Academic Journal Articles

2013: ‘Transforming Capitalism: The triple crisis’, in Irish Journal of Sociology, Vol 21, No 2, pp. 62-75.

2013: ‘Towards a low-carbon society: Climate capitalism or ecological socialism?’ in Arxius, Revista de Ciencies Socials, Universitat de Valencia, No. 29, decembre 2013, pp 53-63

2013: ‘Policy Optimism: NESC, climate change and achieving decarbonisation’, in Administration, Vol 61, No 2, July 2013, pp 75-90

2012 (with Baldur Thorhallsson): 'Financial crises in Iceland and Ireland: Does EU and euro membership matter?' in Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol 50, Issue 5, September 2012, pp 801-818

2012: ‘Educating for Paradigm Change’, in Policy & Practice: A Development Education Review, vol 14, Spring 2012, pp 19-32 

2011: ‘When banks cannibalize the state: Responses to Ireland's economic collapse’, in Leo Panitch, Greg Albo and Vivek Chibber, eds: The Crisis and the Left: Socialist Register 2012, Merlin and Monthly Review, 2011, pp 249-268. 

2011: ‘Vulnerability and globalisation: Mediating impacts on society’, in Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2011, pp. 86-105.

2011, with Mary Murphy: ‘Globalisation and Models of State: Debates and Evidence from Ireland’, in New Political Economy, Vol. 16, Issue 1, 2011, pp. 19-39.

2010: ‘Civil society, social movements and the Irish state’, in Irish Journal of Sociology, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2010, pp. 1-22.

2010: ‘Lessons from the Irish Collapse: Taking an International Political Economy Approach’, in Irish Studies in International Affairs, Vol. 21, 2010, pp. 43-55.

2010: ‘Probing the Significance of Latin America’s “Pink Tide”’, in European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Vol. 89, October 2010, pp. 127-33.

2009: ‘Neo-structuralism and reforming the Latin American state: Lessons from the Irish case', in Economy and Society, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2009, pp 132-153.

2007, with Mary Murphy: ‘Ireland as a “Competition State”’, IPEG Papers in Global Political Economy, No 28, May 2007, available at

2007: ‘Development Strategies, Social Policy and Poverty Reduction: Lessons from Ireland’, in Barataria Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias Sociales, No 8, 2007, pp 127-42.

2006 ‘Theorising globalisation’s social impact: Proposing the concept of vulnerability’ in Review of International Political Economy, Vol 13, No 4, Oct 2006, pp 632-655.

2006 ‘Preventing the Future or Distorting the Past? Tom Garvin on Mancur Olson and the Causes of Ireland’s Underdevelopment’ in Administration, Vol 54, No 3, 2006, pp. 55-68.

2005 ‘In the Wake of the Tiger: Mapping Anew the Social Terrain’ in The Irish Review, No 33, spring 2005, pp 40-50.

2004 ‘Globalization, Vulnerability and the Role of the State: Lessons for Ireland’, in Administration, Vol 52, No 4, pp 49-68.

2004 ‘Globalization, the Celtic Tiger and Social Outcomes: Is Ireland a model or a mirage?’, in Globalizations, Vol 1, No 2, pp 205-222.

2004 ‘Development Theory and the Celtic Tiger’, in The European Journal of Development Research, Vol 16, No 2, pp 301-328.

2002 ‘The World Bank or Polanyi: Markets, Poverty and Social Well-being in Latin America’ in New Political Economy, Vol 7, No 2, pp 199-219.

2001 ‘Tackling Global Inequality: Latin America and the Limits of Liberal Internationalism’ in Irish Studies in International Affairs, Vol 12, pp 7-19.

2000 ‘The Social Impact of Economic Liberalisation: Evidence from Latin America’ in Development Review, pp 49-80.

1996 ‘The Chilean Economic Miracle: A Model for Latin America?’ in Development Review, pp 65-85.

1991 ‘Beyond ‘Old Wars’ and Cold Wars: Political Change in Latin America’ in Development Review, 1991, pp 11-27.

1987 ‘Latin America’s debt: deepening underdevelopment’ in Development Review, pp 31-45.