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Liam Leonard, Institute of Technology, Sligo.


Liam Leonard photoLiam Leonard (BA; M.Phil; PhD NUI) is a Lecturer in Sociology, Criminology, Environmentalism and Human Rights with the Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland. Dr. Leonard is an experienced writer, publisher and higher education lecturer in both the Irish Institute of Technology and University sectors. He has published ten books and numerous peer reviewed journal articles on environmental issues, and has been guest editor publications such as of the Irish Journal of Sociology and the Environmental Politics Journal, in addition to holding the post of Senior Editor of the Advances in Ecopolitics Series with Emerald Group Publishing UK. He is Founding and Executive Editor of the Journal of Social Criminology, and was Co-Organiser for the 2011 North/South Irish Criminology Conference. Dr. Leonard is a regular speaker at national and international conferences on environmental issues, and has organised conferences and workshops on sustainability and justice issues in a number of universities and colleges in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Dr. Leonard is an Executive Committee Member of the Sociology Association of Ireland, and is currently both Membership ;and Company Secretary of the SAI. He serves on a number of Editorial Boards for international publications, including the Advances in Ecopolitics Book Series, Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, The Journal of Social Criminology, the Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, Revista Ad-Minister Journal and the Journal of Criminal Psychology. He is a reviewer for the ; Prison Journal and Environmental Politics Journal.


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Research & Collaborative Interests

Environmentalism - Sustainability - Sustainable Justice - Green Politics - Green Criminology - Environmental Justice - Ecopolitics - Environmental Movements.


Earth, Air, Fire, Water.

Selected Publications

Leonard, L. and Botetzagias, I. (2011) Sustainable Politics & the Crisis of the Peripheries: Ireland and Greece. Advances in Ecopolitics 8. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Leonard, L. (2011) Community Campaigns for Sustainable Living: Health, Waste & Protest in Civil Society. Advances in Ecopolitics 7. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Leonard, L. and Barry, J. (eds.) (2010) Global Ecological Politics. Advances in Ecopolitics 5. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Leonard, L. (2010) The Environmental Movement in Ireland. Dordrecht: Springer.

Leonard, L. (2010) Sustainable Justice and the Community. Advances in Ecopolitics 6. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Rootes, C. and Leonard, L. (eds.) (2010) Environmental Movements and Waste Infrastructure. London: Routledge.

Leonard, L. and Barry, J. (eds.) (2009) The Transition to Sustainable Living and Practice. Advances in Ecopolitics 4. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Leonard, L. (2006) Green Nation: The Irish Environmental Movement from Carnsore Point to the Rossport Five. Ecopolitics Series Volume 2. Choice Publishing.

Leonard, L. (2005) Politics Inflamed: GSE and the Campaign Against Incineration in Ireland. Ecopolitics Series Volume 1. Choice Publishing.