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Michael Rush

Lecturer

School of Applied Social Science
Room A202
School of Applied Social Science,
University College Dublin
Belfield

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Email: michael.rush@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr Michael Rush is a member of the Family Research Committee (RC06) of the International Sociological Association (ISA) and the coordinator of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the 2015 Family Research Committee Annual Seminar hosted by the School of Applied Social Science in University College Dublin. The 2015 seminar is entitled Internationalization, Individualization and Family Policy. From 2009 to 2013 Dr Rush was the government appointed representative on the European Union Alliance for Families. His forthcoming solo authored book is entitled Between Two Worlds of Father Politics: USA or Sweden? and is published by Manchester University Press. The book contains case study chapters on China, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan and the European Union and was described by Professor Bryan Fanning as "an outstanding contribution to the comparative analysis of social policy and gender relations in twenty-first century welfare economies". Accepted research publications for 2015 include a book chapter on Fathers, fathering, and fatherhood across cultures and welfare: Convergence or divergence? with Professor Rudy Seward from the University of North Texas and an international journal article on Theorizing Fatherhood, Welfare and the Decline of Patriarchy in Japan. Accepted conference abstracts include a paper on Internationalization, Individualization and Parental Leave. 

Previously published works include a co-edited book (with Bryan Fanning) entitled Care, Social Change and the Irish Welfare Economy, Dublin: UCD Press (2006). Dr Rush was also a contributing author to Irish Social Policy in Context (1999, UCD Press) and Theorising Irish Social Policy (2004, UCD Press). His research publications include Including Children: Disability, Diversity and Additional Needs (Waterford County Childcare Committee, 2004) and The Nature and Impact of Joy-riding in Priorswood (Rush, M., Brudell, P & Mulcahy A., Geary Institute, UCD 2005). Journal articles include studies on Fathers and Family Policy. Irish Family Policy, Sport, Public Health and Social Capital and Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice.  

Dr Rush is a recognized expert in evaluation research and recent works include An Evaluation of the Missing Children Hotline 116 000 for the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC, 2014), An Evaluation of the FETAC Level 5 Major-Award in Community Development (Ballyfermot-Chapilizod Partnership 2013), A Three Year Review of the Foroige Best Practice Unit 2009-2012 (Foroige, 2012) and An Evaluation of the Policy and Advocacy Activities of EPIC (formally the Irish Association of Young People in Care IAYPIC) (2011). His evaluation research expertise includes a recognized and proven track record of using the Logic Model of evaluation research design and outcome measurement. The experience of carrying out these evaluation research projects fed directly into the publication of 'The Social Politics of Social Work: anti-oppressive social work dilemmas for 21st century welfare regimes' (2013) with Dr Marie Keenan in the British Journal of Social Work and has also contributed to the recent submission of an article to a special edition of the journal of Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research (2015).
 


 

Publications

Books

Michael Rush (2015) Between Two Worlds of Father Politics: USA or Sweden?. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

Michael Rush (2015) ''SETTING THE PROBLEM OF MISSING CHILDREN IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND AGAINST CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES'' In: Sheila Royo Maxwell and Sampson Lee Blair (eds). Violence and Crime in the Family: patterns, causes and consequences. Bingley:UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. , pp.407-434 [Details]
Michael Rush (2013) 'Catholic Decline, Immigration, and the Influence of Patriarchal Familism on Irish Social Policy' In: Reneusz PaweL Karolewski / Andrzej Marcin (eds). European Welfare States: Citizenship, Nationalism and Conflict. Germany: Fibre: Osnabrueck. [Details]
Rush, M. & Richardson, V.; (2007) 'Welfare Regimes and Changing Family Attitudes' In: Hilliard, B. & Nic Ghiolla Phadraig (eds). Changing Ireland in International Comparison. Dublin: The Liffey Press. , pp.95-114 [Details]
Rush, M. Brudell, P Mulcahy, A.; (2007) 'Youth Marginalisation and Joyriding in Priorswood' In: Lalor, K.Ryan, F. Seymour, M & Hamilton, C (eds). Young People and Crime: Research, Policy and Practice. Dublin: Dublin Institute of Technology. Available Online [Details]
Richardson, V., Rush, M. and Kiely G.; (2007) 'Family Policy and Reproductive Work' In: Fanning, B and Rush, M (eds). Care and Social Change in the Irish Welfare Economy. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
Richardson, V. & Rush, M.; (2006) 'Family and Work in Ireland' In: Rossi, G (eds). Reconciling Family and Work: Challenges for Social Policies in Europe. Milan: FrancoAngeli. , pp.199-216 [Details]
Rush, M.; (2006) 'The Politics of Care' In: Fanning, B & Rush, M (eds). Care and Social Change in the Irish Welfare Economy. Dublin: UCD Press. , pp.46-66 Available Online [Details]
Fanning B and Rush M; (2006) 'Context, change, challenges and care' In: Fanning B and Rush M (eds). Care and Social Change in the Irish Welfare Economy. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
Fanning, B. & Rush, M.; (2006) 'Sport, Health and Social Capital' In: Fanning, B & Rush, M (eds). Care and Social Change in the Irish Welfare Economy. Dublin: UCD Press. , pp.123-142 Available Online [Details]
Rush, M.; (2004) 'Fathers Identity and Well-being' In: ed. B Fanning, G Kiely, P Kennedy, and S Quin (eds). Theorising Irish Social Policy. Dublin: University College Press. , pp.95-111 [Details]
Rush, M.; (1999) 'Social Partnership: Emergence & Process' In: Kiely, G., O'Donnell, A., Kennedy, P. Quin, S (eds). Irish Social Policy in Context. Dublin: UCD Press. , pp.155-178 Available Online [Details]

Edited Books

Fanning, B. & Rush, M (Ed.). (2006) Care and Social Change in the Irish Welfare Economy. Dublin: UCD Press. Available Online [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Michael Rush (2015) 'Theorising welfare, fatherhood and the decline of patriarchy in Japan'. International Review of Sociology, online :1-12. Available Online [Details]
Rush, M and Keenan, M. (2013) 'The Social Politics of Social Work: Anti-Oppressive Social Work Dilemmas in 21st Century Welfare Regimes'. British Journal of Social Work, . Link to full text [Details]
Rush, Michael ; (2011) 'the Two Worlds of Father Politics in the Republic of Ireland: Swedish versus American Influences'. journal of comparative family studies, xxxxII (Number 1):37-58. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Dr Michael Rush ; (2010) 'Book Review:Northern Soul: Music, drugs and sub-cultural identity, by Andrew Wilson, Devon: Willen Publishing'. drugs: education, prevention, policy, 17 (3):284-285. Available Online [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

Rush, Michael; (2011) 'Catholic Decline and Emerging Immigrant Faith Community Influences on Irish Family Policy' Translocations, Migration and Social Change Volume 1 (Issue 7) :1-17. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Liston, K. & Rush, M.; (2006) 'Administration' Social Capital and Health in Irish Sports Policy 53 (4) :73-88. [Details]
Rush, M.; (2005) 'Fathers and Family Policy' Studies 94 (374) :171-179. [Details]

Conference Publications

Mulcahy, A. & Rush, M.; (2007) Its Good All Over, Bikes, Cars, Everything: The Social Context of Young Peoples Involvement in Joyriding Sociological Association of Ireland [Details]
Rush, Michael, Paula Brudell, and Aogán Mulcahy; (2007) Youth Marginalisation and Joy-Riding in Priorswood . In: Kevin Lalor, Fergus Ryan, Mairead Seymour and Claire Hamilton eds. Young People and Crime: Research, Policy and Practice Croke Park, Dublin, , pp.56-64 [Details]
Rush, M. Brudell, P. & Mulcahy, A.; (2006) The Nature and Impact of Joy-riding in Priorswood National Conference on Joy-Riding [Details]
Rush, M. Mulcahy, A, Brudell, P.; (2005) Family Policy and Reproductive Work Counting, Measuring, Valuing - Four Decades of Social Science Research at UCD [Details]
Rush, M; (2005) Doughnuts and ASBO's and Alco-pops - Youth marginalisation and joy-riding 1st National Conference on Young People and Crime - Research Policy and Practice CSER, DIT Dublin, , 12-SEP-06 - 13-SEP-06 [Details]

Published Reports

Rush, Michael ; (2007) Building for Children. Buiding for Children Conference Collaborative, Kilkenny County Childcare Commitee. [Details]
Rush, M. Mulcahy, A, Brudell, P.; (2006) The Nature and Impact of Joy-Riding in Priorswood. School of Applied Social Science and School of Sociology, UCD, Dublin. [Details]
       

Dissertations/Theses

Michael Rush; (2010) Phd Thesis: Two Worlds of Father Politics in the Republic of Ireland. Dissertations/Theses [Details]
 

Reports

Michael Rush (2014) Evaluation of the Missing Children Hotline 116000. ISPCC: Dublin: Reports [Details]
Michael Rush (2015) Final Report on the ISPCC Volunteer Network. Reports [Details]
Michael Rush (2013) Evaluation Report on FETAC level 5 Major-Award in Community Development. Reports [Details]
Michael Rush (2012) Three Year Review of the Foroige Best Practice Unit 2009-2102. Reports [Details]
Rush, Michael (2012) Evaluation of the ISPCC Pilot Volunteer Network. Reports [Details]
Rush, Michael ; (2011) Evaluation of EPIC (formally Irish Association of Young People in Care) Policy and Advocacy Activities. Ireland: Reports [Details]
Rush, M.; (2007) Advancing Childcare and Early Education for Every child 2007-2010. Waterford: Reports [Details]
Rush, M.; (2007) Building for Children Conference Collaborative Report: 2007. Kilkenny: Reports [Details]
Rush, M.; (2004) Including Children - Childcare Audit 2003: Diversity, Disability and Additional Needs. Waterford: Reports [Details]
Rush, M.; (2003) Evaluation of Hill Street Family Resource Centre. Dublin: Reports [Details]
Rush, M.; (2003) Children, Diversity and Childcare. Waterford: Reports [Details]
Rush, M.; (2002) Evaluation of Inner City Organisations Network - Drugs Support Service. Dublin: Reports [Details]
               

Book Reviews

Rush, M (2010) Northern Soul: Music, drugs and sub-cultural identity. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
                                                       

Research

Research Interests

Policy Advocacy, Evaluation Research, Gender, sexualities, family and the welfare state; fatherhood; community.

   

Current Postgraduate Students

Angela Palmer, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Secondary Supervisor