Prof Mark Boyle

Geography, Social Sciences Institute (MUSSI)

Professor
Professor of Geography and national contact point for URBACT.

Rhetoric House and Iontas Building
2nd floor (Rhetoric House), 2nd floor (Iontas Building)
18 (Rhetoric House), 2.20 (Iontas Building)
(01) 708 3756

Biography

BSc University of Glasgow (1988), PhD  University of Edinburgh (2002). Lecturer/Senior Lecturer University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (1992-2007). Chair of Geography, National University of Ireland Maynooth from 2007.  At Maynooth, Head of the Department of Geography 2007-2012 and Director of  the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA) 2013 - 2016. Currently, Chair of the Research Committee in the Department of Geography, and Chair of the Maynooth University  Examination Appeals Committee.   I conduct research on a) the politics of urban and regional development; b) migration and development in both host and destination regions  and c) western hegemony, colonial and post-colonial geographies. I serve as Section Editor (Political Geography/Philosophy of Geography) of the Elsevier Human Geography Encyclopedia (due 2019).            

Research Interests

My recent research has focused upon three areas: 1. Urban and Regional Development and Spatial Planning: I conduct research on Irish cities and regions, their struggles to recover after the crash, the social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental challenges they face, and the role of public policy in addressing these challenges. 2. Migration and development: I conduct research on the impact of emigration on migrant sending states, diaspora centred development and diaspora strategies. 3. Postcolonial Studies and the 'West and the World': I conduct research which exposes - and ruminates on the politics of - the western-centricity of academic and lay geographical imaginaries of the West and its relationship with the rest of the world.

Books

  Year Publication
2015 Human Geography: A Short Introduction.
Boyle, M. (2015) Human Geography: A Short Introduction. Oxford: Wiley. [Details]
2011 Metropolitan anxieties: On the meaning of the Irish Catholic adventure in Scotland.
Boyle, M. (2011) Metropolitan anxieties: On the meaning of the Irish Catholic adventure in Scotland. London: Ashgate. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2017 'Sovereign power, biopower and the reach of the West in and age of diaspora centred development'
Boyle M and Ho ELE (2017) 'Sovereign power, biopower and the reach of the West in and age of diaspora centred development'. Antipode, [DOI] [Details]
2015 'In the face of epistemic injustices?: on the meaning of people-led war crimes tribunals'
Boyle, M;Kobayashi, A (2015) 'In the face of epistemic injustices?: on the meaning of people-led war crimes tribunals'. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 33 :697-713 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Rethinking the PhD in Geography: Overview and introducation'
Boyle, M., Foote, K. and Gilmartin M. (2015) 'Rethinking the PhD in Geography: Overview and introducation'. Geojournal, 80 :151-168 [Details]
2015 'Post politics, crises, and Ireland's ghost estates'
O'Callaghan, C., Boyle, M. and Kitchin, R. (2015) 'Post politics, crises, and Ireland's ghost estates'. Political Geography, 42 :121-133 [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Migration-As-Development Repackaged? The Globalising Imperative of the Singaporean State's Diaspora Strategy'
Ho, E.L.E. and Boyle, M. (2015) 'Migration-As-Development Repackaged? The Globalising Imperative of the Singaporean State's Diaspora Strategy'. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 36 :164-182 [Details]
2015 'Recasting diaspora strategies through feminist care ethics'
Ho, E.L.E., Boyle, M. and Yeoh, B. (2015) 'Recasting diaspora strategies through feminist care ethics'. GEOFORUM, 59 :206-213 [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'In the face of epistemic injustices?: On the meaning of people-led war crimes tribunals '
Boyle, M. and Kobayashi, A. (2015) 'In the face of epistemic injustices?: On the meaning of people-led war crimes tribunals '. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING D, 33 :697-713 [Details]
2015 'Topographies and topologies of Ireland's neoliberal crises'
O'Callaghan, C., Kelly, S., Boyle, M. and Kitchin, R. (2015) 'Topographies and topologies of Ireland's neoliberal crises'. Space and Polity, 19 :31-46 [Details]
2015 'Topologies and topographies of Ireland's neoliberal crisis'
O'Callaghan C.;Kelly S.;Boyle M.;Kitchin R. (2015) 'Topologies and topographies of Ireland's neoliberal crisis'. Space and Polity, 19 (1):31-46 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Recasting diaspora strategies through feminist care ethics'
Ho, ELE;Boyle, M;Yeoh, BSA (2015) 'Recasting diaspora strategies through feminist care ethics'. Geoforum, 59 :206-214 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Post-politics, crisis, and Ireland's 'ghost estates''
O'Callaghan, C;Boyle, M;Kitchin, R (2014) 'Post-politics, crisis, and Ireland's 'ghost estates''. Political Geography, 42 :121-133 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Recasting diaspora strategies through feminist care ethics'
Ho E.;Boyle M.;Yeoh B. (2014) 'Recasting diaspora strategies through feminist care ethics'. Geoforum, [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Placing neoliberalism: the rise and fall of Ireland's Celtic Tiger'
Kitchin, R;O'Callaghan, C;Boyle, M;Gleeson, J;Keaveney, K (2012) 'Placing neoliberalism: the rise and fall of Ireland's Celtic Tiger'. Environment and Planning A, 44 :1302-1326 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Placing neoliberalism: The rise and fall of Ireland's Celtic Tiger'
Kitchin, R., O'Callaghan, C., Boyle, M., Keveaney, K. and Gleeson, J. (2012) 'Placing neoliberalism: The rise and fall of Ireland's Celtic Tiger'. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A, 44 :1302-1326 [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Metropolitan anxieties: a critical appraisal of Sartre's theory of colonialism'
Boyle, M;Kobayashi, A (2011) 'Metropolitan anxieties: a critical appraisal of Sartre's theory of colonialism'. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 36 :408-424 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'The NUP thesis; ruminating on MacLeod and Jones six analytical pathways'
Boyle, M. (2011) 'The NUP thesis; ruminating on MacLeod and Jones six analytical pathways'. URBAN STUDIES, 48 :2673-2785 [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Metropolitan Anxieties: a critical appraisal of Sartre's theory of colonialism'
Boyle, M. and Kobayashi, A. (2011) 'Metropolitan Anxieties: a critical appraisal of Sartre's theory of colonialism'. TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTE OF BRITISH GEOGRAPHERS, 42 :158-177 [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Commentary. The new urban politics thesis: Ruminations on MacLeod and Jones' six analytical pathways'
Boyle M. (2011) 'Commentary. The new urban politics thesis: Ruminations on MacLeod and Jones' six analytical pathways'. Urban Studies, 48 (12):2673-2685 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Beyond the sigh of the oppressed creature: A critical geographical enquiry into christianity's contributions to the making of a peaceable west'
Boyle M. (2010) 'Beyond the sigh of the oppressed creature: A critical geographical enquiry into christianity's contributions to the making of a peaceable west'. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 100 (3):678-694 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Towards a critique of metrocentrism in Sartre's theory of colonialism'
Boyle, M.G., Kobayashi, A. (2010) 'Towards a critique of metrocentrism in Sartre's theory of colonialism'. TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTE OF BRITISH GEOGRAPHERS, Forthcoming [Details]
2010 'Beyond the sigh of the oppressed creature: A critical geographical enquiry into Christianity's contributions to war and peace''
Boyle, M. (2010) 'Beyond the sigh of the oppressed creature: A critical geographical enquiry into Christianity's contributions to war and peace''. ANNALS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN GEOGRAPHERS, 100 :678-694 [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Beyond the oSigh of the Oppressed Creatureo: A Critical Geographical Enquiry into Christianity's Contributions to the Making of a Peaceable West'
Boyle, M (2010) 'Beyond the oSigh of the Oppressed Creatureo: A Critical Geographical Enquiry into Christianity's Contributions to the Making of a Peaceable West'. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 100 :678-694 [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Shrinking areas of mortality : An artefact of deprivation effects in the west of Scotland'
Exeter D J, Boyle P J, Feng Z, and Boyle M (2009) 'Shrinking areas of mortality : An artefact of deprivation effects in the west of Scotland'. HEALTH & PLACE, 15 :399-401 [Details]
2009 'Beyond the sigh of the oppressed creature : a critical geographical enquiry into Christianity's contributions to war and peace'
Boyle, M. (2009) 'Beyond the sigh of the oppressed creature : a critical geographical enquiry into Christianity's contributions to war and peace'. ANNALS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN GEOGRAPHERS, forthcoming [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Thinking beyond the hybrid : actually existing neoliberalism in Glasgow reconsidered'
Boyle, M.G., Christopher McWilliams, Gareth Rice (2009) 'Thinking beyond the hybrid : actually existing neoliberalism in Glasgow reconsidered'. GEOGRAFISKA ANNALER; SERIES B, HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, 90 231-235 [Details]
2008 'The Spatialities of Actually Existing Neoliberalism ub Glasgow, 1977 to present'
Boyle, M., McWilliams, C. and Rice, G. (2008) 'The Spatialities of Actually Existing Neoliberalism ub Glasgow, 1977 to present'. GEOGRAFISKA ANNALER; SERIES B, HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, 90 :313-325 [Details]
2008 'A good act of contrition ? : Geography, Civilisational Thinking, and the Colonial present'
Boyle, M. (2008) 'A good act of contrition ? : Geography, Civilisational Thinking, and the Colonial present'. GEOPOLITICS, 13 :724-729 [Details]
2008 'A good act of contrition? Geography, civilisational thinking, and the colonial present'
Boyle M. (2008) 'A good act of contrition? Geography, civilisational thinking, and the colonial present'. Geopolitics, 13 (4):724-729 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'The spatialities of actually existing neoliberalism in Glasgow, 1977 to present'
Boyle M.;Mcwilliams C.;Rice G. (2008) 'The spatialities of actually existing neoliberalism in Glasgow, 1977 to present'. Geografiska Annaler, Series B: Human Geography, 90 (4):313-325 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'THE SPATIALITIES OF ACTUALLY EXISTING NEOLIBERALISM IN GLASGOW, 1977 TO PRESENT'
Boyle, M;McWilliams, C;Rice, G (2008) 'THE SPATIALITIES OF ACTUALLY EXISTING NEOLIBERALISM IN GLASGOW, 1977 TO PRESENT'. Geografiska Annaler, Series B: Human Geography, 90B :313-325 [DOI] [Details]
2006 'Culture in the rise of Tiger economies: Scottish expatriates in Dublin and the 'creative class' thesis'
Boyle, M. (2006) 'Culture in the rise of Tiger economies: Scottish expatriates in Dublin and the 'creative class' thesis'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF URBAN AND REGIONAL RESEARCH, 30 :403-426 [Details]
2006 'Third Way’ urban policy and the new moral politics of community: A comparative analysis of Ballymum in Dublin and the Gorbals in Glasgow'
Boyle M and Rogerson R J (2006) 'Third Way’ urban policy and the new moral politics of community: A comparative analysis of Ballymum in Dublin and the Gorbals in Glasgow'. URBAN GEOGRAPHY, 27 :201-227 [Details]
2005 'Sartre’s circular dialectic and the empires of abstract space: a history of space and place in Ballymun, Dublin'
Boyle, M. (2005) 'Sartre’s circular dialectic and the empires of abstract space: a history of space and place in Ballymun, Dublin'. ANNALS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN GEOGRAPHERS, 95 :181-201 [Details]
2005 'Review essays on: Key Thinkers on Space and Place'
M. Boyle, R. Peet, C. Minca, M. Samers, K. Simonsen, M. Purcell, E. Graham, P. Hubbard, R. Kitchin and G. Valentine (2005) 'Review essays on: Key Thinkers on Space and Place'. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A, 37 :161-187 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'The 'scalar dialectic' and the metamorphosis of the waste management hierarchy in member states'
Boyle, M. (2003) 'The 'scalar dialectic' and the metamorphosis of the waste management hierarchy in member states'. European Planning Studies, 11 :481-502 [Details]
2002 'Sticky stories, fluid narratives, and vanishing tales: the fate of nations in a globalised world'
Boyle, M. (2002) 'Sticky stories, fluid narratives, and vanishing tales: the fate of nations in a globalised world'. Scottish Geographical Journal, 118 :153-163 [Details]
2002 'Cleaning up after the Celtic Tiger: scalar 'fixes' in the political ecology of Tiger economies'
Boyle, M. (2002) 'Cleaning up after the Celtic Tiger: scalar 'fixes' in the political ecology of Tiger economies'. TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTE OF BRITISH GEOGRAPHERS, 27 :172-194 [Details]
2001 'Towards a Theorisation of the Historical Geography of Nationalism in Diasporas: The Irish Diaspora as Exemplar'
Boyle, M. (2001) 'Towards a Theorisation of the Historical Geography of Nationalism in Diasporas: The Irish Diaspora as Exemplar'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POPULATION GEOGRAPHY, 7 :1-18 [Details]
2000 'Property, politics, and the neoliberal revolution in urban Scotland'
Rogerson R and Boyle M (2000) 'Property, politics, and the neoliberal revolution in urban Scotland'. Progress in Planning, 54 :133-196 [Details]
2000 'Euro-regionalism and Struggles Over Scales of Governance: the Politics of Ireland's Regionalisation Approach to Structural Fund Allocations 2000-2006'
Boyle, M. (2000) 'Euro-regionalism and Struggles Over Scales of Governance: the Politics of Ireland's Regionalisation Approach to Structural Fund Allocations 2000-2006'. Political Geography, 19 :737-769 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2015 'Ireland: Migration and diversity'
Boyle, M. (2015) 'Ireland: Migration and diversity' In: Atlas of Ireland. Interreg CrossPlan, Newry NI. [Details]
2014 'Diaspora-centred development: Current practice, critical commentaries, and research priorities'
Boyle M.;Kitchin R. (2014) 'Diaspora-centred development: Current practice, critical commentaries, and research priorities' In: Global Diasporas and Development: Socioeconomic, Cultural, and Policy Perspectives. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Human Rights'
Boyle, M. (2017) 'Human Rights' In: International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the earth, environment and technology. New York: Wiley-AAG. [Details]
2014 'Colonizing colonized: Sartre and Fanon'
Kobayashi, A. and Boyle, M. (2014) 'Colonizing colonized: Sartre and Fanon' In: Theorizing anti-racism: Rethinking the tensions Between Marxism and critical race theory. Toronoty, University of Toronto Press. [Details]
2013 'Ireland's Diaspora strategy: the quiet strategy of obligation and opportunity'
Kitchin, R., Boyle, M. and Ancien, D. (2013) 'Ireland's Diaspora strategy: the quiet strategy of obligation and opportunity' In: Migrations: Ireland in a global world. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2013 'Diaspora centred development; Current practice, critical commentaries and research priorities'
Boyle, M. and Kitchin, R (2013) 'Diaspora centred development; Current practice, critical commentaries and research priorities' In: Diaspora and Development: Perspectives, issues and practices. Springer, New Delhi. [Details]
2013 'Diaspora and development: In search of a new generation of diaspora strategies'
Boyle, M. and Kitchin, R (2013) 'Diaspora and development: In search of a new generation of diaspora strategies' In: How can talent abroad induce development at home? Towards a pragmatic diaspora agenda. Migration Policy Institute, Washington DC. [Details]
2002 'Edifying the Rebellious Gael: the Uses of Memories of Ireland's Troubled Political Past in the West of Scotland Irish Diaspora'
Boyle, M. (2002) 'Edifying the Rebellious Gael: the Uses of Memories of Ireland's Troubled Political Past in the West of Scotland Irish Diaspora' In: Celtic Geographies, Landscape, Culture and Identity. London: Routledge. [Details]
2001 'Power, Discourse and City Trajectorie'
Boyle M and Rogerson R (2001) 'Power, Discourse and City Trajectorie' In: Handbook of Urban Studies. London: Sage. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'The value of cross border emergency management in adapting to climate change'
Murphy, C., Creamer, C., McClelland, A., Boyle, M. (2016) 'The value of cross border emergency management in adapting to climate change' Borderlands: The Journal of Spatial Planning in Ireland, . [Details]
2009 'A comparative analyses of diaspora strategies : Country comparisons'
Boyle, M.G., Rob Kitchin, Delphine Ancien (2009) 'A comparative analyses of diaspora strategies : Country comparisons' Nirsa, . [Details]
2009 'The NIRSA Diaspora Stretegy Wheel and Ten Principles of Good Practice'
Boyle, M. Kitchin, R. and Ancien D. (2009) 'The NIRSA Diaspora Stretegy Wheel and Ten Principles of Good Practice' Exploring Diaspora Strategies, Technical Report - NIRSA Working Paper . [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'The scottish diaspora and diaspora strategy : Insights and lessons from Ireland'
Boyle, M.G. Rob Kitchin, Delphine Ancien (2009) 'The scottish diaspora and diaspora strategy : Insights and lessons from Ireland' Government Report, NIRSA Working Paper . [Details]
2009 'A comparative analyses of diaspora strategies : Lessons for Ireland'
Boyle, M.G., Rob Kitchin, Delphine Ancien (2009) 'A comparative analyses of diaspora strategies : Lessons for Ireland' Nirsa, . [Details]
2009 'Exploring Diaspora Strategies: An International Comparison'
Ancien D, Boyle M, and Kitchin R (2009) 'Exploring Diaspora Strategies: An International Comparison' Exploring Diaspora Strategies, Technical Report . [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'An assessment of the Armenian Diaspora strategy'
Boyle, M.G., Rob Kitchin, Delphine Ancien (2009) 'An assessment of the Armenian Diaspora strategy' Nirsa, . [Details]
2009 'Exploring Diaspora Strategies: Lessons for Ireland'
Ancien, Delphine, Boyle, Mark and Kitchin, Rob (2009) 'Exploring Diaspora Strategies: Lessons for Ireland' Exploring Diaspora Strategies, Technical Report . [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Towards and Irish Diaspora Strategy'
Boyle, M and Kitchin, R. (2008) 'Towards and Irish Diaspora Strategy' (NIRSA) Working Paper, NIRSA Working Paper Series No. 37 . [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Health selective mobility and the widening of health inequalities in the west of Scotland'
Boyle  M, Boyle P, Exeter D, and Mukherjee D (2007) 'Health selective mobility and the widening of health inequalities in the west of Scotland' NHS, Glasgow, . [Details]
2006 'Fresh Talent Scottish Initiative'
Rogerson, R. Boyle, M and Mason, C (2006) 'Fresh Talent Scottish Initiative' Technical Report, Progress Report, Scottish Executive, Edinburgh . [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Skill shortages and the Fresh Talent Scotland Initiative: lessons from the Scottish expatriate community in Dublin'
Boyle M and Motherwell S (2004) 'Skill shortages and the Fresh Talent Scotland Initiative: lessons from the Scottish expatriate community in Dublin' Scot Econ, Edinburgh, . [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication

Professor Mark G Boyle Conference Paper [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2015 Rethinking the PhD in geography: overview and introduction.
Boyle M.;Foote K.;Gilmartin M. (2015) Rethinking the PhD in geography: overview and introduction. Editorial [DOI] [Details]
2009 THINKING BEYOND THE HYBRID: 'ACTUALLY-EXISTING' CITIES 'AFTER NEOLIBERALISM' IN BOYLE ET AL. A RESPONSE TO LAW AND MOONEY.
Boyle, M;McWilliams, C;Rice, G (2009) THINKING BEYOND THE HYBRID: 'ACTUALLY-EXISTING' CITIES 'AFTER NEOLIBERALISM' IN BOYLE ET AL. A RESPONSE TO LAW AND MOONEY. MALDEN: Editorial [Details]
2008 A Good Act of Contrition?Geography, Civilisational Thinking, and the Colonial Present.
Boyle, M (2008) A Good Act of Contrition?Geography, Civilisational Thinking, and the Colonial Present. ABINGDON: Editorial [DOI] [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
2005 Review essays on: Key Thinkers on Space and Place.
Boyle, M;Peet, R;Minca, C;Samers, M;Simonsen, K;Purcell, M;Graham, E;Hubbard, P;Kitchin, R;Valentine, G (2005) Review essays on: Key Thinkers on Space and Place. LONDON: Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Letters

  Year Publication
2009 Thinking beyond the hybrid: 'Actually-existing' cities 'after neoliberalism' in Boyle et al. A response to law and mooney.
Boyle M.;McWilliams C.;Rice G. (2009) Thinking beyond the hybrid: 'Actually-existing' cities 'after neoliberalism' in Boyle et al. A response to law and mooney. Letters [DOI] [Details]