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Research Profile

Dr Ian Welsh 


Selected Publications

Books

2011. Social Movements: The Key Concepts, London, Routledge, ISBN 0-415-43115-9 (pbk), 187pp. (with Graeme Chesters). Order details

2006. Complexity and Social Movements: Multitudes at the edge of Chaos, Routledge, International Library of Sociology, with Graeme Chesters, ISBN 0-415-34414-X, paper imprint 2007, ISBN 0415439744..

2000. Mobilising Modernity: The Nuclear Moment, Routledge, International Library of Sociology, ISBN 0-415-04791-9, 261pp.

 

Edited Book

2008. The Politics of Unsustainability: Eco-Politics in the Post-environmental Era, London, Routledge, ISBN 978-0-415-46620-2, 215 pp. (Ed. With Ingolfur Blüdhorn)

 

Edited Works

2007. Environmental Politics, 16,2, Special Issue ‘The Politics of Unsustainability: Eco-Politics in the Post-environmental Era’ with Ingolfur Blüdhorn.

2003. Editor of Tenth Anniversary Issue of Anarchist Studies 11,1, ISSN 0967 3393 (With Dr. J Purkis)

1998. Environment and Society in Eastern Europe, Ed., Longmans, 1998 (with Dr Andrew Tickle, University of London and preface by Vaclav Havel), Harlow, Longman, ISBN 0-582-22763-1, 192pp.

1982. 'Nuclear Energy The Real Costs', Contributory member of the Committee for the Study of the Economics of Nuclear Electricity, The Ecologist 40pp.

Forthcoming

2008. The Politics of Unsustainability: Eco-Politics in the Post-environmental Era, London, Routledge, Ed. With Ingofur Blüdhorn, in press.

 

Recent Invited Conference & Seminar Contributions

2007. ‘The Map is Not the Territory: Techno-science and spaces of power’, ESRC Seminar Series, Tehnoscience, University College London, September, 13th.

2003. ‘Anti-nuclear Movements, Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow’, ASA Decennial Conference, Anthropology & Science, Manchester, 14-18 July.

2002 ‘Is the Law too sympathetic to or too intolerant of environmental protest?’, UK Environmental Law Association, Annual Conference, Opening Plenary, Sheffield, 25-28 June.

 

Recent Conference Papers

2007. ‘Outcome and Effect: The Complexity of Collective Action’, European Sociological Association, 8th Annunal Conference, Glasgow, 3rd – 6th September (With Graeme Chesters & Michal Osterweil).

2007. ‘Encountering the Forum: Agency, Subject and Space’ European Sociological Association, 8th Annunal Conference, Glasgow, 3rd – 6th September (With Graeme Chesters & Michal Osterweil).

2006.Global Civil Society, Network Actors and Hollowing Out States’ as Environmental Actors’, International Sociological Association, XVI World Congress,  RC24, Durban. (With Graeme Chesters)

2006. ‘The Death of Collective Action: Social Movements as a Parallelogram of Forces’, International Sociological Association, XVI World Congress, RC47, Durban. (With Graeme Chesters)

2004. ‘Towards an Anatomy of Public Engagement with Medical Genetics: Strange Bedfellows and the Usual Suspects’, CESAGen International Conference, Royal Society, 1-3 March, London. (With Dr Robert Evans and Dr Alex Plows)

2002. ‘Reflexive Framing and an Ecology of Action’, XV ISA World Congress of Sociology, Brisbane. With Dr Graeme Chesters.

 

Selected Chapters in Books

2010. Welsh I., ‘Climate Change, Complexity and Collaboration Between Sciences’. Handbook of Climate Change and Society, Constance Lever-Tracey Ed., London, Routledge, pp.34-55, ISBN 978-0-415-54476-4. Order details

2008. Welsh I., ‘Eco-politics beyond the Paradigm of Sustainability: A Conceptual Framework and Research Agenda’, in The Politics of Unsustainability: Eco-Politics in the Post-environmental Era, London, Routledge, pp.1-21, ISBN 978-0-415-46620-2, (With Ingolfur Blűdhorn).

2008. Welsh I., ‘In Defence of Civilisation: Terrorism and Environmental Politics in the 21st Century’, in The Politics of Unsustainability: Eco-Politics in the Post-environmental Era, London, Routledge, pp.172-191,  ISBN 978-0-415-46620-2.

2008. Welsh I., ‘Beyond Primitivism: Towards a twenty-first century Anarchist Theory and Praxis for Science and Technology’, Anarchist Studies, 16,1, 48-75, (With Charles Thorpe) see www.gmobelus.com/news.php?viewStory=123  translated into Spanish translated as ‘Más allá del Primitivismo: Hacia una Teoría y Praxis Anarquistas para la Ciencia en el Siglo XXI’, 29.09.08, available at  http://www.alasbarricadas.org/noticias/?q=node/8606 (accessed 24.09.10)

2007. ‘Towards an anatomy of public engagement with medical genetics’, in Paul Atkinson & Peter Glasner Eds. eds., New Genetics, New Identities,  London, Routledge, pp.139-157, (With Dr Robert Evans and Dr Alex Plows)

2007. ‘Social movements, innovation and efficiency: The New Genetics in Germany and the UK’, in Ingolfur Bluhdorn & Jun Uwe,  Eds.,  Economic Efficiency & Democratic Empowerment: Contested Modernization in Britain and Germany, Lexington, USA. pp. 275-295.

2006. ‘Values, Science and the EU: Bio-technology & Transatlantic Relations’, in Ian Manners and Sonjia Lucarelli Eds. Values and Principles in EU Foreign Policy, London, Routledge. ISBN 0-415-37136-8.

2002 ‘When the Global Meets the Local: Critical Reflections on Reflexive Modernisation’ in Buttel,  F., Dickens, P., Dunlap, R., & Gijswijt A., (Eds.) Sociological Theory and the Environment: Classical  Foundations, Contemporary Insights Rowan & Littlefield, Boulder Col. ISBN0-7425-0186-8, pp.286-310, (with Rosemary McKechnie).

1999. 'Risk, “race”, and global environmental regulation', in A, Brah, M. Hickman and M Mac an Ghail (Eds), Migration and  Globalization, London, BSA/Macmillan, ISBN 0-333-71775-9, pp.47-69.

1998. ‘Nuclear Risks: Three Problematics - Introduction to Chp.4’ in B. Adam, U. Beck & J. Vanloon (Eds), the risk society and  beyond: critical issues for social theory, London, Sage, ISBN pp. 78-81 (With S. Allan)

1998. 'Desiring Risk: Nuclear Myths and the Social Selection of Risk', in B. Adam, U. Beck & J. Vanloon (Eds), the risk society and beyond: critical issues for social theory, London, Sage, ISBN 0-7619-6469X, pp. 94-104.

1998. 'The 1989 Revolutions and environmental politics in central and Eastern Europe' (Main author with A.  Tickle) in A. Tickle and I. Welsh (Eds.) Environment and Society in Eastern Europe, Longman, 1998, pp.1-29.

1998.  'Environmental politics, civil society and post-communism', (with A. Tickle) in A. Tickle and I. Welsh (Eds.) Environment and Society in Eastern Europe, Longman, pp.156-185.

 

Selected Refereed Journal Articles

2008. ‘Beyond Primitivism: towards a twenty-first century anarchist theory and praxis for science and technology’, Anarchist Studies, 16,1, 48-75, with Charles Thorpe, Uni. of California, San Diego.

2007. ‘Human Rights & Genomics: Science, Genomics and Social Movements at the 2004  London Social Forum’, New Genetics and Society, 26,2, 123-135.  (With Robert Evans and Alexandra Plows)

2007. ‘Eco-politics beyond the Paradigm of Sustainability: A Conceptual Framework and Research Agenda’, Environmental Politics, 16,2, 185-205 (With Ingolfur Blűdhorn).

2007. ‘In Defence of Civilisation: Terrorism and Environmental Politics in the 21st Century’, Environmental Politics, 16,2, 359-378.

2005. ‘Complexity and Social Movement: Process and Emergence in Planetary Action Systems’, Theory Culture and Society,25,5, 187-211 (With Graeme Chesters).

2004. ‘The Political Economy of Fraud in a Globalised Industry: the case of seafarers’ certifications’ Sociological Review52, 3: 336- (With Bernardo Obando-Rojas, Michael Bloor, Tony Lane, Vidu Badigannavar, Michael Maguire.

2004. The Rebel Colours of S26: Social Movement: ‘Frame-work’ during the Prague IMF/WB protests, Sociological Review, 52, 3:314-335 (With Graeme Chesters).

2004. Rebels with a Cause, Folk Devils without a Panic: Press jingoism, policing tactics and anti-capitalist protests in London and Prague, Internet Journal of Criminology, (With Dr Fiona Donson, Dr Graeme Chesters and Dr Andrew Tickle).

2004. Network Movement in the Czech Republic: Peturbating Prague, Jnl of European Area Studies, 12,3,  321-337.

2003. ‘New times or same old story? Risk, reflexivity and social control in child protection’, Critical Social Policy, 23,3, 398-420.  (with Dr Jonathan Scourfield).

2001. 'Anti Nuclear Movements: failed Projects or Heralds of a Direct Action Milieu?', Sociological Research Online,6,3,

2000, ‘Differentiating Western Influences on Transition Societies in Eastern Europe: A Preliminary Exploration’, Journal of European Area Studies, 8,1, 79-103 (with Dr Susan Baker).

1999. ‘Xenotransplantation, Risk, Regulation and Surveillance’, New Genetics and Society, 18, 2/3, 197-217, (Main author with Dr R. Evans).

1996. 'Risk, Global Governance and Environmental Politics', Innovation, 9,4, 407-420.

1996. 'The European Road to Nowhere: Anarchism and Direct Action against the UK Roads Programme' Anarchist Studies, 4,1,  27-44 (Main author with Phil McLeish).

1994 'Letting The Research Tail Wag the End-user's Dog: The Powell Committee & UK reactor Choice', Science and Public Policy, 21,1, pp. 43-53.

1993 'The NIMBY Syndrome: Its Significance in the History of the Nuclear Debate in Britain', The Journal of the British Society for the History of Science, Vol. 26,  pp. 15-32.

 

Works in Translation

2008. ‘Beyond Primitivism: Towards a twenty-first century Anarchist Theory and Praxis for Science and Technology’, Anarchist Studies, 16,1, 48-75, (With Charles Thorpe) translated as ‘Más allá del Primitivismo: Hacia una Teoría y Praxis Anarquistas para la Ciencia en el Siglo XXI’, 29.09.08.

2007. ‘Complexity and Social Movement: Process and Emergence in Planetary Action Systems’, Theory Culture and Society, 22,5, 187-212, with Graeme Chesters. Translated into Italian as ‘Complessita' e movimenti: Processi ed emersione nei sistemi d'azione planetaria’ in La globalizzazione dei Movimenti (The globalization of social movement), Milano: Franco Angeli.

1996. 'The European Road to Nowhere: Anarchism and Direct Action against the UK Roads Programme' Anarchist Studies, 4,1,pp. 27-44 (With Phil McLeish). Translated in Netherlands as 'De Europese Road to Nowhere', Buiten de Orde, 2e kwartaal, pp. 20-24.

 

Book Reviews

Numerous Book Reviews and Review Articles in Anarchist Studies, Environmental Politics,History of the Human Sciences,New Genetics and Society, Social Studies of Science, Sociology,  Time and Society, West European Politics.

 

Articles and Entries in Reference Works

2004 ‘Green Movements’ entry in Encycolpedia of Social Theory and the Environment, Ed. George Ritzer,  London, Sage, ISBN 0-7619-2611-9, pp. 345-349.

2002 ‘Xenotransplantation, Risk, Regulation and Surveillance’, included in Encyclopaedia of Genetics and Ethics Vol. 3, 146-168, Ed. by Prof. Ruth Chadwick, London, Routledge,   (Main author with Dr R. Evans).