm shift'
Adshead, M; Quinn, B (1998) 'The move from government to governance: Irish development policy's paradigm shift'. POLICY AND POLITICS, 26 (2):209-225 [DOI] [Details]
1996 'Moving beyond clientelism: a network analysis of state-farmer relations and the EC'
Adshead, M. (1996) 'Moving beyond clientelism: a network analysis of state-farmer relations and the EC'. West European Politics, 19 (3):583-608 [Details]
1996 'Sea change on the isle of saints and scholars? The 1995 Irish referendum on divorce'
M. Adshead (1996) 'Sea change on the isle of saints and scholars? The 1995 Irish referendum on divorce'. Electoral Studies, 15 (1):138-142 [Details]
1996 'Moving beyond clientelism: a network analysis of state-farmer relations in Ireland and the EC'
Adshead, M (1996) 'Moving beyond clientelism: a network analysis of state-farmer relations in Ireland and the EC'. WEST EUROPEAN POLITICS, 19 (3):583-608 [Details]
1996 'Sea-change on the isle of saints and scholars? The 1995 Irish referendum on divorce'
Adshead, M (1996) 'Sea-change on the isle of saints and scholars? The 1995 Irish referendum on divorce'. ELECTORAL STUDIES (USA), 15 (1):138-142 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2013 '‘Disaggregating the impact of the European Union Cohesion Policy: differentiated responses in the internalisation of the policy’s ‘added value’ in Greece and Ireland’'
Adshead, M. and Chardas, A. (2013) '‘Disaggregating the impact of the European Union Cohesion Policy: differentiated responses in the internalisation of the policy’s ‘added value’ in Greece and Ireland’' Region and Periphery, 3 :99-120. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2012 Douglas Hyde Annual Conference, ‘A Constitution for a 21st Century Republic’, BMW Regional Assembly, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon, 26th October
Adshead, M. (2012) 'What do we want? Incremental Reform. When do we want it? In due course’ Douglas Hyde Annual Conference, ‘A Constitution for a 21st Century Republic’, BMW Regional Assembly, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon, 26th October [Details]
2011 RSA (Regional Studies Association) Network on Effectiveness, Added Value and the Future of EU Cohesion Policy workshop on ‘Multi-Level Governance and Partnership in EU Cohesion policy’, Institute for European Integration Research (EIF), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, 29-30th November
Adshead, M. (2011) ‘Throwing the baby out with the Bathwater: contemporary Irish approaches to EU Cohesion Policy’ RSA (Regional Studies Association) Network on Effectiveness, Added Value and the Future of EU Cohesion Policy workshop on ‘Multi-Level Governance and Partnership in EU Cohesion policy’, Institute for European Integration Research (EIF), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, 29-30th November [Details]
2011 Social Policy Association Annual Conference, ‘Bigger Societies, Smaller Governments?’, University of Lincoln, 4-6 July
McInerney, C. and Adshead, M. (2011) ‘Social Policy Teaching Public and Social Policy through Problem Based Learning and Civic Engagement’ Social Policy Association Annual Conference, ‘Bigger Societies, Smaller Governments?’, University of Lincoln, 4-6 July [Details]
2011 Problem Based Learning, Today and Tomorrow, Trinity College Dublin, 26-27 May
McInerney, C. and Adshead, M. (2011) ‘Enhancing Problem Based Learning through Civic Engagement’ Problem Based Learning, Today and Tomorrow, Trinity College Dublin, 26-27 May [Details]
2011 American Political Science Association APSA Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 11-13 February
Adshead, M., Deverell, A. and Ni She, E. (2011) ‘Fostering inclusivity in service learning initiatives through emancipatory action research’ American Political Science Association APSA Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 11-13 February [Details]
2010 American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Conference, Washington DC, 2-5th September
Greenwood, R.M. and Adshead, M. (2010) ‘Coping with Crisis: social supports and constraints afforded to ethnic minority women in Ireland’ American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Conference, Washington DC, 2-5th September [Details]
2009 Political Studies Association (PSA) Annual Conference, University of Manchester, 10-12 April
Adshead, M. and Robinson, N. (2009) ‘Late development and state developmentalism in Ireland: never the twain?' Political Studies Association (PSA) Annual Conference, University of Manchester, 10-12 April [Details]
2009 Political Studies Association (PSA) Annual Conference
Adshead, M. & Robinson, N. (2009) Late development and state developmentalism in Ireland: never the twain? Political Studies Association (PSA) Annual Conference , 10-APR-09 - 12-APR-09 [Details]
2008 Early Childhood Care and Education Seminar Series
Adshead, M. and Neylon, G. (2008) Irish approaches to ECEC ¿ keeping the politics out of the nursery . In: Hayes, N. and Bradley, S eds. Early Childhood Care and Education Seminar Series , 23-JAN-08 - 24-JAN-08 [Details]
2008 Paper presented to the Partnerships for Social Inclusion Conference
Adshead, M & McInerney, C. (2008) `Governance and partnerships for social inclusion ¿ exploring the missing discourse¿ Paper presented to the Partnerships for Social Inclusion Conference , 15-OCT-08 - 16-OCT-08 [Details]
2008 Centre for Social and Educational Research (CSER), Early Childhood Care and Education Seminar Series, January 24th
Adshead, M. and Neylon, G. (2008) ‘Irish approaches to ECEC – keeping the politics out of the nursery’, keynote Centre for Social and Educational Research (CSER), Early Childhood Care and Education Seminar Series, January 24th [Details]
2008 Irish Social Sciences Platform Conference, After the Celtic Tiger
Adshead, M. and Robinson, N. (2008) Towards a political economy of 'post-celtic tiger' Ireland¿ . In: Paschal Houlihan eds. Irish Social Sciences Platform Conference, After the Celtic Tiger , 11-SEP-08 - 12-SEP-08 [Details]
2008 `Institutionalising Partnership Governance in Ireland¿
Adshead, M. (2008) Conference on Social Partnerships in Sustainable development `Institutionalising Partnership Governance in Ireland¿ , 03-NOV-08 - 05-NOV-08 [Details]
2008 Irish Social Sciences Platform Conference, After the Celtic Tiger, 11-12 September
Adshead, M. and Robinson, N. (2008) ‘Towards a political economy of 'post-celtic tiger' Ireland’ Irish Social Sciences Platform Conference, After the Celtic Tiger, 11-12 September [Details]
2008 Partnerships for Social Inclusion Conference, Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne, 15-16th October
Adshead, M. and McInerney, C. (2008) ‘Governance and partnerships for social inclusion – exploring the missing discourse’ Partnerships for Social Inclusion Conference, Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne, 15-16th October [Details]
2008 Conference on Social Partnerships in Sustainable development, Irish Aid Funded African Network, Sunnyside Park Hotel, Johannesburg, November 3-5th
Adshead, M. (2008) ‘Institutionalising Partnership Governance in Ireland’ Conference on Social Partnerships in Sustainable development, Irish Aid Funded African Network, Sunnyside Park Hotel, Johannesburg, November 3-5th [Details]
2007 Matchpoints in Globalisation Conference
Adshead M., Lodge, T. and Ni She, E. (2007) Ireland - Layered Citizenship in a globalised economy Matchpoints in Globalisation Conference , 15-NOV-07 - 17-NOV-07 [Details]
2006 Government and Communities in Partnership Conference
Adshead,M. and McInerney, C.G. (2006) Mind the Gap ¿ an examination of policy rhetoric and performance in Irish governance efforts to combat Social exclusion . In: * eds. Government and Communities in Partnership Conference , 25-SEP-06 - 27-SEP-06 , pp.*-* [Details]
2006 Political Studies Association (PSA) Annual Conference
Adshead, M. (2006) Conceptualising the Irish state: autonomy/capacity trade-offs in the Recombinant state . In: * eds. Political Studies Association (PSA) Annual Conference , 05-APR-06 - 08-APR-06 , pp.*-* [Details]
2006 University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Annual Conference
Adshead, M. (2006) Who learns what from whom? Evaluating the Europeanisation effects of OMC on NAPS in Ireland . In: * eds. University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Annual Conference , 31-AUG-06 - 02-SEP-06 , pp.*-* [Details]
2006 Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) Annual Conference
Adshead, M. (2006) Irish politics and policy making: institutional legacies in the Recombinant State . In: * eds. Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) Annual Conference , 20-OCT-06 - 22-OCT-06 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 ESRC Phd Training Session and Conference on Civic Engagement and Devolved Governance in Europe
Adshead, M. (2005) Comparative Governance: concept, method, theory . In: * eds. ESRC Phd Training Session and Conference on Civic Engagement and Devolved Governance in Europe , 17-JUN-05 - 18-JUN-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
2004 54th Political Studies Association (PSA) Annual Conference
Maura Adshead (2004) ¿Still the counter-factual? Lipset and Rokkan cleavages in Ireland¿ . In: * eds. 54th Political Studies Association (PSA) Annual Conference , 06-APR-04 - 08-APR-04 , pp.*-* [Details]
2004 54th Political Studies Association (PSA) Annual Conference
Maura Adshead and Michelle Millar (2004) ¿Health care in Ireland: applying Esping-Andersen¿s typology of welfare to the Irish case¿ . In: * eds. 54th Political Studies Association (PSA) Annual Conference , 06-APR-04 - 08-APR-04 , pp.*-* [Details]
2004 ¿Social Partnership: a new kind of governance?¿
Maura Adshead (2004) ¿Multi-Level Governance and Social Partnership: two sides of the same coin?¿ . In: * eds. ¿Social Partnership: a new kind of governance?¿ , 14-SEP-04 - 15-SEP-04 , pp.*-* [Details]
2003 Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) Annual Conference
Maura Adshead, Michelle Millar. (2003) Changing patterns of governance and the welfare state in Ireland . In: * eds. Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) Annual Conference , 17-OCT-03 - 19-OCT-03 , pp.*-* [Details]
2002 Public Administration Committee (PAC) 32nd Annual Conference
Maura Adshead (2002) Conceptualising Europeanisation: a framework for cross-national comparison of the impact of the EU on domestic policy processes . In: * eds. Public Administration Committee (PAC) 32nd Annual Conference , 02-SEP-02 - 04-SEP-02 , pp.*-* [Details]
2002 paper presented to Department of Government
Maura Adshead (2002) The Europeanisation of Irish public policy . In: * eds. paper presented to Department of Government , 21-OCT-02 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2002 ECPR Joint Session workshop on Europeanization and National Political Institutions, European Consortium for Political Research
Maura Adshead (2002) Europeanization, changing patterns of governance and the welfare state in Ireland . In: * eds. ECPR Joint Session workshop on Europeanization and National Political Institutions, European Consortium for Political Research , 02-SEP-02 - 04-SEP-02 , pp.*-* [Details]
2001 paper presented to the Public Policy Studies Group, College of Business
Maura Adshead (2001) Something old, something new¿ European integration and the governance turn . In: * eds. paper presented to the Public Policy Studies Group, College of Business , 19-APR-01 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2000 paper presented to the Centre for European Studies postgraduate research seminar, Centre for European Studies
Maura Adshead (2000) Developing European regions? Regionalization and regionalism in the new Europe . In: * eds. paper presented to the Centre for European Studies postgraduate research seminar, Centre for European Studies , 29-NOV-00 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2000 University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES) 30th Annual Conference and Fifth Research Conference
Maura Adshead (2000) Means to ends: a comparative examination of the deployment of EU Structural Funding in Germany and Ireland . In: * eds. University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES) 30th Annual Conference and Fifth Research Conference , 06-APR-00 - 08-APR-00 , pp.*-* [Details]
2000 European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), Maastricht Conference on ¿Implementing the Agenda 2000 Reforms: The EU Structural Funds in 2000-2006¿, EIPA
Maura Adshead (2000) Programming and implementing the Structural Fund Programmes for 2000-2006: New managerial requirements for the Member States? . In: * eds. European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), Maastricht Conference on ¿Implementing the Agenda 2000 Reforms: The EU Structural Funds in 2000-2006¿, EIPA , 13-APR-00 - 14-APR-00 , pp.*-* [Details]
2000 International Political Science Association (IPSA) XVIIIth Triennial World Congress, Quebec City panel on ¿Functionalism revisited: the challenge of globalization and regional integration¿
Maura Adshead (2000) Something old, something new¿ the marriage of neofunctionalism to new theories of governance in the explanation of European integration . In: * eds. International Political Science Association (IPSA) XVIIIth Triennial World Congress, Quebec City panel on ¿Functionalism revisited: the challenge of globalization and regional integration¿ , 05-AUG-00 - 08-AUG-00 , pp.*-* [Details]
2000 PSAI Panel on ¿Sub-national government in Ireland and the UK: reform, re-organisation and review¿, Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) annual conference on ¿Governance: Local, National and Globa
Maura Adshead with Ian Bache, University of Sheffield (2000) Developing European regions? Unity and Diversity in the new Europe . In: * eds. PSAI Panel on ¿Sub-national government in Ireland and the UK: reform, re-organisation and review¿, Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) annual conference on ¿Governance: Local, National and Globa , 13-OCT-00 - 14-OCT-00 , pp.*-* [Details]
1999 Regional Studies Association (RSA) International conference Regional potentials in an integrating Europe
Maura Adshead (1999) The same - only different: British and Irish experiences of EU regional policy . In: * eds. Regional Studies Association (RSA) International conference Regional potentials in an integrating Europe , 18-SEP-99 - 21-SEP-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1999 paper presented to the Departmental Research Seminar, Department of Politics
Maura Adshead (1999) Describing the Elephant: the levels of analysis in studies of European integration . In: * eds. paper presented to the Departmental Research Seminar, Department of Politics , 16-MAR-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1998 Political Studies Association (PSA) annual conference, panel on ¿Bringing Britain Back In: studies of UK public policy in European perspective¿
Maura Adshead (1998) Regional regeneration: European trends and British outcomes . In: * eds. Political Studies Association (PSA) annual conference, panel on ¿Bringing Britain Back In: studies of UK public policy in European perspective¿ , 07-APR-98 - 09-APR-98 , pp.*-* [Details]
1998 Politics Departmental Seminar
Maura Adshead. (1998) Developing European regions? British and European approaches to regional regeneration . In: * eds. Politics Departmental Seminar , 01-JUN-98 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1998 paper presented to the Pan-European Institute
Maura Adshead (1998) Comparing public policy-making and accounting for the role of the EU: concepts, models and theories . In: * eds. paper presented to the Pan-European Institute , 17-DEC-98 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1997 Liverpool European Academic Research Network (LEARN)
Maura Adshead (1997) An exploration of the nature of governance and state interests in Britain and Germany . In: * eds. Liverpool European Academic Research Network (LEARN) , 01-MAY-97 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1997 European Sociological Association (ESA), Stream on Europe of the Regions
Maura Adshead (1997) From exclusion to inclusion: the state of Irish regions . In: * eds. European Sociological Association (ESA), Stream on Europe of the Regions , 01-AUG-97 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1996 Inter-disciplinary group for the study of European politics
Maura Adshead. (1996) Comparing sub-national governances: network analysis and the use of theory . In: * eds. Inter-disciplinary group for the study of European politics , 01-MAR-96 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1995 European Group for Organisational Studies (EGOS)
Maura Adshead with Carlo Ruzza, University of Essex (1995) A new institutionalist comparison of policy-making in the Directorates Generale for Agriculture and the Environment . In: * eds. European Group for Organisational Studies (EGOS) , 01-JUL-95 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]

Conference Contributions

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Published Reports

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2010 The challenge of community participation in the delivery of public services: exploring participatory governance in Ireland.
M.Adshead and C.McInerney (2010) The challenge of community participation in the delivery of public services: exploring participatory governance in Ireland. NESF (National Economic and Social Forum), Dublin. [Details]
2009 Getting to know you. A study of the needs of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in County Clare.
M.Adshead, T. Lodge, E. Ni Shé (2009) Getting to know you. A study of the needs of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in County Clare. HSE, Ennis. [Details]
2008 An examination of Social Exclusion policies, procedures and practices in the context of the National Anti-Povery Strategy.
M. Adshead and M. Millar (2008) An examination of Social Exclusion policies, procedures and practices in the context of the National Anti-Povery Strategy. Combat Poverty Agency, Dublin. [Details]
2007 The emergence and institutionalization of social pacts: Ireland.
M.Adshead, R. O'Donnell and D. Thomas (2007) The emergence and institutionalization of social pacts: Ireland. Commission of the European Communities, EU Framework 7 Integrated Project Report. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2009 A review of Connolly, Linda and Hourigan, Niamh (eds)(2006) Social Movements and Ireland, Manchester, Manchester University Press, xiii+240pp.
Adshead, M (2009) A review of Connolly, Linda and Hourigan, Niamh (eds)(2006) Social Movements and Ireland, Manchester, Manchester University Press, xiii+240pp. Book Review [Details]
2009 Social Movements and Ireland.
Adshead, M (2009) Social Movements and Ireland. Malden: Book Review [Details]
2009 A review of Muiris MacCarthaigh (2008) Government in Modern Ireland, Dublin, Institute for Public Administration, ix+226pp.
Adshead, M (2009) A review of Muiris MacCarthaigh (2008) Government in Modern Ireland, Dublin, Institute for Public Administration, ix+226pp. Book Review [Details]
2007 Review of Niamh Puirseil, The Irish Labour party 1922-73, Dublin, UCD Press, 2006, xv+400pp.
Adshead, M (2007) Review of Niamh Puirseil, The Irish Labour party 1922-73, Dublin, UCD Press, 2006, xv+400pp. Book Review [Details]
2006 Negotiated governance and public policy in Ireland.
Adshead, M (2006) Negotiated governance and public policy in Ireland. Abingdon: Book Review [Details]
2006 Review of George Taylor (2005) Negotiated Governance and Public Policy in Ireland, xii+206pp.
Adshead, M (2006) Review of George Taylor (2005) Negotiated Governance and Public Policy in Ireland, xii+206pp. Book Review [Details]
2004 Review of Jamil Jreisat (2002) Comparative Public Administration, Oxford, Westview Press, xiii+192pp.
Adshead, M (2004) Review of Jamil Jreisat (2002) Comparative Public Administration, Oxford, Westview Press, xiii+192pp. Book Review [Details]
1999 Review of Wolfgang C. Muller and Kaare Strǿm (1999) Policy, Office, or Votes. How political parties in Western Europe make hard decisions, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Adshead, M (1999) Review of Wolfgang C. Muller and Kaare Strǿm (1999) Policy, Office, or Votes. How political parties in Western Europe make hard decisions, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Book Review [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
2013 Open Secrets.
Felle, T and Adshead, M (2013) Open Secrets. Cork: Newspaper Articles [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
2009 Getting to Know You.
Adshead, M; Ni She, E; Lodge, T (2009) Getting to Know You. Non Published Reports [Details]
2009 From Exclusion to inclusion? Reflections on the Celtic Tiger.
Adshead, M; McInerney, C (2009) From Exclusion to inclusion? Reflections on the Celtic Tiger. Non Published Reports [Details]
2009 Democracy and the Right to Know.
Adshead, M; Felle, T (2009) Democracy and the Right to Know. Non Published Reports [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2012 Public Adminstration systems responding to HIV Aids in Africa (€923,486) Programme of Strategic Cooperation between Irish Aid and Higher Education Authority
2010 UL Quality Improvement Fund Award €28,150.00 to develop the UL Practicum QIFAC
2010 (with Ronni Michelle Greenwood) collaborative work with ethnic minority women on ‘Identities, Immigration and Integration’ (€5,000) Civic Engagement Grant (€5,000)
2009 (with Chris McInerney) 'An evaluation of Irish participatory governance at sub-national level' Commissioned research for National Economic and Social Forum (NESF) (€10,000)
2007 PRTLI funding PRTLI
2007 HSE Research contract HSE
2006 University of Limerick Research Seed Funding UL VPR seed funding
1996 Joint Royal Irish Academy and British Council research grant
1991 U.L. College of Humanities Research Scholarship
2004 Combat Poverty research award
1997 Deutscher Akademiker Austausch Dienst (DAAD) research grant
1995 University of Liverpool research studentship
2000 University of Limerick College of Humanities research grant
2000 PSA UK (Political Studies Association ) annual prize

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Gill and Macmillan Encyclopaedia of Ireland Consultant/Contributor on Government for Gill and Macmillan Encyclopaedia of Ireland, forthcoming 2003 30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
The Political Studies Association (UK) Ordinary member 30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
Irish Institute for European Affairs Associate member 30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
The Irish Society for Contemporary European Studies Ordinary member 30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Research Committee Member 01-JAN-01 / 01-JAN-04
Political Studies Association of Ireland Executive Committee Member. (Vice President 2000-2002, President, 2002 -current) 01-JAN-99 / 30-DEC-99

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
First year social-science course co-ordinator for European studies University of Essex: First year social-science course co-ordinator for European studies, University of Essex, 1994 - 1995. In addition to my course administration, I organised and escorted a five-day study trip to Brussels for thirty students in May 1995. This comprised a series of visits to, and presentations by, representatives of NATO, the WEU, the European Parliament, the European Commission, and various lobbying agencies. 0 / 0
Subject Group Leader University of Limerick: Subject Group Leader, Politics and Public Administration, Department of Government and Society, 2000-2002 0 / 0
College of Humanities Research Strategy Committee To devise a complete research strategy for the College of Humanities Strategic Plan, in line with University of Limerick Strategic planning. 2005 / 1899
Member of the Centre for European Studies University of Essex: Member of the Centre for European Studies, Board of Management, University of Essex, 1994 - 1995 0 / 0
Postgraduate Convener and Admissions Officer University of Dundee: Postgraduate Convener and Admissions Officer, Department of Politics, 1998 - 1999. 0 / 0
Course Director University of Limerick: Course Director for Graduate Diploma in Public Administration, 2002 ¿ current 0 / 0
Course Director University of Limerick: Course Director for Masters in Public Administration, 2002 ¿ current 0 / 0
Joint Convener University of Limerick: Joint Convener of Department of Politics and Public Administration Staff/Student Research Colloquium, 2003 - current 0 / 0
Joint Editor University of Limerick: Joint Editor Department of Politics and Public Administration Working Papers Series, 2003- current 0 / 0
Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Research Committee 2001 Adjudication of grant proposals under the Third Sector Research Programme (TRSP) 2001 / 1899
Political Studies Association of Ireland,executive committee member since 1998 Vice President 2000-2002 President, 2002 -2005 Treasurer, 2005 - current 1999 / 1899
Socrates Co-ordinator University of Limerick: responsible for initiating, organising and maintaining academic exchange programmes with 50 plus European Universities, 1999-2002. 0 / 0

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University College Galway Teaching Assistant 01-SEP-93 / 01-JUN-94
University of Liverpool Part-time teaching assistant 01-SEP-96 / 01-JUL-97
University of Dundee Lecturer in West European Politics 01-SEP-98 / 01-JUL-99
Students? Union, University of Limerick President 01-JUN-89 / 01-JUN-90
FAS Researcher 01-JUL-90 / 01-JAN-91
University of Limerick Part-time teaching assistant 01-JAN-91 / 01-JAN-93
Dublin Institute of Technology Guest lecturer 01-MAR-93 / 01-AUG-93
University College Dublin Part-time researcher for Professor Brigid Laffan 01-OCT-93 / 01-MAY-94
University of Essex Teaching Fellow 01-SEP-94 / 01-JUL-95
University of Limerick Lecturer in Politics and Public Administration 01-AUG-99 / 30-DEC-99

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1998 University of Liverpool PhD
1993 University of Limerick Masters by research
1989 University of Limerick, (First) BA

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
German Basic Basic Fluent

Teaching Interests

Graduate Research Methods, Irish Politics and Public Policy, UL Practicum - applied research projects

PO4043 Introduction to Irish Politics
PO4013 Government and Politics in Ireland
PO5005 Graduate Research Methods
PS5131 Research Methods