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Dr Eilis Ward B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
| Dr. Eilís Ward is lecturer in the School of Political Science and Sociology where her expertise is in international relations (ethics, gender issues, cosmopolitan theory), in buddhist social theory and in the trafficking/migration nexus with particular reference to the sex trade. Her current on-going research topics are on buddhist social theory, solidarity and violence and Irish state policy and regulation of the sex trade. She has co-edited two books, published many articles, books chapters and monographs and has given over 40 papers at national and international conferences. Dr. Ward also taught at University of Limerick, Trinity College, Dublin and Villanova University, USA, where she was a Visiting Professor of Irish Studies (1994).
Dr. Ward has also worked outside academia for international organisations (UN, IFES, The Seva Foundation) and has worked on civic education in an Irish and international context. She is a founding member of the Irish Network for Studies in Buddhism (INSB) and is a member of several research clusters in NUIG
|Ward, E. (1998) Contesting Politics: Women in Ireland North and South. : Westview/PSAI Press, Boulder and Dublin. [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2002) Contributing co-editor, with Ben Tonra, Ireland in International Affairs, essays in honour of Professor Patrick Keatinge. : IPA, Dublin. [Details]|
|Ward, E., Kwisega, J. (2003) Women’s Political Space: Women and Affirmative Action in Parliamentary Politics in Eritrea, Tanzania and Uganda. : Madanda and Tanzarn Nite. (University of Makerere), British Council Uganda. [Details]|
|Ward, E., Wylie, G. (2007) The Nature and Extent of Trafficking of Women into Ireland for the Purposes of Sexual Exploitation 2000 - 2006: a report from findings. [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2000) 'Ireland’s Refugee Policies’: A Critical Overview' In: in The Irish Human Rights Review, (ed) Denis O'Driscoll, Roundhall Sweet and Maxwell, Dublin. [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2000) 'The Local Meets the Global: East Timor and Ireland’s Presidency of the European Union' In: in Paul Hainsworth and Stephen McCloskey (eds), The East Timor Question, The Struggle for Independence from Indonesia., IB Taurus, London. [Details]|
|Ward, E. & Carey, P. (2001) 'East Timor in the context of EU/Indonesian Relations' In: in Indonesia in the Malay World, SOAS, University of London. [Details]|
|Ward, E (2002) 'Irish Foreign Policy: The Human Rights Dimension' In: in David Schmitt and William Crotty (eds.), Ireland on the World Stage, Longman. [Details]|
|Ward, E., Tora, B. (2002) 'Introduction' In: Ireland in International Affairs, IPA, Dublin. [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2002) 'Civil Society in Irish Foreign Policy' In: in Luke Gibbons, Richard Kearney and W. Murphy (eds.), Encyclopedia of Contemporary Irish Culture, Routledge. [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2006) 'Human flourishing in contested Space: citizenship studies ab initio' In: in Ross, Alistair (ed) Teaching Citizenship: Proceedings of the seventh conference of the Children's Identity and citizenship in Europe Thematic Network. [Details]|
|Ward, E. & Wylie, G. (2010) 'Lap Dancing and Red Light Milieu: Conceptualising the Context for Sex Trafficking into Ireland' In: in Wylie G. and Mac Redmond, P. (eds.) Human Trafficking in Europe: Character, Causes, Consequences Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Ward, E. (2006) 'Security and Asylum: The Case of Hanna Greally'. Studies, 95 (377). [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2006) 'Real or Illusory Progress? Electoral Quotas and Women’s Political Participation in Tanzania, Eritrea and Uganda'. Trocaire Development Review, :73-97. [Details]|
|WARD, E. et al. (2010) 'Prostitution and the Irish State: From Prohibitionism to a Globalised Sex Trade'. IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES, 25 :47-65. [DOI] [Details]|
|Ward, E (2008) Irish Women and the Vote: Becoming Citizens. Book Review [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2004) Women’s Rights and Reporting to CEDAW: an Irish Case Study. EU/China Human Rights Network seminar Guiyang University, China. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2004) Making the Unimaginable Possible: the International Women’s Movement and Women's Human Rights. EU China Human Rights Network Seminar on Gender and Human Rights Law, Beijing. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2004) Lap dancing at the Cross Roads: Some thoughts from research. Political Studies Association (UK) annual conference Women and Politics group, Queens University Belfast. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2005) Human flourishing in Contested spaces: Citizenship Studies Ab Initio. CICE Annual Conference, Pedagogical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2005) Lap Dancing at the Cross Roads: the case of Ireland. WERRC annual international conference, UCD. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2005) Civic Education in Ireland: Some Thoughts and a Proposal. Conference Creating Citizens? Issues for Citizenship through education in Ireland. School of Politics and International Relations, UCD. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2007) Researching the trafficking of women into Ireland for the purposes of sexual exploitation: some thoughts on conceptualising the domestic context. European Slave Trade: Character Causes and Consequences conference, TCD. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2008) Cambodian Buddhism and the Creation of a Culture of Peace. International Peace Research Association Annual Conference, Univ of Leuven, Belgium. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2008) Policing the Sale of Sex: Irish State Policy. Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference, NUI Galway. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2008) Compassion and Towards a Psychology of Buddhist Peace Work: Some Findings from Cambodia. International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) annual conference, Science & Po. Paris, France: Conference Paper [Details]|
|Ward, E. & Carney, G. (2009) Research and the Researcher in a Contentious Policy Environment: some reflections from the field. ISSP Annual Conference, NUI Galway. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2009) Compassion in Buddhist Peace Work: Conceptualising Peace in a Different Key. 6th International Conference, Inter-disciplinary Net, War Virtual War and Human Security, Budapest Hungary. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2010) Solidarity Amongst Strangers and Cosmopolitan Dispositions: Contributions to the debate from Buddhist thought. St. Andrews International Political Theory Conference, Thinking With (out) Borders 11, St. Andrews, Scotland. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2010) Contemplation in Third Level Education: Taking the Backward Step. 8th Galway Symposium on Higher Education, CELT, NUI Galway. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2010) Suffering and Solidarity: a contribution from Buddhist thought. Political Studies Association of Ireland annual conference, DIT, Dubli. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2010) Sex Trafficking to Ireland and the Migration-Trafficking Nexus: or ‘Fishing in the Stream of Migration. Contemporary Labour Migration: National and International Perspectives, Anglo-Irish Population Conference, Moore Institute, NUI Galway. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2011) Buddhist Thought and Cosmopolitan Solidarity. Irish Network for Buddhist Studies annual conference, TCD. Conference Paper [Details]|
|EIlís Ward and Gillian Wylie (TCD) (2011) What Colour is Grey? Researching Trafficking in Ireland against the Discursive Grain. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Eilis Ward (2011) 'Prostitution Law May Cause Harm to Women. Newspaper Articles [Details]|
|Ward, E. (1997) EU Policy on East Timor: Fulfilling the Potential of the Common Position. Position Paper for CIIR, Special Supplement to Timor Link. Catholic Institute for International Relations, London: Other Item [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2000) Civic Education and the Tertiary Sector in Kyrgyzstan. International Foundation for Election System. Washington: Other Item [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2001) Education for Reconciliation: a report from a reconciliation curriculum project on the island of Ireland . CDU/CDVEC, Dublin. Other Item [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2001) Education for Reconciliation: A Mainstreaming Strategy. CDU CDVEC, Dublin. Other Item [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2001) NORDEM - An External Evaluation, co-contributor. T&B Consult, Copenhagen for Royal Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Other Item [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2001) NCDE and Development Education in Ireland. Policy Scoping Study for the National Committee for Development Education. Other Item [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2002) Citizenship Studies: A Curricular Proposal for Social and Political Education in the Leaving Certificate. CDU/CDVEC, Dublin. Other Item [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2005) Women, Violence and Poverty in the West of Ireland:exploring economic abuse . CRDVN, Galway/Mayo. Other Item [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2005) Looking at the Economy through Women’s Eyes: Taylor, Maeve, (Banulacht, Dublin). The Adult Learner: the Journal of Community and Adult Education in Ireland, Aontas: Dublin. Reviews [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2005) Harris, Colette, (Pluto Press, London 2004) Control and Subversion: Gender Relations in Tajikistan. Community Development Journal. Reviews [Details]|
|Ward, E. (2008) Irish Women and the Vote: Becoming Citizens. Irish Political Studies. Reviews [Details]|