Events hosted by your organisation (AGMs; Conferences; other)
VSSN Day conference, May 2009
Research interests & work-in-progress
My current research interests focus on welfare state reform, citizenship and restructuring relations between government and the voluntary sector; and arising from my long-standing research interest in the place of voluntary action in the Northern Ireland peace process, I am now looking at wider issues of ethnic diversity and social cohesion programmes. I also write on civic engagement and political change.
Key publications since 2005
Acheson, N., B. Harvey (2008) Social Policy, Ageing and Voluntary Action, Dublin, Institute for Public Administration
Peer Reviewed Book Chapters
Acheson, N., C.Milofsky (2010 forthcoming) ‘Derry Exceptionalism and an Organic Model of Sustained Dialog’ in R. Lohmann and J. van Til (eds) Public Deliberation and Sustained Dialogue: Pracademic Perspectives, New York: Columbia University Press
Acheson, N., M. Stringer, C. Milofsky (2011 forthcoming) Understanding the role of non-aligned civil society in peace-building in Northern Ireland: towards a fresh approach’ in M. Power (Ed) Peace-Building in Northern Ireland, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press
Peer Reviewed journal articles:
Acheson, N. (2008) ‘Private Concerns and Public Action: a Conceptual Framework and an Irish Aside’ Optimum online: the Journal of Public Sector Management 38(2) 58-70
Acheson, N., C. Milofsky (2008) Peace-Building and Participation in Northern Ireland: Local Social Movements and the Policy Process since the ‘Good Friday’ Agreement’ Ethnopolitics 7 (1) 63-80
Acheson, N., A. Williamson (2007) Civil Society in Multi-Level Public Policy: the case of Ireland’s two jurisdictions, Policy & Politics 35 (1) 25-44
Acheson, N., B. Harvey, A. Williamson (2005) “State Welfare and the Development of Voluntary Action: the Case of Ireland, North and South”, Voluntas 16 (2)
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