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Dr Séamus Ó Tuama is Director of ACE (Adult Continuing Education) at University College Cork, Ireland's oldest University centre for the delivery of adult and continuing education. He also has a senior lectureship in political science at the Department of Government, UCC. He previously managed the Centre for European Social Research, at the time the largest non-governmental social research centre in Ireland. His current research is focused on applying theories of respect, recognition, dignity and rights in the field of adult education. His other research interests include democracy and the social contexts of science and technology and the law. He is a professionally trained journalist and was formerly a professional youth and community worker.  

Research Interests

My research programme might be described as one aimed at redefining the political in the context of a posttraditional reality. This requires a pursuit of three strands within my research, which are interrelated, but often drawing on different literature and even disciplinary traditions. These three strands are: i. Human Rights-Respect, Recognition & Dignity; ii. Citizenship and Democracy; and iii. Democracy & Rights: Science and Technology.
i. Human Rights-Respect, Recognition & Dignity
The primary objective here is to develop a foundational theory of human rights justification, in a transdisciplinary context. It is premised on the contention that such a justificatory theory needs to be developed from the very genesis of what we call human rights and this can be found in the concepts of respect (and disrespect) and recognition (and denial of recognition). This is necessary as traditional modes of rights justification emerging from deontological assumptions, cosmological justifications and recourse to tradition or convention are no longer tenable in post-traditional and post conventional contexts. The international acceptance of validity claims for human rights after World War II were based as much on pragmatism as on coherent and sustainable argumentation. While the post-war period saw the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the emergence of many new bills of rights at national and international level, in more recent times both the spirit of those provisions and their justifications are being questioned. Social rights, although part of the UDHR, have been subject to revision in the developed world. Simultaneously the very bases of rights are coming under increasing scrutiny in a wider set of discussions which challenge concepts such as universality and inalienability from a range of perspectives like some formulations of cosmopolitanism, debates about the particular and cultural diversity, religion, new right and even from within liberalism itself. My purpose is not to reconcile all of these objections, but to bring together ideas, from a number of disciplinary perspectives and direct them towards the question, which Hannah Arendt framed as ‘the right to have rights'.
ii. Citizenship & Democracy
My primary objective here is to pursue an understanding of citizenship and democracy in this same post-traditional context. The same themes, theories and concepts are at play here and link with my interests in i. and iii. I am interested in how we can understand democracy in the contemporary period, how it can operate in practice and also the relationship between theory and practice. My current theoretical orientation is focused on concepts that emerge from critical social and political theory, this can be traced from my examination of Habermasian communicative praxis in my doctoral thesis, through discussions on democracy in my publications on science and technology and increasingly vis-à-vis concepts like Triple Contingency and new understandings of cosmopolitanism and ethics. Some opportunities to link theory and practice have been pursued through FP7, the UCC Foundation and the National Forum on Europe.
iii. Democracy & Rights: Science and Technology
The contemporary period is one in which science and technology plays a significant role in shaping our everyday lives, our futures and even the future of humanity itself. As citizens this challenges us to address issues around the decision-making process at the level of political participation, regulation and control of science and technology, and steering a course into the future. Most theorist, decision-makers and ordinary citizens see democracy as the preferred model for decision-making. There is a high degree of consensus that any institutional arrangements to deal with technological and scientific concerns need to be democratic. There is no unanimity when it comes to either framing ways to deploy democracy or reaching common understandings of what it means. Within this discussion my work seeks to address the needs to balance risk and opportunity, the place for precaution or prudence and the role of free inquiry and the public good.

Books

YearPublication
(2009)Critical Turns in Critical Theory: New Directions in Social and Political Thought.
Ó Tuama, Seamus; (2009) Critical Turns in Critical Theory: New Directions in Social and Political Thought. : I.B. Tauris. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2012)''Commercio locale come opzione verde''
Buckley, J, and Ó Tuama, S (2012) ''Commercio locale come opzione verde'' In: Green marketing per le aree industriali: Metodologie, strumenti e pratiche. Milan: Franco Angeli. [Details]
(2012)'Commercio locale come opzione verde’'
Buckley, J., & Ó Tuama, S. (2012) 'Commercio locale come opzione verde’' In: Marino Cavallo, Piergiorgio Degli Esposti, Kostas Konstantinou (eds). Green marketing per le aree industriali: Metodologie, strumenti e pratiche. Milan, Italy: Franco Angeli. [Details]
(2012)'‘Prospects for Constitutional Democracy in Ireland’'
O'Tuama Seamus (2012) '‘Prospects for Constitutional Democracy in Ireland’' In: The Constitution of Ireland: Perspectives and Prospects. London: Bloomsburry. [Details]
(2012)'The Constitution of Ireland: Perspectives and Prospects'
Ó Tuama, S. (2012) 'The Constitution of Ireland: Perspectives and Prospects' In: The Constitution of Ireland: Perspectives and Prospects. London: Bloomsbury. [Details]
(2010)'Outside the Rights Wall: youth homelessness and the denial of respect and human rights'
Stephen Gaetz, Séamus Ó Tuama; (2010) 'Outside the Rights Wall: youth homelessness and the denial of respect and human rights' In: Walls, Fences, Borders, and Boundaries: Essays on Social Exclusion, Inclusion and Intergration. Dubuque: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. [Details]
(2009)'Rights, Recognition and Contingency: opening a discussion on a right to have rights'
Ó Tuama, S ; (2009) 'Rights, Recognition and Contingency: opening a discussion on a right to have rights' In: Critical Turns in Critical Theory: New Directions in Social and Political Thought. London: Tauris. [Details]
(2005)'Learning to balance Risk and Opportunity: Collective decision making on science and technology'
Ó Tuama, S; (2005) 'Learning to balance Risk and Opportunity: Collective decision making on science and technology' In: Active Citizenship and Multiple Identities in Europe: A Learning Outlook. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. [Details]
(2005)'Road Bowling (Culture and the City: Sport)'
Ó Tuama, Séamus; (2005) 'Road Bowling (Culture and the City: Sport)' In: Atlas of Cork City Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2005)'Sport: Road Bowling'
O' TUAMA Seamus; (2005) 'Sport: Road Bowling' In: Atlas of Cork City. [Details]
(2004)'‘The Challenges of Science and Technology Policy’'
Ó Tuama, S; (2004) '‘The Challenges of Science and Technology Policy’' In: Issues in Irish Politics Today. [Details]
(2004)'The Challenges of Science and Technology Policy'
Ó Tuama, S.; (2004) 'The Challenges of Science and Technology Policy' In: Issues in Irish Politics Today. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2004)'Prospects for Democratic Decision-Making Around Science & Technology Policy'
Ó Tuama, S ; (2004) 'Prospects for Democratic Decision-Making Around Science & Technology Policy' In: International Public Policy and Management Policy: Learning Beyond Regional, Cultural, and Political Boundaries. New York: Marcell Dekker. [Details]
(2004)'‘Prospects for Democratic Decision-Making Around Science & Technology Policy’'
Ó Tuama, S; (2004) '‘Prospects for Democratic Decision-Making Around Science & Technology Policy’' In: International Public Policy and Management Policy: Learning Beyond Regional, Cultural, and Political Boundaries. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2009)CRITICAL TURNS IN CRITICAL THEORY NEW DIRECTIONS IN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT
SÉAMUS Ó TUAMA (Ed.). (2009) CRITICAL TURNS IN CRITICAL THEORY NEW DIRECTIONS IN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT CRITICAL TURNS IN CRITICAL THEORY NEW DIRECTIONS IN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT. LONDON ¿ NEW YORK: I.B.Tauris Publishers. [Details]
(2009)Critical Turns in Critical Theory: New Directions in Social and Political Thought
Ó Tuama, S (Ed.). (2009) Critical Turns in Critical Theory: New Directions in Social and Political Thought Critical Turns in Critical Theory: New Directions in Social and Political Thought. London: Tauris. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2016)'Adult education and reflexive activation: prioritising recognition, respect, dignity and capital accumulation'
Séamus Ó Tuama (2016) 'Adult education and reflexive activation: prioritising recognition, respect, dignity and capital accumulation'. European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults, 7 (1):107-118 Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'‘Revisiting the Irish Constitution and De Valera’s Grand Vision’'
Ó Tuama Seamus (2011) '‘Revisiting the Irish Constitution and De Valera’s Grand Vision’'. Irish Journal of Legal Studies, 2 :54-87 [Details]
(2010)'I send the wife to the doctor¿ ¿ Men¿s behaviour as health consumers'
Buckley, J. and O Tuama, S.; (2010) 'I send the wife to the doctor¿ ¿ Men¿s behaviour as health consumers'. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 34 :587-595 [Details]
(2008)'A critique of Polanyi's Modes of Economic Production'
Denayer, W. and Ó Tuama, S; (2008) 'A critique of Polanyi's Modes of Economic Production'. Irish Journal of Anthropology, 11 (2):5-18 [Details]
(2008)'Judicial review under the Irish Constitution: More American than Commonwealth'
Ó Tuama, Seamus; (2008) 'Judicial review under the Irish Constitution: More American than Commonwealth'. Electronic Journal of Comparative Law, 12 (2) Globe icon [CORA Link] [Details]
(2005)'Respect and dignity: essential guides to successful public sector innovation'
Ó Tuama, Seamus; (2005) 'Respect and dignity: essential guides to successful public sector innovation'. Administration, 53 (3):28-41 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2005)'International pricing and distribution of therapeutic pharmaceuticals - an ethical minefield'
Buckley, Joan and Ó Tuama, Séamus; (2005) 'International pricing and distribution of therapeutic pharmaceuticals - an ethical minefield'. Business Ethics: A European Review, 14 (2):127-141 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2005)'International Pricing and Distribution of Therapeutic Pharmaceuticals – An ethical minefield’ Business Ethics: A European Review 14 (2) June 2005'
Buckley, J & S Ó Tuama; (2005) 'International Pricing and Distribution of Therapeutic Pharmaceuticals – An ethical minefield’ Business Ethics: A European Review 14 (2) June 2005'. 14 (2):*-* [Details]
(2002)'‘Political Machines: governing a technological society’'
O'Tuama Seamus (2002) '‘Political Machines: governing a technological society’'. Political Studies, 50 [Details]
(1995)'Towards a Theory of Urban Sustainability'
Ó Tuama, Sand O'Connell, C.; (1995) 'Towards a Theory of Urban Sustainability'. Sociedad Urbana, 2 [Details]
(1995)'Towards a Theory of Urban Sustainability’'
Ó Tuama, S & Cathal O'Connell; (1995) 'Towards a Theory of Urban Sustainability’'. Sociedad Urbana, 2 (*):*-* [Details]
(1991)'‘Community Action in Cork: The Marsh Campaign’'
Ó Tuama, S; (1991) '‘Community Action in Cork: The Marsh Campaign’'. Chimera, 6 (*):*-* [Details]
(1991)'Community Action in Cork: The Marsh Campaign'
Ó Tuama, S ; (1991) 'Community Action in Cork: The Marsh Campaign'. Chimera, 6 [Details]

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Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2014)63rd Conference of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)
Ó Tuama, S. (2014) ‘Recognition, Respect, Dignity and Capital Accumulation: Putting the adult learner into the centre of things’ (European context) 63rd Conference of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) Charleston, South Carolina, [Details]
(2007)Critical Turns in Critical Theory: New Directions in Social and Political Thought (Festschrift in honour of Piet Strydom)
Ó Tuama, S; (2007) Rights, recognition and contingency Critical Turns in Critical Theory: New Directions in Social and Political Thought (Festschrift in honour of Piet Strydom) University College Cork, Ireland, , 26-APR-07 - 27-APR-07 [Details]
(2007)Critical Turns in Critical Theory: New Directions in Social and Political Thought (Festschrift in honour of Piet Strydom)
Ó Tuama, S; (2007) NA Critical Turns in Critical Theory: New Directions in Social and Political Thought (Festschrift in honour of Piet Strydom) University College Cork, Ireland, , 26-APR-07 - 27-APR-07 [Details]
(2006)Political Studies of Ireland
Ó Tuama, S; (2006) Are Solidarity and Liberalism Incompatible? Political Studies of Ireland [Details]
(2005)Breaking New Ground: Innovation in the Public Sector International Conference
Ó Tuama, S; (2005) NA Breaking New Ground: Innovation in the Public Sector International Conference University College Cork, Ireland, , 22-SEP-05 - 23-SEP-05 [Details]
(2003)Publin Workshop
Ó Tuama, S; (2003) Innovation in the Public Sector a Theoretical Framework Publin Workshop Oslo, [Details]
(2003)Connections: Active Citizenship and Multiple Identities
Ó Tuama, S; (2003) Theorizing on Democratic Approaches to Decision-Making on Science & Technology . In: Wildemeerch, D and Stroobants, V eds. Connections: Active Citizenship and Multiple Identities Centre for Comparative, Intercultural and Development Pedagogy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven: Leuv, , pp.226-237 [Details]
(2002)European Network on Scientific Input to Public Policy (ENSIPP)
Ó Tuama, S; (2002) Challenges of Science & Technology Policy European Network on Scientific Input to Public Policy (ENSIPP) Rome, [Details]
(2002)Political Studies Association
Ó Tuama, S; (2002) Key Players or Cameos: Science and Technology Policy and Customers, Stakeholders and Citizens Political Studies Association Aberdeen, [Details]
(2001)Managing in the Millennium
Ó Tuama, S; (2001) Citizens have the Right not to be Customers Managing in the Millennium Cork, [Details]
(2001)White Paper on European Governance
Ó Tuama, S; (2001) Reimagining the public sphere in a technological age White Paper on European Governance Brussels, [Details]
(2000)The International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES)
Ó Tuama, S; (2000) Science & Governance The International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES) Stockholm, [Details]
(2000)Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI)
Ó Tuama, S; (2000) Democratising Science Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) Cork, [Details]
(2000)Developing Political and Social Policy & Professions in a Society in Transformation Tempus-Tacis Conference
Ó Tuama, S; (2000) The Importance of Political Science Developing Political and Social Policy & Professions in a Society in Transformation Tempus-Tacis Conference [Details]
(2000)Science and Governance
Ó Tuama, S; (2000) Science, Citizens and the Decision-Making Process Science and Governance Brussels, [Details]
(2000)Tempus Tacis Colloquium
Ó Tuama, S; (2000) Future Directions for Political Science in Third Level Education Tempus Tacis Colloquium Donetsk, Ukraine, [Details]
(1999)Apocalypse
Ó Tuama, S; (1999) Is the Light Going out on the Enlightenment: Citizenship & Rights in the Third Millennium Apocalypse Cork, [Details]
(1999)Taking Local Government into the Millennium
Ó Tuama, S; (1999) Reframing Citizenship for the Millennium Taking Local Government into the Millennium [Details]
(1997)Diplomat Project
Ó Tuama, S and & Kearns, N; (1997) Guidelines on Education and Training for People of All Ages Diplomat Project [Details]
(1996)Combat Final Report (EU Tide Programme)
Ó Tuama, S; (1996) Assessment of Employment Costs for Disabled Workers Combat Final Report (EU Tide Programme) [Details]
(1996)Teleservices and Job Creation
Ó Tuama, S and O'Shea, M; (1996) Assessment of the Benefits Trap in Ireland Teleservices and Job Creation [Details]
(1995)Reference Scenario: Evaluation of Possible Technological Options to Relieve the Challenges caused by the Saturation of Cities, Act-Vill Programme
Ó Tuama, S; (1995) The Challenges of New Communications Networks Reference Scenario: Evaluation of Possible Technological Options to Relieve the Challenges caused by the Saturation of Cities, Act-Vill Programme [Details]
(1995)Urban Utopias
Ó Tuama, S; (1995) Rapporteur's Report Urban Utopias Berlin, [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2002)Political Studies.
Ó Tuama, S; (2002) Political Studies. Book Reviews [Details]

Other

YearPublication
(2001)Making the right choices: prospects for democratic decision-making around science and technology.
Ó Tuama, S; (2001) Making the right choices: prospects for democratic decision-making around science and technology. Other [Details]
(2000)The Emergence of Rights in the Liberal Tradition.
Ó Tuama, S; (2000) The Emergence of Rights in the Liberal Tradition. Other [Details]
(1999)Challenging Bunreacht na hÉireann: Three points of contention.
Ó Tuama, S; (1999) Challenging Bunreacht na hÉireann: Three points of contention. Other [Details]
(1997)‘Guidelines on Education and Training for People of All Ages’.
Ó Tuama, S & Noreen Kearns; (1997) ‘Guidelines on Education and Training for People of All Ages’. Other [Details]
(1996)‘Assessment of Employment Costs for Disabled Workers’, in Combat Final Report (EU Tide Programme).
Ó Tuama, S; (1996) ‘Assessment of Employment Costs for Disabled Workers’, in Combat Final Report (EU Tide Programme). Other [Details]
(1996)‘Assessment of the Benefits Trap in Ireland’.
Ó Tuama, S & Marie O'Shea; (1996) ‘Assessment of the Benefits Trap in Ireland’. Other [Details]
(1995)‘The Challenges of New Communications Networks.
Ó Tuama, S; (1995) ‘The Challenges of New Communications Networks. Other [Details]
(1991)‘Coleman's Lane: Pedestrian usage patterns’.
Ó Tuama, S & Cathal O'Connell; (1991) ‘Coleman's Lane: Pedestrian usage patterns’. Other [Details]
(1991)‘North Lee Link Road: An alternative route’.
Ó Tuama, S & Cathal O'Connell; (1991) ‘North Lee Link Road: An alternative route’. Other [Details]

Unpublished Reports

YearPublication
(2013)Delivering UCC’s Adult Education & Lifelong Learning Mission: 2013-2017 (Strategic Plan), UCC.
Ó Tuama, S. (2013) Delivering UCC’s Adult Education & Lifelong Learning Mission: 2013-2017 (Strategic Plan), UCC. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2008)Centre for Sustainable Livlihoods and Cork City Council, Unit for Social Inclusion.
Denayer, W and Ó Tuama, S; (2008) Centre for Sustainable Livlihoods and Cork City Council, Unit for Social Inclusion. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1995)Urban Utopias Conference Berlin.
Ó Tuama, S; (1995) Urban Utopias Conference Berlin. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1991)Cork: The Middle Parish Community Association.
Ó Tuama, S and O'Connell. C; (1991) Cork: The Middle Parish Community Association. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1991)`The Marsh Plan’.
Ó Tuama, S & Cathal O'Connell; (1991) `The Marsh Plan’. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1990)‘The Marsh Report: An impact assessment study of a proposed multi-storey car park at Grattan Street, Cork’.
Ó Tuama, S & C. O'Connell & D. McNamara; (1990) ‘The Marsh Report: An impact assessment study of a proposed multi-storey car park at Grattan Street, Cork’. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1990)Cork: The Middle Parish Community Association.
Ó Tuama, S and O'Connell, C and McNamara, D ; (1990) Cork: The Middle Parish Community Association. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

YearPublication
(1999)Rights after Liberalism: Critical Theoretical perspective on Bunreacht na hÉireann 1937-1992.
Ó Tuama, S; (1999) Rights after Liberalism: Critical Theoretical perspective on Bunreacht na hÉireann 1937-1992. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2015Ambassador of eucen eucen

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
eucen Member21-NOV-11 /
HELLIN (Higher Education Lifelong Learning Ireland Network) Steering Committee01-DEC-14 /
AAACE (American Association for Adult Continuing Education) eucen Ambassador21-SEP-15 / 30-JUN-17
ESREA (European Society for Research on the Education of Adults) Member/

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2014)46th EUCEN Conference,
Ó Tuama, S. &Denayer, W. (2014) ‘Putting Lifelong Learning and Reflexive Activation to work: lessons from a Socio-Economically Deprived Neighbourhood’. [Oral Presentation], 46th EUCEN Conference, Warsaw . [Details]
(2014)Anthropological Association of Ireland Annual Conference,,
Denayer, W. & Ó Tuama, S (2014) Forgetting Economics. [Oral Presentation], Anthropological Association of Ireland Annual Conference,, Sligo, Ireland . [Details]
(2014)Lifelong Learning in Ireland: Mission, Vision, & Practice,
Ó Tuama, S. (2014) Adult education and reflexive activation: Prioritizing recognition, respect, dignity and capital accumulation. [Oral Presentation], Lifelong Learning in Ireland: Mission, Vision, & Practice, University College Cork , 01-DEC-14 - 02-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014)University-Industry Interaction Conference,
El Amoud, L. and Ó Tuama, S (2014) ‘Breaking Down Barriers To University-Business Cooperation In The University: Change Through Incentivisation’. [Oral Presentation], University-Industry Interaction Conference, Barcelona, Spain . [Details]
(2014)2nd International Conference of the ESREA Research Network 'Working Life and Learning',
Ó Tuama, S. (2014) ‘Learning as capital accumulation and not just skill accumulation’. [Oral Presentation], 2nd International Conference of the ESREA Research Network 'Working Life and Learning', Osnabruck . [Details]
(2014)63rd Conference of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE),,
Ó Tuama, S. (2014) International Adult Education Round Table: Recognition, Respect, Dignity and Capital Accumulation. [Oral Presentation], 63rd Conference of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE),, Charleston, South Carolina . [Details]
(2014)46th EUCEN Conference,,
Ó Tuama, S. (2014) ‘Recognition, Respect, Dignity and Capital Accumulation: Putting the adult learner into the centre of things’ (Irish perspective),. [Oral Presentation], 46th EUCEN Conference,, Warsaw . [Details]
(2013)Annual Celsius Conference,,
Ó Tuama, S. (2013) Expert-lay relations in the policy process’. [Oral Presentation], Annual Celsius Conference,, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland . [Details]
(2013)Glasgow: A City of the Future - the EcoWeLL Approach for 2020, Conference,
Ó Tuama, S. (2013) ‘A Networking University and Lifelong Learning in an EcoWeLL City’. [Oral Presentation], Glasgow: A City of the Future - the EcoWeLL Approach for 2020, Conference, Glasgow, Scotland . [Details]
(1999)‘The Origins of Human Rights’,
Ó Tuama, S May 2001.; (1999) *. [N/A], ‘The Origins of Human Rights’, Tempus-Tacis Colloquium, DonSUET ,Ukraine , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)The International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES) Conference,
Ó Tuama, S (2000); (1999) ‘Science & Governance’. [N/A], The International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES) Conference, Stockholm , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)‘Democratising Science’,
Ó Tuama, S (2000); (1999) *. [N/A], ‘Democratising Science’, Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) Conference, Cork , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)‘Respect, Dignity & Solidarity’,
Ó Tuama, S (2006); (1999) Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI). [N/A], ‘Respect, Dignity & Solidarity’, Annual Conference, Cork , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)‘Science, Citizens and the Decision-Making Process’,
Ó Tuama, S (2000); (1999) Science and Governance Conference. [N/A], ‘Science, Citizens and the Decision-Making Process’, Brussels: European Commission , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)‘Future Directions for Political Science in Third Level Education’,
Ó Tuama, S (2000); (1999) Tempus Tacis Colloquium. [N/A], ‘Future Directions for Political Science in Third Level Education’, Donetsk, Ukraine , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)‘Citizens have the Right not to be Customers’,
Ó Tuama, S (2001); (1999) Managing in the Millennium Conference. [N/A], ‘Citizens have the Right not to be Customers’, Cork , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)‘Reimagining the public sphere in a technological age’,
Ó Tuama, S (2001); (1999) White Paper on European Governance Conference. [N/A], ‘Reimagining the public sphere in a technological age’, Brussels: European Commission , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)‘Athenian Democracy: Model or Anachronism’,
Ó Tuama, S, January 2002; (1999) *. [N/A], ‘Athenian Democracy: Model or Anachronism’, Classics Society UCC , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)‘Challenges of Science & Technology Policy’,
Ó Tuama, S (2002); (1999) *. [N/A], ‘Challenges of Science & Technology Policy’, European Network on Scientific Input to Public Policy (ENSIPP) Conference, Rome , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)‘Key Players or Cameos: Science and Technology Policy and Customers, Stakeholders and Citizens’,
Ó Tuama, S (2002); (1999) *. [N/A], ‘Key Players or Cameos: Science and Technology Policy and Customers, Stakeholders and Citizens’, Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Aberdeen , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)‘Innovation in the Public Sector a Theoretical Framework’,
Ó Tuama, S (2003), February 2003; (1999) *. [N/A], ‘Innovation in the Public Sector a Theoretical Framework’, * , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)‘Theorizing on Democratic Approaches to Decision-Making on Science & Technology’,
Ó Tuama, S (2003); (1999) Centre for Comparative, Intercultural and Development Pedagogy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven: Leuven. [N/A], ‘Theorizing on Democratic Approaches to Decision-Making on Science & Technology’, * , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)‘Reframing Citizenship for the Millennium’,
Ó Tuama, S (1999); (1999) Taking Local Government into the Millennium Conference. [N/A], ‘Reframing Citizenship for the Millennium’, Cork February 1999 , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)‘Is the Light Going out on the Enlightenment: Citizenship & Rights in the Third Millennium’,
Ó Tuama, S (1999); (1999) Apocalypse Conference. [N/A], ‘Is the Light Going out on the Enlightenment: Citizenship & Rights in the Third Millennium’, Cork April 1999 , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)‘The Importance of Political Science’,
Ó Tuama, S (2000); (1999) Developing Political and Social Policy & Professions in a Society in Transformation Tempus-Tacis Conference. [N/A], ‘The Importance of Political Science’, Cork May-June, 2000 , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
GLLIC (Cork Learning City Committee) UNESCO UCC REpresentative/
Cork Lifelong Learning Festival UCC Representative/
Adult Continuing Education Academic Standards Board Chair/
Library Users Committee Chair/
Academic Board Member/
Academic Development and Standards Committee Member/
Academic Council Member/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Department of Government, UCC Senior Lecturer01-JAN-04 /
ACE (Centre for Adult Continuing Education) Director21-NOV-11 /
Department of Government, UCC College Lecturer01-JAN-98 / 01-JAN-04
Centre for European Social Research, UCC Manager01-JAN-93 / 01-JAN-97
Centre for Adult Education, UCC Course Coordinator01-JAN-90 / 01-JAN-93

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1986University College Cork B.Soc.Sc.Goverment
1990Dublin City University Graduate DiplomaJournalism
1999National University of Ireland, Cork PHDGoverment

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Irish Journal Of Public Policy Editor-
Administration Editor-

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2014Laura Alice Sexton University College CorkPHDIreland's Knowledge Economy Policy: Beliefs, Drivers and Prospects
2012Teresa Tyler University College CorkCan alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and mediation in particular...
2007Anthony O'Halloran University College CorkPHDDàil Éireann in an era of parliamentary governance and a hyper- pluralistic public sphere
2014Mary Catherine O'Regan University College CorkHow do innovative single concept projects become serious policy initiatives?
2012Jim Swift University College CorkPHDSeeking an Irish solution to an Irish problem : strategic environmental assessments and county development plans
2013Colin Daley University College CorkSocio-political factors were the major causes of the 2011 Egyptian revolution
2012Fergal MacDonald University College CorkPHDThe Influence of Neoliberal Thought on Contemporary Politics

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Bowen Maeve Anne Doctoral Degree (Structured)

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2017Innovative Problem Solving and Decision Making AD5849Innovative Problem Solving and Decision Making
2017Managing Community Development and Social Enterprise Projects SS2822Managing Community Development and Social Enterprise Projects
2017Chemical Safety and Toxicology BC2801Chemical Safety and Toxicology
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