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Dr Bernadette Connaughton

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… read more 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 was published by MUP in 2019. read les

Research Interests

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

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

Publications

Book

2006

Book Chapter

2018

Ireland: Steps towards a political coordination role for ministerial advisers
Connaugthon, B.
Ministers, Minders and Mandarins: An International Study of Relationships at the Executive Summit of Parliamentary Democracies

2015

Developing a Hybrid Identity? Europeanisation of Public Servants at the Continent's Far-West
Connaughton, B.
The European Civil Servant: A Shared Administrative Identity?

2010

‘Ireland’
Connaughton, B.
Partisan Appointees and Public Servants: An International Analysis of the Role of the Political Advisor

2010

Europeanisation: a catalyst for change
Rees, N. and Connaughton, B.
Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland

2010

Political institutions and administrative adaptation
Connaughton, B.
Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland

2010

The politics of environmental policy
Connaughton, B.
Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland

2008

Staffing the 'Summit' - Evidence from East and West on the Role of Personal Advisors and Senior Civil Servants
Connaughton, B
Politico-Administrative Relations at the Centre: Actors, Structures and Processes supporting the Core Executive

2008

Ireland: Modernisation as Opposed to Radical Reform'
Connaughton, B
Handbook of Administrative Reform: An International Perspective

2008

Expansion and Adaptation: Irish Public Administration Programmes and the International Context
Connaughton, B
Public Administration and Public Policy Degree Programmes in Europe: The Road from Bologna

2008

Changing Relationships at the Summit? Analysing the Role and Institutionalisation of Special Advisors in Ireland
Connaughton, B
Politico-Administrative Relations at the Centre: Actors, Structures and Processes supporting the Core Executive

2006

Analysing Politico-Administrative Relations: Extending the Focus
Sootla, G; Peters, BG; Connaughton, B
Politico-Administrative Dilemma: Traditional Problems and New Solutions

2005

The Impact of Coalition Government on Politico-Administrative Relations in Ireland 1981-2002
Connaughton, B
Politico-Administrative Relations under Coalition Governments

2005

EU Environmental Policy and Ireland
Connaughton, B
Ireland and the European Union: Nice, enlargement and the future of Europe

2000

The Governance of the European Union
Connaughton, B
Introduction to Comparative Public Administration

2000

Developing Public Administration Education in Central and Eastern Europe: the Significance of the European Dimension in Academic Programmes?
Connaughton, B; Verheijen, T
Building Higher Education programmes in Public Administration in CEE countries

Peer Reviewed Journal

2005

Public Administration as a Field of Study: Divergence or Convergence in the Light of ‘Europeanization?
Connaughton, B. and Randma, T.
Trames A Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences