Chris Curtin

Professor M.A., H.DIP.ED., PH.D.(HULL),

Contact Details

Professor
Vice-President Innovation & Perf
Room A114
Quadrangle Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 4311
E: chris.curtin@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Chris Curtin is Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science and Sociology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is author/editor of 8 books, over 60 articles/book chapters and more than 20 national and international reports, mainly on the theme on rural change and rural development. Chris has carried out research on rural development for the past twenty-five years with colleagues in Ireland, in Europe and in the United States. He is active as an independent expert for the European Union, the United States Department of Agriculture, and many third sector institutions. In addition to his work at the National University of Ireland, Galway, he has taught at universities in the UK, in mainland Europe, the United States and Mexico. In the past three years he has participated in the third and forth EU Research Programmes and is currently involved in the Fifth Framework Study: Restructuring in Marginal Rural Areas (The role of social capital in rural development).He has been active in the European Union's Erasmus and Socrates higher education programmes .He designed and has responsibility for the Diploma in Community Development Practice which has been used by many Irish Leader companies as a core element of their capacity building programmes .and has extensive experience in evaluating rural development programmes.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2012) 'Big Brothers Big Sisters comes to Ireland: A case study in policy transfer'
Brady, B,Curtin, C (2012) 'Big Brothers Big Sisters comes to Ireland: A case study in policy transfer'. Children And Youth Services Review, 34 :1433-1439 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Attainment of ecosystem based governance in European waters-A State property rights regime approach for Ireland'
Mellett, M,Curtin, C,Hennessey, T,O'Hagan, AM (2011) 'Attainment of ecosystem based governance in European waters-A State property rights regime approach for Ireland'. Marine Policy, 35 :739-747 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'The Politics of Empowerment:Power ,Populism and Partnership in Rural ireland'
Varley, T., Curtin, C. (2006) 'The Politics of Empowerment:Power ,Populism and Partnership in Rural ireland'. THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REVIEW, 37 (3):423-446 [Details]
(2003) 'Evaluating rural development programmes'
Curtin, C. (2003) 'Evaluating rural development programmes'. OCCASIONAL PAPERS, 43 :1-36 [Details]
(2000) 'Poverty and politics in Mexico'
Curtin, C. (2000) 'Poverty and politics in Mexico'. LATIN AMERICAN CENTRE PAPERS, (103) [Details]
(2000) 'Farming styles: research in Ireland and the Netherlands'
Curtin, C., Leuwis, K. (2000) 'Farming styles: research in Ireland and the Netherlands'. WAGENINGEN STUDIES IN EXTENSION EDUCATION, (36) [Details]
(2000) 'Rural development in Mexico reconsidered'
Curtin, C. (2000) 'Rural development in Mexico reconsidered'. OCCASIONAL PAPERS, (39) [Details]
(1997) 'Competition and Control at Work: Rural Miners and the Labour Process'
Curtin, C. (1997) 'Competition and Control at Work: Rural Miners and the Labour Process'. Economic And Social Review, [Details]
(1989) 'COOPERATION AND RURAL-DEVELOPMENT IN THE WEST OF IRELAND'
CURTIN, C,VARLEY, T (1989) 'COOPERATION AND RURAL-DEVELOPMENT IN THE WEST OF IRELAND'. Eire-Ireland, 24 :104-119 [Details]
(1988) 'COMPETITION AND CONTROL AT WORK - RURAL MINERS AND THE LABOR PROCESS'
CURTIN, C,SHIELDS, D (1988) 'COMPETITION AND CONTROL AT WORK - RURAL MINERS AND THE LABOR PROCESS'. Economic And Social Review, 19 :159-176 [Details]
(1986) 'ADULT-EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY-DEVELOPMENT IN THE WEST OF IRELAND'
CURTIN, C,VARLEY, A (1986) 'ADULT-EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY-DEVELOPMENT IN THE WEST OF IRELAND'. Community Development Journal, 21 :186-194 [Details]
(1986) 'BRINGING INDUSTRY TO A SMALL TOWN IN THE WEST OF IRELAND'
CURTIN, C,VARLEY, A (1986) 'BRINGING INDUSTRY TO A SMALL TOWN IN THE WEST OF IRELAND'. Sociologia Ruralis, 26 :170-185 [Details]
(1985) 'Peasants and Politics'
Curtin, C. (1985) 'Peasants and Politics'. Saothar, 10 [Details]
(1983) 'The Stem Family in Ireland: Facts and Fantasies'
Curtin, C. (1983) 'The Stem Family in Ireland: Facts and Fantasies'. Comparative Studies in Society and History, 25 (2) [Details]
(1983) 'Some Observations on the Stem Family in Ireland Reconsidered'
Curtin, C. (1983) 'Some Observations on the Stem Family in Ireland Reconsidered'. Comparative Studies in Society and History, 25 (2) [Details]
(1983) 'COMMERCIALIZATION IN WEST OF IRELAND AGRICULTURE IN THE 1890S'
CUDDY, M,CURTIN, C (1983) 'COMMERCIALIZATION IN WEST OF IRELAND AGRICULTURE IN THE 1890S'. Economic And Social Review, 14 :173-184 [Details]
(1982) 'COLLUSION PRACTICES IN A WEST OF IRELAND LIVESTOCK MART'
CURTIN, C,VARLEY, A (1982) 'COLLUSION PRACTICES IN A WEST OF IRELAND LIVESTOCK MART'. Ethnology, 21 :349-357 [Details]
(1978) 'STEM FAMILY IN IRELAND'
GIBBON, P,CURTIN, C (1978) 'STEM FAMILY IN IRELAND'. Comparative Studies In Society And History, 20 :429-453 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(1997) Rural Poverty in Ireland.
Curtin, C., Tovey, H., Hasse, T. (1997) Rural Poverty in Ireland. : Oak Three Press. [Details]
(1996) Poverty in Rural Ireland: A Political Economy Perspective.
Curtin, C., Hasse, T., Tovey, H. (1996) Poverty in Rural Ireland: A Political Economy Perspective. : Dublin: Oak Tree Press in association with Combat Poverty Agency. [Details]
(1996) The State, Self-Help Groups and Development in the West of Ireland.
Curtin, C., Varley, A., Van Gorcam (1996) The State, Self-Help Groups and Development in the West of Ireland. [Details]
(1995) Irish Urban Cultures.
Curtin, C., Donnan, H., Wilson, T. (1995) Irish Urban Cultures. : Institute of Irish Studies Press and The University Press of America Belfast. [Details]
(1989) Ireland From Below.
Curtin, C., Wilson, T. (1989) Ireland From Below. [Details]
(1988) Introduction to Irish Studies.
Curtin, C., Bartlett, T., O'Dwyer, R., O Tuathaigh, G. (1988) Introduction to Irish Studies. : Gill and Macmillan Dublin. [Details]
(1987) Gender in Irish Society.
Curtin, C., Jackson, P., O'Connor, B. (1987) Gender in Irish Society. : Galway: Galway University Press. [Details]
(1986) The Commoditization Debate: Labour Process, Strategy and Social Network.
Curtin, C., Long, N., van der Ploeg, J., Box, L. (1986) The Commoditization Debate: Labour Process, Strategy and Social Network. : Wageningen Agricultural University Press Wageningen. [Details]
(1983) Culture and Ideology in Ireland.
Curtin, C., O'Dowd, L., Kelly, M. (1983) Culture and Ideology in Ireland. : Galway University Press Galway. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
'Can Rural Communities Save Themselves?'
Curtin, C. 'Can Rural Communities Save Themselves?' In: Rural Poverty in Ireland. [Details]
(2009) 'Identity-Building in Regional Initiatives for Rural Development: Comparing Ireland's Lake District and Norway's Mountain Region'
Meistad, T., Hannon, F., Curtin, C. (2009) 'Identity-Building in Regional Initiatives for Rural Development: Comparing Ireland's Lake District and Norway's Mountain Region' In: Comparing Rural Development: Continuity and Change in the Countryside of Western Europe. (Perspectives on Rural Policy and Planning). UK: Ashgate. [Details]
(2008) 'A Changing Society: Ireland since the 1960'
Curtin, C., Boylan, T., Laver, M. (2008) 'A Changing Society: Ireland since the 1960' In: Introduction to Irish Studies. [Details]
(2008) 'Comparing Rural Development. Continuity and Change in the Countryside of Western Europe'
Hannon, F., Curtin, C. (2008) 'Comparing Rural Development. Continuity and Change in the Countryside of Western Europe' In: The Role of Identity in Contemporary Rural Development Processes. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing. [Details]
(2002) 'Community empowerment via partnership? The local community in rural Ireland’s area based development regime'
Curtin, C., Varley, T. (2002) 'Community empowerment via partnership? The local community in rural Ireland’s area based development regime' In: Issues in Irish Public Policy. Dublin, Irish Academic Press. [Details]
(2002) 'Changing patterns of leadership and local power in rural Ireland'
Curtin, C., Varley, T. (2002) 'Changing patterns of leadership and local power in rural Ireland' In: Leadership and Local Power n European Rural Development. Aldershot, Ashgate. [Details]
(1999) 'Defending rural interests against nationalists in 20th century Ireland: A tale of three movements'
Curtin, C., Varley, A. (1999) 'Defending rural interests against nationalists in 20th century Ireland: A tale of three movements' In: Rural Change in Ireland. Institute of Irish Studies, Belfast. [Details]
(1997) 'Take your partners and face the music: Community groups and area-based partnerships in rural Ireland'
Curtin, C., Varley, T. (1997) 'Take your partners and face the music: Community groups and area-based partnerships in rural Ireland' In: L'Irlande: Identities et Modernite. Lille: Centre de Gestion des Revues, Lille. [Details]
(1996) 'Back to the future: Communities and rural poverty'
Curtin, C. (1996) 'Back to the future: Communities and rural poverty' In: Poverty in Rural Ireland: A Political Economy Perspective. [Details]
(1996) 'Politics and Society in Post-Independence Ireland'
Curtin, C., Boylan, T., O'Dowd, L. (1996) 'Politics and Society in Post-Independence Ireland' In: Introduction to Irish Studies. [Details]
(1996) 'Understanding rural poverty'
Curtin, C., Tovey, H., Hasse, T. (1996) 'Understanding rural poverty' In: Poverty in Rural Ireland: A Political Economy Perspective. [Details]
(1995) 'Take Your Partners and Face the Music: The State, Community Groups and Area-Based Partnerships'
Curtin, C., Varley, T. (1995) 'Take Your Partners and Face the Music: The State, Community Groups and Area-Based Partnerships' In: Rural Ireland, Secularisation and the State in Ireland. Caen University Press, Caen. [Details]
(1995) 'Community Action and the State'
Curtin, C., Varley, T. (1995) 'Community Action and the State' In: Irish Society: Sociological Perspectives. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration Dublin. [Details]
(1994) 'Shellfish Co-operatives in North West Connemara: A Successful Case of ‘Collective’ Endogenous Developent?'
Curtin, C. (1994) 'Shellfish Co-operatives in North West Connemara: A Successful Case of ‘Collective’ Endogenous Developent?' In: Beyond Modernisation: The Impact of Endogenous Rural Development. Assen, Van. Gorcum. [Details]
(1993) 'Evaluation Strategies in the North Connemara Rural Project'
Curtin, C. (1993) 'Evaluation Strategies in the North Connemara Rural Project' In: Evaluation in the Poverty 3 Programme. Central Unit, Lille. [Details]
(1993) 'The State and Community Action in Ireland'
Curtin, C. (1993) 'The State and Community Action in Ireland' In: Ireland A Sociological Profile: New Edition. Dublin. Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
(1991) 'Populism and Petty Capitalism in Rural Ireland'
Curtin, C., Varley, A. (1991) 'Populism and Petty Capitalism in Rural Ireland' In: Rural Enterprises: Shifting Perspectives on Small Scale Production. London, David Fulton. [Details]
(1991) 'The Theory and Practice of Community Development in Two West of Ireland Community Councils'
Curtin, C., Varley, A., O'Donoghue, K. (1991) 'The Theory and Practice of Community Development in Two West of Ireland Community Councils' In: Rural Development: Problems and Prospects. Aldershot, Avebury. [Details]
(1991) 'Industrial Development and Rural Women in Ireland'
Curtin, C., O'Donovan, O. (1991) 'Industrial Development and Rural Women in Ireland' In: Rural Crisis: Perspectives on Irish Rural Development. [Details]
(1991) 'Training for Self-Employment: A Study of the Linc Start-Your-Own-Business Programme'
Curtin, C., Barrett, A. (1991) 'Training for Self-Employment: A Study of the Linc Start-Your-Own-Business Programme' In: Rural Crisis: Perspectives on Irish Rural Development. Galway, Centre for Development Studies. [Details]
(1989) 'Brown Trout, Gentry and Dutchmen: Tourism and Development in South Mayo'
Curtin, C., Varley, A. (1989) 'Brown Trout, Gentry and Dutchmen: Tourism and Development in South Mayo' In: Ireland From Below. [Details]
(1989) 'Pubs, Clubs and Private Houses in a Clare Town'
Curtin, C., Ryan, C. (1989) 'Pubs, Clubs and Private Houses in a Clare Town' In: Ireland From Below. Galway: Galway University Press. [Details]
(1988) 'Social Order, Interpersonal Relations and Disputes in a West of Ireland Community'
Curtin, C. (1988) 'Social Order, Interpersonal Relations and Disputes in a West of Ireland Community' In: Whose Law and Order?. Belfast. SAI Press. [Details]
(1988) 'Emigration and Exile'
Curtin, C., O'Dwyer, R., O Tuathaigh, G. (1988) 'Emigration and Exile' In: Introduction to Irish Studies. [Details]
(1988) 'The Legal Process and the Control of Mining Development in the West of Ireland'
Curtin, C., Shields, D. (1988) 'The Legal Process and the Control of Mining Development in the West of Ireland' In: Whose Law and Order?. Ireland: Sociological Association of Ireland. [Details]
(1987) 'Marginal Men? Bachelor Farmers in a West of Ireland Community'
Curtin, C., Varley, A. (1987) 'Marginal Men? Bachelor Farmers in a West of Ireland Community' In: Gender in Irish Society. Galway: Galway University Press. [Details]
(1986) 'Chayanov and Peasants in the West of Ireland'
Curtin, C. (1986) 'Chayanov and Peasants in the West of Ireland' In: The Commoditization debate: labour process, strategy and social network. USA: Wageningen Agricultural University. [Details]
(1986) 'The Peasant Family Farm and Commoditization in the West of Ireland'
Curtin, C. (1986) 'The Peasant Family Farm and Commoditization in the West of Ireland' In: The Commoditization Debate: Labour Process, Strategy and Social Network. Wageningen. [Details]
(1986) 'Marriage and Family in the Republic of Ireland'
Curtin, C., Clancy, P. et al (1986) 'Marriage and Family in the Republic of Ireland' In: Ireland: A Sociological Profile. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
(1984) 'Children and Childhood in Rural Ireland: A Consideration of the Ethnographic Literature'
Curtin, C., Varley, A. (1984) 'Children and Childhood in Rural Ireland: A Consideration of the Ethnographic Literature' In: Culture and Ideology in Ireland. Galway University Press, Galway. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(1998) Coordination of Local Development Initiatives in Co. Galway.
Ó Cinneide, M., Curtin, C., and Keane, M. (1998) Coordination of Local Development Initiatives in Co. Galway. International Centre for Development Studies, NUl, Galway, Galway. [Details]
(1998) Undertaking Regional and Local Planning: Conceptual and Practical Considerations with reference to the West of Ireland, Research Report No. 8.
Keane, M., Ó Cinnéide, M. and Curtin, C. (1998) Undertaking Regional and Local Planning: Conceptual and Practical Considerations with reference to the West of Ireland, Research Report No. 8. Social Sciences Research Centre, NUl, Galway, Galway. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2008) The politics of civil society: Neoliberalism or social left?.
Curtin, C (2008) The politics of civil society: Neoliberalism or social left?. Book Review [Details]
(1996) Social development: The developmental perspective in social welfare - Midgley,J.
Curtin, C (1996) Social development: The developmental perspective in social welfare - Midgley,J. Book Review [Details]

Note

  Year Publication
(1983) SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE STEM FAMILY IN IRELAND RECONSIDERED.
GIBBON, P,CURTIN, C (1983) SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE STEM FAMILY IN IRELAND RECONSIDERED. Note [Details]
(1983) IRISH FARM FAMILIES FACTS AND FANTASIES.
GIBBON, P,CURTIN, C (1983) IRISH FARM FAMILIES FACTS AND FANTASIES. Note [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(2004) The politics of rural development programmes in Mexico. Research papers, Centre de Estudios Rurales, El Colegio de Michaocan.
Curtin, C. (2004) The politics of rural development programmes in Mexico. Research papers, Centre de Estudios Rurales, El Colegio de Michaocan. Other Item [Details]
(2003) Creating an Irish lake district to accelerate rural development.
Curtin, C., Hannan, F., Kinlen, L. (2003) Creating an Irish lake district to accelerate rural development. Other Item [Details]
(1999) Mexican Rural Development Programmes. Occasional Papers, Centre de Estudios Rurales, El Colegio de Michaocan.
Curtin, C. (1999) Mexican Rural Development Programmes. Occasional Papers, Centre de Estudios Rurales, El Colegio de Michaocan. Other Item [Details]
(1998) Local development issues in Ireland and Mexico. Occasional Papers, Centre de Estudios Rurales, El Colegio de Michaocan.
Curtin, C. (1998) Local development issues in Ireland and Mexico. Occasional Papers, Centre de Estudios Rurales, El Colegio de Michaocan. Other Item [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2011) CDI and Community Engagement: FifthThematic Report for CDI's Process Evaluation. Galway: Child and Family Research Centre.
Coen, L., Canavan, J., Ozan, J. and Curtin, C. (2011) CDI and Community Engagement: FifthThematic Report for CDI's Process Evaluation. Galway: Child and Family Research Centre. null: Non Published Reports [DOI] [Details]
(1998) Co-ordination of local development initiatives in County Galway. International Centre for Development Studies.
O Cinneide, M., Curtin, C., Keane, M. (1998) Co-ordination of local development initiatives in County Galway. International Centre for Development Studies. Non Published Reports [Details]
(1998) Coordination of Local Development Initiatives in Co. Galway, International Centre for Development Studies, NUl, Galway.
Ó Cinnéide, M., Curtin, C., and Keane, M. (1998) Coordination of Local Development Initiatives in Co. Galway, International Centre for Development Studies, NUl, Galway. Non Published Reports [Details]
(1998) Undertaking regional and local planning: conceptual and practical considerations with reference to the West of Ireland: Research Report. Social Science Research Centre.
Keane, M., O Cinneide, M., Curtin, C. (1998) Undertaking regional and local planning: conceptual and practical considerations with reference to the West of Ireland: Research Report. Social Science Research Centre. Non Published Reports [Details]
(1993) Evaluation of the Forum Project. Report to the Poverty 3 Programme.
Curtin, C. (1993) Evaluation of the Forum Project. Report to the Poverty 3 Programme. Non Published Reports [Details]
(1992) Confronting the Problem of Unemployment in North Mayo. Report to North Mayo PESP Company.
Curtin, C., Mclnemey, C., and Ó Cinnéide, M. (1992) Confronting the Problem of Unemployment in North Mayo. Report to North Mayo PESP Company. Non Published Reports [Details]
(1989) Integrated Development Plan for East Clare.
Ó Cinnéide, M. and Curtin, C. (1989) Integrated Development Plan for East Clare. Non Published Reports [Details]
(1989) Clare Action Southwest Plan 1989-1993.
Ó Cinnéide, M., and Curtin, C. (1989) Clare Action Southwest Plan 1989-1993. Non Published Reports [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2008) The politics of civil society: Neoliberalism or social left?. Critical Social Policy.
CURTIN, C. et al. (2008) The politics of civil society: Neoliberalism or social left?. Critical Social Policy. Reviews [Details]
(1996) Social development: The developmental perspective in social welfare - Midgley,J. International Social Work.
CURTIN, C. et al. (1996) Social development: The developmental perspective in social welfare - Midgley,J. International Social Work. Reviews [Details]

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of Chicago, . Visiting Professor /
University of Texas at Austin Visiting Professor /
Cornell University Visiting Professor /
University of Missouri, Columbia, U.S.A. Visiting Professor /
Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands Visiting Fellow /
University College, Galway Professor / 31-DEC-99
University College, Galway Senior Lecturer /
University College, Galway Lecturer /
University College, Galway Teaching Fellow /
Institute of Higher Education, Limerick (UL) Temporary Full-Time Lecturer /
University of Hull Tutor /
DUniversity College, Galway Part-time Lecturer and Tutor /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1978 University of Hull PhD -