Dr Laurence Cox

Sociology

Associate Professor

Auxilia House
3.1
(01) 708 3985

Biography

In my main field of social movement research, I have written extensively on engaged and participatory approaches to movement research, on Marxism and social movement studies, on ecology movements, on European traditions of theorising movements and on social movements in Ireland, notably working-class community activism and global justice struggles. I have published Why Social Movements Matter; We Make Our Own History: Marxism, Social Movements and the Twilight of Neoliberalism; Voices of 1968: Documents from the Global North; Understanding European Movements: New Social Movements, Global Justice Struggles, Anti-Austerity Protest; Marxism and Social Movements; Silence Would be Treason: Last Writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa and many journal articles, book chapters and other pieces.  

I co-founded the practitioner-oriented journal Interface; co-founded the Council for European Studies’ social movements research network; co-edit a new Pluto Press series on engaged social movement research; and organised Ireland’s first conference on social movements since 1998. I am chercheur associé (research associate) at the Collège d’études mondiales / Fondation maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris and have secured over €75,000 in 9 different social movement-related grants.  

I have been a keynote, plenary or invited speaker at CUNY Graduate Center, Harvard’s Berkman Center / MIT Media Lab / Boston College MMRAP, the European University Institute (COSMOS), the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme / Collège d’Etudes Mondiales, European Solidarity Centre Gdańsk / International Sociological Association, the Transnational Institute Amsterdam / CES, ECPR, ESA social movement networks, the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Berlin / Networked Politics, the Dialogue of Civilisations Research Institute Berlin, Reykjavík Academy; at the universities of Oslo, Aarhus, Gothenburg (Forum for Civil Society and Social Movement Research), Bergen and Milano-Bicocca; at Ruskin College Oxford, the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice at Nottingham University and the Lancaster Institute for Advanced Studies / KnowledgeLab; British Sociological Association plenary, Sociological Association of Ireland plenary and many Irish institutions including Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics, the William Thompson weekend school in Cork, UCD Equality Studies Centre Egalitarian World Initiative and the international Popular Education Network conference at Maynooth.  

I have given talks to many different social movement, community and civil society groups including the PianoTerra Lab social centre (Milan), Rød Ungdom (Bergen), the People's Forum in Erris, Occupy Dame Street, Community Workers Co-op, Latin America Solidarity Centre, Workers Solidarity Movement, Seomra Spraoi and the Grassroots Gathering among others. For five years I co-directed an MA on Community Education, Equality and Social Activism. I run a PhD-level programme of participatory action research in social movement practice and currently mentor two postdoctoral researchers on the Marie Curie / IRC CAROLINE programme of collaboration between universities and civil society organisations.

In my secondary field of Buddhist Studies, I have written primarily on the western encounter with Buddhism in Asia as well as on Buddhism in Ireland and new religious movements. My books in the field include The Irish Buddhist: the Forgotten Monk who Faced Down the British Empire; Buddhism and Ireland; from the Celts to the Counter-Culture and Beyond; A Buddhist Crossroads: Pioneer Western Buddhists and Asian Networks 1860-1960; Ireland’s New Religious Movements; and many journal articles, book chapters and other pieces.  

I co-founded the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religion (ISASR); co-organised Ireland’s first academic conference on new religious movements and ISASR’s second conference; and have twice guest-edited the journal Contemporary Buddhism. I have been an invited speaker to Kyoto University’s Jinbunken Institute, the University of Heidelberg's "Asia and Europe" cluster of excellence, King’s College London Buddhist Studies Research Seminar, SOAS Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions / Buddhist Forum, Trinity College Long Room Hub, the National Library of Ireland and the National Museum of Ireland among others. The Dhammaloka project, with Prof. Alicia Turner (York U Toronto) and Prof. Brian Bocking (UCC), has attracted over €240,000 in grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Irish Research Council, the Dhammakaya Foundation and York University Toronto.    

I have written for or been interviewed by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Discover Society, OpenDemocracy, e-IR, Progress in Political Economy, the BBC, STT (Finland), RTÉ, Newstalk, Dublin City FM, the Irish Times, the Guardian, Klassekampen (Norway), The Ecologist, Resurgence, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, ROARmag, Ceasefire, Irish History Compressed and the Religious Studies Project among others about my work.   

Research Interests

Social movement research: engaged social movements research, European and Irish social movements, Marxism and social movement theory, social movement waves, ecology movements and resource conflicts, alterglobalization and anti-austerity movements, working-class community organising, protest policing, activist sustainability, knowledge and learning production in social movements.

Academic study of religion: early western Buddhists in Asia, Buddhism and Ireland, new religious movements.

Sociology of knowledge and culture: history of ideas, sociology of intellectuals, counter cultures.

Social theory: western Marxist traditions, socialist feminism.

Methodology: participatory action research, community-based research, other engaged research methods in social movement research, oral history.

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
A threefold crisis of neoliberal governance Co-applicant on 3-person bid / NORFACE
GOI Scholarship for John O'Laoidh - South Korean Buddhist, National and Gender identities and their Implications for the Spread of Contemporary Korean Sŏn (Zen) in European contexts PI Irish Research Council (IRC) / 2265080 My research will focus on how contemporary South Korean Sŏn (Zen) Buddhists interact with non-Koreans in selected European countries compared to in South Korea. There is what the French scholar Bernard Faure calls, a ‘rhetoric of Zen’ (A Cultural Critique of Chan/ Zen Buddhism’, Princeton University Press, 1991) which is common to all the national Zen traditions (Japanese Zen, Korean Sŏn and Chinese Chán). As Christoph Anderl acknowledges in his introduction to ‘Zen Buddhist Rhetoric in China, Korea and Japan’ (Brill Publications, 2012), there are culturally-bound “linguisitc and rhetorical devices and ‘rhetorical modes’ that have been used in Chán, Sŏn and Zen texts at specific times and occasions” which are related to “socio-political, doctrinal and sectarian contexts”. I wish to investigate how these devices work in a European context in some of the now many Korean Sŏn centres in Europe. 01-OCT-18 30-SEP-20 48000
Memory-work - CAROLINE fellowship application for Robert Hamm PI Irish Research Council (IRC) / 2286482 Awarded budget is attached below. A study on: a) Method and Methodology, Adaptations and Adjustments, Derivations and Developments in the Application of Memory-Work and b) its Potential as a Method in Lifelong Learning Processes 01-JUN-18 31-MAY-21 234793.8
Emerging pedagogies for ‘Buen Vivir’ PI Irish Research Council (IRC) / 2286482 The Andean paradigm of Buen Vivir – ‘good living’ – has emerged among scholars, Latin American national and regional institutions, and civil society organizations as a key framework to reflect upon our contemporary societies, and to help us imagine and create sustainable and inclusive futures. Based on notions of reciprocity and complementarity, economies of solidarity, and harmony between human beings and nature, Buen Vivir underlines the connection between economic, political, socio-cultural, epistemic and environmental systems. In this sense, it is linked to the protection of bio-diversity and natural resources, sustainable production and consumption, local governance and democracy, and the promotion of cultural diversity and intercultural education. This project focuses on the innovative ways in which knowledge and practices of Buen Vivir are being integrated in teaching, learning and research processes. I will explore different programs being implemented in Intercultural Higher Education Institutions (IHEIs) across the Andean region. How is Buen Vivir translated into pedagogical approaches, curricula, teaching materials, assessment modalities, research methodologies, institutional organization, etc.? How are theory and practice integrated? What are the relationships between scholars and communities? What models are being put into practice, and what possibilities, challenges and limitations they face? 01-JUN-18 31-MAY-21 193974.09
Revolution in the air? 1968 in the Global North PI / MU Publications Fund 01-SEP-17 31-AUG-18 1300
Social movement studies: rethinking the field in a global perspective PI / Fondation maison des sciences de l’homme 17-OCT-16 16-NOV-16 3300
People’s Global Action oral history PI / Antipode Foundation Scholar-Activist Fund 01-SEP-16 31-AUG-17 12677
Movements, knowledge, society PI / European Research Council Advanced Grant
EI ERC Support: ERC Advanced Grant PI EU Horizon 2020 National Support Network / 2265444 23-FEB-15 02-JUN-15
Tools for Active Citizenship Joint coordinator / MU Sociology 01-JAN-14 31-DEC-14 1500
Buddhism across boundaries: subaltern, plebeian and peripheral networks in colonial Southeast Asia Collaborator on 3-person team / Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Development grant 02-SEP-13 31-AUG-15 51619
Silence would be treason: last writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa Collaborator on 3-person team / Trócaire Mobilising for Justice grant 02-SEP-13 31-DEC-13 2000
Early western Buddhists in Asia: transnational lives, hidden histories, colonial encounters PI Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences / IRCHSS / 2264529 01-OCT-12 30-SEP-13
Irish social movement research archive project PI / MU Sociology 01-SEP-12 31-AUG-13 14000
Continuities and Transitions in early modern Thai Buddhism International advisory committee / Dhammakaya Foundation grant 01-SEP-11 31-AUG-12 64550
U Dhammaloka: rethinking the history of western Buddhist monastics Collaborator on 3-person team / York University Toronto 01-SEP-10 31-DEC-10 2408
The history of Buddhism in Ireland PI / MU Sociology 01-JUL-08 31-AUG-08 2000
Sociology Postgraduate Skills and Employment Survey Joint member of 3-person team / MU Sociology 01-JUL-07 31-AUG-08 2000
Voices of Ballymun: a community-based history PI / Heritage Council 01-SEP-06 29-DEC-06 3000
Ballymun Oral History Project PI / Ballymun Regeneration Ltd 03-JAN-00 31-AUG-01 29605

Books

  Year Publication
2020 The Irish Buddhist: the forgotten monk who faced down the British Empire.
Alicia Turner, Laurence Cox, Brian Bocking (2020) The Irish Buddhist: the forgotten monk who faced down the British Empire. New York: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2018 Why Social Movements Matter: An Introduction.
Laurence Cox (2018) Why Social Movements Matter: An Introduction. London: Rowman and Littlefield International. [Details]
2014 We make our own history: Marxism and social movements in the twilight of neoliberalism.
Laurence Cox, Alf Gunvald Nilsen (2014) We make our own history: Marxism and social movements in the twilight of neoliberalism. London: Pluto. [Details]
2013 Buddhism and Ireland: from the Celts to the counter culture and beyond.
Laurence Cox (2013) Buddhism and Ireland: from the Celts to the counter culture and beyond. : Equinox. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2018 Voices of 1968: Documents from the Global North
Salar Mohandesi, Bjarke Skærlund Risager, Laurence Cox (Ed.). (2018) Voices of 1968: Documents from the Global North London and Aarhus: Pluto (English-language) and Slagmark (Danish-language). [Details]
2016 A Buddhist crossroads: Pioneer western Buddhists and Asian networks 1860-1960
Brian Bocking, Phibul Choompolpaisal, Laurence Cox, Alicia Turner (Ed.). (2016) A Buddhist crossroads: Pioneer western Buddhists and Asian networks 1860-1960 London: Routledge. [Details]
2013 Silence would be treason: last writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa
Ide Corley, Helen Fallon, Laurence Cox (Ed.). (2013) Silence would be treason: last writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa Dakar / Bangalore: Daraja / CODESRIA / Books for Change. [Details]
2013 Marxism and social movements
Colin Barker, Laurence Cox, John Krinsky, Alf Nilsen (Ed.). (2013) Marxism and social movements Leiden: Brill. [Details]
2013 Understanding European Movements: new social movements, global justice struggles, anti-austerity protest
Cristina Flesher Fominaya and Laurence Cox (Ed.). (2013) Understanding European Movements: new social movements, global justice struggles, anti-austerity protest London: Routledge. [Details]
2011 Ireland's New Religious Movements
Olivia Cosgrove, Laurence Cox, Carmen Kuhling, Peter Mulholland (Ed.). (2011) Ireland's New Religious Movements Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Pedagogy from and for Social Movements: A Conversation Between Theory and Practice'
Cox L. (2019) 'Pedagogy from and for Social Movements: A Conversation Between Theory and Practice'. Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, 30 (1):70-88 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'Early western lay Buddhists in colonial Asia: John Bowles Daly and the Buddhist Theosophical Society of Ceylon'
Laurence Cox and Mihirini Sirisena (2016) 'Early western lay Buddhists in colonial Asia: John Bowles Daly and the Buddhist Theosophical Society of Ceylon'. Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions, 3 (1):108-139 [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Scholarship and activism: a social movements perspective'
Dr Laurence Cox (2015) 'Scholarship and activism: a social movements perspective'. STUDIES IN SOCIAL JUSTICE, 9 :34-53 [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Challenging toxic hegemony: repression and resistance in Rossport and the Niger Delta'
Laurence Cox (2015) 'Challenging toxic hegemony: repression and resistance in Rossport and the Niger Delta'. SOCIAL JUSTICE, 41 :227-245 [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'The first Buddhist mission to the West: Charles Pfoundes and the London Buddhist mission of 1889 – 1892'
Laurence Cox, Brian Bocking, Yoshinaga Shin'ichi (2014) 'The first Buddhist mission to the West: Charles Pfoundes and the London Buddhist mission of 1889 – 1892'. DISKUS, 16 :1-33 [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Movements making knowledge: a new wave of inspiration for sociology?'
Dr Laurence Cox (2014) 'Movements making knowledge: a new wave of inspiration for sociology?'. SOCIOLOGY, 48 :954-971 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Buddhism in Ireland: the inner life of world-systems'
Dr Laurence Cox (2014) 'Buddhism in Ireland: the inner life of world-systems'. ETUDES IRLANDAISES, 39 :161-172 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Rethinking early western Buddhists: beachcombers, going native and dissident Orientalism'
Laurence Cox (2013) 'Rethinking early western Buddhists: beachcombers, going native and dissident Orientalism'. Contemporary Buddhism, 14 :116-133 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Challenging austerity in Ireland: community and movement responses'
Laurence Cox (2012) 'Challenging austerity in Ireland: community and movement responses'. Concept: the journal of contemporary community education practice theory, 3 [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Revolution in the air: images of winning in the Irish anti-capitalist movement'
Liz Curry and Laurence Cox (2010) 'Revolution in the air: images of winning in the Irish anti-capitalist movement'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 18 :86-105 [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'The politics of Buddhist revival: U Dhammaloka as social movement organiser'
Laurence Cox (2010) 'The politics of Buddhist revival: U Dhammaloka as social movement organiser'. Contemporary Buddhism, 11 :173-227 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Border country dharma: Buddhism, Ireland and peripherality'
Laurence Cox and Maria Griffin (2009) 'Border country dharma: Buddhism, Ireland and peripherality'. JOURNAL OF GLOBAL BUDDHISM, 10 :93-125 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Hearts with one purpose alone? Mapping the diverse landscapes of personal sustainability in social movements'
Laurence Cox (2009) 'Hearts with one purpose alone? Mapping the diverse landscapes of personal sustainability in social movements'. EMOTION, SPACE AND SOCIETY, 2 :52-61 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Building utopias here and now? Left and working - class utopias in Ireland'
Laurence Cox (2007) 'Building utopias here and now? Left and working - class utopias in Ireland'. ECOPOLITICS ONLINE, 1 :123-132 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Social movements research and the ‘movement of  movements’: studying resistance to neo-liberal globalisation'
Laurence Cox and Alf Nilsen (2007) 'Social movements research and the ‘movement of  movements’: studying resistance to neo-liberal globalisation'. SOCIOLOGY COMPASS, 1 :424-442 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2001 'Barbarian Resistance and Rebel Alliances: Social Movements and Empire'
Laurence Cox (2001) 'Barbarian Resistance and Rebel Alliances: Social Movements and Empire'. RETHINKING MARXISM, 13 :155-167 [IR Link] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2020 'International religious organisations in a colonial world: the Maha Bodhi Society in Arakan'
Alicia Turner, Laurence Cox (2020) 'International religious organisations in a colonial world: the Maha Bodhi Society in Arakan' In: Hans-Martin Krämer, Julian Strube (eds). Theosophy across boundaries. New York: SUNY Press. [Details]
2020 'How 1968 changed the world: movements making history, history making movements'
Laurence Cox (2020) 'How 1968 changed the world: movements making history, history making movements' In: 1968 - a Global Approach. Gdansk: Raport. [Details]
2020 'Social movements'
Laurence Cox (2020) 'Social movements' In: Spyros Themelis, Paolo Vittoria, Joyce Canaan (eds). Dangerous Words: Education, Language and Ideology in and Beyond Neoliberalism. London: Routledge. [Details]
2019 'Sustainable activism'
Laurence Cox (2019) 'Sustainable activism' In: Uri Gordon, Ruth Kinna (eds). Routledge Handbook of Radical Politics. London: Routledge. [Details]
2019 'Resisting Shell in Ireland: making and remaking alliances under fire between communities, movements and activists'
Hilary Darcy, Laurence Cox (2019) 'Resisting Shell in Ireland: making and remaking alliances under fire between communities, movements and activists' In: Eurig Scandrett, Anne Harley (eds). Community, Development and Environmental Justice. Bristol: Policy Press. [Details]
2017 '‘Learning to be loyal to each other’: conversations, alliances and arguments in the movements of movements'
Dr Laurence Cox (2017) '‘Learning to be loyal to each other’: conversations, alliances and arguments in the movements of movements' In: Jai Sen (eds). The movements of movements: struggles for other worlds vol. 1. New Delhi / New York: OpenWord / PM Press. [Details]
2015 'The birth of Indymedia. ie: a critical space for social movements in Ireland'
Gillan, M;Cox, L (2015) 'The birth of Indymedia. ie: a critical space for social movements in Ireland' In: DEFINING EVENTS: POWER, RESISTANCE AND IDENTITY IN TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY IRELAND. MANCHESTER: MANCHESTER UNIV PRESS. [Details]
2014 '"A Whole Way of Struggle?": Western Marxisms, Social Movements, and Culture'
Cox, L (2014) '"A Whole Way of Struggle?": Western Marxisms, Social Movements, and Culture' In: CONCEPTUALIZING CULTURE IN SOCIAL MOVEMENT RESEARCH. BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE. [Details]
2016 'The southern question and the Irish question: a social movement landscape with migrants'
Dr Laurence Cox (2016) 'The southern question and the Irish question: a social movement landscape with migrants' In: Solidarity without borders: Gramscian perspectives on migration and civil society. London: Pluto. [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'European Traditions'
Dr Laurence Cox (2016) 'European Traditions' In: Michael Jerryson (eds). Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'Studying social movements in a movement-become-state: research and practice in postcolonial Ireland'
Laurence Cox (2016) 'Studying social movements in a movement-become-state: research and practice in postcolonial Ireland' In: Social movement studies in Europe: the state of the art. Oxford / New York: Berghahn. [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Changing the world without getting shot: how popular power can set limits to state violence'
Laurence Cox (2014) 'Changing the world without getting shot: how popular power can set limits to state violence' In: Political power reconsidered: state power and civic activism between legitimacy and violence. Peace report 2013. Berlin, Wien: LIT-Verlag. [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Learning from each other's struggles'
Laurence Cox (2014) 'Learning from each other's struggles' In: Sociologists in action on inequalities: race, class, gender and sexuality. Thousand Oaks: Sage. [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Introduction Rethinking European movements and theory'
Fominaya, CF;Cox, L (2013) 'Introduction Rethinking European movements and theory' In: UNDERSTANDING EUROPEAN MOVEMENTS: NEW SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, GLOBAL JUSTICE STRUGGLES, ANTI-AUSTERITY PROTEST. LONDON: ROUTLEDGE. [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Conclusion: Anti-austerity protests in European and global context - future agendas for research'
Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Laurence Cox (2013) 'Conclusion: Anti-austerity protests in European and global context - future agendas for research' In: Cristina Flesher Fominaya and Laurence Cox (eds). Understanding European Movements: New Social Movements, Global Justice Struggles, Anti-Austerity Protest. London: Routledge. [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Marxism and social movements: an introduction'
Colin Barker, Laurence Cox, John Krinsky and Alf Nilsen (2013) 'Marxism and social movements: an introduction' In: Marxism and social movements. Leiden: Brill. [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'What would a Marxist theory of social movements look like?'
Alf Gunvald Nilsen and Laurence Cox (2013) 'What would a Marxist theory of social movements look like?' In: Marxism and social movements. Leiden: Brill. [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Eppur si muove: thinking the social movement'
Laurence Cox (2013) 'Eppur si muove: thinking the social movement' In: Marxism and social movements. Leiden: Brill. [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Ken Saro-Wiwa in political context: social movements in the Niger Delta'
Laurence Cox (2013) 'Ken Saro-Wiwa in political context: social movements in the Niger Delta' In: Silence would be treason: last writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa. Dakar / Bangalore: Daraja / CODESRIA / Books for Change. [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'European social movements and social theory: a richer narrative?'
Laurence Cox and Cristina Flesher Fominaya (2013) 'European social movements and social theory: a richer narrative?' In: Understanding European movements: new social movements, global justice struggles, anti-austerity protest. Abingdon: Routledge. [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'El Proyecto Interface: una reflexión sobre los movimientos sociales y el conocimiento'
Cristina Flesher Fominaya and Laurence Cox (2012) 'El Proyecto Interface: una reflexión sobre los movimientos sociales y el conocimiento' In: Tentativas, contagios, desbordes. Territorios del pensiamento. Granada: Universidad de Granada. [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Understanding Ireland's new religious movements'
Olivia Cosgrove, Laurence Cox, Carmen Kuhling, Peter Mulholland (2011) 'Understanding Ireland's new religious movements' In: Ireland's New Religious Movements. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars. [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'The Wild Irish Girl and the dalai lama of little Thibet: the long encounter between Ireland and Asian Buddhism'
Laurence Cox (2011) 'The Wild Irish Girl and the dalai lama of little Thibet: the long encounter between Ireland and Asian Buddhism' In: Ireland's New Religious Movements. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars. [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'When is an assembly riotous, and who decides? The success and failure of police attempts to criminalise protest'
Ealair ni Dhorchaigh and Laurence Cox (2011) 'When is an assembly riotous, and who decides? The success and failure of police attempts to criminalise protest' In: Riotous assemblies: rebels, riots and revolts in Ireland. Cork: Mercier. [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'News from nowhere: the movement of movements in Ireland'
Laurence Cox (2006) 'News from nowhere: the movement of movements in Ireland' In: Social movements and Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Romans i bàrbars. Formes acadèmiques i activistes de teoritzar el moviment'
Laurence Cox and Colin Barker (2005) 'Romans i bàrbars. Formes acadèmiques i activistes de teoritzar el moviment' In: Recerca activista i moviments socials. Barcelona: El Viejo Topo / Fundació Jaime Bofill. [Details]
1999 'Power, politics and everyday life: the local rationalities of social movement milieux'
Laurence Cox (1999) 'Power, politics and everyday life: the local rationalities of social movement milieux' In: Transforming politics: power and resistance. London: MacMillan. [IR Link] [Details]
1999 'From social movements to counter cultures: steps beyond political reductionism'
Laurence Cox (1999) 'From social movements to counter cultures: steps beyond political reductionism' In: Humanities in WIT: Festschrift for Tony Scott. Waterford: Waterford Institute of Technology. [IR Link] [Details]
1997 'Towards a sociology of counter cultures?'
Laurence Cox (1997) 'Towards a sociology of counter cultures?' In: Ireland: emerging perspectives. Belfast: Queen's University Belfast. [IR Link] [Details]
1994 'Discovery and dialectics: Gerhard Kleining’s methodology of qualitative research'
Laurence Cox (1994) 'Discovery and dialectics: Gerhard Kleining’s methodology of qualitative research' In: Post-methodology? New directions in research methodologies in the social sciences. Dublin: Trinity College Dublin. [IR Link] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Learning in movements: how do we think about what we are doing?'
Laurence Cox (2019) 'Learning in movements: how do we think about what we are doing?' Interface: a journal for and about social movements, 11 (2) :91-105. [Details]
2011 '‘I’m in the news today, oh boy’: smear tactics and media bullying'
Laurence Cox, Aileen O'Carroll, Alessio Lunghi (2011) '‘I’m in the news today, oh boy’: smear tactics and media bullying' Interface: a journal for and about social movements, 3 (1) :190-194. [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2019 Open issue.
Laurence Cox (2019) Open issue. Editorial [Details]
2019 Open issue.
Laurence Cox (2019) Open issue. Editorial [Details]
2018 Open issue.
Laurence Cox et al. (2018) Open issue. Editorial [Details]
2017 Social movement thinking beyond the core: theories and research in post-colonial and post-socialist societies.
Laurence Cox, Alf Nilsen and Geoffrey Pleyers (2017) Social movement thinking beyond the core: theories and research in post-colonial and post-socialist societies. Editorial [Details]
2017 General issue.
Laurence Cox, multiple co-authors (2017) General issue. Editorial [Details]
2016 Social movement auto/biographies.
Peter Waterman, Lesley Wood, Laurence Cox (2016) Social movement auto/biographies. Editorial [IR Link] [Details]
2015 Movements in post/socialisms.
Jiři Navrátil, Kevin Lin, Laurence Cox (2015) Movements in post/socialisms. Editorial [IR Link] [Details]
2015 Movement practice(s).
Cal Andrews, Laurence Cox, Lesley Wood (2015) Movement practice(s). Editorial [Details]
2014 Movement internationalism(s).
Peter Waterman and Laurence Cox (2014) Movement internationalism(s). Editorial [IR Link] [Details]
2013 A Buddhist crossroads: pioneer European Buddhists and globalizing Asian networks 1860-1960.
Turner, A;Cox, L;Bocking, B (2013) A Buddhist crossroads: pioneer European Buddhists and globalizing Asian networks 1860-1960. ABINGDON: Editorial [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 Interface tenth issue.
Laurence Cox et al. (2013) Interface tenth issue. Editorial [Details]
2012 The season of revolution: the Arab Spring and European mobilizations.
Laurence Cox, Magid Shihade and Cristina Flesher Fominaya (2012) The season of revolution: the Arab Spring and European mobilizations. Editorial [Details]
2012 For the global emancipation of labour: new movements and struggles around work, workers and precarity.
Laurence Cox, Peter Waterman, Alice Mattoni, Elizabeth Humphrys and Ana Margarida Esteves (2012) For the global emancipation of labour: new movements and struggles around work, workers and precarity. Editorial [Details]
2011 Feminism, women’s movements and women in movement.
Catherine Eschle, Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Sara Motta and Laurence Cox (2011) Feminism, women’s movements and women in movement. Editorial [Details]
2010 Beachcombing, Going Native and Freethinking: Rewriting the History of Early Western Buddhist Monastics.
Turner, A;Cox, L;Bocking, B (2010) Beachcombing, Going Native and Freethinking: Rewriting the History of Early Western Buddhist Monastics. ABINGDON: Editorial [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2010 Beachcombing, going native and freethinking: rewriting the history of early Buddhist monastics.
Laurence Cox, Brian Bocking, Alicia Turner (2010) Beachcombing, going native and freethinking: rewriting the history of early Buddhist monastics. Editorial [Details]
2010 Voices of dissent: activists’ engagements in the creation of alternative, autonomous, radical and independent media.
Laurence Cox, Alice Mattoni, Andrejs Berdnikovs, Michela Ardizzoni (2010) Voices of dissent: activists’ engagements in the creation of alternative, autonomous, radical and independent media. Editorial [Details]
2009 Movement knowledge: what do we know, how do we create knowledge and what do we do with it?.
Laurence Cox, Cristina Flesher Fominaya (2009) Movement knowledge: what do we know, how do we create knowledge and what do we do with it?. Editorial [Details]
2009 Civil society vs social movements.
Laurence Cox, Ana Margarida Esteves, Sara Motta (2009) Civil society vs social movements. Editorial [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2017 The multiple traditions of social movement research: theorising intellectual diversity.
Laurence Cox (2017) The multiple traditions of social movement research: theorising intellectual diversity. Paris: Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2001 Globalisation from below? Ordinary people, movements and intellectuals from Seattle to Genova to war.
Cox, L. (2001) Globalisation from below? Ordinary people, movements and intellectuals from Seattle to Genova to war. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
2017 The Irish water charges movement: theorising ‘the social movement in general’.
Laurence Cox (2017) The Irish water charges movement: theorising ‘the social movement in general’. Article [Details]
2017 Reading neoliberalism as a social movement from above.
Laurence Cox, Alf Nilsen (2017) Reading neoliberalism as a social movement from above. Article [Details]
2017 An oral history of Peoples’ Global Action.
Laurence Cox, Lesley Wood (2017) An oral history of Peoples’ Global Action. Article [Details]
2016 Das Ende neoliberaler Hegemonie durch soziale Bewegungen?.
Laurence Cox, Alf Nilsen (2016) Das Ende neoliberaler Hegemonie durch soziale Bewegungen?. Article [Details]
2016 Researching transnational activist lives: Irish Buddhists and the British Empire.
Laurence Cox (2016) Researching transnational activist lives: Irish Buddhists and the British Empire. Article [IR Link] [Details]
2016 Recent movements and movement theory in Ireland.
Laurence Cox (2016) Recent movements and movement theory in Ireland. Article [IR Link] [Details]
2014 Activist experiences of solidarity work.
Peter Waterman and Laurence Cox (2014) Activist experiences of solidarity work. Article [IR Link] [Details]
2014 “A Masters for activists”: learning from each other’s struggles.
Dr Laurence Cox (2014) “A Masters for activists”: learning from each other’s struggles. Article [IR Link] [Details]
2013 Social movement research in Europe – the state of the art.
Laurence Cox and Anna Szolucha (2013) Social movement research in Europe – the state of the art. Article [IR Link] [Details]
2013 Social movements and the European crisis: activist and academic reflections.
Laurence Cox and multiple co-authors (2013) Social movements and the European crisis: activist and academic reflections. Article [IR Link] [Details]
2010 The interests of the movement as a whole: response to David Harvey.
Laurence Cox (2010) The interests of the movement as a whole: response to David Harvey. Article [IR Link] [Details]
2010 Current debates: new religion(s) in Ireland.
Dr Laurence Cox (2010) Current debates: new religion(s) in Ireland. Article [IR Link] [Details]
2009 Lawrence O’Rourke / U Dhammaloka: working-class Irish freethinker, and the first European bhikkhu?.
Dr Laurence Cox (2009) Lawrence O’Rourke / U Dhammaloka: working-class Irish freethinker, and the first European bhikkhu?. Article [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Why do activists need theory?.
Laurence Cox, Alf Gunvald Nilsen (2005) Why do activists need theory?. Article [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2011 Popular responses to the Irish crisis and the hope for radical change: organic crisis and the different meanings of counter-hegemony
Dr Laurence Cox (2011) Popular responses to the Irish crisis and the hope for radical change: organic crisis and the different meanings of counter-hegemony Sixteenth international conference on alternative futures and popular protest: a selection of papers from the conference [IR Link] [Details]
2011 Gramsci in Mayo: a Marxist perspective on social movements in Ireland
Dr Laurence Cox (2011) Gramsci in Mayo: a Marxist perspective on social movements in Ireland New agendas in social movement studies [IR Link] [Details]
2010 Plebeian freethought and the politics of anti-colonial solidarity: Irish Buddhists in imperial Asia
Dr Laurence Cox (2010) Plebeian freethought and the politics of anti-colonial solidarity: Irish Buddhists in imperial Asia Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 15 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 Changing the world and changing ourselves: how do people become and stay active in social movements?
Laurence Cox (2008) Changing the world and changing ourselves: how do people become and stay active in social movements? Thirteenth international conference on alternative futures and popular protest [Details]
2007 Counter culture and social change since the 70s
Cox, L. (2007) Counter culture and social change since the 70s Everyday creativity, counter culture and social change. Symposium proceedings , pp.12-19 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 Is another journal possible (or necessary?)
Laurence Cox (2007) Is another journal possible (or necessary?) Twelfth international conference on alternative futures and popular protest [Details]
2006 ‘The bourgeoisie, historically, has played a most revolutionary part’: understanding social movements from above
Laurence Cox, Alf Nilsen (2006) ‘The bourgeoisie, historically, has played a most revolutionary part’: understanding social movements from above Eleventh international conference on alternative futures and popular protest [Details]
2006 The politics of dictionaries: who is writing?
Laurence Cox (2006) The politics of dictionaries: who is writing? Networked politics [Details]
2005 ‘At the heart of society burns the fire of social movements’: what would a Marxist theory of social movements look like?
Laurence Cox, Alf Nilsen (2005) ‘At the heart of society burns the fire of social movements’: what would a Marxist theory of social movements look like? Tenth international conference on alternative futures and popular protest [Details]
2005 What should the movement of movements do if we want to win?
Laurence Cox, Alf Nilsen (2005) What should the movement of movements do if we want to win? Making global civil society [IR Link] [Details]
2001 Outside the whale: (re)thinking social movements and the voluntary sector
Laurence Cox, Martin Geoghegan (2001) Outside the whale: (re)thinking social movements and the voluntary sector Seventh international conference on alternative futures and popular protest [Details]
2001 Social movements never died:community politics and the social economy in the Irish Republic
Cox, L. and Mullan, C. (2001) Social movements never died:community politics and the social economy in the Irish Republic International Sociological Association / British Sociological Association social movements conference [IR Link] [Details]
1999 Structure, routine and transformation: movements from below at the turn of the century
Laurence Cox (1999) Structure, routine and transformation: movements from below at the turn of the century Fifth international conference on alternative futures and popular protest [Details]
1998 Gramsci, movements and method: the politics of activist research
Laurence Cox (1998) Gramsci, movements and method: the politics of activist research Fourth international conference on alternative futures and popular protest [Details]
1997 Reflexivity, social transformation, and counter culture
Cox, L. (1997) Reflexivity, social transformation, and counter culture Alternative Futures and Popular Protest III [IR Link] [Details]
1996 Alternative futures and popular protest II
Laurence Cox (1996) Alternative futures and popular protest II Alternative futures and popular protest II [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2017 Review of William K. Carroll, A world to win: contemporary social movements and counter-hegemony.
Laurence Cox (2017) Review of William K. Carroll, A world to win: contemporary social movements and counter-hegemony. Book Review [Details]
2017 Review of Dylan Taylor, Social Movements and Democracy in the 21st century.
Laurence Cox (2017) Review of Dylan Taylor, Social Movements and Democracy in the 21st century. Book Review [Details]
2016 Review of Oliver Scharbrodt, Tuula Sakaranaho, Adil Hussain Khan, Yafa Shanneik and Vivian Ibrahim, Muslims in Ireland: past and present.
Laurence Cox (2016) Review of Oliver Scharbrodt, Tuula Sakaranaho, Adil Hussain Khan, Yafa Shanneik and Vivian Ibrahim, Muslims in Ireland: past and present. Book Review [Details]
2016 Muslims in Ireland: Past and Present.
Cox, L (2016) Muslims in Ireland: Past and Present. ABINGDON: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2014 Review of Kate Crosby, Traditional Theravada meditation and its modern-era suppression.
Dr Laurence Cox (2014) Review of Kate Crosby, Traditional Theravada meditation and its modern-era suppression. Book Review [IR Link] [Details]
2014 Review of Donatella della Porta, Can democracy be saved? Participation, deliberation and social movements.
Dr Laurence Cox (2014) Review of Donatella della Porta, Can democracy be saved? Participation, deliberation and social movements. Book Review [IR Link] [Details]
2013 Review of Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal and Hilary Wainwright, Beyond the fragments (3rd edition).
Laurence Cox (2013) Review of Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal and Hilary Wainwright, Beyond the fragments (3rd edition). Book Review [IR Link] [Details]
2011 Review of Hilary Wainwright, Reclaim the state.
Laurence Cox (2011) Review of Hilary Wainwright, Reclaim the state. Book Review [IR Link] [Details]
2011 Review of Institute for Development Studies, Powercube website.
Laurence Cox (2011) Review of Institute for Development Studies, Powercube website. Book Review [IR Link] [Details]
2010 Review of John Charlton, Don't you hear the H-Bomb's thunder? Youth and politics on Tyneside in the late 'fifties and early 'sixties.
Laurence Cox (2010) Review of John Charlton, Don't you hear the H-Bomb's thunder? Youth and politics on Tyneside in the late 'fifties and early 'sixties. Book Review [IR Link] [Details]
2010 Review of Mastaneh Shah-Shuja, Zones of proletarian development.
Laurence Cox (2010) Review of Mastaneh Shah-Shuja, Zones of proletarian development. Book Review [IR Link] [Details]
2006 Review of Liam Leonard, Politics inflamed: GSE and the campaign against incineration in Ireland.
Laurence Cox (2006) Review of Liam Leonard, Politics inflamed: GSE and the campaign against incineration in Ireland. Book Review [Details]
2005 Review of Fred Powell and Martin Geoghegan, The politics of community development.
Laurence Cox (2005) Review of Fred Powell and Martin Geoghegan, The politics of community development. Book Review [IR Link] [Details]
2001 Review of Robin Cohen and Shirin Rai, Global social movements.
Laurence Cox (2001) Review of Robin Cohen and Shirin Rai, Global social movements. Book Review [IR Link] [Details]
2001 Review of Amory Starr, Naming the enemy: anti-corporate movements confront globalization.
Laurence Cox (2001) Review of Amory Starr, Naming the enemy: anti-corporate movements confront globalization. Book Review [IR Link] [Details]
1998 Review of Sabine von Dirke, “All power to the imagination!” The west German counterculture from the student movement to the Greens.
Laurence Cox (1998) Review of Sabine von Dirke, “All power to the imagination!” The west German counterculture from the student movement to the Greens. Book Review [Details]
1997 Review of Colin Barker and Paul Kennedy (eds.), To make another world: studies in protest and collective action.
Laurence Cox (1997) Review of Colin Barker and Paul Kennedy (eds.), To make another world: studies in protest and collective action. Book Review [Details]

Electronic Article

  Year Publication
2011 How do we keep going? Activist burnout and personal sustainability in social movements.
Dr Laurence Cox (2011) How do we keep going? Activist burnout and personal sustainability in social movements. Electronic Article [IR Link] [Details]

Invited Lectures

  Year Publication
2020 Researching state violence.
Laurence Cox (2020) Researching state violence. Invited Lectures [Details]
2019 Why social movements matter.
Laurence Cox (2019) Why social movements matter. Invited Lectures [Details]
2019 Why social movements matter.
Laurence Cox (2019) Why social movements matter. Invited Lectures [Details]
2019 We make our own history: social movements and social change in Ireland”.
Laurence Cox (2019) We make our own history: social movements and social change in Ireland”. Invited Lectures [Details]
2016 The twilight of neoliberalism: theorising social movements in the age of Brexit.
Laurence Cox (2016) The twilight of neoliberalism: theorising social movements in the age of Brexit. Invited Lectures [Details]
2014 ‘Making days into history’: capitalisms, social movements and theory.
Laurence Cox (2014) ‘Making days into history’: capitalisms, social movements and theory. Invited Lectures [Details]
2010 Another world is under construction? Social movement responses to inequality and crisis.
Laurence Cox (2010) Another world is under construction? Social movement responses to inequality and crisis. Invited Lectures [Details]
2007 The Grassroots Gatherings as popular education.
Laurence Cox, Fergal Finnegan (2007) The Grassroots Gatherings as popular education. Invited Lectures [Details]
2005 Whose struggles? Whose words? Whose needs? The different voices of social movement theories.
Laurence Cox (2005) Whose struggles? Whose words? Whose needs? The different voices of social movement theories. Invited Lectures [Details]
2005 How do we win?.
Laurence Cox (2005) How do we win?. Invited Lectures [Details]

Invited Seminars

  Year Publication
2016 Understanding different traditions in social movement studies.
Laurence Cox (2016) Understanding different traditions in social movement studies. Invited Seminars [Details]
2016 Social movements as democracy in practice: the water charges movement in a wider perspective.
Laurence Cox (2016) Social movements as democracy in practice: the water charges movement in a wider perspective. Invited Seminars [Details]
2015 Movements making history: Marxism and collective agency in the twilight of neoliberalism.
Laurence Cox (2015) Movements making history: Marxism and collective agency in the twilight of neoliberalism. Invited Seminars [Details]
2015 Really useful knowledge: Marxism, social movements and the dialogue between activists and researchers.
Laurence Cox (2015) Really useful knowledge: Marxism, social movements and the dialogue between activists and researchers. Invited Seminars [Details]
2015 On Marxism and social movements in the twilight of neoliberalism.
Laurence Cox, Alf Nilsen (2015) On Marxism and social movements in the twilight of neoliberalism. Invited Seminars [Details]
2015 Making our own history.
Laurence Cox (2015) Making our own history. Invited Seminars [Details]
2015 A Marxist perspective on social movements.
Laurence Cox (2015) A Marxist perspective on social movements. Invited Seminars [Details]
2014 Marxism and social movements.
Laurence Cox, John Krinsky, Jeff Goodwin (2014) Marxism and social movements. Invited Seminars [Details]
2014 ‘Beyond the fields we know’: understanding Buddhism and Ireland.
Laurence Cox (2014) ‘Beyond the fields we know’: understanding Buddhism and Ireland. Invited Seminars [Details]
2014 A dissident Orientalism? Irish Buddhism in European perspective.
Laurence Cox (2014) A dissident Orientalism? Irish Buddhism in European perspective. Invited Seminars [Details]
2013 Understanding European movements.
Laurence Cox (2013) Understanding European movements. Invited Seminars [Details]
2010 U Dhammaloka in Tokyo: the hidden history of western Buddhist monastics.
Brian Bocking, Laurence Cox (2010) U Dhammaloka in Tokyo: the hidden history of western Buddhist monastics. Invited Seminars [Details]
2010 Knowledge and study of Buddhism in Ireland.
Laurence Cox (2010) Knowledge and study of Buddhism in Ireland. Invited Seminars [Details]
2008 Saying something useful: the challenge of movement-relevant research.
Laurence Cox (2008) Saying something useful: the challenge of movement-relevant research. Invited Seminars [Details]
2006 Understanding the global justice movement: activist research and the movement of movements.
Laurence Cox (2006) Understanding the global justice movement: activist research and the movement of movements. Invited Seminars [Details]
1998 Theoretical practice in the university.
Laurence Cox (1998) Theoretical practice in the university. Invited Seminars [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
1999 Building counter culture: the radical praxis of social movement milieux.
Laurence Cox (1999) Building counter culture: the radical praxis of social movement milieux. Thesis [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2016 Theorising the water charges movement: the rise of popular agency.
Laurence Cox (2016) Theorising the water charges movement: the rise of popular agency. [Plenary Lecture], Sociological Association of Ireland annual conference, University of Limerick [Details]
2015 Sociology and the global economic crisis, plenary session.
Laurence Cox (2015) Sociology and the global economic crisis, plenary session. [Other], British Sociological Association annual conference, Glasgow Caledonian University [Details]
2018 How 1968 changed the world: movements making history, history making movements.
Laurence Cox (2018) How 1968 changed the world: movements making history, history making movements. [Invited Lecture], European Solidarity Centre / International Sociological Association conference Generational experience / transformational experience of 1968, European Solidarity Centre Gdańsk [Details]
2018 Situated rationality and movements from below in the twilight of neoliberalism.
Laurence Cox (2018) Situated rationality and movements from below in the twilight of neoliberalism. [Invited Lecture], Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute workshop Democratic capitalism and its discontents, Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute Berlin [Details]
2017 Trump, Brexit and the twilight of neoliberalism: social movements from above and below.
Laurence Cox (2017) Trump, Brexit and the twilight of neoliberalism: social movements from above and below. [Invited Lecture], Fondation maison des sciences de l’homme / Collège d’études mondiales seminar Social movements in a polarized global age, Fondation maison des sciences de l’homme Paris [Details]
2017 Dialogues et co-recherches entre associations populaires et l’université.
Laurence Cox (2017) Dialogues et co-recherches entre associations populaires et l’université. [Invited Lecture], Fondation maison des sciences de l’homme / Collège d’études mondiales seminar, Economie solidaire, associations et mouvements sociaux, Fondation maison des sciences de l’homme Paris [Details]
2015 International religious organisations in a colonial world: comparing the Theosophical Society and the Maha Bodhi Society.
Laurence Cox (2015) International religious organisations in a colonial world: comparing the Theosophical Society and the Maha Bodhi Society. [Invited Lecture], Heidelberg University cluster of excellence “Asia and Europe” conference Theosophy across boundaries, Heidelberg University [Details]
2014 Inventing Buddhist modernism: repertoires in transition.
Laurence Cox (2014) Inventing Buddhist modernism: repertoires in transition. [Invited Lecture], Jinbunken Institute for Researches in Humanities, Kyoto University and Research Centre for Buddhist Cultures in Asia, Ryokoku University joint conference Asian Buddhism: plural colonialisms and plural, Jinbunken Institute for Researches in Humanities, Kyoto University [Details]
2013 Changing the world without getting shot: how popular power can set limits to state violence.
Laurence Cox (2013) Changing the world without getting shot: how popular power can set limits to state violence. [Invited Lecture], Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution State of Peace conference “Political legitimacy reconsidered: (il-)legitimate civic pressure and state measures between peace and violence, Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution [Details]
2010 Tall tales, childhood’s country and the monastery kitchen: Irish writers in Buddhist Asia.
Laurence Cox (2010) Tall tales, childhood’s country and the monastery kitchen: Irish writers in Buddhist Asia. [Invited Lecture], Library Association of Ireland / Rare Books Group seminar on travel literature, National Library of Ireland [Details]
2010 Learning from each other’s struggles – knowledge from and for social movements.
Laurence Cox (2010) Learning from each other’s struggles – knowledge from and for social movements. [Invited Lecture], Critical Education for Critical Times” workshop, Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice / Critical Pedagogies Group, University of Nottingham, University of Nottingham [Details]
2006 The politics of dictionaries.
Laurence Cox (2006) The politics of dictionaries. [Invited Lecture], Networked Politics / Rosa Luxemburg Foundation workshop “Rethinking political organisation in an age of movements and networks,” Berlin, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Berlin [Details]
2001 Globalisation from below? ‘Ordinary people’, movements and intellectuals.
Laurence Cox (2001) Globalisation from below? ‘Ordinary people’, movements and intellectuals. [Invited Lecture], William Thompson weekend school, Cork [Details]
2016 We make our history: Marxism and social movements in the twilight of neoliberalism.
Finnegan, F. and Coulter, C. and Cox, L. and Moran, M. (2016) We make our history: Marxism and social movements in the twilight of neoliberalism. [Other], Invited speaker Roundtable at the Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) 43rd Annual Conference, 13th May, University of Limerick [Details]
2013 How can movements win? Movement strategy in the crisis.
Laurence Cox (2013) How can movements win? Movement strategy in the crisis. [Invited Oral Presentation], “Social movements and the European crisis” symposium, Transnational Institute (with the social movements research networks of the European Sociological Association, European Consortium for Political R, Transnational Institute Amsterdam [Details]
2013 Encountering Buddhist Asia: sources of Irish knowledge from the sixth to the twenty-first centuries.
Laurence Cox (2013) Encountering Buddhist Asia: sources of Irish knowledge from the sixth to the twenty-first centuries. [Invited Oral Presentation], Encountering Buddhist Asia, Maynooth library [Details]
2012 Understanding global waves of popular mobilization.
Laurence Cox (2012) Understanding global waves of popular mobilization. [Invited Oral Presentation], “Understanding the New Wave of Protest and Social Cooperation: Triangulation of the Arab Revolutions, the European Mobilizations and the American Occupy Movement” workshop, Berkman Center for Internet, Harvard [Details]
2011 Ken Saro-Wiwa: a sociological perspective.
Laurence Cox (2011) Ken Saro-Wiwa: a sociological perspective. [Invited Oral Presentation], Letters from the breadbasket: detention correspondence of Ken Saro-Wiwa, Maynooth library [Details]
2009 Asian Art and Ireland.
Laurence Cox (2009) Asian Art and Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Arhats in the attic: hidden histories, National Museum of Ireland [Details]
2019 Plenary roundtable Colin Barker: a celebration of his work.
Laurence Cox (2019) Plenary roundtable Colin Barker: a celebration of his work. [Chaired Session], Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 24, Manchester Metropolitan University [Details]
2019 Facing down the empire: a 1911 sedition trial in Rangoon.
Laurence Cox (2019) Facing down the empire: a 1911 sedition trial in Rangoon. [International Refereed Conference], Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 24, University of Manchester [Details]
2018 The social relationships of Marxist thought: movements, universities, social media.
Laurence Cox (2018) The social relationships of Marxist thought: movements, universities, social media. [International Refereed Conference], The rebirth of Marxism: Haunting the Future, Maynooth [Details]
2018 How can movements know what they might be capable of becoming? Theorising ‘real potential’.
Laurence Cox (2018) How can movements know what they might be capable of becoming? Theorising ‘real potential’. [International Refereed Conference], Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 23, Manchester Metropolitan University [Details]
2017 ‘Well burrowed, old mole!’ An oral history of Peoples Global Action for today’s movements.
Laurence Cox (2017) ‘Well burrowed, old mole!’ An oral history of Peoples Global Action for today’s movements. [International Refereed Conference], Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 22, Manchester Metropolitan University [Details]
2017 Engaging with the world and being seen by the world: anthroposophy’s “daughter movements” and the academic study of religions.
Laurence Cox (2017) Engaging with the world and being seen by the world: anthroposophy’s “daughter movements” and the academic study of religions. [International Refereed Conference], 26th Steiner Forschungstage, Field Centre, Gloucestershire [Details]
2016 ‘The social movement in general’: theorising the Irish water charges movement.
Laurence Cox (2016) ‘The social movement in general’: theorising the Irish water charges movement. [International Refereed Conference], Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 21, Manchester Metropolitan University [Details]
2015 Understanding Irish movements: anti-austerity, water charges, a Dublin spring?.
Laurence Cox (2015) Understanding Irish movements: anti-austerity, water charges, a Dublin spring?. [International Refereed Conference], Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 20, Manchester Metropolitan University [Details]
2014 We make our own history.
Laurence Cox (2014) We make our own history. [International Refereed Conference], Historical Materialism conference, LSE [Details]
2014 Waves of protest and revolution: elements of a Marxist analysis.
l (2014) Waves of protest and revolution: elements of a Marxist analysis. [International Refereed Conference], Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 19, Manchester Metropolitan University [Details]
2013 Understanding contemporary waves of protest.
Laurence Cox (2013) Understanding contemporary waves of protest. [International Refereed Conference], Council for European Studies 20th annual conference, University of Amsterdam [Details]
2013 Learning from each other’s struggles? Attempting an activist education project in the university.
Laurence Cox, Fergal Finnegan, Theresa O'Keefe (2013) Learning from each other’s struggles? Attempting an activist education project in the university. [International Refereed Conference], Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 18, Manchester Metropolitan University [Details]
2012 How movements define themselves: culture, history and Europe.
Laurence Cox (2012) How movements define themselves: culture, history and Europe. [International Refereed Conference], Council for European Studies conference, Boston [Details]
2010 The politics of Buddhist revival: U Dhammaloka as social movement organiser.
Laurence Cox (2010) The politics of Buddhist revival: U Dhammaloka as social movement organiser. [International Refereed Conference], International Association for the History of Religions world congress, Toronto [Details]
2009 Historical Materialism annual conference.
(2009) Historical Materialism annual conference. [Oral Presentation], Marxism and social movements, SOAS, London [Details]
2000 Hidden knowledge, gender and Marxism.
Laurence Cox, Caitriona Mullan (2000) Hidden knowledge, gender and Marxism. [International Refereed Conference], Rethinking Marxism “Marxism 2000” conference, University of Massachusetts Amherst [Details]
1995 Sociology and the roots of protest: a critique of the “new social movements” problematic.
Laurence Cox (1995) Sociology and the roots of protest: a critique of the “new social movements” problematic. [International Refereed Conference], International Research Network on Environment and Society conference, Keele University [Details]
2019 An Irish Buddhist on trial for sedition.
Laurence Cox (2019) An Irish Buddhist on trial for sedition. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions annual conference, Trinity College Dublin [Details]
2012 Periodising Irish Buddhism.
Laurence Cox (2012) Periodising Irish Buddhism. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions annual conference, UCC [Details]
2009 When is an assembly riotous, and who decides?.
Laurence Cox, Ealair Ní Dhorchaigh (2009) When is an assembly riotous, and who decides?. [National Refereed Conference Paper], University of Limerick, Dept. of History conference “Riotous assemblies, University of Limerick [Details]
2007 Community-based oral history and the politics of memory.
Laurence Cox (2007) Community-based oral history and the politics of memory. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Sociological Association of Ireland annual conference, University of Limerick [Details]
1998 What is a social movement anyway, and would we know one if we saw one?.
Laurence Cox (1998) What is a social movement anyway, and would we know one if we saw one?. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Sociological Association of Ireland annual conference, Wexford [Details]
1995 Six movements in search of a social basis.
Laurence Cox (1995) Six movements in search of a social basis. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Sociological Association of Ireland annual conference, Clonmel [Details]
2013 Workshop: The practical challenges of engaged research in social movements.
Laurence Cox (2013) Workshop: The practical challenges of engaged research in social movements. [Other], Council for European Studies conference, Amsterdam [Details]
2017 Anthroposophy and its daughter movements in the UK and Ireland.
Laurence Cox (2017) Anthroposophy and its daughter movements in the UK and Ireland. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions annual conference, Waterford IT [Details]
2016 ‘Changing the world or changing yourself?’ Historicising the cliché.
Laurence Cox (2016) ‘Changing the world or changing yourself?’ Historicising the cliché. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions annual conference, UCC [Details]
2015 What should they know of Ireland who only Ireland know?’ U Dhammaloka / Laurence Carroll, religion and empire.
Laurence Cox (2015) What should they know of Ireland who only Ireland know?’ U Dhammaloka / Laurence Carroll, religion and empire. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions annual conference, TCD [Details]
2013 What Buddhism? Whose Buddhism? John Bowles Daly, Mahinda College and the Buddhist Theosophical Society.
Laurence Cox, Mihirini Sirisena (2013) What Buddhism? Whose Buddhism? John Bowles Daly, Mahinda College and the Buddhist Theosophical Society. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions annual conference, UCD [Details]
2013 Rewriting the history of UK Buddhism: the first London Buddhist Mission of 1890.
Brian Bocking, Laurence Cox (2013) Rewriting the history of UK Buddhism: the first London Buddhist Mission of 1890. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions annual conference, UCD [Details]
2009 Alternative spiritualities... conference.
(2009) Alternative spiritualities... conference. [Oral Presentation], The Wild Irish Girl and the dalai lama, NUI Maynooth [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
1997 A voice of our own: the need for an alternative public space.
Laurence Cox (1997) A voice of our own: the need for an alternative public space. Galway: Technical Publication [IR Link] [Details]

Biographical-Item

  Year Publication
2019 Remembering Colin Barker.
Laurence Cox (2019) Remembering Colin Barker. Biographical-Item [Details]
2017 Peter Waterman 1936 – 2017: in memoriam.
Laurence Cox (2017) Peter Waterman 1936 – 2017: in memoriam. Biographical-Item [Details]

Conference Hosted

  Year Publication
2018 The (re)birth of Marxism: haunting the future?.
Colin Coulter, Laurence Cox, Fergal Finnegan, Conor McCarthy, Chandana Mathur (2018) The (re)birth of Marxism: haunting the future?. Conference Hosted [Details]
2016 Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions annual conference Religion and Revolution, UCC.
Laurence Cox (co-convenor) (2016) Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions annual conference Religion and Revolution, UCC. Conference Hosted [Details]
2013 JNU New Delhi / UCC Asian Studies conference Ireland-India-Asia: entangled histories and cultural processes, New Delhi.
Laurence Cox (international advisory committee) (2013) JNU New Delhi / UCC Asian Studies conference Ireland-India-Asia: entangled histories and cultural processes, New Delhi. Conference Hosted [Details]
2013 Council for European Studies 20th annual conference, University of Amsterdam.
Laurence Cox (section organizer) (2013) Council for European Studies 20th annual conference, University of Amsterdam. Conference Hosted [Details]
2013 CES / ECPR / ESA / Transnational Institute symposium Social movements and the European crisis, Amsterdam.
Laurence Cox (co-convenor) (2013) CES / ECPR / ESA / Transnational Institute symposium Social movements and the European crisis, Amsterdam. Conference Hosted [Details]
2013 Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions annual conference Ireland, America and transnationalism: studying religion in a globalised world, Clinton Institute UCD.
Laurence Cox (co-convenor) (2013) Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions annual conference Ireland, America and transnationalism: studying religion in a globalised world, Clinton Institute UCD. Conference Hosted [Details]
2009 Alternative spiritualities, NRMs and the New Age.
Laurence Cox (2009) Alternative spiritualities, NRMs and the New Age. Conference Hosted [Details]

Electronic Book

  Year Publication
2011 The Buddha and the barcode: understanding Buddhism in the twenty-first century.
Laurence Cox (2011) The Buddha and the barcode: understanding Buddhism in the twenty-first century. Helsinki / Dublin Buddhist Centre: Electronic Book [IR Link] [Details]
2011 What have the Romans ever done for us? Activist and academic forms of movement theorizing.
Colin Barker, Laurence Cox (2011) What have the Romans ever done for us? Activist and academic forms of movement theorizing. Electronic Book [IR Link] [Details]
2009 Alternative spiritualities, new religious movements and the New Age in Ireland: conference proceedings.
Laurence Cox, Olivia Cosgrove (2009) Alternative spiritualities, new religious movements and the New Age in Ireland: conference proceedings. Electronic Book [Details]
2011 Building counter culture: the radical praxis of social movement milieux.
Laurence Cox (2011) Building counter culture: the radical praxis of social movement milieux. Helsinki: Electronic Book [IR Link] [Details]

Other

  Year Publication
2018 Struggles from below in the twilight of neoliberalism.
Laurence Cox, Dylan Taylor (2018) Struggles from below in the twilight of neoliberalism. Other [Details]

Exhibition

  Year Publication
2013 NUIM Library exhibition Encountering Buddhist Asia: sources of Irish knowledge from the sixth to the twenty-first centuries, April - August.
Laurence Cox (2013) NUIM Library exhibition Encountering Buddhist Asia: sources of Irish knowledge from the sixth to the twenty-first centuries, April - August. Exhibition [Details]
2013 NUIM Library exhibition Ken Saro-Wiwa's letters, April - June.
Helen Fallon, Ide Corley, Laurence Cox (2013) NUIM Library exhibition Ken Saro-Wiwa's letters, April - June. Exhibition [Details]

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
Italian Fluent Functional Fluent
German Fluent Functional Fluent
Latin Basic Basic None
Irish/Gaeilge Functional Basic Basic
French Fluent Functional Functional

Reviews

  Journal Role
Interface Journal Editor

Teaching Interests

PhD dissertations, in progress

Samuel Udogbo, “Participatory action research on youth activism in the Niger Delta”. First draft submitted December 2019

John Ó Laoidh, “Korean Buddhist Identity and its implications for the Spread of Contemporary Korean Zen in Europe”. Awarded IRC postgraduate scholarship. First draft submitted November 2019

Jenvit Chaiyakul (co-supervised with University of Berne, Institut für Religionswissenschaft), “Buddhism - Joyceism: A Case Study on the Reception of Buddhist Thought in Europe Based on James Joyce and His Writing” 

Marie Curie / IRC CAROLINE postdoctoral fellows mentored, in progress

Alberto Arribas Lozano, "Emerging pedagogies for ‘Buen Vivir’: environmental sustainability, bio-cultural diversity and intercultural higher education institutions in the Andean region". Partner organisation: PRATEC (Proyecto Andino de Tecnologías Campesinas), Peru

Robert Hamm, "Memory-work. Researching the historical adaptations and adjustments, derivations and developments in memory-work as method and methodology and its potential as a method in lifelong learning processes. Partner organisation: Berliner Institut für Kritische Theorie, Germany




Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2015 Terry Dunne Maynooth University PhD Cultures of resistance in pre-Famine Ireland
2014 Anna Szołucha Maynooth University PhD No stable ground: real democracy in the Occupy movement
2010 Margaret Gillan Maynooth University PhD Class, voice and state: knowledge production in self-organised working class activity and the politics of developing community television in Ireland using PAR strategies
2002 Shane Dunphy Maynooth University MLitt Running with the raiders: a study of an Irish street gang
2000 Martin Geoghegan Waterford Inst of Technology MLitt Meaning, action and activism: community development as a social movement
1999 Theresa Graham Waterford Inst of Technology MLitt Social interaction in the Irish pub: a popular culture perspective