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Dr. Bernadette Connaughton

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
PA4005 Seminar in Sustainable Development

Publications

Books

2019

The Implementation of Environmental Policy in Ireland: Lessons from translating EU directives into action
Bernadette Connaughton
(2019) The Implementation of Environmental Policy in Ireland: Lessons from translating EU directives into action
Manchester : Manchester University Press

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

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

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
Bernadette Connaughton, Georg Sootla, B.Guy Peters(Ed.) Bratislava : NISPAcee

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
Peters, B.G., Sootla, G., Connaughton, B. (eds.)(Ed.) Bratislava : NISPAcee

Book Chapters

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

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 pp. 199-218

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 pp. 61-87

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 pp. 34-52

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 pp. 53-79

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

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 pp. 122-144

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 pp. 151-179

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 pp. 12-33

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 pp. 95-114

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 pp. 145-168

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 pp. 171-192

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 pp. 244-267

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 pp. 163-179

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 pp. 50-68

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 pp. 53-78

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 pp. 256-274

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 pp. 247-274

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 pp. 36-54

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 pp. 507-532

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 pp. 328-345

Peer Reviewed Journals

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
In International Journal Of Public Administration; Routledge London : pp. 1-9
DOI: 10.1080/01900692.2014.952820

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
In Journal Of Environmental Policy & Planning; pp. 201-220
DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2013.829748

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
In Administration; Dublin : pp. 47-68

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
In Administration; pp. 55-76

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
In Irish Political Studies; pp. 347-369
DOI: 10.1080/07907184.2010.497636

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'
In Halduskutuur – Administrative Culture; pp. 110-126

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
In Administration; pp. 77-93

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?
In Irish Political Studies; pp. 257-276

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?
In Trames A Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences; pp. 1-13

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
In Regional And Federal Studies; pp. 379-404
DOI: 10.1080/1359756042000261360

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?
In Public Administration; pp. 833-851
DOI: 10.1111/j.0033-3298.2003.00373.x