Brendan Flynn

Lecturer Bar/College Lecturer B.A., M.A., Ph.D

Contact Details

Lecturer Bar/College Lecturer
Dept. of Pol. Science & Soc.
Room 301, Tower 1
Arts/Science Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 3160
E: brendan.flynn@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

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).

Teaching

SP158 Introduction to Politics & Sociology
SP216 European Politics
SP416 Environmental Policy and Politics
SP721 Ocean and Marine Politics

Research Interests

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.

Research Interests

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. 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2008) 'Reaching the limits of law? An Overview and Assessment of 50 years of EU environmental law and policy'
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]
(2003) 'Can Policy Learning Really Improve Implementation? Evidence From Irish Responses to the Water Framework Directive'
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]
(2003) 'It’s green, but is it of a light enough hue? Past performance, present success and the future of the Irish Greens'
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]
(2003) 'Much Talk But Little Action? 'New' Environmental Policy Instruments in Ireland'
Brendan Flynn (2003) 'Much Talk But Little Action? 'New' Environmental Policy Instruments in Ireland'. Environmental Politics, 12 (1):137-156 [Details]
(2002) 'Voluntary Environmental Policy Instruments: Two Irish Success Stories?'
Flynn, B. (2002) 'Voluntary Environmental Policy Instruments: Two Irish Success Stories?'. European Environment, 12 (1):49-60 [Details]
(2000) '“Is local truly better? Some reflections on sharing environmental policy between local governments and the EU”'
Brendan Flynn (2000) '“Is local truly better? Some reflections on sharing environmental policy between local governments and the EU”'. European Environment, 10 (2):75-84 [Details]
(1998) 'Review Article: “EU environmental policy at a crossroads? Reconsidering some paradoxes in the evolution of policy content”'
Brendan Flynn (1998) 'Review Article: “EU environmental policy at a crossroads? Reconsidering some paradoxes in the evolution of policy content”'. Journal Of European Public Policy, 5 (4):691-696 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2007) The Blame Game: Rethinking Ireland's Sustainable Development and Environmental Performance.
Flynn, B. (2007) The Blame Game: Rethinking Ireland's Sustainable Development and Environmental Performance. : Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
(2000) Environmental Governance in Europe: An Ever Closer Ecological Union?.
Weale, A., Pridham, G., Cini, M., Konstadakopulos, D., Porter, M., Flynn, B. (2000) Environmental Governance in Europe: An Ever Closer Ecological Union?. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2009) 'Environmental Lessons for Rural Ireland from the European Union: how great expectations in Brussels get dashed in Bangor and Belmullet'
Flynn, B. (2009) 'Environmental Lessons for Rural Ireland from the European Union: how great expectations in Brussels get dashed in Bangor and Belmullet' In: A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. Ashgate. [Details]
(2008) 'The Irish Greens'
Flynn, B., Taylor, G. (2008) 'The Irish Greens' In: Green Parties in Transition: the End of Grass-roots Democracy?. Ashgate. [Details]
(2008) 'Planning Cells and Citizen Deliberation in environmental policy: deliberation and its limits'
FLYNN, B. et al. (2008) 'Planning Cells and Citizen Deliberation in environmental policy: deliberation and its limits' In: Public Participation and Better Environmental Decisions: The promise and limits of participatory processes for the quality of environmentally related decision-making. Springer. [Details]
(2004) 'The Europeanisation of Irish environmental policy: a triumph of policy style over substance?'
Flynn, B. (2004) 'The Europeanisation of Irish environmental policy: a triumph of policy style over substance?' In: Environment Policy in Europe: The Europeanisation of National Environmental Policies. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2003) 'New environmental policy instruments in Ireland'
Flynn, B. (2003) 'New environmental policy instruments in Ireland' In: New Instruments of Environmental Governance? National Experiences and Prospects. London: Frank Cass. [Details]
(2000) '“Postcards from the edge of integration: the role of committees in EU environmental Policy”'
Brendan Flynn (2000) '“Postcards from the edge of integration: the role of committees in EU environmental Policy”' In: Committee governance in the European Union. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2000) '“National cultural and institutional factors in CAP and Environment”'
Lowe P., Flynn B., Just F., Valadas de Lima A., Patricio T., Povellato A (2000) '“National cultural and institutional factors in CAP and Environment”' In: CAP Regimes and the European Countryside. Wallingford: CABI. [Details]
(1999) '“Does subsidiarity make a difference to the EU environmental institutions?”'
Brendan Flynn (1999) '“Does subsidiarity make a difference to the EU environmental institutions?”' In: European Discourses on Environmental policy. Aldershot: Ashgate. [Details]
(1998) '“Is supranational participation possible? The EU’s attempt to enhance participation in Dublin’s Transport Initiative”'
Brendan Flynn (1998) '“Is supranational participation possible? The EU’s attempt to enhance participation in Dublin’s Transport Initiative”' In: Participation and the quality of environmental decision-making. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2014) ECPR General Conference, Glasgow, September 3-6th
Brendan Flynn (2014) The EU's response to emerging maritime security threats and capabilities: explaining and evaluating the CRIMGO mission for the Gulf of Guinea ECPR General Conference, Glasgow, September 3-6th [Details]
(2014) UACES 44th Annual Conference, 1-3rd September
Brendan Flynn (2014) Does Punctuated Unilateralism Pay? Explaining the EU;s Aviation Emissions Trading Policy in the Face of International Opposition UACES 44th Annual Conference, 1-3rd September [Details]
(2014) UACES 44th Annual Conference, 1-3rd September
Brendan Flynn (2014) Understanding the Politics of Europe's Offshore Electricity Grids: is the EU supporting a Renewables-centric Energy Infrastructure of Building Bigger Markets for Electricity Utilities? UACES 44th Annual Conference, 1-3rd September [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(1999) National Perspectives on the Greening of the CAP: A Comparative Analysis.
Lowe P., Flynn B., Just F., Valadas de Lima A., Patricio T. and Povellato, A. (1999) National Perspectives on the Greening of the CAP: A Comparative Analysis. CRE, Newcastle Upon Tyne. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2012) TAKING YOU A STAGE FURTHER-MILITARY EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY March 8th-9th, 2012,
Brendan Flynn (2012) Irish Defence Forces Conference. [Chaired Session], TAKING YOU A STAGE FURTHER-MILITARY EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY March 8th-9th, 2012, Curragh, Kildare , 09-MAR-12 - 09-MAR-12. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2014) Review of) Environmental Policy in the EU: Actors, Institutions and Processes, Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, Vol.16, No.3.
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]
(2010) Innovation in Environmental Policy? Integrating the Environment for Sustainability.
Flynn, B (2010) Innovation in Environmental Policy? Integrating the Environment for Sustainability. Book Review [Details]
(1998) New instruments for environmental policy in the EU.
Flynn, B (1998) New instruments for environmental policy in the EU. Book Review [Details]
(1998) British environmental policy and Europe: Politics and policy in transition.
Flynn, B (1998) British environmental policy and Europe: Politics and policy in transition. Book Review [Details]
(1998) Deregulation in the European Union: Environmental perspectives.
Flynn, B (1998) Deregulation in the European Union: Environmental perspectives. Book Review [Details]
(1998) Global competition and EU environmental policy.
Flynn, B (1998) Global competition and EU environmental policy. Book Review [Details]
(1998) The innovation of EU environmental policy.
Flynn, B (1998) The innovation of EU environmental policy. Book Review [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(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.’.
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]
(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.
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]
(2011) EU Support for Ocean Energy: All at Sea. Paper presented at the 3rd UACES Collaborative Research Network, Angers Workshop.
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]
(2010) NATO’s new strategic doctrine that isn’t. Presentation for PSAI annual conference 2010, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Dublin.
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]
(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.
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]
(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.
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]

Report

  Year Publication
(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).
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]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2010) Innovation in Environmental Policy? Integrating the Environment for Sustainability. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND PLANNING.
FLYNN, B. et al. (2010) Innovation in Environmental Policy? Integrating the Environment for Sustainability. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND PLANNING. Reviews [Details]