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  • Haynes, Amanda (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2005)
    Regional development literature and policy has, in recent years, increasingly focused upon mechanisms for engendering inter-firm collaboration at a local level. Co-operation and partnership are regarded as key to encouraging ...
  • Healy, Amy Erbe (University of Limerick, 2012)
    This study has analysed food expenditure patterns to determine if consumption is converging both within and across nation states in the European Union. Convergence theory posits that with similar levels of economic ...
  • Power, Martin J.; Neville, Patricia (Limerick City Adult Education Service, 2011)
    Despite the relative increase in the number and variety of addiction courses available, very few evaluations have been carried out on the impact and effectiveness of these courses. This evaluation of the effectiveness and ...
  • O'Connor, Pat; O'Hagan, Clare (Taylor and Francis, 2015)
    This article is concerned with the macro-cultural ideal or institutional myth of excellence as defined and used in the evaluation of academic staff as part of an institutional logic. Such logics ‘prescribe what constitutes ...
  • Cosgrove, Olivia (University of Limerick, 2013)
    This is an investigation of the experience of religious stigma and discrimination among eight non ethno-religious minority groups in Ireland. The study focuses on the connections between the Irish social context and the ...
  • O'Connor, Pat (National University of Galway, 2003)
    The reality of discrimination within the university system has been recognised by, for example, the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals in the UK (CVCP, 1991), and the President of MIT in the US (MIT, 1999). In a ...
  • Cooper, Charlotte Rachel Mary (University of Limerick, 2012)
    Over my 20 year involvement with the movement, I have come to notice that scant attention is paid to fat activism. Despite intensified interest in fat in 21st century Western culture, the richness of fat activism is not ...
  • Power, Martin J.; Barnes, Cliona (Limerick Regeneration Agencies and Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences University of Limerick, 2011)
    This research study sought to begin the process of auditing experiences and concerns related to community safety in and around Southill and Ballinacurra Weston. We have endeavoured to explore, identify and document the ...
  • O'Connor, Pat; O'Hagan, Clare; Gray, Breda (SAGE Publications, 2017)
    This article describes a typological framework with axes relating to career and (non-work) relationship commitment to show how a specific cohort of women enact femininity(ies) in the context of the institutionalised practices ...
  • O'Connor, Pat (Routledge: Taylor & Francis, 2003)
    no abstract available
  • O'Hagan, Clare; O'Connor, Pat; Veronesi, Liria; Mich, Ornella; Sağlamer, Gulsun; Tan, Mine; Caglayan, Hulya (EU, 2015)
    Executive Summary: The purpose of this action-research project is to effect structural and cultural change in higher level education and research institutes, and particularly in their decision-making bodies and processes ...
  • Gray, Breda (Cork University Press, 2015)
    Models for Movers is a unique collection of Irish migrant women's oral histories spanning three waves of twentieth-century emigration, skilfully brought together and contextualised by the author, Ide B. O 'Carroll. The ...
  • O'Connor, Pat (New York: Harvester-Wheatsheaf, 1992)
    No abstract available
  • Power, Martin J.; Haynes, Amanda; Devereux, Eoin (School of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology, 2012)
    International research indicates that recessionary periods may be accompanied by a decline in the quality of relations between the majority population and migrant groups as the latter are at risk of being scapegoated for ...
  • O'Connor, Pat (Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, 2010)
  • O'Connor, Pat; Carvalho, Teresa; Vabo, Agnete; Cardoso, Sónia (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015)
    This chapter is concerned with describing and critically evaluating the literature on the existence of and explanations for gender imbalances in higher education (HE) focusing particularly on girls’ increasing access to ...
  • Schweppe, Jennifer; Haynes, Amanda (2018)
    The relationship between the police service and the communities it serves is vital to an open and functioning democracy. While Ireland’s police force, An Garda Síochána, enjoy very high levels of public confidence overall, ...
  • O'Connor, Pat (Institute of Public Administration of Ireland, 1996)
    This article describes the formation of a family rights project in Limerick. It explains how the project came to focus on a rather narrow legalistic definition of parental rights, typified as a 'male agenda'. It explores ...
  • O'Connor, Pat (Údarás na Gaeltachta, 1997)
    An tSileail Ghloine is an E.U. project funded under the ADAPT programme. It is concerned with the position of women within a changing organisational context. The project as a whole has involved a wide variety of activities. ...
  • O'Connor, Pat (Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2006)
    Drawing on texts written by young people aged 14-17 years in a school context in response to an invitation to write a page describing themselves and their vision of Ireland and to use the reverse side creatively for drawings, ...

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