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About NUI Galway
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The Rural Studies Research Cluster includes researchers with interests in developing and extending the theoretical, conceptual and empirical boundaries of rural studies, with particular reference to their spatial dimensions. One of the principal themes underpinning such research is the nature of social, economic, political and cultural restructuring of rural areas under processes of globalization, and the understanding of rural localities as sites through which these and other influences are negotiated, contested and reproduced. This posits the rural as relational, with the attendant conceptual and practical challenges of reimagining and remaking rural place. In methodological and analytical terms, the context-specific nature of such change implies a diversity of approaches that can take account of issues of scale, location, interface and situatedness.
StaffDr Therese Conway
Dr Maura Farrell
Dr Marie Mahon
Dr John McDonagh
ResearchersDr Shane Conway
Postgraduate StudentsKate Flood
Aoife Ni Fhlatharta
BuSK - Building Shared Knowledge
BuSK aims to support natural resource governance in the Northern periphery. It is a research project, which develops planning tools that enhance the use of participatory techniques, and gives assistance for decision makers concerning land use planning and natural resource governance.
Principle Investigator(s): Dr John McDonagh, Dr Maura Farrell, Dr Marie Mahon
Contact Name: Dr John McDonagh
More info: https://www.luke.fi/busk/
Funded by: Northern Periphery and Artic Programme
IMAJINE – Integrative Mechanisms for Addressing Spatial Justice and Territorial Inequalities in Europe
The core aim of IMAJINE is to formulate new integrative policy mechanisms to enable European, national and regional government agencies to more effectively address territorial inequalities within the European Union, and to imagine a future for European regions in which the distribution of resources is consistent with principles of social and spatial justice.
Principle Investigator(s): Dr Marie Mahon Dr Maura Farrell, Dr John McDonagh
Contact Name: Dr Marie Mahon
More info: http://imajine-project.eu/#home
Funded by: Horizon 2020
National Rural Network (NRN)
The NRN is a membership network for farmers, agricultural advisors, rural communities and others interested in rural development. It provides up-to-date information, case studies, seminars and conferences to maximise the beneficial outcomes of Ireland’s Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for rural stakeholders.
Principle Investigator(s): Dr Maura Farrell, Dr Marie Mahon, Dr John McDonagh, Dr Shane Conway, Dr Aisling Murtagh
Contact Name: Dr Maura Farrell
More info: https://www.nationalruralnetwork.ie
Funded by: Rural Development Programme 2014-2020