Hilary Tovey
Fellow Emeritus, Sociology

Biography

Senior lecturer in sociology, Fellow TCD

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Conclusion: beyond the policy process - conditions for rural sustainable development in European countries in, editor(s)Karl Bruckmeier, Hilary Tovey , Rural Sustainable Development in the Knowledge Society, Surrey, England, Ashgate, 2009, pp267 - 288, [Karl Bruckmeier, Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 2009

Hilary Tovey, Commentary: Sustainability - A Platform for Debate, Sustainability, 1, (1), 2009, p14 - 18 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Innovation in rural development and rural sustainable development in, editor(s)Karl Bruckmeier, Hilary Tovey , Rural Sustainable Development in the Knowledge Society, Surrey, England, Ashgate, 2009, pp243 - 266, [Hilary Tovey, Karl Bruckmeier, Robert Mooney] Book Chapter, 2009

Hlary Tovey, 'Local food' as a Contested Concept: networks, knowledges and power in food-based strategies for rural development, International Journal of the Sociology of Agriculture and Food, 16, (2), 2009, pc. 20 pages Journal Article, 2009 URL

Introduction: Natural Resource Management for Rural Sustainable Development in, editor(s)Karl Bruckmeier, Hilary Tovey , Rural Sustainable Development in the Knowledge Society, Surrey, England, Ashgate, 2009, pp1 - 19, [Karl Bruckmeier, Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 2009

Theorising "Community" in, editor(s)Catherine Forde, Elizabeth Kiely, Rosie Meade , Youth and Community Work in Ireland - Critical Perspectives, Dublin, Blackhall, 2009, pp81 - 104, [Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 2009 TARA - Full Text

Managing rural nature: regulation, translations and governance in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in, editor(s)John McDonagh, Tony Varley, Sally Shortall , A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland, Farnham, Surrey, Ashgate, 2009, pp107 - 120, [Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 2009

Karl Bruckmeier, Hilary Tovey (eds), Rural Sustainable Development in the Knowledge Society, first, Farnham, Surrey, England, Ashgate, 2009, vii - 294pp Book, 2009

Ecologizing rural Ireland? Conflicts and contradictions regarding knowledge for sustainable development in, editor(s)Karl Bruckmeier, Hilary Tovey , Rural Sustainable Development in the Knowledge Society, Surrey, England, Ashgate, 2009, pp131 - 150, [Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 2009

Karl Bruckmeier, Hilary Tovey, Knowledge in sustainable development:from forms of knowledge to knowledge processes, Sociologia Ruralis, 48, (3 (July)), 2008, p313 - 329 Journal Article, 2008 TARA - Full Text

Hilary Tovey, Introduction: Rural Sustainable Development in the Knowledge Society Era, Sociologia Ruralis, 48, (3 (July)), 2008, p185 - 199 Journal Article, 2008

Sociologia Ruralis (Special Issue on Rural Sustainable Development in the Era of Knowledge Society), 48, 3(July), (2008), 185 - 329p, HilaryTovey , [Guest Editor] Journal, 2008

Karl Bruckmeier, Hilary Tovey, Dinamicas del conocimiento, identidad territorial, y desarrollo rural sustentable en la Union Europea, Revista Opera (Observatorio de Politicas, Ejecucion y Resultados de la Administracion Publica, 7, 2007, p85 - 106 Journal Article, 2007

Perry Share, Hilary Tovey, Mary Corcoran, A Sociology of Ireland , Third, Dublin, Gill and Macmillan, 2007, 1 - 615pp Book, 2007

Food and rural sustainable development in, editor(s)Sara O'Sullivan , Contemporary Ireland - a Sociological Map, Dublin, UCD Press, 2007, pp283 - 298, [Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 2007

Hilary Tovey, Environmentalism in Ireland: Movement and Activists, First, Dublin, Institute of Public Administration, 2007, 3 - 208pp Book, 2007

Hilary Tovey, Review of Cross-Continental Food Chains, by N. Fold, B. Pritchard (eds) , Journal of Rural Studies, 22, (4 (October)), 2006, p499-500 Review, 2006

New Movements in Old Places? The alternative food movement in rural Ireland in, editor(s)Linda Connolly, Niamh Hourigan , Social Movements and Ireland, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2006, pp168 - 189, [Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 2006

Hilary Tovey, Review of The Politics of High-Tech Growth - Developmental Network States in the Global Economy, by O Riain, Sean , British Journal of Sociology, 57, , (2 (June)), 2006, p331-2 Review, 2006

Rural Europe in flux? Following food and food cultures as a way of understanding the re-shaping of Irish rural identities in, editor(s)Maija Makikalli , Localities in Turrmoil, Turku, Finland, University of Turku, 2005, pp10 - 21, [Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 2005

Hilary Tovey, 'Theorising nature and society in sociology: the invisibility of animals', Sociologia Ruralis, 43, (4), 2003, p196 - 215 Journal Article, 2003

Hilary Tovey, Marc Mormont, Karl Bruckmeier, Imre Kovach, The Budapest Declaration on Rural Innovation of the Final Conference of COST Action A12, Brussels, European Commission for COST Social Sciences, 2003 Report, 2003

Hilary Tovey, Perry Share, A Sociology of Ireland , second, Dublin, Gill and Macmillan, 2003 Book, 2003

Hilary Tovey, 'Alternative agriculture movements and rural development cosmologies', International Journal of the Sociology of Food and Agriculture, 10, (1), 2002, p25 Journal Article, 2002 URL

'Socjologia wsi i rolnictwa w Irlandii' (Rural sociology in Ireland) in, editor(s)Wojciech Kniec , Socjologia Wsi w Irlandii, Torun, Poland, Uniwersytet Nikolaja Kopernika, 2002, pp39 - 69, [Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 2002

'The European countryside in transition' in, editor(s)Kalle Pihlainen, Erik Tirkonnen , The New Countryside and Transformations in Operating Environment, Turku, Finland, University of Turku, 2002, pp23 - 45, [Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 2002

'Rethinking urbanisation: struggles around rural autonomy and fragmentation' in, editor(s)Mary P. Corcoran, Michel Peillon , Irish Sociological Chronicles vol. III, Dublin, Institute of Public Administration, 2002, pp167 - 185, [Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 2002

Hilary Tovey, 'Risk, morality and the sociology of animals - reflections on the Foot and Mouth outbreak in Ireland', Irish Journal of Sociology, 11, (1), 2002, p23 - 42 Journal Article, 2002

'The co-operative movement in Ireland: Reconstructing civil society' in, editor(s)Hilary Tovey, Michel Blanc , Food, Nature and Society, Aldershot, UK, Ashgate, 2001, pp321 - 338, [Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 2001

'Creating and re-creating modernity: peasantisation and de-peasantisation in Ireland' in, editor(s)Leo Granberg, Imre Kovach, Hilary Tovey , Europe's Green Ring, Aldershot, UK, Ashgate, 2001, pp306 - 329, [Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 2001

Hilary Tovey, 'Landliche armut - eine politisch-oekonomische Perspective', Berliner Debatte Initial, 12, (6), 2001, p5 - 16 Journal Article, 2001

'Agricultural development and environmental regulation in Ireland' in, editor(s)Henry Buller, Keith Hoggart , Agricultural Transformation, Food and Environment - Perspectives on European Rural Policy and Planning, vol.1, Aldershot, UK, Ashgate, 2001, pp109 - 130, [Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 2001

'Introduction' in, editor(s)Leo Granberg, Imre Kovach, Hilary Tovey , Europe's Green Ring, Aldershot UK, Ashgate, 2001, ppxiii - xxxvii, [Leo Granberg, Imre Kovach, Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 2001

Leo Granberg, Imre Kovach, Hilary Tovey (eds), Europe's Green Ring: Depeasantisation in the European Periphery, Aldershot, UK, Ashgate, 2001, v - 366pp Book, 2001

Hilary Tovey, Michel Blanc (Eds), Food, Nature and Society: Rural Life in Late Modernity, Aldershot, UK, Ashgate, 2001, v - 370pp Book, 2001

Hilary Tovey, 'Sociology in Ireland - intimations of postmodernity?', Irish Journal of Sociology, 10, (2), 2001, p20 Journal Article, 2001

'Introduction' in, editor(s)Hilary Tovey, Michel Blanc , Food, Society and nature, Aldershot, UK, Ashgate, 2001, pp1 - 16, [Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 2001

Hilary Tovey, '"Messers, visionaries and organobureaucrats": dilemmas of institutionalisation in the Irish organic movement', Irish Journal of Sociology, 9, (1), 2000, p31 - 59 Journal Article, 2000

'Milk and modernity: dairying in contemporary Ireland' in, editor(s)H.H. Schwarzweller, A.P. Davison , Dairy Industry Restructuring - Research in Rural Sociology and Development vol.8, New York, Elsevier Science, 2000, pp47 - 73, [Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 2000

'Rural poverty: a political economy perspective' in, editor(s)D.G. Pringle, J. Walsh, M. Hennessy , Poor People Poor Places, Dublin, Oak Tree Press, 1999, pp97 - 122, [Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 1999

Hilary Tovey, 'Agriculture and environment: struggles between conservation and production in the Irish countryside', Etudes Rurales, 1998 Journal Article, 1998

Hilary Tovey, 'Post-productivism, sustainable development, ecological modernisation: what is happening to EU agricultural policy?', Conference Proceedings, CAP and the Environment in the European Union, Netherlands, February, Agricultural Research Department, LEI-DLO, 1998, pp25 Conference Paper, 1998

'Rural actors, food, and the post-modern transition' in, editor(s)Leo Granberg, Imre Kovach , Actors on the Changing European Countryside, Budapest, Hungary, Institute for Political Science, 1998, pp20 - 43, [Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 1998

Hilary Tovey, 'Food, environmentalism and rural sociology: on the organic farming movement in Ireland', Sociologia Ruralis, 37, (1), 1997, p21 - 37 Journal Article, 1997

'Understanding rural poverty' in, editor(s)Chris Curtin, Trutz Haase, Hilary Tovey , Poverty in Rural Ireland, Dublin, Oak Tree Press, 1996, pp1 - 58, [Hilary Tovey, Trutz Haase, and Chris Curtin] Book Chapter, 1996

'Poverty in rural Ireland - policy issues' in, editor(s)Chris Curtin, Trutz Haase, Hilary Tovey , Poverty in Rural Ireland, Dublin, Oak Tree Press, 1996, pp307 - 321, [Hilary Tovey, Chris Curtin and Trutz Haase] Book Chapter, 1996

Chris Curtin, Trutz Haase, Hilary Tovey (eds), Poverty in Rural Ireland - a Political Economy Approach, Dublin, OakTree Press/Combat Poverty Agency, 1996, v - 321pp Book, 1996

'Natural resource development and rural poverty' in, editor(s)Chris Curtin, Trutz Haase, Hilary Tovey , Poverty in Rural Ireland, Dublin, Oak Tree Press, 1996, pp128 - 171, [Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 1996

'Rural management, public discourses and the farmer as environmental actor' in, editor(s)D. Symes, A. Jansen , Agricultural Restructuring and Rural Change in Europe, Wagingen, the Netherlands, Wagingen Agricultural University, 1994, pp209 - 219, [Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 1994

Hilary Tovey, 'Environmentalism in Ireland: two versions of development and modernity', International Sociology, 8, (4), 1993, p413 - 430 Journal Article, 1993

Hilary Tovey, 'Rural sociology in Ireland - a Review', Irish Journal of Sociology, 2, 1992, p96 - 121 Journal Article, 1992

'Environmentalism in Ireland: modernisation and identity' in, editor(s)Patrick Clancy , Ireland and Poland - Comparative Perspectives, Dublin, Department of Sociology, UCD, 1992, pp275 - 287, [Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 1992

Hilary Tovey, '"Of cabbages and kings": restructuring in the Irish food industry', Economic and Social Review, 22, (4), 1991, p330 - 350 Journal Article, 1991

Hilary Tovey, 'The state and the Irish language: the role of Bord na Gaeilge', International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 70, 1989, p53 - 68 Journal Article, 1989

Hal Abrahamson, Damian Hannan, Hilary Tovey, Why Irish?, Dublin, Bord na Gaeilge , 1989 Book, 1989

Hilary Tovey, '"Local community" - in defense of a much criticised concept', Social Studies, 8, (3/4), 1987, p149 - 163 Journal Article, 1987

'Milking the farmer? Modernisation and marginalisation in Irish dairy farming' in, editor(s)Mary Kelly, Liam O'Dowd, James Wickham , Power, Conflict and Inequality, Dublin/London, Turoe Press/Marion Botars, 1982, pp68 - 89, [Hilary Tovey] Book Chapter, 1982

D.F. Hannan, Hilary Tovey, 'Dependency, status group claims and ethnic identity', Proceedings of the 1978 Conference, Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Ireland, 1978, SAI, pp15 Conference Paper,

Hilary Tovey, Developing Agribusiness - Some Implications for Irish Farming Case Study,

Hilary Tovey, Language Policy and Socioeconomic Development in Ireland Case Study,

Hilary Tovey, Environmental governance in Ireland - knowledge circulation and translations, European Society for Rural Sociology 21st Conference, Hungary, August 2005, pp1-22 Conference Paper,

Hilary Tovey, Sustainable forms of rural development: some issues around cognitive inequality, European Sociological Association, Rural Research Stream, Torun, Poland, September 2005, edited by Hilary Tovey, Kzrysztof Gorlach , pp1-25 Conference Paper,

Hilary Tovey, 'The invisibility of animals: knowledge and power', ESRC Workshop on Animal Genomics, Edinburgh, April 2006 Conference Paper,

Hilary Tovey, Participation of rural actors in their own sustainable development, World Association for Sustainable Development, Naples, Italy, November 2006 Conference Paper,

Hilary Tovey, 'Making food globally safe: HACCP and governance in the Irish food industry, IRSA XI World Congress of Rural Sociology, Trondheim, Norway, July 2004 Conference Paper,

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Hilary Tovey, Rural restructuring: current discourses in rural sociology, Rural Property Network, Workshop 2, Pryzsiek, Poland, 8 September , 2005, Rural Property Network, 1-16pp Invited Talk, 2005

Hilary Tovey, 'Civic privatism' or 'personal environmentalism'? Implications for democracy of the greening of citizenship, International Sociological Association Research Committee 24 Conference on Environment, Knowledge and Democracy, Marseille, France, July 2005, pp1-18 Conference Paper,

Research Expertise

Description

rural social change, environmental governance, nature, animals, biodiversity; sociology of food and agriculture; social movements

Projects

  • Title
    • A Cognitive Approach to Rural Sustainable Development (CORASON)
  • Summary
    • study of the multiple knowledges used/available for innovatory rural development projects, in 12 European countries (Lead institution: TCD)
  • Funding Agency
    • European Union
  • Date From
    • 1/9/2004
  • Date To
    • 31/8/2006
  • Title
    • Biological diversity and cultural diversity: exploring conflict around Ireland's contribution to Natura 2000
  • Summary
    • Ph. D. fellowship to study problems in the implementation of designated nature sites in Ireland
  • Funding Agency
    • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Date From
    • April 2004
  • Date To
    • March 2007
  • Title
    • Environmental attitudes, values and behaviours in Ireland
  • Summary
    • Joint UCD/TCD project in 3 parts: (i) quantitative analysis of attitudes in representative sample of pop; (ii) qualitative analysis of environmental discourses in focus groups; (iii) qual. study of environmental activism (movements and activists)
  • Funding Agency
    • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Date From
    • 2001
  • Date To
    • 2004
  • Title
    • The construction of global 'safe food': regulating the beef industry
  • Summary
    • Analysis of meanings, institutions and regulatory processes involved in the construction of 'safety' for beef; funded through the Institute for International Integration Studies
  • Funding Agency
    • Higher Education Authority
  • Date From
    • 2002
  • Date To
    • 2004
  • Title
    • Organic food and the construction of consumer trust
  • Summary
    • Joint Sligo Institute of Technology/TCD funded postgraduate fellowship to research organic food in Ireland, production and consumption
  • Funding Agency
    • Higher Education Authority
  • Date From
    • October 2002
  • Date To
    • September 2005
  • Title
    • Alternative food entrepreneurs as practical philanthropists
  • Summary
    • Study of organic and post-organic food producers in south-west Ireland which looked at their role as development actors within the rural economy and civil society
  • Funding Agency
    • Tara/Trinity Foundation
  • Date From
    • 2000
  • Date To
    • 2002
  • Title
    • Minority language planning and policy in Ireland
  • Summary
    • analysis of literature and secondary data to interpret national policy actions for the Irish language (joint author with Prof. O'Riagain, Linguistics Institute of Ireland)
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • 1997
  • Date To
    • 2000
  • Title
    • Land, Culture and Crisis: from productionist success to fiscal and environmental impasse on European Farms 1940-90
  • Summary
    • study of European farm attitudes and practices towards nature, in the context of a changing agricultural policy regime
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • 1992
  • Date To
    • 1995

Keywords

Contemporary social theory; Environment & Society; FOOD; Food, agriculture and rural change; Modernity and postmodernity; Rural Development in the EU; Rural sociology, sociology of the environment; Social Movements; Social Theory; Sociological Theory; Sociology of Food Consumption, Production, Organics & Other Alternative Foods

Recognition

Representations

President ESRS 1999-2003

Member, International Editorial Board, Irish Journal of Sociology 2003-

Council member, International Rural Sociological Association 2000-2008

Member, Editorial Board, Sociologia Ruralis 2004-

Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Elsevier/Jai Press Research in Rural Sociology and Development series 2003-present

Member, National Platform for Biodiversity Research 2003-

National representative on management Committee, COST Action 12 1998-2002

Chair, Sociological Association of Ireland 1976-80

Committee member, Sociological Association of Ireland 2004-5

Memberships

Sociological Association of Ireland 1974-

European Sociological Association

European Society for Rural Sociology

International Rural Sociological Association 1996

International Sociological Association 1992