Prof Honor Fagan

Sociology, National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA), Social Sciences Institute (MUSSI)

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Biography

G. Honor Fagan is a Professor of Sociology at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Her theoretical project has been to contribute to the development of a social sustainability paradigm from a sociological perspective, and most recently (since 2011) in line with European Research Policy, to contribute to the development of the emerging field of  sustainability scienceHer research interests focus on human security and international development, water, waste and social sustainability, and gender and governance. She is currently leading the Social Science component of two Horizon 2020 research programmes on water sustainability - PANI-Water (https://paniwater.eu/ launched in Feb 2019) where the workpackage aims to accelerate the social sustainability impact of drinking water disinfection units and demo/pilot plants set up to recycle wastewater for agricultural use in India and WaterSPOUTT (https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/social-sciences-institute/research/waterspoutt) where the workpackage aims to transform access to solar disinfection of poor water in Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda and South Africa http://www.waterspoutt.eu/.

She has served as expert evaluator at national and international level for such prestigious research organisations as the International Social Science Council (ISSC), European Commission (REA) (most recently H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019), Suomen Akatemia (Academy of Finland), The National Research Foundation of South Africa, the Irish Research Council (IRC), and the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office. She is co-editor of the International Social Science Council’s (ISSC) Comparative Research Programme on Poverty’s (CROP) International Poverty Studies Series alongside leading intellectual Thomas Pogge. She has published seven books with top international publishing houses including the prize-winning Globalisation and Security: An Encyclopaedia; seven book length national reports informed by original field research, designed to engage with and successful in directly impacting targeted policy developments, including one developed for the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) and another funded by EU Framework funds; over thirty journal articles and book chapters, including articles in top international journals such as the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (ANNALS), Capitalism, Nature and Class, European Journal of Development Research, Journal of Education, and Policy and Politics.

She has 25 years lecturing experience in five different countries, updated skills and quality tested proficiency in teaching. She has lectured in Sociology Departments in Northern Ireland, South Africa and the UK and currently has teaching capacity building relationships with universities in Uganda, Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia and South Africa, Canada and Mexico.

She has previously been engaged in 15 years of higher education leadership including membership of the Irish Higher Education Authority (2005-8), the University Association of Ireland' s (UAI) Irish Dean's of Graduate Studies Group (DGSG), and the Maynooth University Senior Executive Officers (2008-13). She served as Dean of Graduate Studies Maynooth University (2008-13) and is currently co-convenor of the Gender and Social Justice Working Group of the European Association of Development Institutes (EADI).She has been awarded over 7.6 million euro as part of teams from peer-reviewed research grants over last decade, and 1.4 million as individual PI leading in 8 bids, all at the cutting edge of research capacity building in a spirit of partnerships for sustainable development with universities, NGO’s and communities. 


Research Interests

Human Security  and International Development,
Water, Waste and Social Sustainability,
Gender and Development
Governance and Social Sustainability

Books

  Year Publication
2018 Handbook on Development and Social Change.
G. Honor Fagan and Ronaldo Munck (2018) Handbook on Development and Social Change. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. [DOI] [Details]
2015 Water and Development: Good Governance After NeoLiberalism.
Munck, R., Asingwire, N., Fagan, G.H.and C.Kabonesa (2015) Water and Development: Good Governance After NeoLiberalism. London: Zed press. [IR Link] [Details]
2015 Water is Life - Progress to secure water provision in Rural Uganda.
G. Honor Fagan, Suzanne Linnane, Kevin Mc Guigan and Albert Rugamayo (2015) Water is Life - Progress to secure water provision in Rural Uganda. UK: Practical Action Publishing. [IR Link] [Details]
2009 Globalization and Human Security: An Encyclopaedia, Volume 2: Social and Cultural Aspects.
Fagan. G.H. and Munck, R. (2009) Globalization and Human Security: An Encyclopaedia, Volume 2: Social and Cultural Aspects. : Praeger Security Press. [IR Link] [Details]
2009 Globalization and Human Security: An Encyclopaedia, Volume 1 Economic and Political Aspects.
Fagan, G.H. and Munck, R. (2009) Globalization and Human Security: An Encyclopaedia, Volume 1 Economic and Political Aspects. : Praeger Security Press. [IR Link] [Details]
1995 Culture, Politics,and Irish School Dropouts. Constructing Political Identities.
Fagan, G. Honor (1995) Culture, Politics,and Irish School Dropouts. Constructing Political Identities. : Bergin and Garvey. [IR Link] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 'Water and a fluid international development agenda'
Fagan, G. Honor (2018) 'Water and a fluid international development agenda' In: Fagan, G. Honor and Ronaldo Munck (eds). Handbook on Development and Social Change, edited by G. H. Fagan, and Ronaldo Munck, Edward Elgar Publishing, Incorporated, 2018. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. [Details]
2015 'Women’s access to safe water and participation in community management of supply'
Richard Bagonza Asaba, G. Honor Fagan and Consolata Kabonesa (2015) 'Women’s access to safe water and participation in community management of supply' In: Water is Life, Progress to Secure Safe Water Provision in Rural Uganda. UK: Practical Action Publishing. [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Woman Water Keeper? Women's Troubled Participation in Water Resource Management'
Richard Bagonza Asaba and G. Honor Fagan (2015) 'Woman Water Keeper? Women's Troubled Participation in Water Resource Management' In: Water and Development - Good Governance after Neoliberalism. London: CROP/Zed Books. [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Water Is Life – community-based research for sustainable safe water in rural Uganda'
G. Honor Fagan, Suzanne Linnane, Kevin Mc Guigan and Albert Ragumayo (2015) 'Water Is Life – community-based research for sustainable safe water in rural Uganda' In: Water is Life, Progress to Secure Water Provision in Rural Uganda. UK: Practical Action Publishing. [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Wasting Ireland and Consuming Sustainability: the ‘Celtic Tiger’ Years and Beyond'
G. Honor Fagan (2011) 'Wasting Ireland and Consuming Sustainability: the ‘Celtic Tiger’ Years and Beyond' In: Irish Environmental Politics after the Communicative Turn. UK: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2010 '‘Graduate Schools and Structured PhD Programmes’ in (Eds) M. Healy and MG. Nakabugo, Research Capacity Building for Development: Resources for Higher Education Institutions TSO Press: Belfast'
G. Honor Fagan (2010) '‘Graduate Schools and Structured PhD Programmes’ in (Eds) M. Healy and MG. Nakabugo, Research Capacity Building for Development: Resources for Higher Education Institutions TSO Press: Belfast' In: Research Capacity Building for Development: Resources for Higher Education Institutions. TSO Press: Belfast. [Details]
2010 'The Politics of Waste, Consumption and Sustainability in the Republic of Ireland'
Professor G. Honor Fagan (2010) 'The Politics of Waste, Consumption and Sustainability in the Republic of Ireland' In: Global Ecological Politic. Emerald Group Publishing: UK. [Details]
2010 'Addressing the real world of public consultation: Whither e-Consultation?'
O'Donnell et al. (2010) 'Addressing the real world of public consultation: Whither e-Consultation?' In: Understanding E-Government in Europe: Issues and Challenges. UK: Routledge. [Details]
2010 'A Burning Issue? Governance and Anti-Incinerator Campaigns in Ireland, North and South'
Liam Leonard, Peter Doran and G. Honor Fagan (2010) 'A Burning Issue? Governance and Anti-Incinerator Campaigns in Ireland, North and South' In: Environmental Movements and Waste Infrastructure. UK: Routledge. [Details]
2010 'THE POLITICS OF WASTE, CONSUMPTION AND SUSTAINABILITY IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND'
Fagan, GH (2010) 'THE POLITICS OF WASTE, CONSUMPTION AND SUSTAINABILITY IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND' In: GLOBAL ECOLOGICAL POLITICS. BINGLEY: EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD. [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Addressing the real world of public consultation: Whither E-Consultation?'
O'Donnell D.;McCusker P.;Honor Fagan G.;Stephens S.;Newman D.;Morison J.;Murray M. (2009) 'Addressing the real world of public consultation: Whither E-Consultation?' In: Understanding E-Government in Europe: Issues and Challenges. [DOI] [Details]
2007 'Green Ireland? Waste in its Social Context'
Fagan, G.H. and Murray, M. (2007) 'Green Ireland? Waste in its Social Context' In: Understanding Contemporary Ireland. Pluto Press. [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Waste Management and its Contestation in the Republic of Ireland'
(2005) 'Waste Management and its Contestation in the Republic of Ireland' In: Waste – The Social Context. Canada: University of Alberta Publications. [Details]
2005 'Urban Governance and the Environment: An Irish Case Study'
Fagan, G.H. and Murray, M. (2005) 'Urban Governance and the Environment: An Irish Case Study' In: Urban Development Debates in the New Millenium: Studies in Revisited Theories and Redefined Praxes Vol. 4. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers. [Details]
2004 'Waste Management and its Contestation in the Republic of Ireland'
Fagan, G.H. (2004) 'Waste Management and its Contestation in the Republic of Ireland' In: Capitalism, Nature, Socialism. [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'Culture, Globalisation and Contemporary Irish Society'
Fagan, G. Honor (2002) 'Culture, Globalisation and Contemporary Irish Society' In: The End of History?: Critical Apporaches to the Celtic Tiger. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2001 'Globalisation,Identity and 'Ireland''
Fagan, G.H. (2001) 'Globalisation,Identity and 'Ireland'' In: Globalization and Identities: Reconstructing the Local. Palgrave Publishers. [Details]
1999 'Cultural Politics and (post) Development Paradigm(s)'
Fagan, G. Honor (1999) 'Cultural Politics and (post) Development Paradigm(s)' In: Critical Development Theory: Contributions to a New Paradigm. Zed Press. [Details]
1999 'Women, War and Peace: Engendering Conflict in Poststructuralist Perspective'
Fagan, G. Honor (1999) 'Women, War and Peace: Engendering Conflict in Poststructuralist Perspective' In: Post-modern Insurgency: Political Identity, Conflict and Conflict Resolution. Macmillan Press. [IR Link] [Details]
1997 'Gender, Culture and Development'
Fagan, G. Honor (1997) 'Gender, Culture and Development' In: Culture and Development, New Perspectives. Frank Cass. [Details]
1997 'Gender, Citizenship and National Identity in Northern Ireland'
Fagan, G. H. and Munck, R. (1997) 'Gender, Citizenship and National Identity in Northern Ireland' In: The Troubles and Society in Northern Ireland. Frank Cass. [Details]
1995 'Development Discourses: Conservative, Radical and Beyond'
Fagan, G. H. and Munck, R. (1995) 'Development Discourses: Conservative, Radical and Beyond' In: Development Ireland: Contemporary Issues. London: Pluto Press. [IR Link] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Community-Managed Water Supply Systems in Rural Uganda: The Role of Participation and Capacity Development'
Etongo, D;Fagan, GH;Kabonesa, C;Asaba, BR (2018) 'Community-Managed Water Supply Systems in Rural Uganda: The Role of Participation and Capacity Development'. Water (Switzerland), 10 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2018 '“International Overview of Sacred Sites and Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs) and the Need for Their Recognition'
Arjjumend, H., Koutouki Konstantia,Honor G. Fagan and Shingo Shibata (2018), “International Overview of Sacred Sites and Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs) and the Need for Their Recognition”, Journal of Global Environmental Studies, Vol. 13, March 2018: 33-56. (2018) '“International Overview of Sacred Sites and Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs) and the Need for Their Recognition'. Volume 13 (March 2018):33-56 [Details]
2014 'Women and Access to Water in Rural Uganda: A Review'
Asaba, Richard, Fagan, G. Honor, Kabonesa, Consolata and Firminus Mugumya (2014) 'Women and Access to Water in Rural Uganda: A Review'. WH2O: THE JOURNAL OF GENDER & WATER, Volume 3 :19-25 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Beyond Distance and Time: Gender and the Burden of Water Collection in Rural Uganda'
Asaba, Richard B., G. Honor Fagan, Consolata Kabonesa and Firminus Mugumya (2013) 'Beyond Distance and Time: Gender and the Burden of Water Collection in Rural Uganda'. WH2O: THE JOURNAL OF GENDER & WATER, WH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water :31-38 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Measuring horizontal governance: a review of public consultation by the Northern Ireland Government between 2000 and 2004'
Murray, M., Fagan, G.H., McCusker, P. (2009) 'Measuring horizontal governance: a review of public consultation by the Northern Ireland Government between 2000 and 2004'. POLICY AND POLITICS, 37 :553-573 [Details]
2009 'A Cross-Border Burning Issue: Irish Campaigns against Incineration, North And South'
Leonard, L., Doran, P. and Fagan, G.H. (2009) 'A Cross-Border Burning Issue: Irish Campaigns against Incineration, North And South'. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS, 18 :896-916 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Measuring horizontal governance: a review of public consultation by the Northern Ireland government between 2000 and 2004'
Murray, M;Fagan, GH;McCusker, P (2009) 'Measuring horizontal governance: a review of public consultation by the Northern Ireland government between 2000 and 2004'. Policy and Politics, 37 :553-571 [DOI] [Details]
2007 ''Changing a Mindset' 1: From Recognition of Qualifcations Towards Embedding Ethnic Reflexivity and Translational Positionality'
Fagan, G. Honor (2007) ''Changing a Mindset' 1: From Recognition of Qualifcations Towards Embedding Ethnic Reflexivity and Translational Positionality'. TRANSLOCATIONS: THE IRISH MIGRATION, RACE AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION REVIEW, 2 :134-152 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'On the road from consultation cynicism to energising e-consultation'
Fagan, Honor, Stephens, Simon, McCusker, Paul, O'Donnell, David and Newman, David R. (2006) 'On the road from consultation cynicism to energising e-consultation'. ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF E-GOVERNMENT, 4 :87-94 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Urban Governance and the Environment: An Irish Case Study'
Fagan, G. Honor and Murray, Michael (2004) 'Urban Governance and the Environment: An Irish Case Study'. IRISH JOURNAL OF URBAN STUDIES, 3 :39-52 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Waste Management and its Contestation in the Republic of Ireland'
Fagan, G.H. (2004) 'Waste Management and its Contestation in the Republic of Ireland'. CAPITALISM NATURE SOCIALISM, 15 :83-102 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Waste management and its contestation in the Republic of Ireland'
Fagan G. (2004) 'Waste management and its contestation in the Republic of Ireland'. Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, 15 (1):83-102 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'Sociological Reflections on Governing Waste'
Fagan, G.H. (2003) 'Sociological Reflections on Governing Waste'. IRISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 12 :67-85 [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'Globalization and culture: Placing Ireland'
Fagan, GH (2002) 'Globalization and culture: Placing Ireland'. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 581 :133-143 [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'Globalization and Culture: Placing Ireland'
Fagan, G.H. (2002) 'Globalization and Culture: Placing Ireland'. ANNALS OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, 581 :133-143 [IR Link] [Details]
1996 'Gender, Culture and Development: A South African Experience'
Fagan, G.H. (1996) 'Gender, Culture and Development: A South African Experience'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH, 8 :93-110 [IR Link] [Details]
1991 'Local Struggles- Women in the Home and Critical Feminist Pedagogy in Ireland'
Fagan, G.H. (1991) 'Local Struggles- Women in the Home and Critical Feminist Pedagogy in Ireland'. JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, 173 :65-75 [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2007 Creating democratic value in the public sphere through e-Participation: Where is this value?
McCusker P.;O'Donnell D.;Fagan H. (2007) Creating democratic value in the public sphere through e-Participation: Where is this value? Proceedings of the European Conference on e-Government, ECEG , pp.301-308 [Details]
2005 Digitally Renewing Democracy’? The Potential for E-Consultation in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in Electronic Government
Fagan, G.H, Murray, M, McCusker, P. (2005) Digitally Renewing Democracy’? The Potential for E-Consultation in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in Electronic Government Proceedings of the 4th International EGOV Conference, Association for Database and Expert Systems Applications [Details]
2005 Reviewing policy, practice and potential of e-consultation in northern ireland and the republic of ireland - A european case study
Fagan H.;Murray M.;McCusker P. (2005) Reviewing policy, practice and potential of e-consultation in northern ireland and the republic of ireland - A european case study Proceedings of the European Conference on e-Government, ECEG , pp.143-150 [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2014 Water is Life Programme Documentary.
Professor G. Honor Fagan (2014) Water is Life Programme Documentary. Book Review [Details]
2003 Colombia in Crisis’ Review Article.
Fagan, G.H. (2003) Colombia in Crisis’ Review Article. Book Review [Details]
2003 'Feminine Stereotypes and Roles in Theory and Practice in Argentina Before and After the First lady Eva Peron'.
M. Zabaleta (2003) 'Feminine Stereotypes and Roles in Theory and Practice in Argentina Before and After the First lady Eva Peron'. Book Review [Details]
2002 'Poor People's Politics. Peronist Survival Networks and the Legacy of Evita'.
J. Auyero (2002) 'Poor People's Politics. Peronist Survival Networks and the Legacy of Evita'. Book Review [Details]
2000 'Comparative Peace Processes in Latin America'.
Cynthia Arson (ed.) (2000) 'Comparative Peace Processes in Latin America'. Book Review [Details]
2000 'Traditional and Modern Natural Resource management in Latin America'.
F. Pichon et al. (2000) 'Traditional and Modern Natural Resource management in Latin America'. Book Review [Details]
2000 'The Politics of Civil Society Building. European Private Aid Agencies and Democratic Transitions in Central America'.
Kees Biekart (2000) 'The Politics of Civil Society Building. European Private Aid Agencies and Democratic Transitions in Central America'. Book Review [Details]
2000 'Local Histories/Global Designs. Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking'.
Walter Mignolo (2000) 'Local Histories/Global Designs. Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking'. Book Review [Details]
2000 'The grimace of Macho Raton - artisans, identity and nation in late 20th century western Nicaragua'.
Les Field (2000) 'The grimace of Macho Raton - artisans, identity and nation in late 20th century western Nicaragua'. Book Review [Details]
1999 'Workers Control in Latin America' ; 'Cultures of Politics, Politics of Cultures'.
Jonathan Brown; S. Alvarez et al. (1999) 'Workers Control in Latin America' ; 'Cultures of Politics, Politics of Cultures'. Book Review [Details]
1998 'Shattering the Silence, Women, Nationalism, and Political Subjectivity in Northern Ireland'.
Begona Aretxaga (1998) 'Shattering the Silence, Women, Nationalism, and Political Subjectivity in Northern Ireland'. Book Review [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
2002 Globalization and culture: Placing Ireland.
Fagan G. (2002) Globalization and culture: Placing Ireland. Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
2013 A Socio-Spatial Survey of Water Issues in Makondo Parish, Uganda.
Macri, G. et al (2013) A Socio-Spatial Survey of Water Issues in Makondo Parish, Uganda. Technical Publication [IR Link] [Details]
2006 E-consultation: evaluating appropriate technologies and processes for citizens' participation in public policy.
Fagan, G. Honor and Newman, D.R. and McCusker, Paul and Murray, Michael (2006) E-consultation: evaluating appropriate technologies and processes for citizens' participation in public policy. Technical Publication [IR Link] [Details]
2005 International students and professionals in Ireland: An analysis of access to higher education and recognition of professional qualifications.
Fagan, Honor, Coghlan, Deirdre, Munck, Ronaldo, O'Brien, Aine and Warner, Rosemary (2005) International students and professionals in Ireland: An analysis of access to higher education and recognition of professional qualifications. Technical Publication [IR Link] [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2002 Grounding Waste: Towards a Sociology of Waste Networks.
Fagan, Honor (2002) Grounding Waste: Towards a Sociology of Waste Networks. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1984 NUI Maynooth B.A.
1991 Miami University Ph.D.
1989 NUI Maynooth M.A.