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Niamh Hardiman

Professor

School Of Politics & Int Relations
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 87 202 7392
Email: niamh.hardiman@ucd.ie

Biography

I'm a Professor in UCD SPIRe, a Research Fellow and member of the Executive of UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy, and a Fellow of Dublin European Institute
I studied in UCD (BA, MA) and at Nuffield College, Oxford (DPhil), and worked for a while at the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin. For several years I was
Tutor in Politics and a Fellow of Somerville College Oxford, before moving to UCD. I'm currently Director of the interdisciplinary UCD Public Policy Programme, including the Master of Public Policy (MPP). I am currently serving as a member of the External Advisory Board of the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES).

My research interests centre on political economy and public policy.
I'm interested in the politics underlying policy outcomes; the politics of how public policy priorities are formed and implemented; the implications of institutional design for 'good governance'; and the political economy of growth, distribution and redistribution. Here is a podcast interview.
 
I was awarded an Irish Research Council (IRC) Senior Research Fellowship in 2003/4. In 2012, I held a Research Fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, working on fiscal responses to the Eurozone crisis.
I led an interdisciplinary project that gave rise to the Irish State Administration Database, and am now leading a project on Building State Capacity, as part of a programme of research on 'Innovative Public Policy' that is based in UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy. 
I lead an international project on The Political Economy of the European Periphery, the book from which will published by Oxford University Press. I participate in the H2020 project The Choice for Europe since Maastricht: Member States' Preferences for Economic and Financial Integration, EMU-SCEUS, SEP-210171108.
I convened an ECPR Joint Sessions Workshop in Warsaw in March 2015, jointly with Sven Steinmo (EUI), on The New Politics of Taxation

Among my recent papers are work on comparative fiscal response to crisis, methodological challenges arising from  analysis of fiscal policy choices, the political economy of housing bubbles, new approaches to thinking about the European 'periphery', the effects of crisis on state structures, the implications of state structures for vulnerability to crisis, and the fiscal foundations of the state.   

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2017.
Title: UCD CSSL Teaching Award
Year: 2012.
Title: Research Fellow, 2011-12, University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll
Year: 2012.
Title: IRC Advanced Collaborator Award
Year: 2007.
Title: IRC Thematic Research Award
Year: 2003.
Title: IRCHSS Senior Research Fellowship

Associations

Association: Irish Political Studies Association, Function/Role: Member
Association: American Political Science Association (APSA), Function/Role: Member
Association: APSA, Function/Role: Member of organized sections on Comparative Politics, European Politics and Society
Association: Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), Function/Role: Member
Association: Council of European Studies, Function/Role: Member
Association: European Political Science Association, Function/Role: Member
Association: International Political Science Association Research Committee 27: Structure and Organization of Government (SOG), Function/Role: Member
Association: European Integration and Global Political Economy Research Network, Council for European Studies, Function/Role: Member
Association: Industrial Relations, Skill Formation and Welfare State Policies Research Network, Council of European Studies, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Niamh Hardiman (2015) Austerity in the European Periphery: the Irish Experience. [Invited Oral Presentation], Debating Austerity in Ireland, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 29-OCT-15 - 30-OCT-15.
Niamh Hardiman (2015) Tracking the State. [Invited Oral Presentation], Garret FitzGerald Autumn School 2015, UCD , 19-OCT-15 - 19-OCT-15.
Niamh Hardiman (2015) Panel discussant - The Central Role of the Peripheries in the Making of Europe. [Other], Conference of European Studies, Paris , 08-JUL-15 - 10-JUL-15.
Niamh Hardiman (with Sven Steinmo) (2015) [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], ECPR Joint Sessions - The New Politics of Taxation, Warsaw , 29-MAR-15 - 02-APR-15.
Niamh Hardiman (2015) [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Comparative perspective on public sector reform in Ireland, NUI, Merrion Square, Dublin , 29-JAN-15 - 29-JAN-15.
Niamh Hardiman (2014) [Chaired Session], European Consortium for Political Research Annual Conference, University of Glasgow , 04-SEP-14 - 06-SEP-14.
Niamh Hardiman (2014) [Conference Organising Committee Member], Ireland-Japan Social Sciences Symposium, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin , 19-SEP-14 - 19-SEP-14.
Niamh Hardiman (2014) [Invited Lecture], UCD Social Protection Policy Workshop, UCD Geary Institute , 08-SEP-14 - 12-SEP-14.
Niamh Hardiman (2014) [Invited Oral Presentation], Reforming the Republic's Democratic Institutions, FitzGerald Debating Centre, UCD , 20-JUN-14 - 21-JUN-14.
Niamh Hardiman (2014) [Invited Oral Presentation], Austerity: Economic, Political and Social Perspectives, University of Limerick , 30-MAY-14 - 30-MAY-14.
Niamh Hardiman (2013) Discussant, panel on 'Societal consequences of political and administrative relations'. [Other], Conference of European Studies, Amsterdam , 25-JUN-13 - 27-JUN-13.
Niamh Hardiman (2013) Half-day workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Whither Industrial Policy? The Future of Public Institutions and Economic Development, Institute of Bankers, Dublin , 25-APR-13 - 25-APR-13.
Niamh Hardiman (2013) Panel: The political economy of the European periphery. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Conference of European Studies, Amsterdam , 25-JUN-13 - 27-JUN-13.
Niamh Hardiman; (2011) Panel organizer and chair, 'Politics and public administration: institutional change in the shadow of the market'. [Chaired Session], ECPR General Conference, Reykjavik , 25-AUG-11 - 27-AUG-11.
Niamh Hardiman, Mujiris MacCarthaigh, Colin Scott; (2010) International Conference and Launch of Irish State Administration Database. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Mapping the Irish State, Newman House, Dublin , 11-NOV-10 - 11-NOV-10.
Niamh Hardiman; (2010) Discussant - 'Competition and the Public-Private Divide'. [Other], The Regulation of Competition: The Case of Asian Capitalism, NUI, Merrion Square , 30-SEP-10 - 02-OCT-10.
Niamh Hardiman; (2010) Spreading the Costs of Adjustment: Political and Institutional Factors. [Invited Lecture], UCD College of Human Sciences Symposium, Newman House, Dublin , 30-MAR-10 - 30-MAR-10.
Niamh Hardiman; (2010) The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Ireland. [Invited Lecture], University of Missouri Summer School, Quinn Business School, UCD , 25-MAY-10 - 25-MAY-10.
Niamh Hardiman; (2010) Methodological session on mapping methodology: progress, problems and plans. [Invited Oral Presentation], COST Action ISO60, Comparative Research into Current Trends in Public Sector Organization, Cluj, Romania , 27-MAY-10 - 28-MAY-10.
Niamh Hardiman; (2010) 3rd Biennial Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Regulation in an Age of Crisis, Quinn Business School, UCD, Belfield , 17-JUN-10 - 19-JUN-10.
Niamh Hardiman; (2010) Chair and discussant for two sessions. [Chaired Session], Regulation in an Age of Crisis, 3rd Biennial Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance, UCD Quinn Business School , 17-JUN-10 - 19-JUN-10.
Niamh Hardiman; (2010) Panel Discussion: The Future of Social Partnership. [Invited Oral Presentation], IRN Annual Industrial Relations Conference, Dublin , 04-MAR-10 - 04-MAR-10.
Niamh Hardiman; (2009) International Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Mapping State Structures Comparatively: Toward a European Research Agenda, NUI Offices, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 , 20-MAR-09 - 20-MAR-09.
Niamh Hardiman and Muiris MacCarthaigh; (2009) Breaking With Or Building On The Past? Irish Public Administration Since 1958. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Mapping State Administrations Comparatively, NUI Dublin , 20-MAR-09 - 20-MAR-09.
Niamh Hardiman; (2009) International Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Mapping State Administrations Comparatively, NUI, Dublin , 20-MAR-09 - 20-MAR-09.
Niamh Hardiman; (2009) Comparative Analysis of State Structures. [Invited Lecture], Research Group on the State, Sciences Po, Paris , 30-NOV-09 - 30-NOV-09.
Niamh Hardiman; (2009) Small States Amidst the Global Crisis: Ireland. [Invited Lecture], International Politics and the Global Economic Crisis, RIA , 05-NOV-09 - 05-NOV-09.
Niamh Hardiman and Muiris MacCarthaigh; (2009) Breaking With Or Building On The Past? Irish Public Administration Since 1958. [Invited Lecture], IBIS Politics, Economy and Society: Irish Developmentalism 1958-2008, UCD , 12-MAR-09 - 12-MAR-09.
Niamh Hardiman; (2007) The Future of Social Partnership. [Keynote Address], IRN Industrial Relations Annual Conference, O'Reilly Hall, UCD, Belfield , 14-JUN-07 - 14-JUN-07.
Niamh Hardiman; (2007) Discussant, Administrative Accountability. [Invited Oral Presentation], CONNEX meeting on Accountability, EUI, Florence , 29-JUN-07 - 30-JUN-07.
Payne, D., Hardiman, N and McCashin, A. ; (2005) Attitudes to Wealth Distribution in Ireland. [International Refereed Conference], International Sociological Association Research Committee on Social Stratification and Mobility, Oslo, Norway , 05-MAY-05 - 08-MAY-05.
Niamh Hardiman; (2004) The Theory and Practice of Republicanism in Contemporary Ireland. [Chaired Session], The Future of Republicanism, Institute for British-Irish Studies. UCD , 07-MAY-04.
Hardiman, N.; (2003) The Boundaries of Government in Modern Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Inaugural Conference of the Governance Research Programme, ISSC/Geary, UCD , 28-APR-03.
Niamh Hardiman; (2002) Participation and Partnership. [Chaired Session], Irish Social Policy Association, TCD , 01-OCT-02.
Niamh Hardiman; (2001) Workshop on Social Partnership in the Netherlands and Ireland. [Chaired Session], Modelling Bargaining in Social Partnership Negotiations in the Netherlands and Ireland, ISSC, UCD , 01-DEC-01.
Hardiman, N.; (2001) Institutional Innovation in Liberal Market Economies: Industrial and Social Development in Ireland. [International Refereed Conference], Small States in World Markets, Gothenburg, Sweden , 27-SEP-01 - 30-SEP-01.
Hardiman, N.; (2001) From Conflict to Coordination: Economic Governance and Political Innovation in Ireland. [International Refereed Conference], Division 14, Politics of Advanced Industrial Societies. American Political Science Association Annual Convention, Washington DC, Washington DC , 28-AUG-01 - 01-SEP-01.
Niamh Hardiman; (2000) The Political Economy of Growth. [International Refereed Conference], Division on Political Economy and Industrial Relations, SASE (Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics) Annual Conference, LSE, London, LSE, London , 08-JUL-00 - 10-JUL-00.
Niamh Hardiman & Bríd O'Rourke; (2000) Partnerships and Participation: Community Groups and Social Inclusion in Dublin. [International Refereed Conference], ECPR Joint Sessions, Panel on Associational Engagement and Democracy in Cities. Copenhagen, April.2000, Copenhagen , 01-APR-00.
Hardiman, N.; (2000) Social Partnership, Wage Bargaining and Growth. [N/A], Conference on Growth and Inequality in Ireland, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin. April.2000, Dublin , 01-APR-00.
Hardiman, N.; (1999) Chair and Panel Convenor. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Political Studies Association of Ireland. Wexford, October, Wexford , 01-OCT-99.
Hardiman, N.; (1997) Inequality and the Representation of Interests. [N/A], Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI). Waterford. October.1997, Waterford , 01-OCT-97.
Hardiman, N.with C.T. Whelan.; (1997) Changing Values. [N/A], Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI). Waterford. October.1997, Waterford , 01-OCT-97.
Hardiman, N.; (1994) *. [Invited Oral Presentation], Invited participant in meeting on The Future of Industrial Relations in Europe, European Commission (DGV), Brussels, May.1994, Brussels , 01-MAY-94.
Hardiman, N.with Chris Whelan; (1994) Partisanship and Politics. [N/A], Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI). Belfast, October.1994, Belfast , 01-OCT-94.
Hardiman, N.; (1993) ISA RC19. [N/A], Annual Meeting of the International Sociological Association Research Committee 19 on Poverty, Inequality and the Welfare State. Oxford, September.1993. (Participant and discussant), Oxford , 01-SEP-93.
Hardiman, N.; (1991) *. [N/A], Meeting of working group on Beliefs in Government, section on attitudes to public finances. Umea, July.1991. (Participant and discussant), Umea , 01-JUL-91.
Hardiman, N.; (1991) *. [N/A], Annual Meeting of the International Sociological Association Research Committee 19 on Poverty, Inequality and the Welfare State. Helsinki, August.1991(Participant and discussant), Helsinki , 01-AUG-91.
Hardiman, N.; (1990) *. [N/A], Meeting of working group on Beliefs in Government, section on attitudes to public finances. Berlin, December.1990. (Participant and discussant), Berlin , 01-DEC-90.
Hardiman, N.; (1990) The State and Economic Interests. [N/A], Conference on the Development of Industrial Society in Ireland. Oxford, December.1990, Oxford , 01-DEC-90.
Hardiman, N.; (1990) *. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Co-organizer of conference on The Development of Industrial Society in Ireland. Funded by the British Academy. Nuffield College, Oxford, December 1990, Oxford , 01-DEC-90.
Hardiman, N.; (1989) The Politics of Tax Reform: a Comparative Approach. [N/A], ECPR Joint Sessions, Paris, April.1989, Paris , 01-APR-89.
Hardiman, N.; (1987) Trade Unions and Politics: Ireland in Comparative Perspective. [N/A], Conference on The Future of Industrial Relations, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. September.1987, Ithaca, NY , 01-SEP-87.
Hardiman, N.; (1987) *. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Co-organizer, participant, discussant, and chair, conference on Britain and Poland: Similarities and Differences. Somerville College, Oxford, September.1987, Oxford , 01-SEP-87.
Hardiman, N.; (1986) *. [N/A], Conference on Democracy and Civil Society, Nieborów, Poland, June. This involved participants from Oxford, the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, the University of Warsaw, and the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. (Participant and discussant) 1986, Krakow , 01-JAN-86.
Hardiman, N.; (1983) *. [N/A], Summer School on Corporatism, Democracy, and Legitimacy. European University Institute, Florence. June-July.1983. Participant, presenter, discussant,, Florence , 01-JUN-83.
Hardiman, N.; (1983) The Law and Industrial Relations. [N/A], Annual conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland. Wexford, April. 1983, Wexford , 01-APR-83.
Hardiman, N.; (1982) The Politics of Economic Management. [N/A], Economic and Social Research Institute. Dublin, June. 1982, Dublin , 01-JUN-82.

Committees

Committee : Advisory Board, 'A History of Public Spending'; research project led by Prof. Christopher Hood (U. Oxford), funded by the Nuffield Foundation
Committee : Advisory Board, 'Policy Professionals' research project, led by Prof. Stefan Svallfors (Stockholm U.)
Committee : PhD Jury, European University Institute
Committee : PhD External Examiner, Central European University, Budapest
Committee : Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES) External Advisory Group
Committee : Faculty Board, European Law and Governance School (ELGS), European Public Law Organization
Committee : Newman-Joyce Project Development Committee
Committee : Academic Council Disciplinary Committee
Committee : UCD-IPA Liaison Committee
Committee : Academic Council
Committee : SPIRe Executive
Committee : UCD Governing Authority, 2004-8
Committee : Quality Review, UCD School of Geological Sciences
Committee : PhD Jury, European University Institute, Florence
Committee : External Examiner, Birkbeck College London, 1997-2001
Committee : NORFACE International Evaluation Panel, 2007
Committee : NORFACE International Assessment Review Panel, 2011/12
Committee : Director, UCD SPIRe Graduate Studies
Committee : Review Body on IPA application for NUI membership, 2002
Committee : Executive Committee, Centre for Regulation and Governance
Committee : Geary Executive Board, UCD Geary Institute
Committee : SPIRe Graduate Studies
Committee : Director, UCD Public Policy Board of Studies
Committee : UCD-City University of Hong Kong, Joint Public Policy Graduate Programme Development Committee
Committee : Member of Editorial Board, Irish Political Studies:-2002-present:
Committee : Editorial Board, Administration
Committee : Liaison Committee, UCD-IPA
Committee : Assessor for IRCHSS PhD awards, 2001+
Committee : Associate Editor, European Sociological Review:- 1990-1995:
Committee : Director, Governance Research Programme, ISSC/ Geary, 2001-6
Committee : ISSC Executive Committee
     

Consultancy

Client: UNDP

Outreach Activities

2015. 'Policy evaluation and good government', Irish Evaluation Network, NESC, Dublin, 12 June. 
2015. Institute of Public Administration Governance Forum, 'Promoting a good governance cultures in public organizations'. 27 March.
 
2015. Expert witness at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry, 11 March.
https://inquiries.oireachtas.ie/banking/hearings/niamh-hardiman-systems-of-governance/?v=video  

2015. Evidence to the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry. 11 March.
 http://www.oireachtas.ie/viewdoc.asp?fn=/documents/thisweek/business-2015/document10.htm

 
2014. Graduation Ceremony Address, UCD College of Human Sciences Graduate Students, 1 December.
2014. Invited panel member and presenter at a half-day symposium for an invited audience of academics, researchers, policy-makers, representatives of international organisations.
'Europe's new fiscal rules: are they working, can they work?', session on 'The new regime - an Irish perspective'. 
Institute for International and European Affairs (IIEA), Dublin. 3 November 2014 
2014. Invited participant, Keynote Policy Symposium: Prospects and Challenges for Administrative Reform in Greece. Hellenic Observatory, LSE, London. 11 April.
2014. Participant in Consultative Seminar on the National Risk Assessment Strategy, Department of the Taoiseach. March.
2013. Conference organizer, 'The European Periphery and European Integration'.
Newman House, Dublin. 3 December.
Attended by academics, journalists, representatives of the Department of Foreign Affairs, and representatives of the embassies of Spain, Portugal, and Greece.

 
2013. L&H debate on the motion 'Austerity isn't working'. UCD, 9 October

 
2013. Constitutional Convention, Dublin, 18 May: 
The role of institutions in promoting political reform and political accountability
 
2013. 'A great little country' - Ireland 1991-2013.' Roughly Speaking' panel discussion, Rough Magic Theatre Company. Declan Hughes's play 'Digging For Fire'. 27 April. http://www.roughmagic.ie/News-and-Updates-from-Rough-Magic/April-2013/Roughly-Speaking
2013. Participant, Consultative Seminar on The Role of the Prime Ministers' Department, Department of the Taoiseach, March.
2012. UCD President's Lunchtime Seminar. 'The context of austerity politics'. 13 November.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I8sJgJkHUQ  
2012. 'The rhetoric of reform - what stops reform from happening?'  Panel on 'Reforming the fundamental structures of governance', MacGill Summer School, Glenties, 24 July
http://www.donegalcoco.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/84130
 
2012. 'We're changing what, exactly?' Sunday Business Post, 8 July.
http://politicalreform.ie/2012/07/09/3538/ 
2012. 'Development challenges in small states - Ireland and North Carolina compared'. Talk at Global Research Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April
2012. Judge, North Carolina EuroChallenge Competition, March

2012. 'Comparative fiscal responses to crisis in Europe'. Talk at Global Research Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, February

2012. 'Causes and consequences of financial crisis in Europe'. Talk for UNC International Finance graduate students, Law School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, February

2012. Talk for UNC 'Alliance for Global Justice', February

2010. IRCHSS ESF pre-interview advisory

2008. Irish State Agencies: Practitioner Seminar.
Invited audience of senior civil servants and expert commentators, June 

2008. 'Too many agencies, too many ministers?' Opinion piece, Irish Times, 16 May

2008. IRCHSS NORFACE Migration Researchers Clustering Event: speaker. June

2006. Panelist, 'The Sunday Programme', RTE Radio 1, August
2006. 'Inside the mind of the Irish voter'. UCD Today. December.
2004. 'Political Consequences of Globalization'. Newsletter, Institute for the Study of Social Change/ Geary Institute. July    


2003. Redrawing the Boundaries of Social Science Research in Ireland. Royal Irish Academy: Humanities and Social Sciences Forum. 26 June.


2003. Governance in Ireland: the State of the Art. Conference on Governance: Canada/Ireland. Canadian Embassy.  April.

Journals Edited

Administration: Editorial Board member.
Irish Political Studies: Editorial Board member.

Other Activities

2016. External examiner, PhD, Central European University, Budapest, 21 October.
2014. Graduation Address, UCD College of Human Sciences Graduate Students' Graduation Ceremony, 1 December.

2010. Delivered the citation for the award of UCD Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, on His Excellency José Ramos-Horta, President of Timor-Leste. 8 March.

Reviewer for journals including American Political Science Review,  Cambridge Journal of Economics, Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Political Research, English Historical Review, French Politics, Governance, International Journal of Public Administration, Irish Political Studies, Journal of Baltic Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Social Policy, Journal of Public Policy, Millennium,  Political Science Research and Methods, Public Administration, Regulation and Governance, West European Politics, World Politics. 
 
Reviews of book manuscripts (OUP, CU, Routledge)

Assorted book reviews
Professional assessments for: 

European Science Foundation, 
Netherlands Social Science Council, 
NORFACE

Publications

Books

Niamh Hardiman; (1988) Pay, Politics and Economic Performance in the Republic of Ireland. Oxford: Clarendon Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

Niamh Hardiman, Sebastian Dellepiane, Spyros Blavoukos, George Pagoulatos (2017) 'Austerity in the European periphery - the Irish experience' In: Heffernan, Emma, John McHale, Niamh Moore-Cherry (eds). Debating Austerity in Ireland. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
MacCarthaigh, Muiris; Hardiman, Niamh (2017) 'Budgetary and financial management reform in Ireland' In: Eva Moll Ghin, Hanne Foss Hansen, Mads Bøge Kristiansen (eds). Public Management in Times of Austerity. Abingdon: Routledge. , pp.203-221 [Details]
MacCarthaigh, Muiris; Hardiman, Niamh (2017) 'Cutback management in Ireland in the wake of the financial crisis' In: Eva Moll Ghin, Hanne Foss Hansen, Mads Bøge Kristiansen (eds). Public Management in Times of Austerity. Abingdon: Routledge. , pp.111-128 [Details]
Hardiman, Niamh (2017) 'Tracking the state in a liberal economy' In: Desmond King and Patrick Le Galès (eds). Reconfiguring European States in Crisis. Oxford: OUP. , pp.279-297 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman and Sebastian Dellepiane (2015) 'The politics of fiscal effort in Ireland and Spain: market credibility versus political legitimacy' In: Niamh Hardiman and Sebastian Dellepiane (eds). Greece Beyond the Crisis: The Politics of Extreme Austerity. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. , pp.198-221 Link to full text [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2014) 'Repeating History: Fiscal Squeeze in Two Recessions in Ireland' In: Christopher Hood, David Heald, Rozana Himaz (eds). When the Party's Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Link to full text [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2013) 'The Irish Experience' In: Niamh Hardiman (eds). Rise Now and Be A Nation Again? Arguments on Independence and Self-Government. Edinburgh: Birlinn Books. Link to full text [Details]
Blanaid Clarke and Niamh Hardiman; (2012) 'Crisis in the Irish Banking System' In: Sue Konzelmann (eds). Banking Systems in the Crisis: The Faces of Liberal Capitalism. Abingdon: Routledge. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Hardiman, N. (2012) 'Governance and State Structures' In: Levi-Faur, David (eds). Oxford Handbook of Governance. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , pp.228-241 [DOI] [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2012) 'Introduction: Profiling Irish Governance' In: Niamh Hardiman (eds). Irish Governance in Crisis. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
Claire Finn and Niamh Hardiman; (2012) 'Creating Two Levels of Healthcare' In: Niamh Hardiman (eds). Irish Governance in Crisis. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
Sebastian Dellepiane and Niamh Hardiman; (2012) 'Governing the Irish Economy: A Triple Crisis' In: Niamh Hardiman (eds). Irish Governance in Crisis. Manchester: Manchester University Press. Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2012) 'Conclusion: Changing Irish Governance' In: Niamh Hardiman (eds). Irish Governance in Crisis. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (with Mary Shayne and Aidan Regan); (2012) 'The Core Executive and Policy Coordination' In: Niamh Hardiman (with Mary Shayne and Aidan Regan); (eds). Governing Ireland: From Cabinet Government to Delegated Governance. Dublin: IPA. [Details]
Niamh Hardiman and Muiris MacCarthaigh; (2011) 'The UnPolitics of New Public Management in Ireland' In: Jean-Michel Eymeri-Douzans and Jon Pierre (eds). Administrative Reforms and Democratic Governance. London: Routledge. , pp.55-67 Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Patrick Murphy and Orlaith Burke ; (2010) 'The Politics of Economic Adjustment in a Liberal Market Economy: The Social Compensation Hypothesis Revisited' In: Brian Girvin, Gary Murphy (eds). Continuity, Change and Crisis in Contemporary Ireland. Oxford: Routledge. [Details]
Payne, D. (with Hardiman, N., McCashin, A.); (2006) 'Understanding Attitudes to Poverty and Wealth' In: Geary, J., Hardiman, N. Payne, D (eds). Irish Social and Political Attitudes. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. , pp.43-59 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2006) 'Conclusion' In: John Garry, Niamh Hardiman, Diane Payne (eds). Irish Social and Political Attitudes. Liverpool: Liverpool UP. , pp.112-124 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Anthony McCashin, Diane Payne; (2006) 'Understanding Attitudes to Poverty and Wealth' In: Garry, J., Hardiman, N., Payne, D (eds). Irish Social and Political Attitudes. Liverpool: Liverpool UP. , pp.43-59 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2004) 'Paying for Government' In: Tom Garvin, Maurice Manning, Richard Sinnott (eds). Dissecting Irish Politics. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. , pp.82-102 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2003) 'various entries' In: Gill and Macmillan (eds). Encyclopaedia of Ireland. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2002) 'The Political Economy of Growth' In: eds. W.Crotty and D.Schmitt. Harlow: Pearson Education (eds). Ireland on the World Stage. Harlow: Pearson Education. [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2000) 'Social Partnership, Wage Bargaining and Growth' In: Brian Nolan, Philip OConnell, Christopher T. Whelan (eds). Bust to Boom?. Dublin: ESRI/IPA. [Details]
Niamh Hardiman and Christopher T. Whelan; (1998) 'Changing Values' In: William Crotty and David Schmitt (eds). Ireland and the Politics of Change. Harlow: Addison Wesley Longman. [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (1998) 'Inequality and the Representation of Interests' In: William Crotty and David Schmitt (eds). Ireland and the Politics of Change. Harlow: Addison Wesley Longman. [Details]
Niamh Hardiman and Christopher T. Whelan; (1994) 'Politics and Democratic Values' In: C.T. Whelan (eds). Values and Social Change in Ireland. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (1994) 'Values and Political Partisanship' In: C.T. Whelan (eds). Values and Social Change in Ireland. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. [Details]
Hardiman, N; (1994) 'Pay Bargaining: Confrontation and Consensus' In: Donal Nevin (eds). Trade Union Century. Cork: Mercier Press. [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (1992) 'The State and Economic Interests' In: J.H.Goldthorpe and C.T. Whelan (eds). The Development of Industrial Society in Ireland. Oxford: The British Academy/ Clarendon Press. , pp.329-358 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (1990) 'Capitalism and Corporatism' In: Jon Clark (eds). Conflict and Consensus in Sociology. London: The Falmer Press. [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (1987) 'Consensual Politics? Public Goods and Collective Action in Ireland' In: Ilja Scholten (eds). Political Stability and Neo-Corporatism. London: Sage. [Details]

Edited Books

Niamh Hardiman (Ed.). (2012) Irish Governance in Crisis. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
John Garry, Niamh Hardiman, Diane Payne (Ed.). (2006) Irish Social and Political Attitudes. Liverpool: Liverpool UP. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Hardiman, N,MacCarthaigh, M; (2010) 'Organising for Growth: Irish State Administration 1958-2008'. Economic and Social Review, 41 :367-393. [Details]
Niamh Hardiman and Muiris MacCarthaigh (2016) 'State retrenchment and administrative reform in Ireland: probing comparative policy paradigms'. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 19 (2):100-118. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Dommett, Kate, Niamh Hardiman, Muiris MacCarthaigh (2016) 'Reforming the Westminster Model of Agency Governance: Britain and Ireland after the Crisis'. Governance, 29 (4):535-552. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (with Sebastian Dellepiane) (2015) 'Fiscal politics in time: Pathways to fiscal consolidation in Ireland, Greece, Britain, and Spain, 1980-2012'. European Political Science Review, 7 (2):189-219. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Brazys, S; Hardiman, N. (2015) 'From Tiger to PIIGS: Ireland and the use of heuristics in comparative political economy'. European Journal of Political Research, 53 (1):23-42. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Hardiman, N,Scott, C (2012) 'Ordering Things: The Irish State Administration Database'. Irish Political Studies, 27 :1-22. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Niamh Hardiman Colin Scott; (2010) 'Governance as Polity: An Institutional Approach to the Evolution of State Functions'. Public Administration, 88 :170-189. [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2010) 'Bringing Domestic Institutions Back Into an Understanding of Ireland's Economic Crisis'. Irish Studies in International Affairs, 21 :73-89. [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2010) 'Institutional Design and Irish Political Reform'. Journal Of Statistical And Social Inquiry Society Of Ireland, XXXIX (November):53-69. [Details]
Sebastian Dellepiane and Niamh Hardiman; (2010) 'The European Context of Ireland's Economic Crisis'. Economic and Social Review, 41 (4):471-498. Available Online [Details]
Hardiman, N,Murphy, P,Burke, O (2008) 'The Politics of Economic Adjustment in a Liberal Market Economy: The Social Compensation Hypothesis Revisited'. Irish Political Studies, 23 :599-626. [DOI] [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Patrick Murphy, Orlaith Burke; (2008) 'The Politics of Economic Adjustment in a Small Open Economy: The Social Compensation Hypothesis Revisited'. Irish Political Studies, 23 (4):599-626. [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2006) 'Political and Social Partnership: Flexible Network Governance'. Economic and Social Review, 37 (3):343-374. Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2005) 'Politics and Markets in the Irish Celtic Tiger Experience'. The Political Quarterly, 76 (1):37-47. [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2002) 'From Conflict to Coordination'. West European Politics, 25 (4):1-24. [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2002) 'The Development of the Irish Tax State'. Irish Political Studies, 17 (1):29-58. [Details]
Hardiman, N; (2000) 'Taxing the poor: The politics of income taxation in Ireland'. Policy Studies, 28 :815-842. [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (1984) 'Corporatism in Ireland: an Exchange of Views'. Administration, 32 (1). [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (1983) 'Trade Union Density in Ireland: Research Note'. Irish Business Administration Review, 5 (2). [Details]

Other Journals

Niamh Hardiman (with Henry Farrell) (2015) 'Ireland's voters approve same-sex marriage: here's why' The Washington Post The Monkey Cage (23 May) . Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman and Aidan Regan (2013) 'The Politics of Austerity in Ireland' Intereconomics . Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Aidan Regan (with Niamh Hardiman) (2013) 'Austerity measures in crisis countries: results and impact on mid-term development' Intereconomics . Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2011) 'Economic Crisis and the Politics of Austerity in Ireland' Economic Sociology Newsletter 12 (3) :35-37. Available Online [Details]

Conference Publications

Niamh Hardiman (2017) Economic vulnerability in the Eurozone periphery Small States in Historical Perspective Corfu, Greece, , 06-OCT-17 - 07-OCT-17 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Calliope Spanou, Muiris MacCarthaigh, Joaquim Filipe Araújo (2017) The influence of the Troika on fiscal consolidation in the loan programmes of Greece, Ireland, Portugal Workshop, 'Crisis, Austerity, and Reform' project, led by Walter Kickert and Edoardo Ongaro [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Muiris MacCarthaigh (2017) The influence of the international organisations on public sector and administrative reforms: Workshop of 'Crisis, austerity and reform' project, led by Walter Kickert and Edoardo Ongaro [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Saliha Metinsoy (2017) The political weight of financial interests EMU Choices - mid-term conference, Rome, 6-7 July 2017 Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman and Saliha Metinsoy (2017) The political weight of financial interests Conference of European Studies Glasgow, , 12-JUL-17 - 14-JUL-17 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2017) The Irish State Administration Database Conference of European Studies Glasgow, , 12-JUL-17 - 14-JUL-17 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Muiris MacCarthaigh (2016) Administrative state capacity in Ireland International Political Science Association Poznań, , 23-JUL-16 - 28-JUL-16 Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (with Sebastian Dellepiane) (2015) Paying for the Welfare State in the European Periphery: The Politics of Taxation in Ireland and Spain European Political Science Association Vienna, , 25-JUN-15 - 27-JUN-15 Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (with Spyros Blavoukos, Sebastian Dellepiane Avellaneda, George Pagoulatos) (2015) Economic vulnerability in the Eurozone periphery Conference of European Studies Paris, , 01-JUL-15 - 04-JUL-15 Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2015) Tracking the state in a liberal economy Conference of European Studies Paris, , 08-JUL-15 - 10-JUL-15 Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (with Spyros Blavoukos, Sebastian Dellepiane, George Pagoulatos) (2015) Economic vulnerability in the Eurozone periphery: an emerging-market perspective European integration and pathways away from the periphery in Europe European University Institute, Florence, , 28-MAY-15 - 29-MAY-15 Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (with Spyros Blavoukos, Sebastian Dellepiane, George Pagoulatos) (2015) One size does not fit all: the limits of convergence in European integration European integration and pathways away from the periphery in Europe European University Institute, Florence, , 28-MAY-15 - 29-MAY-15 Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (with Spyros Blavoukos, Sebastian Dellepiane, George Pagoulatos) (2015) Pathways from the periphery: growth models and European integration European integration and pathways away from the periphery in Europe European University Institute, Florence, , 28-MAY-15 - 29-MAY-15 Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (with Sebastian Dellepiane) (2015) Paying for the welfare state in the European periphery ECPR Joint Sessions - The New Politics of Taxation Warsaw, , 29-MAR-15 - 02-APR-15 Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (with Kate Dommett and Muiris MacCarthaigh) (2015) Reduction to regularity in Westminster: agency reform strategies in the UK and Ireland Public sector reform (invitation-only conference) Oxford, Blavatnik School of Government, , 23-JUN-15 - 24-JUN-15 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2014) The Limits of Europeanization: One Size Does Not Fit All European Consortium for Political Research Standing Group on the EU [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2014) The Rediscovery of the European Periphery European Consortium for Political Research General Conference [Details]
Muiris MacCarthaigh, Kate Dommett, Niamh Hardiman (2014) Reduction to Regularity: Agency Reform Strategies in the UK and Ireland European Group for Public Administration [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2013) The Evolution of the Irish State Reconceptualizing the State Nuffield College, Oxford, , 12-DEC-13 - 14-DEC-13 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2013) The political economy of fiscal consolidation in two recessions in Ireland European Political Science Association Barcelona, , 20-JUN-13 - 22-JUN-13 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2013) The mixed legacy of European integration in Ireland Conference of European Studies Amsterdam, , 25-JUN-13 - 27-JUN-13 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Sebastian Dellepiane, Jon Las Heras (2013) Building on easy money: the political economy of housing bubbles in Ireland and Spain American Political Science Association Chicago, , 29-AUG-13 - 31-AUG-13 [Details]
Sebastian Dellepiane, Niamh Hardiman, Jon Las Heras (2013) Building on easy money: the political economy of housing bubbles in Ireland and Spain ECPR General Conference Bordeaux, , 04-SEP-13 - 07-SEP-13 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2013) What we talk about when we talk about core and periphery European Integration and the European Periphery Newman House, Dublin, , 03-DEC-13 - 03-DEC-13 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2013) The politics of fiscal consolidation in Ireland in two recessions . In: Christopher Hood, David Heald eds. When The Party's Over: Fiscal Squeeze In Perspective Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2013) Politics, public administration and performance Structural Challenges of the Slovenian Economy Ljubljana, Slovenia, , 19-JUN-13 - 19-JUN-13 Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hadriman (2013) The politics of fiscal consolidation in Ireland in two recessions European Political Science Association Barcelona, , 20-JUN-13 - 22-JUN-13 [Details]
With Samuel Brazys (2013) From Tiger to PIIGS: Ireland and the use of heuristics in comparative political economy SPIRe seminar UCD, , 17-APR-13 - 17-APR-13 [Details]
with Muiris MacCarthaigh (QUB) (2013) Shrinking the Irish state The Impact of the Fiscal Crisis on Public Administration Tallinn, Estonia, , 03-MAY-13 - 04-MAY-13 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2013) Fiscal policy at the interface of economics and political science Geary/IrishEconomy Economic Policy Conference 2013 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2012) The Rhetoric of Reform: What Stops Reform from Happening? MacGill Summer School Glenties, Co. Donegal, , 24-JUL-12 - 24-SEP-12 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman and Muiris MacCarthaigh (2012) How Governments Retrench In Crisis: The Case of Ireland International Political Science Association (IPSA) Madrid, , 09-JAN-13 - 12-JAN-13 Available Online [Details]
Sebastian Dellepiane and Niamh Hardiman (2012) The Politics of Tough Budgets: Fiscal Policy Ireland, Spain, Portugal, and Greece Conference of European Studies Link to full text [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2012) Institutions and state reforms The Restructuring of European States: Conceptual and Empirical Issues [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (with Sebastian Dellepiane); (2011) The New Politics of Austerity: Comparative Fiscal Responses to Crisis in Ireland and Spain Council of European Studies, 18th Conference of Europeanists Barcelona, , 20-JUN-11 - 22-JUN-11 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (with Sebastian Dellepiane); (2011) The New Politics of Austerity: Comparative Fiscal Responses to Crisis in Ireland and Spain European Political Science Association Dublin, , 16-JUN-11 - 18-JUN-11 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2011) Institutional Design and Political Reform in Response to Crisis The Political Economy of the Crisis TCD, , 25-FEB-11 - 26-SEP-11 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2011) Comparative Responses to the Crisis in the European Periphery The Political Economy of the Crisis TCD, , 25-FEB-11 - 26-FEB-11 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2011) 'Sauve qui peut?' Irish Corporatism After the Crisis Council of European Studies, 18th Conference Barcelona, , 20-JUN-11 - 22-SEP-11 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (with Sebastian Dellepiane); (2011) Fiscal Politics in Time: The Dynamics of Budget Consolidation, 1980-2011 ECPR General Conference Reykjavik, , 25-AUG-11 - 27-JUL-11 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (with Muiris MacCarthaigh); (2011) How States Retrench in Crisis: the Irish Experience ECPR General Conference Reykjavik, , 25-AUG-11 - 27-AUG-11 [Details]
Sebastian Dellepiane and Niamh Hardiman; (2010) European Economic Crisis: Ireland in Comparative Perspective APSA Annual Conference, Washington DC Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2010) Economic Crisis and Public Sector Reform: Lessons from Ireland UNDP Conference: Impact of the Economic Crisis on Public Sector Reform Tallinn, Estonia, Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2010) The Economic Crisis and the Irish Political System Study Group from the Institut des hautes études de développement et d'aménagement des territoires en Europe (IHEDATE), Paris O'Reilly Hall, UCD, Belfield, , 31-MAR-10 - 31-MAR-10 [Details]
Sebastian Dellepiane and Niamh Hardiman; (2010) Governing the Irish Economy: From Boom to Bust Regulation in an Age of Crisis: Third Biennial Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance. Dublin, 17-19 June Available Online [Details]
Tom Christensen, Niamh Hardiman, Per Laegreid, Muiris MacCarthaigh, Mary Shayne; (2010) States Under Pressure: Institutional Adaptations to New Policy Challenges Regulation in an Age of Crisis: Third Biennial Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance. Dublin, 17-19 June Available Online [Details]
Avellaneda, SD,Hardiman, N (2010) ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REVIEW The European Context of Ireland's Economic Crisis , pp.473-500 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2010) The institutional underpinnings of state power in Ireland PSAI Annual Conference DIT, Aungier Street, , 08-OCT-10 - 10-OCT-10 [Details]
Sebastian Dellepiane and Niamh Hardiman; (2009) Explaining Variations in Fiscal Consolidation, 1980-2000 ECPR General Conference University of Potsdam, , 09-SEP-09 - 13-SEP-09 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman & Colin Scott; (2009) Ordering Things: Classifying State Agencies to Understand the Changing Structure of the Central State Mapping State Administrations: Toward a European Research Agenda Geary Institute/ NUI Offices, Merrion Square, , 20-MAR-09 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2009) Shaping Ireland's Productive Capacity World Economic History Conference Utrecht, , 03-AUG-09 - 07-AUG-09 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2009) Bringing Politics Back Into Varieties of Capitalism: Shaping Ireland's Productive Capacity ECPR Joint Sessions Lisbon, , 14-APR-09 - 18-APR-09 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2009) Shaping Ireland's Productive Capacity: Bringing Politics Back Into Varieties of Capitalism XVth World Economic History Congress, Utrecht. 7-11 August 2009.  G10 Do EU accession and membership help to overcome economic backwardness? Utrecht University, Available Online [Details]
Sebastian Dellepiane & Niamh Hardiman; (2009) Explaining Variations in Patterns of Fiscal Consolidation European Consortium for Political Research. General Conference, Potsdam, 9-12 September 2009. Section 9. Political Economy: Shifting Boundaries Between the Economic and the Political. Panel 185. The Political Economy of Macroeconomic Stabilization [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Patrick Murphy, Orlaith Burke; (2009) Compensating Whom For What? Reconsidering the Composition of Public Spending American Political Science Association Annual Conference. Toronto, 3-6 September 2009. Division 14 Advanced Industrial Societies, Panel 4 Taxation and Institutional Change Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Patrick Murphy, Orlaith Burke; (2009) Compensating Whom For What? Reconsidering the Composition of Public Spending 5th European Consortium for Political Research General Conference. Potsdam, 10-12 September 200.  Section 53: The Political Economy of Economic Shocks and Socio-Economic Crises Panel 536: Redistribution & Poverty Universitat Potsdam, Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman & Muiris Mac Carthaigh; (2009) Breaking with or building on the past? Reforming Irish public administration: 1958-2008 Politics, Economy and Society: Irish Developmentalism, 1958-2008. Conference in honour of Prof. Tom Garvin , 12-MAR-09 Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2009) The Institutional Context of Crisis SSISI - Resolving Ireland's Fiscal Crisis Royal Irish Academy. http://www.ssisi.ie/meeting.php, Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2009) Ordering Things: An Approach to Mapping State Structures Sciences Po - Seminar Series on the Modern State CEVIPOF, Sciences Po, Paris, - 30-NOV-09 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman & Muiris Mac Carthaigh; (2009) Breaking with or building on the past? Reforming Irish public administration: 1958-2008 Mapping State Administrations Comparatively: Toward a European Research Agenda Geary Institute/ NUI Offices, Merrion Square, , 20-MAR-09 [Details]
Sebastian Dellepiane and Niamh Hardiman; (2009) Explaining Patterns of Fiscal Consolidation ECPR General Conference, Potsdam, 9-12 September 2009 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Patrick Murphy, Orlaith Burke; (2009) Compensating Whom For What? 5th European Consortium for Political Research General Conference. Potsdam, 2009 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Patrick Murphy, Orlaith Burke ; (2009) Reconsidering the Composition of Public Spending American Political Science Association Annual Conference,Toronto, 2009 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2009) The Impact of the Crisis on the Irish Political System International Politics and the Global Economic Crisis. Royal Irish Academy 2009 International Affairs Conference Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2009) Shaping Ireland's Productive Capacity: Bringing Politics Back Into Varieties of Capitalism ECPR Joint Sessions, Lisbon. WS 17 European Domestic Societies in the Face of European Integration and Globalization Lisbon, , 14-APR-09 - 19-APR-09 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Patrick Murphy, Orlaith Burke; (2009) Compensating Whom For What - Reconsidering Public Spending Imperatives APSA Annual Conference Toronto, , 03-SEP-09 - 06-SEP-09 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman & Patrick Murphy; (2008) Legitimating Fiscal Stabilization: Ireland in Comparative Perspective ECPR Joint Sessions, Workshop 5.Rennes [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2008) The Changing Boundaries of the Irish State Global Ireland - Empirical Research and Policy Implications Newman House, Dublin, , 30-APR-08 - 30-APR-08 [Details]
Niamh Hardiman & Muiris Mac Carthaigh; (2008) The Segmented State ECPR Joint Sessions Joint Sessions, Workshop 11. Rennes.  [Details]
Niamh Hardiman & Muiris Mac Carthaigh; (2008) Administrative Reform in a Liberal Market Economy IPSA RC27 Structures of Government. Conference Theme: New Public Management and Quality of Government Gothenburg, Sweden, , 13-NOV-08 - 15-NOV-08 Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman and Colin Scott; (2007) Puzzles of Agencification NEWGOV Conference on New Modes of Governance in Old and New EU Member States [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2004) Which Path? Domestic Adaptation to Economic Internationalization in Ireland American Political Science Association Chicago, Illinois, , 02-SEP-04 - 05-SEP-04 [Details]
Hardiman, Niamh; (2004) Partisanship and Partnership: How Embedded is Social Partnership? Social Partnership: a New Mode of Governance? NUI Maynooth, , 14-OCT-04 [Details]
Hardiman, N (2002) WEST EUROPEAN POLITICS From conflict to co-ordination: Economic governance and political innovation in Ireland , pp.1-24 [Details]

Published Reports

Niamh Hardiman and Muiris Mac Cárthaigh; (2008) The Segmented State: Adaptation and Maladaptation in Ireland. UCD Geary Institute, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Patrick Murphy; (2008) Legitimating Fiscal Stabilization: Ireland in Comparative Perspective. UCD Geary Institute, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Patrick Murphy, Orlaith Burke; (2008) The Politics of Economic Adjustment in a Small Open Economy: The Social Compensation Hypothesis Revisited. UCD Geary Institute, UCD Geary Institute. Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman and Diarmuid Torney; (2007) Analysing the Irish State: Sources and Resources. UCD Geary Institute, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2007) Governing the Economy. UCD Geary Institute, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
Claire Finn and Niamh Hardiman; (2007) Creating Two Levels of Healthcare. UCD Geary Institute, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman and Colin Scott; (2007) Puzzles of Agencification: An Organizational Analysis. UCD Geary Institute, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2005) Partnership and Politics: How Embedded is Partnership?. UCD Geary Institute, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2004) Which Path? Domestic Adaptation to Economic Internationalization in Ireland. UCD Geary Institute/ APSA, Dublin/ USA. Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2004) Paying for Government. UCD Geary Institute, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Anthony McCashin, Diane Payne; (2004) Understanding Attitudes to Poverty and Wealth. UCD Geary Institute, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2003) Politics and Markets in the Irish Celtic Tiger Experience: Choice, Chance or Coincidence?. UCD Geary Institute, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
                                 

Invited Seminars

Niamh Hardiman (2015) Policy evaluation and good government. Irish Evaluation Network: Invited Seminars [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2015) Round-Table on The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze. The British Academy, London: Invited Seminars [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Spyros Blavoukos, Sebastian Dellepiane-Avalleneda, George Pagoulatos (2014) Economic vulnerability in the Eurozone periphery. Robert Schumann Centre, EUI, Florence: Invited Seminars [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Spyros Blavoukos, Sebastian Dellepiane-Avalleneda, George Pagoulatos (2014) Pathways from the Periphery. EUI, Florence: Invited Seminars [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Spyros Blavoukos, Sebastian Dellepiane-Avalleneda, George Pagoulatos (2014) One size does not fit all - varieties of Europeanization. Robert Schumann Centre, EUI, Florence: Invited Seminars [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2013) Small States in World Markets. Edinburgh - international research network: Invited Seminars [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2013) Fiscal Squeeze in Comparative Perspective. The British Academy, London: Invited Seminars [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2013) Reconceptualizing the State. Sciences Po, Paris - international research network: Invited Seminars [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2012) Crises in the Eurozone: Causes, Conflicts, and Consequences. University of Roskilde, Denmark: Invited Seminars [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2010) Liberalism in Crisis: USA, UK, Ireland. National University of Ireland, Maynooth: Invited Seminars [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2007) The Present and Future of Social Partnership. UCD Smurfit Business School: Invited Seminars [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2006) Size Matters: Comparing Small States - Ireland, Denmark, Finland in Comparative Perspective. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: Invited Seminars [Details]
N. Hardiman,; (2004) Surfing the Tide of Globalization: Institutions, Actors and Ideas in Ireland's Political Economy. University of Limerick: Invited Seminars [Details]
 

Presented Papers

Niamh Hardiman and others (2013) The European periphery and European integration. Presented Papers Available Online [Details]
 

Invited Lectures

Niamh Hardiman (2014) Ireland-Japan Social Sciences Symposium. Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2: Invited Lectures Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2014) UCD Social Protection Policy Summer School 2014. Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2014) Irish Politics in Very Hard Times. Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2013) Pathways to crisis in the Eurozone periphery. American College of Greece, Athens: Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2013) Exiting the Crisis: Realistic Proposals. Kapodistrian University of Athens: Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2013) The policy process. Convention on the Constitution, Dublin: Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2013) Ireland and Europe. Queen's University Belfast: Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2012) The Politics of Tough Budgets in the European Periphery. George Washington University, Washington DC: Invited Lectures Link to full text [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2012) 'Tiger in a Cage' - Conversations On Europe. Online inter-university link-up: Universities of Pittsburgh, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Boston: Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2012) European Perspectives on Living in an Age of Austerity: Implications for Transatlantic Relation. Chatham House, London: Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2012) The politics of tough budgets in Ireland. President's Lunchtime Seminar, UCD: Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2012) Fiscal and Financial Crisis in Europe. Center for European Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hadiman (2012) Economic Strategy in Regional Economies. Global Research Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2012) Crisis and austerity politics. European Parliament Offices, Dublin: Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2011) The politics of the Eurozone crisis. Central European University, Budapest: Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2011) The Politics of Legitimacy in the Eurozone Periphery. University of East Anglia, Norwich: Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2011) Crisis in the European Periphery. Central European University, Budapest: Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2011) The politics of legitimacy in the Eurozone crisis. University of East Anglia, Norwich: Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2010) The evolution of Irish state agencies. ACESA - Association of Chief Executives of State Agencies, Dublin: Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2010) Impact of the Economic Crisis on Public Sector Reform. Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Dublin: Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2009) Mapping the Irish State: An Overview. UCD: Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2009) SSISI Symposium - Resolving Ireland's Fiscal Crisis. Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland: Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2008) Mapping the Irish State. Dublin City University: Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2007) Annual Conference of Industrial Relations News Keynote Address. Invited Lectures [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2004) From Government to Governance. TCD: Invited Lectures [Details]
 

Electronic Publication

Sam Brazys & Niamh Hardiman (2014) The 'PIIGS' acronym has a clear negative impact on the response of financial markets to the 'PIIGS countries' during the crisis. London: Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Muiris MacCarthaigh & Colin Scott; (2010) Irish State Administration Database (continuously updated). UCD, Dublin: Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
         

Working Paper

Niamh Hardiman and Saliha Metinsoy (2017) How do ideas shape national preferences? The Financial Transaction Tax in Ireland. Salzburg: Working Paper Available Online [Details]
Hardiman, Niamh; Blavoukos, Spyros; Dellepiane-Avellaneda, Sebastian; Pagoulatos, George (2016) Austerity in the European periphery: the Irish experience. University College Dublin. Geary Institute: Working Paper Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Dellepiane-Avellaneda, Sebastian; Hardiman, Niamh; (2015) Paying for the Welfare State in the European Periphery. University College Dublin. Geary Institute: Working Paper Link to full text [Details]
Sebastian Dellepiane, Niamh Hardiman, and Jon Las Heras (2013) Building on easy money: the political economy of housing bubbles in Ireland and Spain. Dublin: Working Paper Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Niamh Hardiman (2013) Rethinking the political economy of fiscal consolidation in two recessions in Ireland. Dublin: Working Paper Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Niamh Hardiman and Muiris MacCarthaigh (2013) How governments retrench in crisis: the case of Ireland. Dublin: Working Paper Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Sebastian Dellepiane and Niamh Hardiman (2013) The politics of fiscal effort. UCD: Working Paper Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Sam Brazys and Niamh Hardiman (2013) From Tiger to PIIGS: Ireland and the use of heuristics in comparative political economy. Dublin: Working Paper Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Blanaid Clarke and Niamh Hardiman; (2012) Crisis in the Irish Banking System. Dublin: Working Paper Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Sebastian Dellepiane and Niamh Hardiman (2012) Fiscal Politics In Time: Pathways to Fiscal Consolidation, 1980-2012. Dublin: Working Paper Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Sebastian Dellepiane and Niamh Hardiman (2012) The New Politics of Austerity: Fiscal Responses to Crisis in Ireland and Spain. UCD: Working Paper Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Sebastian Dellepiane and Niamh Hardiman; (2011) Governing the Irish Economy: A Triple Crisis. Dublin: Working Paper Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Sebastian Dellepiane and Niamh Hardiman; (2010) European Economic Crisis: Ireland in Comparative Perspective. SSRN online: Working Paper Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2010) Economic Crisis and Public Sector Reform: Lessons from Ireland. UCD Geary Institute Working Papers: Working Paper Available Online [Details]
Sebastian Dellepiane and Niamh Hardiman; (2010) Fiscal Politics in Time: Pathways to Fiscal Consolidation, 1980-2000. DEI Working Paper: Working Paper Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman and Muiris MacCarthaigh; (2009) Breaking With or Building on the Past?. Dublin: Working Paper Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman & Patrick Murphy & Orlaith Burke; (2009) Compensating Whom For What? Reconsidering the Composition of Public Spending. Working Papers 200929, Geary Institute, University College Dublin: Working Paper [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2009) The Impact of the Crisis on the Irish Political System. Dublin: Working Paper Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Patrick Murphy, Orlaith Burke; (2009) Compensating Whom For What? Reconsidering the Composition of Public Spending. UCD Geary Institute: Working Paper Available Online [Details]
Sebastian Dellepiane, Niamh Hardiman; (2009) Explaining Variations in Patterns of Fiscal Consolidation. UCD Geary Institute: Working Paper Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2009) Bringing Politics Back Into Varieties of Capitalism: Shaping Ireland's Productive Capacity. UCD Geary Institute: Working Paper Available Online [Details]
Niamh Hardiman; (2008) New Trends in Irish Governance. Working Paper [Details]
Niamh Hardiman, Patrick Murphy, Orlaith Burke ; (2008)  Geary Working Paper WP2008/06 : The Politics of Economic Adjustment in a Small Open Economy: The Social Compensation Hypothesis Revisited. Working Paper [Details]
Hardiman, N and Murphy, P.; (2008) Geary Working Paper WP2008/13: Legitimating Fiscal Stabilization: Ireland in Comparative Perspective. Working Paper [Details]
Niamh Hardiman & Colin Scott; (2007) Puzzles of Agencification: An Organizational Analysis. Dublin: Working Paper Available Online [Details]
       

Monographs:- Peer Reviewed

N. Hardiman, With D.F. Hannan et al; (1983) Schooling and Sex Roles: Sex Differences in Subject Provision and Student Choice in Irish Post-Primary Schools. Dublin: Monographs:- Peer Reviewed [Details]
N. Hardiman, With D.B. Rottman et al; (1982) The Distribution of Income in the Republic of Ireland: Study in Social Class and Family Cycle Inequalities. Dublin: Monographs:- Peer Reviewed [Details]
                                                               

Research

Research Interests

My research work centres on the politics underlying public policy outcomes. I am interested in the way actors engage with each other within institutional incentives and constraints, where they are motivated by different ideas and preferences, and where there are different resources of power and influence available to them.
I am particularly interested in the changing and contested boundaries between states and markets; the politics of how economic policy priorities are formed and implemented; and the implications for the politics of growth, distributive conflict, and legitimacy.
 
My work has two broad strands:
1. Political economy
I work on the ways in which choices about economic policy have been shaped, from a political economy perspective.
- My current project is on the political economy of the European periphery, analysing the interactions between processes of European integration and the domestic politics of change in the European periphery (Ireland, Spain, Portugal, and Greece).
- I also work on the politics of how state activities are funded, the implications of tax system design are for what states are able to do, and the manner in which states manage fiscal retrenchment and 'austerity'. I convened an ECPR Joint Sessions Workshop in Warsaw in spring 2015 on The New Politics of Taxation, jointly with Seven Steinmo (EUI). 
 
 2. State institutions and public policy
I work on the institutional framework of the state, and the challenges involved in building state capacity, focusing on the Irish case in particular, both before and since the economic crisis that began in 2008. This work involves analysing:
- the implications of institutional design for policy making and implementation
- the consequences of the linkages between the state and organized interests for good governance.

Recent filmed talks include the following:
Policy evaluation and good government, Dublin, June 2015 
Can't pay, won't pay? Tax compliance and tax administration, Dublin, September 2014
Convention on the Constitution: The electoral system and the Irish policy process, Dublin, May 2013
Leaving the crisis: competing proposals, Athens, May 2013
Tough budgets in hard times, Dublin, November 2012
Tiger in a cage: Ireland and the new European economy, US videoconference, October 2012

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : The European periphery and European integration
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-14 / 30-SEP-15
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Building state capacity in Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-14 / 30-SEP-15
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Irish administrative reform in comparative perspective: The impact of austerity measures on state agencies in Ireland and the UK (ADMINREF)
Start Date / End Date : 31-MAR-14 / 31-DEC-14
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : The Political Economy of the European Periphery
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-12 / 31-DEC-13
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : The Politics of Tough Budgets: The Eurozone Periphery 2008-2011
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-12 / 31-OCT-13
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Pathways from the European Periphery: The Challenge of Late Development in a Globalized World
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-13 / 31-OCT-14
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : The Future of the Developmental State
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-13 / 31-OCT-14
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : Restructuring Government in Times of Crisis
Start Date / End Date : 19-DEC-11 / 31-MAR-12
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : Mapping th Irish state - Structures, Processess, Outcomes
Start Date / End Date : 31-MAR-07 / 30-SEP-10
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Compensating Whom For What? Reconsidering Public Spending Imperatives
Start Date / End Date : 03-AUG-09 / 31-JAN-11
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Mapping the Irish State
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-07 / 01-DEC-08
Sponsor : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : Governance
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-02 / 31-DEC-07
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : Governance Research Seminar
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-03 / 31-AUG-05

Recent Postgraduates

Recent PhD student(s)
2014. Mary Halton (Public Policy), jointly with Eleanor O'Higgins - Effective Board Behaviours: The Role of Bank Non-Executive Directors in Ireland and Canada. Mary is a self-employed consultant on policy matters.

2014. Jennifer Carroll MacNeill (IRCHSS Scholarship) - The Politics of Judicial Appointment.
Jennifer has worked as Political Adviser at the Department of Justice, and at the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Her PhD thesis on 'The Politics of Judicial Appointment' was awarded the PSAI Basil Chubb Prize for Best PhD at the Political Studies Association Annual Conference, October 2015. A book based on her thesis was published by Four Courts Press in 2016.
 
2014. Chun Zhang (UCD/ Chinese Government Scholarship) - The Political Economy of Financial Services Liberalization in China in the Context of the WTO Negotiations.  
Chun is currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Tsinghua University in Beijing. 

2012. Aidan Regan (UCD Ad Astra Scholarship in Public Policy) - The Rise and Fall of Irish Social Partnership. 
Aidan was a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute (MPIfG) in Köln. He joined the staff of UCD SPIRe in 2014.

2011. Michelle D'Arcy (DFA Scholarship), jointly with Paul Walsh - Essays on the Fiscal Contract in Sub-Saharan Africa. 
Michelle held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Quality of Government Institute, University of Gothenburg, and is now Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Trinity College Dublin. 

2007. Claire Finn (IRCHSS Scholarship), jointly with Colm Harmon - A Panel Data Analysis of Demand for Health Insurance. Claire was formerly a Research Economist in the National Economic and Social Council, Dublin, and is now Director of the Research Office in the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. 

Current PhD students
From April 2015:
Co-supervisor of Mark Metze, University of St.Gallen (Switzerland), with Patrick Emmenegger
'Material vs ideational explanations of economic policy choices'  

I am a member of the Doctoral Studies Panel member for these PhD students:
Mary Carey (Public Policy), Regional and spatial development in Ireland
Tony Casey (Public Policy), What makes governance networks effective? A process-based approach to network analysis  Eric Doyle (Public Policy), Analysing labour market activation

I am also principal supervisor of these DGov theses (UCD/ Institute of Public Administration):
Anna Donegan (Dept. of Finance), An evaluation of the accountability framework for the regulatory agencies under the Department of Finance 
 
Connie Kelleher (BIM), An analysis of performance management in a state agency: the case of BIM 
 

 

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

'Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel'. Engaging a student's interest is the first stage of learning. New material can be challenging, but with a good map and an informed guide, even the most difficult terrain can be an exciting adventure.
 

Enhancement of Teaching

I encourage students to contribute their feedback through the e-survey system, to which I add qualitative free-form questions. I have kept hard-copy student feedback prior to this system (10 years' pre-e-records weighed 5kg). I review student feedback carefully to find out what went well and why, and what students did not like and why; and this informs subsequent teaching planning and practice. Feedback reveals that students in large modules who say they learned most and who have the most positive evaluations are those with the best attendance and participation records. I have worked with different approaches to encouraging attendance and engagement. My teaching centres on problem-based learning. Undergraduate lectures provide a framework, while each class/tutorial involves a discrete activity, often building over several weeks. Interactive technology helps stimulate engagement; guest speakers/ visiting experts enliven issues. In graduate classes, pre-circulated response papers and blog posts on set readings (on Blackboard) help shape class discussion. Some challenges are ongoing. Research shows that active learning in lectures is enhanced by note-taking and diminished by multi-tasking (eg surfing, emails). I have experimented with various incentives to increase the former and reduce the latter. Positive incentives for engagement (direct engagement in the lecture hall, lively tutorials, links to very current data) work better than negative ones (time-limited release of lecture notes, restricting use of laptops in the lecture theatre). I constantly update curriculum content, and reading lists are shaped by my own professional engagement with the most recent scholarship across a broad spectrum of topics in my discipline, not just areas of my specialist expertise. This is part of the delight in teaching - the pleasure of engaging with each new class anew, opening out new vistas each time, in a world in which there's always new data that enliven our understanding and challenge our interpretations.

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

Every year I go through the syllabus of each module and do three things: 1. Consider the topics covered in the light of changes in the world and in the state of the debate in the best literature (since in political science, the world changes all the time, the literature changes, the debates change, and teaching must be attuned to contemporary developments and to the cutting-edge developments in the professional literature); 2. Review both topics and readings in the light of what has gone well or not so well in the last session, in the light of student feedback (that is, reviewing what students found difficult or unappealing, and considering what can be done to address this - and yet there will always be material that students just have to get to grips with, so they need to be brought see the point of wanting to rise to the challenge and tackle things that are tough at first); 3. Reassess how best to enable students to get the most out of each element of the course by streamlining readings, improving assignments and assessments, sharpening activities or examples (since there is always vastly more they could read than can reasonably be assigned, so it's a matter of highlighting things that are both challenging and accessible). I learn from colleagues both close to hand and internationally. Course outlines of leading international scholars are often available online; it is interesting and stimulating to see what readings are assigned and how topics are structured. I change the modules I teach from time to time, to keep teaching fresh, and to let me keep a close link between my research activities and my teaching materials. Teaching new topics is a stimulus to research; research work flows back into well-informed teaching.

Developing as a Teacher

My first experiences as a university teacher were in tutorial teaching in Oxford. This is perhaps the most demanding form of teaching: it requires a lot of preparation, constant interaction with the student(s), provision of creative stimulus to the discussion, and a highly personal engagement. I enjoyed it very much. The approach I learned then informs all my seminar and small-group teaching. My first experiences as a lecturer for large groups were at graduate level in Oxford, in lectures that were highly specialized and research-driven. In UCD, I have developed a different approach and style, which stresses a developmental approach to engaging with new ideas and issues. I am always learning more about how to present new issues in a style appropriate to the level of students' prior experiences. I have explored new approaches from colleagues in other universities through conferences and academic visits. I often exchange syllabi and course plans. I draw on UCD's teaching and learning resources. I am interested in exploring uses of in-class EdTech such as Mentimeter. I use student feedback actively and constructively, mindful of the need to ensure that students are happy with their progress while also keeping them actively engaged and helping them progress

Innovation & Leadership

I lead the innovative graduate programme in Public Policy, at both Masters and PhD levels. This involves an interdisciplinary approach to intellectual development and research activity, drawing on high-quality research methods and approaches, and oriented toward addressing real-world problems and practices. My innovative teaching methods create opportunities for student-led learning and for gaining excellent critical writing skills. My research and outreach activities have engaged in highly topical problems - including public sector reform, and Ireland in the Euro crisis.

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Building State Capacity in Ireland 
Kevin Denny, Economics
Tony Fahey, Applied Social Studies
Naonori Kodate, Applied Social Studies
Michelle Norris, Applied Social Studies
Philip O'Connell, Director, Geary Institute
Colin Scott, Law

External Collaborators

The Political Economy of the European Periphery
Spyros Blavoukos, Athens University of Economics and Business
Sebastian Dellepiane-Avellaneda, School of Government and Public Policy, University of Strathclyde
George Pagoulatos, Athens University of Economic and Business

The New Politics of Taxation

Michelle D'Arcy, TCD 

Sebastian Dellepiane-Avellaneda, School of Government and Public Policy, University of Strathclyde
Sven Steinmo, European University Institute, Florence 
 
Core and Periphery Relations in the Era of Transnational Integration Regimes

International network led by:
László Bruszt, European University Institute, Florence
Brigid Laffan, European University Institute, Florence
Visnja Vukov, European University Institute, Florence

The Choice for Europe Since Maastricht: Member States' Preferences for Economic and Fiscal Integration
(Horizon 2020 project call 'EURO-1-2014')
Sonja Puncscher Riekmann, Salzburg Centre for European Union Studies, University of Salzburg 
Fabio Wasserfallen, Salzburg Centre for European Union Studies, University of Salzburg
Hussein Kassim, University of East Anglia

The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze 
International network led by:
Christopher Hood (All Souls', Oxford)
David Heald (Aberdeen)  

How States Retrench In Crisis
Muiris MacCarthaigh, School of Politics, International Studies, and Philosophy, Queen's University Belfast
Tiina Randa-Lviv, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Affiliated to FP7 COCOPS project on 'State responses to the fiscal crisis', led by Tiina Randa-Liiv (Tallinn) and Walter Kickert (Rotterdam)

Institutional design and state evolution
Muiris MacCarthaigh, School of Politics, International Studies, and Philosophy, Queen's University Belfast

Affiliated to EU ORA programme (Netherlands, France, UK, Germany) SOG-PRO: Structure and Organization of Governments, with five other non-ORA-member states, led by Professor Kutsal Yesilkagit (Utrecht) 

Building State Capacity in Ireland 
Muiris MacCarthaigh (QUB, Belfast)
Dan O'Brien (IIEA, Dublin)

Administrative Reform
Kate Dommett (University of Sheffield)
Muiris MacCarthaigh (QUB, Belfast)

State Transformations
International network led by:
Desmond King, Nuffield College, Oxford 
Patrick Le Gales, Sciences Po, Paris