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Dr. Brendan Flynn B.A., M.A., Ph.D
| Brendan Flynn was appointed within the School as a lecturer in 1998. He
has studied at the University of Essex for his Masters and PhD degrees,
his doctoral thesis having the title: "Subsidiarity and the Evolution of
EU environmental policy", with Prof. Albert Weale, as his supervisor.
He has taught a wide variety of undergraduate courses on topics in the
areas of Irish politics, introduction to politics, and European
Politics. He has also offered specialist third option courses in
Environmental Policy and EU policy. His primary research interests
include comparative environmental policy, with a special focus on EU and
Irish developments. He also retains an interest in wider EU policy and
European politics developments. He is the author of The Blame Game:
Rethinking Ireland’s Sustainable Development and Environmental
Performance (2007, Dublin: Irish Academic Press).
SP158 Introduction to Politics & Sociology
My major area of research is concerned with environmental policy, with a focus on EU and Irish developments. I have also written, or researched, on the interactions between agriculture, fisheries and environmental policies. I was Principal Investigator for the Marine Institute funded 'Fishers' Knowledge project (2009-2013). This research project explored how more sustainable fishing practices could be discovered in collaboration with fishers themselves. Other research interests include Marine renewables, with a focus towards the political aspects of wave, tidal and offshore grids.
| EU and Irish environmental policy broadly;
More specifically, Marine Renewables-Political aspects of Wave and Tidal developments, and Offshore Grids ; Also, Ocean and Marine Politics-the Interactions between marine energy and security issues.
|Flynn, B. (2007) The Blame Game: Rethinking Ireland's Sustainable Development and Environmental Performance. : Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]|
|Weale, A., Pridham, G., Cini, M., Konstadakopulos, D., Porter, M., Flynn, B. (2000) Environmental Governance in Europe: An Ever Closer Ecological Union?. [Details]|
|Flynn, B. (2009) 'Environmental Lessons for Rural Ireland from the European Union: how great expectations in Brussels get dashed in Bangor and Belmullet' In: McDonagh, J.; Varley, T.; Shortall, S (eds). A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. Ashgate. [Details]|
|Flynn, B., Taylor, G. (2008) 'The Irish Greens' In: Frankland, E.G.; Lucardie, P.; Rihoux, B (eds). Green Parties in Transition: the End of Grass-roots Democracy?. Ashgate. [Details]|
|FLYNN, B. et al. (2008) 'Planning Cells and Citizen Deliberation in environmental policy: deliberation and its limits' In: Coenen, F.H.J.M (eds). Public Participation and Better Environmental Decisions: The promise and limits of participatory processes for the quality of environmentally related decision-making. Springer. [Details]|
|Flynn, B. (2004) 'The Europeanisation of Irish environmental policy: a triumph of policy style over substance?' In: Jordan, A.; Liefferink, D (eds). Environment Policy in Europe: The Europeanisation of National Environmental Policies. London: Routledge. [Details]|
|Flynn, B. (2003) 'New environmental policy instruments in Ireland' In: Jordan, A.; Wurzel, R.K.W.; Zito, A.R (eds). New Instruments of Environmental Governance? National Experiences and Prospects. London: Frank Cass. [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Flynn, B. (2008) 'Reaching the limits of law? An Overview and Assessment of 50 years of EU environmental law and policy'. The Irish Journal of European Law, 15 (1):127-156. [Details]|
|Flynn B., Kröger, L. (2003) 'Can Policy Learning Really Improve Implementation? Evidence From Irish Responses to the Water Framework Directive'. European Environment, 13 (3):150-163. [Details]|
|Flynn, B., Taylor, G. (2003) 'It’s green, but is it of a light enough hue? Past performance, present success and the future of the Irish Greens'. Environmental Politics, 12 (1). [Details]|
|Flynn, B. (2002) 'Voluntary Environmental Policy Instruments: Two Irish Success Stories?'. European Environment, 12 (1):49-60. [Details]|
|Brendan Flynn (2014) Review of) Environmental Policy in the EU: Actors, Institutions and Processes, Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, Vol.16, No.3. Book Review [Details]|
|Flynn, B (2010) Innovation in Environmental Policy? Integrating the Environment for Sustainability. Book Review [Details]|
|Flynn, B (1998) New instruments for environmental policy in the EU. Book Review [Details]|
|Flynn, B (1998) British environmental policy and Europe: Politics and policy in transition. Book Review [Details]|
|Flynn, B (1998) Deregulation in the European Union: Environmental perspectives. Book Review [Details]|
|Flynn, B (1998) Global competition and EU environmental policy. Book Review [Details]|
|Flynn, B (1998) The innovation of EU environmental policy. Book Review [Details]|
|Flynn, B. (2011) From Net to plate? Fishers’ knowledge on the sale, marketing and promotion of fish. Evidence from the Aran Nephrops fishery. Paper for 7th SSRC International Conference Workshop: ‘We are what we (do not) Eat’: Linking Food Production and Consumption.’. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Flynn, B. (2011) Fishers' Knowledge: an old or new approach to bridging the gap between science and policy for sustainable coasts and seas. Presentation for the MARE People and the Sea VI Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Flynn. B. (2011) EU Support for Ocean Energy: All at Sea. Paper presented at the 3rd UACES Collaborative Research Network, Angers Workshop. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Flynn, B. (2010) NATO’s new strategic doctrine that isn’t. Presentation for PSAI annual conference 2010, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Dublin. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Flynn, B. (2010) That Sinking Feeling: Irish Perspectives on the (non)Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy. Presentation for PSAI annual conference 2010, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Dublin. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Flynn, B. (2009) Drawing Lessons from close cousins: US environmental federalism compared and contrasted with EU environmental confederalism. paper presented at Transatlantic Studies Association Annual Conference, Canterbury Christ Church University. Conference Paper [Details]|
|FLYNN, B. et al. (2010) Innovation in Environmental Policy? Integrating the Environment for Sustainability. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND PLANNING. Reviews [Details]|
|Flynn, Brendan, Edward Hind, Emma Martin, and Gavin Power (2014) The Irish Fishers’ Knowledge project: Final Report and Findings (Grant-Aid Agreement No. PBA/FS/08/001 The establishment and application of Protocols to Capture, Collate and Integrate the Tacit Knowledge in the Fishing Industry). Report [Details]|