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Boland, P. (2013) ‘Sexing up the city in the international beauty contest: the performative nature of spatial planning and the fictive spectacle of place branding’. Town Planning Review, in press.
McKay, S, Murray, M & MacIntyre, S, (2012), Justice as Fairness in Planning Policy-Making, International Planning Studies, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp147–162
Walsh, K, O’Shea,E, Scharf, T & Murray, M (2012), on behalf of the Healthy Ageing in Rural Communities Research Network, Ageing in changing community contexts: Cross-border perspectives from rural Ireland and Northern Ireland , Journal of Rural Studies
McKay, S, Murray, M & Pinghui, L , (2011), Pitfalls in Strategic Planning: Lessons for Legitimacy, Space & Polity, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp107–123
Murray, MR & Neill, W.J.V., (2011), Strategic Spatial Planning in Berlin-Brandenburg: A Requiem for Balanced Development?, Planning, Practice and Research, Vol. 26(1), pp. 107-121
Gaffikin, F. & Morissey, M., (2011), 'Planning in Divided Cities: collaborative shaping of contested space', Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
Planning in Divided Cities examines urban planning and policy in the context of deeply contested space, where identity and cultural affinities are reshaping cities. Throughout the world, contentions around identity and territory abound, and in Britain, this problem has found recent expression in debates about multiculturalism and community cohesion. These issues are most visible in the urban arena, where socially polarised communities co-habit cities also marked by divided ethnic loyalities. The relationship between the two is complicated by the typical pattern that social disadvantage is disproportionaly concentrated among ethnic groups, who also experience a social and cultural estrangement, based on religious or racial identity.
Murray, M, (2011) The Imagery and Language of Spatial Consciousness in Planning Within Northern Ireland. Journal of Irish Scottish Studies, 4(2).
McAreavey, R and Muir, J. (2011) Playing ethics: A new game for social researchers? International Journal of Social Research Methodology Vol. 14 (5) pp.175-194.
McAreavey, R and Swindal, M.G. (2011), in Shortall et al. (eds) Rural Transformations and Rural Policies in the UK and US. London and New York: Routledge
McAreavey, R. and McDonagh, J. (2011) Sustainable rural tourism: lessons for rural development. Sociologia Ruralis Volume 51(2) pp175-194.
Barry, J. and Ellis, G. (2011), Beyond consensus? Agonism, republicanism, and a low carbon future, Renewable Energy and the Public, From NIMBY to Participation, pp29-42; London, Earthscan, ISBN978-1-84407-863-9.
Rhodes, M.L., Murphy, J., Muir, J. and Murray, J.A. (2011) Public Management and Complexity Theory: Richer Decision-Making in Public Services, London: Routledge.
By adopting a Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) approach to public services, this book seeks to increase policy-makers’ and practitioners’ understanding of the factors that may enable more effective public service decision-making and provision. The authors apply a CAS analysis to Irish case studies in urban regeneration and health care information systems, to generate new insights into issues, processes and participants in public service management.
Muir, J. (2010) ‘Bridging and linking in a divided society: a social capital case study from Northern Ireland’, Urban Studies. Published Online First 18th August 2010. doi: 10.1177/0042098010368577.
This paper reports the results of research into social capital levels of the members of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive’s Central Housing Community Network. The research provides an example of the state creating a positive space for interaction with civil society through consultation on service delivery issues. It is proposed that, in an international policy environment where ‘mixed’ communities are the ideal, the potential of service-based forums to contribute to community cohesion may have been underestimated.
McKay, S, (2010) In pursuit of parrhesia: an investigation into knowledge selection in inquisitorial planning practice, Environmental Planning A, Vol 42, 1.
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Evidence and ethics. An investigation into the role of professional ethics and evidence, Town Planning Review, Vol 81.
Boland, P. (2010) ‘“Capital of Culture - you must be having a laugh!” A Critical Appraisal of Liverpool08’. Social and Cultural Geography.
Boland, P. (2010) ‘Sonic Geography, Place and Race in the Formation of Local Identity: Liverpool and Scousers’. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, Volume 92, Issue 1, pp. 3-30.
Gaffikin, F., Mceldowney, M. & Sterrett, K. (2010), 'Creating Shared Public Space in the Contested City: The Role of Urban Design', Journal of Urban Design, 15(4): 493–513
McAreavey, R. (2010) Transcending cultural differences: the role of language in social integration. Translocations: Migration and Social Change Volume 6(2) pp.596-601.
Creamer, C., Blair, N., Keaveney, K., O’Keeffe, B., Driscoll, J.(2009) Rural Restructuring: Local Sustainable Solutions to the Rural Challenge, International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD), Northern Ireland
Murray , M, Houston , D, Keaveney, K, Mc Kay, S, and Murtagh, B, (2009) Economic Diversification in the Countryside, Town Planning Review, Vol 80, No.2, pp201-226.
This article examines the interaction between development control and economic development in the countryside within the context of contemporary debates on shifts in the agricultural sector from productivism to multi-functionality. Using planning application decisions from the case of Northern Ireland for the period 1994–95 to 2005–06, together with insights from high-level key informants with planning, economic development and environmental management expertise.
Ellis, G.. and Roy, M. (2009) The Role of Cross-Disciplinary Models in Reducing the Intensity of Environmental Release - An Example of the Irish Housing Sector: Interdisciplinary Aspects of Climate Change, Vol. 29, Ch 2, pp39-70.
Murray, MR, Houston, DA, McKay, S & Murtagh, BJ, (2009), Bridging top down and bottom up: Modelling community preferences for a dispersed rural settlement pattern, European Planning Studies, Vol. 17 (3), pp. 441-462
Bridge, S. Murtagh, B. and O’Neill, K. (2009) Understanding the Social Economy and the Third Sector, Basingstoke, Palgrave.
This book looks at the emergence of social economics and its relationship to third way policies. It describes the origins of the sector, current issues in development and its role in regenerating disadvantaged urban communities.
McAreavey, R. (2009) Rural Development Theory and Practice: A critical analysis of rural development theory and practice London and New York: Routledge, 2009.
This book evaluates the rural development paradigm from the standpoint of theory and practice. The critique concludes by offering lessons and ideas on the development of interventions that support sustaiable rural development regionally and globally.
Scott, M & Murray, MR, (2009), Housing rural communities: connecting rural dwellings to rural development in Ireland, Housing Studies, Vol. 24(6), pp. 755-774
Kintrea, K. and Muir, J. (2009), Integrating Ballymun? Flawed progress in Ireland’s largest estate regeneration scheme: Town Planning Review, Vol 80, No.1, pp83-108.
The article looks at the progress of the Ballymun regeneration scheme in North Dublin. It reviews the issues involved in restructuring such a large area of social exclusion within a rapidly changing European capital city, using a framework which disaggregates the concept of integration into three elements; market, citizenship and reciprocity. With just over half the physical refurbishment complete, progress has been made but some fundamental issues remain.
Murray, MR (2009) Building consensus in contested spaces and places? The regionaldevelopment strategy for Northern Ireland, in Davoudi, S. and Strange, I. (eds) Conceptions of Space and Place in Strategic Spatial Planning, London: Routledge (RTPI Library Series)
Price, L. and Evans, N. (2009) From Stress to Distress: Conceptualising the British Family Farming Patriarchal Way of Life, Journal of Rural Studies 25, 1, pp. 1-11
Murray, MR, (2008), Planning through dialogue for rural development: the European Citizens' Panel initiative, Planning, Practice and Research, Vol. 23(2), pp. 265-279
Murray, M, Houston, D, Mc Kay, S, Michaux, V, Niarchos, C, Thuriot, F, (2008), Rescaling territorial development: The ‘pays’ in France and Belgium, EUROPA XXI, volume 18, p. 7-21. ISSN 1429-7132
Muir, J . (2008) ‘‘Are you taking notes on us?’: reflections on case study research in urban environments’, in Maginn, P.J., Thompson, S.M. and Tonts, M. (eds.) Qualitative Urban Analysis: An International Perspective, Studies in Qualitative Methodology Volume 9, Oxford: Elsevier JAI.
The chapter uses the experience of research in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic to explore and reflect upon issues that arise in case study research, including research access in a multi-agency environment; ethical issues such as informed consent and confidentiality; and the interlinked problems of bias, values and identity.
Murtagh, B, Graham, B. and Shirlow, P. (2008) Authenticity and stakeholder planning in the segregated city, Progress in Planning, Vol.69, No.2, 41-92
This article challenges the collaborative paradigm from the standpoint of ethno-religious identity and the construction of territory along racial lines. The paper was the Progress in planning nomination for the AESOP 2009 Prize Paper.
Muir, J. and Rhodes, M.L. (2008) ‘Vision and Reality: Community Involvement in Irish Urban Regeneration’, Policy & Politics Vol.36, No.4: pp497-520.
The paper examines the processes and outcomes of community involvement in six Irish urban regeneration case studies, three in Dublin and three in Belfast. The findings are part of a wider study using a Complex Adaptive Systems perspective to analyse public sector decision-making.
Boland, P. (2008) ‘The Construction of Images of People and Place: Labelling Liverpool and Stereotyping Scousers’. Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning, Volume 25, Number 6: pp. 355-369.
Ellis, G. & McWhirter, C. (2008) Land-use Planning and Traveller-Gypies: Towards Non-predjudical Practice: Planning Practice & Research, Vol. 23, No.1, Routledge, pp77-100.
Ellis, G. (2008) Sustainability, Space and Social Justice: The 2008 UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference: Town Planning Review, Vol 79, No.4, pp463-472.
Boland, P. (2008) ‘British Drugs Policy: Problematising the Distinction Between Legal and Illegal Drugs and the Definition of the ‘Drugs Problem’’. Probation: The Journal of Community and Criminal Justice, Volume 55, Number 2, pp. 171-187.