Prof Laurence Cox

Sociology

Professor

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Biography

In my main field of social movement research, I’ve studied ecological movements, global justice struggles, working-class community organising and many others, in Ireland and internationally, as well as researching how we think about movements. The site for my recent book Why Social Movements Matter explains why. My other books include 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 and Silence Would be Treason: Last Writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa. All my other academic writing (articles, chapters, essays, reviews etc.) can be accessed free from the “Publications” tab.    

I’m known internationally for developing engaged forms of social movement studies. Among other things I co-founded the practitioner-oriented journal Interface; co-edit a new Pluto Press series on engaged social movement research; co-directed Maynooth’s MA on Community Education, Equality and Social Activism for five years; run a PhD-level programme of participatory action research in social movement practice; work with the Ulex movement training centre in Catalunya; and mentor postdoctoral researchers on the Marie Curie / IRC CAROLINE programme of collaboration between universities and civil society organisations. Right now I’m co-coordinating the social movements cluster of the Oxfam / LSE Atlantic Fellows “Emergent Agency” project on how poor people’s movements are changing during the pandemic.   
 
In my secondary field of Buddhist Studies, my research focusses on how Buddhism became global. I’ve helped rewrite the history of early western Buddhists in Asia and wrote the history of Ireland’s encounter with Buddhism. My books include Buddhism and Ireland: from the Celts to the Counter-Culture and Beyond; A Buddhist Crossroads: Pioneer Western Buddhists and Asian Networks 1860-1960; and Ireland’s New Religious Movements, along with many journal articles, book chapters and other pieces (all available free). 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 have twice guest-edited the journal Contemporary Buddhism. My latest book, The Irish Buddhist: the Forgotten Monk who Faced Down the British Empire (Oxford 2020, with Alicia Turner and Brian Bocking), tells the story of a Dublin-born sailor, hobo and Buddhist monk who became an anti-colonial celebrity across Asia – with five pseudonyms, a 25-year gap in his bio, police surveillance, a trial for sedition, a faked death and a final disappearance.   

I’ve been a keynote, plenary or invited speaker at Kyoto University and Shan State Buddhist University (Myanmar); at Princeton, Harvard and CUNY Graduate Center; at the European University Institute (Fiesole) and the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (Paris); at the universities of Heidelberg, Oslo, Aarhus, Gothenburg, Bergen and Milano-Bicocca, Reykjavík Academy and the Dialogue of Civilisations Research Institute (Berlin); at King’s College London, SOAS (London), University College London, Ruskin College Oxford, Nottingham, Lancaster and Oxford Brookes universities and a British Sociological Association plenary; and in Ireland the National Library, the National Museum, the Emigration Museum, almost all the Irish universities and a Sociological Association of Ireland plenary. Here’s a recent talk, on Asia through Irish eyesI’m also a chercheur associé (research associate) at the Collège d’études mondiales / Fondation maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris.
  
I’ve given talks, papers and workshops for many different social movement, community and civil society groups including the global Movements of Movements network, the European Solidarity Centre (Gdańsk), the Transnational Institute (Amsterdam), the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (Berlin), PianoTerra Lab social centre (Milan), Rød Ungdom (Bergen), Oxfam GB, Advaya (London), Féile an Earraigh (West Belfast), Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics, the People’s Forum (Mayo), Occupy Dame Street, the William Thompson weekend school, Community Workers Co-op, Latin America Solidarity Centre, Workers Solidarity Movement, Seomra Spraoi, the Grassroots Gatherings, the Irish Traveller Movement and many more. At the start of the pandemic, I co-edited the first collection of stories from social movements around the world during Covid-19.   
 
My work has featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, Tribune, the Irish Times, the Irish Independent, Dublin Inquirer, Metro Éireann, KlassekampenDagbladet Information, Sahara Reporters, National Mirror (Nigeria) and The Star (Kenya); the BBC, STT (Finland), RTÉ, Newstalk and Dublin City FM; OpenDemocracy, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Spectrum Culture, Progress in Political Economy, Discover Society and e-IR; The Ecologist, Resurgence, International Socialism Journal, Radikalportal, ROARmag, Counterpunch, Red Pepper, CeasefireCounterfutures, Buddhadharma, Buddhist Door, the Dublin Review of Books, History Ireland, Irish History Compressed, African Writers’ Trust and Philosophy Football among others.    
 
I’ve also written for the Oxford University Press, Pluto Press, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict and Rosa Luxemburg Foundation’s blogs, been interviewed for the New Books Network, Echo Chamber, Plastic Podcasts, Policed in Ireland, Mindful Cranks, Religious Studies Project and Irish Left Archive podcasts – and done an Instagram video for Cara Delevigne’s EcoResolution project.  

Research Interests

Social movement research: decolonising social movement studies, working-class community organising, movements against neoliberalism, ecology movements, Marxist theories of social movements, waves of movements and revolutions, European and Irish social movements, activist sustainability, protest policing, learning and knowledge production in social movements 

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

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

Social theory: western Marxist traditions, socialist feminism  

Methodology: engaged social movements research, participatory action research, community-based research, oral history, digital humanities

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date Amount
Innovations in Education for Transnational and Transversal Active Citizenship Partner organisation The combination of climate crisis, inequality, disenchantment with policy processes and the pandemic call for active citizenship and civil society responses able to connect across issues, communities and cultures. However civil society’s capacity to respond is undermined by “distrust, destruction, dealignment and deprivation” as well as by increasing fragmentation. A joint project between European Alternatives, the Ulex training centre, the European Community Orgaizing Network and MU researchers will carry out one of the most substantial pieces of research on learning and knowledge production in adult education, social movements and civil society ever carried out at a European level, asking what learning needs are expressed by civil society, grassroots groups and social movements and what active citizens need to know in order to respond more adequately to the crisis. We will build on this research to generate an innovative curriculum and develop a suite of training resources which will serve as the foundation for a Europe-wide programme of training driven by the partner groups. It will also constitute a key educational resource for our target groups, enabling them to develop their own educational initiatives built around the curriculum. To this end a training guide will be published along with accessible digital and blended learning materials. 01/11/2021 01/05/2024 312467
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 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. 01/10/2018 30/09/2020 48000
Emerging pedagogies for ‘Buen Vivir’- Alberto Arribas PI 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? 01/06/2018 30/09/2021 193974.09
Memory-work - CAROLINE fellowship application for Robert Hamm PI 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 01/06/2018 31/05/2021 234793.8
Revolution in the air? 1968 in the Global North PI Translation grant for primary documents from Japanese, Spanish, Czech and Bosnian / Croatian / Serbian. 01/09/2017 31/08/2018 1300
Social movement studies: rethinking the field in a global perspective PI One-month visiting fellowship at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme to carry out comparative work on different European traditions of social movement research. 17/10/2016 16/11/2016 3300
Antipode Scholar-Activist Grant PI 01/09/2016 30/09/2019 11915
People’s Global Action oral history PI Supported postdoctoral researchers carrying out interviews with ex-PGA activists in Bolivia, Spain, Italy and Ireland. 01/09/2016 31/08/2017 12677
EI ERC Support: ERC Advanced Grant PI 23/02/2015 02/06/2015
Tools for Active Citizenship Joint coordinator Website providing resources for newcomers becoming active in civil society 01/01/2014 31/12/2014 1500
Buddhism across boundaries: subaltern, plebeian and peripheral networks in colonial Southeast Asia Collaborator on 3-person team Supported fieldwork in present-day Burma, Singapore and Malaysia as well as digitisation of archival materials. 02/09/2013 31/08/2015 51619
Silence would be treason: last writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa Collaborator on 3-person team Funding to support publication of the last letters of the Nigerian human rights, environmental and indigenous campaigner, smuggled out from military detention before his execution. 02/09/2013 31/12/2013 2000
Early western Buddhists in Asia: transnational lives, hidden histories, colonial encounters PI 01/10/2012 30/09/2013
Irish social movement research archive project PI Project to develop an online, digitised archive of Irish social movements. 01/09/2012 31/08/2013 14000
Continuities and Transitions in early modern Thai Buddhism International advisory committee Supported a postdoctoral researcher carrying out research into the Irish Buddhist U Dhammaloka's activities in Bangkok (then Siam). 01/09/2011 31/08/2012 64550
U Dhammaloka: rethinking the history of western Buddhist monastics Collaborator on 3-person team Supported digitisation of newly collected archival material. 01/09/2010 31/12/2010 2408
The history of Buddhism in Ireland PI Exploratory research on the history of Buddhism in Ireland 01/07/2008 31/08/2008 2000
Sociology Postgraduate Skills and Employment Survey Joint member of 3-person team Destination study of Maynooth MA and PhD students in Sociology 01/07/2007 31/08/2008 2000
Voices of Ballymun: a community-based history PI Publication grant. 01/09/2006 29/12/2006 3000
Ballymun Oral History Project PI Community-led oral history project coinciding with the regeneration of the estate. I recruited and trained local adults, consulted with community stakeholders and supervised a youth worker supporting young participants. 03/01/2000 31/08/2001 29605

Book

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

Edited Book

Year Publication
2023 Laurence Cox, Aonghus Gordon, Robert Hewison (Ed.). (2023) Ruskin Today: John Ruskin for the 21st Century. Nailsworth, UK: Ruskin Mill Trust,
2017 Helen Fallon, Ide Corley, Laurence Cox (Ed.). (2017) Silence Would Be Treason: Last Writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa. Quebec: Daraja, [Link]
2018 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), [Link]
2016 Brian Bocking, Phibul Choompolpaisal, Laurence Cox, Alicia Turner (Ed.). (2016) A Buddhist crossroads: Pioneer western Buddhists and Asian networks 1860-1960. London: Routledge,
2013 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,
2013 Colin Barker, Laurence Cox, John Krinsky, Alf Nilsen (Ed.). (2013) Marxism and social movements. Leiden: Brill,
2013 Cristina Flesher Fominaya and Laurence Cox (Ed.). (2013) Understanding European Movements: new social movements, global justice struggles, anti-austerity protest. London: Routledge,
2011 Olivia Cosgrove, Laurence Cox, Carmen Kuhling, Peter Mulholland (Ed.). (2011) Ireland's New Religious Movements. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars,

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2021 Laurence Cox, John Ó Laoidh (2021) 'Japanese Buddhism in Ireland'. Journal of Religion in Japan, 10 . [Full-Text]
2019 Cox L. (2019) 'Pedagogy from and for Social Movements: A Conversation Between Theory and Practice'. Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, 30 (1):70-88. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 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. [Link] [Full-Text]
2015 Laurence Cox (2015) 'Challenging toxic hegemony: repression and resistance in Rossport and the Niger Delta'. SOCIAL JUSTICE, 41 :227-245. [Full-Text]
2015 Cox L. (2015) 'Scholarship and activism: A social movements perspective'. Studies in Social Justice, 9 (1):34-53. [Link] [Full-Text]
2014 Cox, L (2014) 'Movements Making Knowledge: A New Wave of Inspiration for Sociology?'. Sociology, 48 :954-971. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2014 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. [Full-Text]
2014 Dr Laurence Cox (2014) 'Buddhism in Ireland: the inner life of world-systems'. Etudes Irlandaises, 39 :161-172. [Full-Text]
2013 Cox, L (2013) 'Rethinking early western Buddhists: beachcombers, 'going native' and dissident Orientalism'. Contemporary Buddhism, 14 :116-133. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2012 Laurence Cox (2012) 'Challenging austerity in Ireland: community and movement responses'. Concept: the journal of contemporary community education practice theory, 3 . [Full-Text]
2010 Cox, L (2010) 'THE POLITICS OF BUDDHIST REVIVAL: U DHAMMALOKA AS SOCIAL MOVEMENT ORGANISER'. Contemporary Buddhism, 11 :173-227. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2010 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. [Full-Text]
2009 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2009.05.004 [Full-Text]
2009 Laurence Cox and Maria Griffin (2009) 'Border country dharma: Buddhism, Ireland and peripherality'. JOURNAL OF GLOBAL BUDDHISM, 10 :93-125. [Full-Text]
2007 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. http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1751-9020.2007.00051.x,includesfullPDFversion. [Full-Text]
2007 Laurence Cox (2007) 'Building utopias here and now? Left and working - class utopias in Ireland'. ECOPOLITICS ONLINE, 1 :123-132. [Full-Text]
2001 Laurence Cox (2001) 'Barbarian Resistance and Rebel Alliances: Social Movements and Empire'. Rethinking Marxism, 13 :155-167. [Full-Text]

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2022 Cox Laurence; Bocking Brian (2022) 'Thinking Beyond the Island: Buddhism, Ireland and Method in the Study of Religions' In: The Study of Religions in Ireland: Past, Present and Future. London : Bloomsbury. [Full-Text]
2022 Cox Laurence; Nilsen Alf (2022) 'Marxist Approaches' In: Oxford Handbook of Political Participation. Oxford : Oxford UP. [Full-Text]
2021 Cox, L (2021) 'Social Movements' In: CRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON THE LANGUAGE OF NEOLIBERALISM IN EDUCATION. ABINGDON : ROUTLEDGE.
2020 Cox, L; Turner, A (2020) 'International Religious Organizations in a Colonial World The Maha-Bodhi Society in Arakan' In: THEOSOPHY ACROSS BOUNDARIES. ALBANY : SUNY-STATE UNIV NEW YORK PRESS.
2020 Laurence Cox (2020) 'How 1968 changed the world: movements making history, history making movements' In: 1968 - a Global Approach. Gdansk : European Solidarity Centre. [Full-Text]
2020 Laurence Cox (2020) 'Social movements' In: Critical Reflections on the Language of Neoliberalism in Education: Dangerous Words and Discourses of Possibility. London : Routledge. [Full-Text]
2020 Alicia Turner, Laurence Cox (2020) 'International religious organisations in a colonial world: the Maha Bodhi Society in Arakan' In: Theosophy across boundaries. New York : SUNY Press. [Full-Text]
2020 Laurence Cox (2020) 'Why Ken Saro-Wiwa matters for climate justice' In: I am a Man of Peace: Writings Inspired by the Maynooth University Ken Saro-Wiwa Collection. Ottawa : Daraja. [Full-Text]
2019 Cox, L (2019) 'SUSTAINABLE ACTIVISM' In: ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF RADICAL POLITICS. ABINGDON : ROUTLEDGE.
2019 Darcy, H; Cox, L (2019) 'Resisting Shell in Ireland: making and remaking alliances between communities, movements and activists' In: ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, POPULAR STRUGGLE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. BRISTOL : POLICY PRESS. [Full-Text]
2017 Dr Laurence Cox (2017) '‘Learning to be loyal to each other’: conversations, alliances and arguments in the movements of movements' In: The movements of movements: struggles for other worlds vol. 1. New Delhi / New York : OpenWord / PM Press. [Link] [Full-Text]
2016 Laurence Cox (2016) 'Studying social movements in a movement-become-state: research and practice in postcolonial Ireland' In: Guya Accornero and Olivier Fillieule(Eds.). Social movement studies in Europe: the state of the art. Oxford / New York : Berghahn. [Full-Text]
2016 Dr Laurence Cox (2016) 'The southern question and the Irish question: a social movement landscape with migrants' In: Martin Bak Jørgensen and Óscar Garcia Agustín(Eds.). Solidarity without borders: Gramscian perspectives on migration and civil society. London : Pluto. [Full-Text]
2016 Dr Laurence Cox (2016) 'European Traditions' In: Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism. Oxford : Oxford University Press. [Link] [Full-Text]
2015 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.
2014 Laurence Cox (2014) 'Learning from each other's struggles' In: Shelley White, Jonathan White and Kathleen Korgen(Eds.). Sociologists in action on inequalities: race, class, gender and sexuality. Thousand Oaks : Sage. [Full-Text]
2014 Cox, L (2014) '"A Whole Way of Struggle?": Western Marxisms, Social Movements, and Culture' In: CONCEPTUALIZING CULTURE IN SOCIAL MOVEMENT RESEARCH. BASINGSTOKE : PALGRAVE.
2014 Laurence Cox (2014) 'Changing the world without getting shot: how popular power can set limits to state violence' In: Maximilian Lakitsch(Eds.). Political power reconsidered: state power and civic activism between legitimacy and violence. Peace report 2013. Berlin, Wien : LIT-Verlag. [Full-Text]
2013 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. [Link] [Full-Text]
2013 Cox, L; Fominaya, CF (2013) 'European social movements and social theory A richer narrative?' In: UNDERSTANDING EUROPEAN MOVEMENTS: NEW SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, GLOBAL JUSTICE STRUGGLES, ANTI-AUSTERITY PROTEST. LONDON : ROUTLEDGE.
2013 Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Laurence Cox (2013) 'Conclusion: Anti-austerity protests in European and global context - future agendas for research' In: Understanding European Movements: New Social Movements, Global Justice Struggles, Anti-Austerity Protest. London : Routledge. [Link] [Full-Text]
2013 Colin Barker, Laurence Cox, John Krinsky and Alf Nilsen (2013) 'Marxism and social movements: an introduction' In: Colin Barker, Laurence Cox, John Krinsky and Alf Nilsen(Eds.). Marxism and social movements. Leiden : Brill. [Full-Text]
2013 Alf Gunvald Nilsen and Laurence Cox (2013) 'What would a Marxist theory of social movements look like?' In: Colin Barker, Laurence Cox, John Krinsky and Alf Nilsen(Eds.). Marxism and social movements. Leiden : Brill. [Full-Text]
2013 Laurence Cox (2013) 'Eppur si muove: thinking the social movement' In: Colin Barker, Laurence Cox, John Krinsky and Alf Nilsen(Eds.). Marxism and social movements. Leiden : Brill. [Full-Text]
2013 Laurence Cox (2013) 'Ken Saro-Wiwa in political context: social movements in the Niger Delta' In: Ide Corley, Helen Fallon, Laurence Cox(Eds.). Silence would be treason: last writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa. Dakar / Bangalore : Daraja / CODESRIA / Books for Change. [Full-Text]
2012 Cristina Flesher Fominaya and Laurence Cox (2012) 'El Proyecto Interface: una reflexión sobre los movimientos sociales y el conocimiento' In: Alberto Arribas Lozano, Nayra García González, Aurora Álvarez Veinguer and Antonio Ortega Santos(Eds.). Tentativas, contagios, desbordes. Territorios del pensiamento. Granada : Universidad de Granada. [Full-Text]
2011 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. [Full-Text]
2011 Olivia Cosgrove, Laurence Cox, Carmen Kuhling, Peter Mulholland (2011) 'Understanding Ireland's new religious movements' In: Ireland's New Religious Movements. Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars. [Full-Text]
2011 Laurence Cox (2011) 'The Wild Irish Girl and the dalai lama of little Thibet: the long encounter between Ireland and Asian Buddhism' In: Olivia Cosgrove, Laurence Cox, Carmen Kuhling, Peter Mulholland(Eds.). Ireland's New Religious Movements. Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars. [Full-Text]
2006 Laurence Cox (2006) 'News from nowhere: the movement of movements in Ireland' In: Niamh Hourigan and Linda Connolly(Eds.). Social movements and Ireland. Manchester : Manchester University Press. [Full-Text]
2005 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.
1999 Laurence Cox (1999) 'Power, politics and everyday life: the local rationalities of social movement milieux' In: Paul Bagguley, Jeff Hearn(Eds.). Transforming politics: power and resistance. London : MacMillan. [Full-Text]
1999 Laurence Cox (1999) 'From social movements to counter cultures: steps beyond political reductionism' In: Michael Howlett, Shane Kilcommins(Eds.). Humanities in WIT: Festschrift for Tony Scott. Waterford : Waterford Institute of Technology. [Full-Text]
1997 Laurence Cox (1997) 'Towards a sociology of counter cultures?' In: Emma McKenna and Roger O’Sullivan(Eds.). Ireland: emerging perspectives. Belfast : Queen's University Belfast. [Full-Text]
1994 Laurence Cox (1994) 'Discovery and dialectics: Gerhard Kleining’s methodology of qualitative research' In: Roland Tormey, Anne Good and Carol MacKeogh(Eds.). Post-methodology? New directions in research methodologies in the social sciences. Dublin : Trinity College Dublin. [Full-Text]

Editorial

Year Publication
2021 Sutapa Chattopadhyay, Laurence Cox (2021) Open issue. ED
2020 Sutapa Chattopadhyay, Lesley Wood and Laurence Cox (2020) Organizing amidst Covid-19. ED [Full-Text]
2019 Laurence Cox (2019) Open issue. ED
2018 Laurence Cox et al. (2018) Open issue. ED
2017 Laurence Cox, Alf Nilsen and Geoffrey Pleyers (2017) Social movement thinking beyond the core: theories and research in post-colonial and post-socialist societies. ED [Full-Text]
2017 Laurence Cox, multiple co-authors (2017) General issue. ED
2016 Peter Waterman, Lesley Wood, Laurence Cox (2016) Social movement auto/biographies. ED [Link] [Full-Text]
2016 Turner A.; Cox L.; Bocking B. (2016) Introduction: A Buddhist crossroads: Pioneer European Buddhists and globalizing Asian networks 1860-1960. ED
2015 Jiři Navrátil, Kevin Lin, Laurence Cox (2015) Movements in post/socialisms. ED [Full-Text]
2015 Cal Andrews, Laurence Cox, Lesley Wood (2015) Movement practice(s). ED [Full-Text]
2014 Peter Waterman and Laurence Cox (2014) Movement internationalism(s). ED [Full-Text]
2013 Turner, A; Cox, L; Bocking, B (2013) A Buddhist crossroads: pioneer European Buddhists and globalizing Asian networks 1860-1960. ABINGDON: ED [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2013 Laurence Cox et al. (2013) Interface tenth issue. ED
2012 Laurence Cox, Magid Shihade and Cristina Flesher Fominaya (2012) The season of revolution: the Arab Spring and European mobilizations. ED
2012 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. ED
2011 Catherine Eschle, Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Sara Motta and Laurence Cox (2011) Feminism, women’s movements and women in movement. ED
2010 Turner, A; Cox, L; Bocking, B (2010) Beachcombing, Going Native and Freethinking: Rewriting the History of Early Western Buddhist Monastics. ABINGDON: ED [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2010 Laurence Cox, Brian Bocking, Alicia Turner (2010) Beachcombing, going native and freethinking: rewriting the history of early Buddhist monastics. ED
2010 Laurence Cox, Alice Mattoni, Andrejs Berdnikovs, Michela Ardizzoni (2010) Voices of dissent: activists’ engagements in the creation of alternative, autonomous, radical and independent media. ED
2009 Laurence Cox, Cristina Flesher Fominaya (2009) Movement knowledge: what do we know, how do we create knowledge and what do we do with it?. ED
2009 Laurence Cox, Ana Margarida Esteves, Sara Motta (2009) Civil society vs social movements. ED

Working Paper

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

Article

Year Publication
2020 Laurence Cox (2020) Forms of social movements in the crisis: a view from Ireland. ARTCL [Full-Text]
2019 Laurence Cox (2019) Learning in movements: how do we think about what we are doing?. ARTCL [Link] [Full-Text]
2017 Laurence Cox (2017) The Irish water charges movement: theorising ‘the social movement in general’. ARTCL [Full-Text]
2017 Laurence Cox, Alf Nilsen (2017) Reading neoliberalism as a social movement from above. ARTCL [Full-Text]
2017 Laurence Cox, Lesley Wood (2017) An oral history of Peoples’ Global Action. ARTCL [Full-Text]
2016 Laurence Cox, Alf Nilsen (2016) Das Ende neoliberaler Hegemonie durch soziale Bewegungen?. ARTCL
2016 Laurence Cox (2016) Researching transnational activist lives: Irish Buddhists and the British Empire. ARTCL [Link] [Full-Text]
2016 Laurence Cox (2016) Recent movements and movement theory in Ireland. ARTCL [Full-Text]
2014 Peter Waterman and Laurence Cox (2014) Activist experiences of solidarity work. ARTCL [Link] [Full-Text]
2014 Dr Laurence Cox (2014) “A Masters for activists”: learning from each other’s struggles. ARTCL [Link] [Full-Text]
2013 Laurence Cox and Anna Szolucha (2013) Social movement research in Europe – the state of the art. ARTCL [Full-Text]
2013 Laurence Cox and multiple co-authors (2013) Social movements and the European crisis: activist and academic reflections. ARTCL [Link] [Full-Text]
2011 Laurence Cox, Aileen O'Carroll, Alessio Lunghi (2011) ‘I’m in the news today, oh boy’: smear tactics and media bullying. ARTCL [Link]
2010 Laurence Cox (2010) The interests of the movement as a whole: response to David Harvey. ARTCL [Link] [Full-Text]
2010 Dr Laurence Cox (2010) Current debates: new religion(s) in Ireland. ARTCL [Link] [Full-Text]
2009 Dr Laurence Cox (2009) Lawrence O’Rourke / U Dhammaloka: working-class Irish freethinker, and the first European bhikkhu?. ARTCL [Link] [Full-Text]
2005 Laurence Cox, Alf Gunvald Nilsen (2005) Why do activists need theory?. ARTCL [Link] [Full-Text]

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2021 Laurence Cox, Natasha Adams, María Llanos del Corral, Gee McKeown and Carol Marin Alvarez (2021) Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 25 What do activists actually need to know? Answers from radical movements across Europe
2011 Dr Laurence Cox (2011) Sixteenth international conference on alternative futures and popular protest: a selection of papers from the conference Popular responses to the Irish crisis and the hope for radical change: organic crisis and the different meanings of counter-hegemony [Full-Text]
2011 Dr Laurence Cox (2011) New agendas in social movement studies Gramsci in Mayo: a Marxist perspective on social movements in Ireland [Full-Text]
2010 Dr Laurence Cox (2010) Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 15 Plebeian freethought and the politics of anti-colonial solidarity: Irish Buddhists in imperial Asia [Full-Text]
2008 Laurence Cox (2008) Thirteenth international conference on alternative futures and popular protest Changing the world and changing ourselves: how do people become and stay active in social movements?
2007 Cox, L. (2007) Everyday creativity, counter culture and social change. Symposium proceedings Counter culture and social change since the 70s [Full-Text]
2007 Laurence Cox (2007) Twelfth international conference on alternative futures and popular protest Is another journal possible (or necessary?)
2006 Laurence Cox, Alf Nilsen (2006) Eleventh international conference on alternative futures and popular protest ‘The bourgeoisie, historically, has played a most revolutionary part’: understanding social movements from above
2006 Laurence Cox (2006) Networked politics The politics of dictionaries: who is writing?
2005 Laurence Cox, Alf Nilsen (2005) Tenth international conference on alternative futures and popular protest ‘At the heart of society burns the fire of social movements’: what would a Marxist theory of social movements look like?
2005 Laurence Cox, Alf Nilsen (2005) Making global civil society What should the movement of movements do if we want to win? [Full-Text]
2001 Laurence Cox, Martin Geoghegan (2001) Seventh international conference on alternative futures and popular protest Outside the whale: (re)thinking social movements and the voluntary sector
1999 Laurence Cox (1999) Fifth international conference on alternative futures and popular protest Structure, routine and transformation: movements from below at the turn of the century
1998 Laurence Cox (1998) Fourth international conference on alternative futures and popular protest Gramsci, movements and method: the politics of activist research
1997 Cox, L. (1997) Alternative Futures and Popular Protest III Reflexivity, social transformation, and counter culture [Full-Text]
1996 Laurence Cox (1996) Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 2 . In: Colin Barker and Mike Tyldesley eds. From social movements to counter cultures

Book Review

Year Publication
2017 Laurence Cox (2017) Review of William K. Carroll, A world to win: contemporary social movements and counter-hegemony. BREV [Full-Text]
2017 Laurence Cox (2017) Review of Dylan Taylor, Social Movements and Democracy in the 21st century. BREV [Full-Text]
2016 Laurence Cox (2016) Review of Oliver Scharbrodt, Tuula Sakaranaho, Adil Hussain Khan, Yafa Shanneik and Vivian Ibrahim, Muslims in Ireland: past and present. BREV [Full-Text]
2016 Cox, L (2016) Muslims in Ireland: Past and Present. ABINGDON: BREV [DOI] [Full-Text]
2014 Dr Laurence Cox (2014) Review of Kate Crosby, Traditional Theravada meditation and its modern-era suppression. BREV [Full-Text]
2014 Dr Laurence Cox (2014) Review of Donatella della Porta, Can democracy be saved? Participation, deliberation and social movements. BREV [Full-Text]
2013 Laurence Cox (2013) Review of Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal and Hilary Wainwright, Beyond the fragments (3rd edition). BREV [Full-Text]
2011 Laurence Cox (2011) Review of Hilary Wainwright, Reclaim the state. BREV [Full-Text]
2011 Laurence Cox (2011) Review of Institute for Development Studies, Powercube website. BREV [Full-Text]
2010 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. BREV [Full-Text]
2010 Laurence Cox (2010) Review of Mastaneh Shah-Shuja, Zones of proletarian development. BREV [Full-Text]
2006 Laurence Cox (2006) Review of Liam Leonard, Politics inflamed: GSE and the campaign against incineration in Ireland. BREV
2005 Laurence Cox (2005) Review of Fred Powell and Martin Geoghegan, The politics of community development. BREV [Full-Text]
2001 Laurence Cox (2001) Review of Robin Cohen and Shirin Rai, Global social movements. BREV [Full-Text]
2001 Laurence Cox (2001) Review of Amory Starr, Naming the enemy: anti-corporate movements confront globalization. BREV [Full-Text]
1998 Laurence Cox (1998) Review of Sabine von Dirke, “All power to the imagination!” The west German counterculture from the student movement to the Greens. BREV
1997 Laurence Cox (1997) Review of Colin Barker and Paul Kennedy (eds.), To make another world: studies in protest and collective action. BREV

Electronic Article

Year Publication
2011 Dr Laurence Cox (2011) How do we keep going? Activist burnout and personal sustainability in social movements. ELEA [Full-Text]

Invited Lectures

Year Publication
2021 Laurence Cox (2021) Irish Hobo, Buddhist Monk, Anti-colonial Celebrity: The Strange Story of U Dhammaloka/Laurence Carroll. INVL
2021 Laurence Cox (2021) From Irish hobo to Buddhist monk: an extraordinary emigrant. INVL
2021 Laurence Cox (2021) Asia through Irish eyes: an Irish Buddhist hobo in Myanmar. INVL
2019 Laurence Cox (2019) Why social movements matter. INVL
2019 Laurence Cox (2019) We make our own history: social movements and social change in Ireland”. INVL
2016 Laurence Cox (2016) The twilight of neoliberalism: theorising social movements in the age of Brexit. INVL

Invited Seminars

Year Publication
2022 Laurence Cox (2022) Knowledge and social movements: why social movements matter for social sciences. INVS
2020 Laurence Cox (2020) Social movements and education after the pandemic: time for renewed agency?. INVS
2020 Laurence Cox (2020) Psycho-social resilience for activists. INVS
2020 Brian Bocking, Laurence Cox, Alicia Turner (2020) The Irish Buddhist. INVS
2020 Brian Bocking and Laurence Cox (2020) Forgotten and remembered: U Dhammaloka the Irish Buddhist Monk. INVS
2016 Laurence Cox (2016) Understanding different traditions in social movement studies. INVS
2016 Laurence Cox (2016) Social movements as democracy in practice: the water charges movement in a wider perspective. INVS
2015 Laurence Cox (2015) Movements making history: Marxism and collective agency in the twilight of neoliberalism. INVS
2015 Laurence Cox (2015) Really useful knowledge: Marxism, social movements and the dialogue between activists and researchers. INVS
2015 Laurence Cox, Alf Nilsen (2015) On Marxism and social movements in the twilight of neoliberalism. INVS
2015 Laurence Cox (2015) Making our own history. INVS
2015 Laurence Cox (2015) A Marxist perspective on social movements. INVS
2014 Laurence Cox, John Krinsky, Jeff Goodwin (2014) Marxism and social movements. INVS
2014 Laurence Cox (2014) ‘Beyond the fields we know’: understanding Buddhism and Ireland. INVS
2014 Laurence Cox (2014) A dissident Orientalism? Irish Buddhism in European perspective. INVS
2013 Laurence Cox (2013) Understanding European movements. INVS
2010 Brian Bocking, Laurence Cox (2010) U Dhammaloka in Tokyo: the hidden history of western Buddhist monastics. INVS
2010 Laurence Cox (2010) Knowledge and study of Buddhism in Ireland. INVS
2008 Laurence Cox (2008) Saying something useful: the challenge of movement-relevant research. INVS [Link]
2006 Laurence Cox (2006) Understanding the global justice movement: activist research and the movement of movements. INVS
1998 Laurence Cox (1998) Theoretical practice in the university. INVS

Thesis

Year Publication
1999 Laurence Cox (1999) Building counter culture: the radical praxis of social movement milieux. THES

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2022 Laurence Cox, Brian Bocking, Alicia Turner (2022) Against Empire, against God: U Dhammaloka ‘The Irish Buddhist’ and the academic study of religions European Society for the Academic Study of Religions annual conference UCC, .
2022 Laurence Cox (2022) The practical challenges of less-established religions in Ireland: the case of Buddhism Royal Irish Academy / Digital Repository of Ireland “Digital Preservation for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences” conference Royal Irish Academy, .
2022 Laurence Cox (2022) Learning needs for social transformation: a research strategy for social movement education Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 26 Manchester, .
2021 Cox Laurence (2021) What is the Social Vision we Teach For? Citizenship Education and Social Impact School of Public Life, Hungary / Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Conference “Our Common City” Budapest, .
2021 Cox Laurence (2021) What is to be Done? Climate Activism and Scholar-activist Strategizing CSM-RESIST 10th Anniversary Seminar Göteborg, Sweden, .
2021 Cox Laurence (2021) Engaged Sociology in a World on Fire: Our Contradictions, Publics and Messy Work Lives Keynote lecture to Sociological Association of Ireland postgraduate conference Dublin, Ireland, .
2021 Cox Laurence (2021) The Twilight of Neoliberalism Revisited: Movements from Below and Elite Crisis Seminar for Global Politics, Economy and Society research centre Oxford Brookes, .
2020 Laurence Cox (2020) Keynote talk to State Violence Research Network annual conference ’Fools making laws for the breaking of jaws’: some challenges of being a researcher on state violence Manchester, .
2020 Cox Laurence (2020) Social Movements Oxfam / LSE Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equality Programme Webinar “Emergent agency in a time of Covid-19” Online, .
2019 Laurence Cox (2019) Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 24 Plenary roundtable Colin Barker: a celebration of his work Manchester Metropolitan University, .
2019 Laurence Cox (2019) Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 24 Facing down the empire: a 1911 sedition trial in Rangoon University of Manchester, .
2019 Laurence Cox (2019) Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions annual conference An Irish Buddhist on trial for sedition Trinity College Dublin, .
2018 Laurence Cox (2018) European Solidarity Centre / International Sociological Association conference Generational experience / transformational experience of 1968 How 1968 changed the world: movements making history, history making movements European Solidarity Centre Gdańsk, .
2018 Laurence Cox (2018) Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute workshop Democratic capitalism and its discontents Situated rationality and movements from below in the twilight of neoliberalism Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute Berlin, .
2018 Laurence Cox (2018) Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 23 How can movements know what they might be capable of becoming? Theorising ‘real potential’ Manchester Metropolitan University, .
2018 Laurence Cox (2018) The rebirth of Marxism: Haunting the Future The social relationships of Marxist thought: movements, universities, social media Maynooth, .
2017 Laurence Cox (2017) Fondation maison des sciences de l’homme / Collège d’études mondiales seminar Social movements in a polarized global age Trump, Brexit and the twilight of neoliberalism: social movements from above and below Fondation maison des sciences de l’homme Paris, .
2017 Laurence Cox (2017) Fondation maison des sciences de l’homme / Collège d’études mondiales seminar, Economie solidaire, associations et mouvements sociaux Dialogues et co-recherches entre associations populaires et l’université Fondation maison des sciences de l’homme Paris, .
2017 Laurence Cox (2017) Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 22 ‘Well burrowed, old mole!’ An oral history of Peoples Global Action for today’s movements Manchester Metropolitan University, .
2017 Laurence Cox (2017) 26th Steiner Forschungstage Engaging with the world and being seen by the world: anthroposophy’s “daughter movements” and the academic study of religions Field Centre, Gloucestershire, .
2017 Laurence Cox (2017) Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions annual conference Anthroposophy and its daughter movements in the UK and Ireland Waterford IT, .
2016 Laurence Cox (2016) Sociological Association of Ireland annual conference Theorising the water charges movement: the rise of popular agency University of Limerick, .
2016 Laurence Cox (2016) Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions annual conference ‘Changing the world or changing yourself?’ Historicising the cliché UCC, .
2016 Laurence Cox (2016) Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 21 ‘The social movement in general’: theorising the Irish water charges movement Manchester Metropolitan University, .
2016 Finnegan, F. and Coulter, C. and Cox, L. and Moran, M. (2016) Roundtable at the Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) 43rd Annual Conference, 13th May We make our history: Marxism and social movements in the twilight of neoliberalism University of Limerick, .
2015 Laurence Cox (2015) Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions annual conference What should they know of Ireland who only Ireland know?’ U Dhammaloka / Laurence Carroll, religion and empire TCD, .
2015 Laurence Cox (2015) British Sociological Association annual conference Sociology and the global economic crisis, plenary session Glasgow Caledonian University, .
2015 Laurence Cox (2015) Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 20 Understanding Irish movements: anti-austerity, water charges, a Dublin spring? Manchester Metropolitan University, .
2015 Laurence Cox (2015) Heidelberg University cluster of excellence “Asia and Europe” conference Theosophy across boundaries International religious organisations in a colonial world: comparing the Theosophical Society and the Maha Bodhi Society Heidelberg University, .
2014 Laurence Cox (2014) 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 Inventing Buddhist modernism: repertoires in transition Jinbunken Institute for Researches in Humanities, Kyoto University, .
2014 Laurence Cox (2014) European University Institute COSMOS workshop Bringing capitalism back in ‘Making days into history’: capitalisms, social movements and theory Fiesole, .
2014 Laurence Cox (2014) Historical Materialism conference We make our own history LSE, .
2014 l (2014) Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 19 Waves of protest and revolution: elements of a Marxist analysis Manchester Metropolitan University, .
2013 Laurence Cox (2013) 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 Changing the world without getting shot: how popular power can set limits to state violence Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, .
2013 Laurence Cox (2013) “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 How can movements win? Movement strategy in the crisis Transnational Institute Amsterdam, .
2013 Laurence Cox (2013) Council for European Studies 20th annual conference Understanding contemporary waves of protest University of Amsterdam, .
2013 Laurence Cox (2013) Encountering Buddhist Asia Encountering Buddhist Asia: sources of Irish knowledge from the sixth to the twenty-first centuries Maynooth library, .
2013 Laurence Cox (2013) Council for European Studies conference Workshop: The practical challenges of engaged research in social movements Amsterdam, .
2013 Laurence Cox, Mihirini Sirisena (2013) Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions annual conference What Buddhism? Whose Buddhism? John Bowles Daly, Mahinda College and the Buddhist Theosophical Society UCD, .
2013 Brian Bocking, Laurence Cox (2013) Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions annual conference Rewriting the history of UK Buddhism: the first London Buddhist Mission of 1890 UCD, .
2013 Laurence Cox, Fergal Finnegan, Theresa O'Keefe (2013) Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 18 Learning from each other’s struggles? Attempting an activist education project in the university Manchester Metropolitan University, .
2012 Laurence Cox (2012) Council for European Studies conference How movements define themselves: culture, history and Europe Boston, .
2012 Laurence Cox (2012) Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions annual conference Periodising Irish Buddhism UCC, .
2012 Laurence Cox (2012) “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 Understanding global waves of popular mobilization Harvard, .
2011 Laurence Cox (2011) Letters from the breadbasket: detention correspondence of Ken Saro-Wiwa Ken Saro-Wiwa: a sociological perspective Maynooth library, .
2010 Laurence Cox (2010) Egalitarian World Initiative conference “Equality in a time of crisis” Another world is under construction? Social movement responses to inequality and crisis University College Dublin, .
2010 Laurence Cox (2010) Library Association of Ireland / Rare Books Group seminar on travel literature Tall tales, childhood’s country and the monastery kitchen: Irish writers in Buddhist Asia National Library of Ireland, .
2010 Laurence Cox (2010) International Association for the History of Religions world congress The politics of Buddhist revival: U Dhammaloka as social movement organiser Toronto, .
2010 Laurence Cox (2010) Critical Education for Critical Times” workshop, Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice / Critical Pedagogies Group, University of Nottingham Learning from each other’s struggles – knowledge from and for social movements University of Nottingham, .
2009 Laurence Cox, Ealair Ní Dhorchaigh (2009) University of Limerick, Dept. of History conference “Riotous assemblies When is an assembly riotous, and who decides? University of Limerick, .
2009 (2009) The Wild Irish Girl and the dalai lama Alternative spiritualities... conference NUI Maynooth, .
2009 (2009) Marxism and social movements Historical Materialism annual conference SOAS, London, .
2009 Laurence Cox (2009) Arhats in the attic: hidden histories Asian Art and Ireland National Museum of Ireland, .
2007 Laurence Cox, Fergal Finnegan (2007) 4th international Popular Education Network conference The Grassroots Gatherings as popular education Maynooth, .
2007 Laurence Cox (2007) Sociological Association of Ireland annual conference Community-based oral history and the politics of memory University of Limerick, .
2006 Laurence Cox (2006) Networked Politics / Rosa Luxemburg Foundation workshop “Rethinking political organisation in an age of movements and networks,” Berlin The politics of dictionaries Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Berlin, .
2005 Laurence Cox (2005) Making Global Civil Society: Grassroots Practice and Academic Theory of Globalisation from Below How do we win? Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Lancaster, .
2005 Laurence Cox (2005) Social movements Whose struggles? Whose words? Whose needs? The different voices of social movement theories University of Oslo, .
2001 Cox, L. and Mullan, C. (2001) International Sociological Association / British Sociological Association social movements conference Social movements never died:community politics and the social economy in the Irish Republic Manchester, . [Full-Text]
2001 Laurence Cox (2001) William Thompson weekend school Globalisation from below? ‘Ordinary people’, movements and intellectuals Cork, .
2000 Laurence Cox, Caitriona Mullan (2000) Rethinking Marxism “Marxism 2000” conference Hidden knowledge, gender and Marxism University of Massachusetts Amherst, .
1998 Laurence Cox (1998) Sociological Association of Ireland annual conference What is a social movement anyway, and would we know one if we saw one? Wexford, .
1995 Laurence Cox (1995) International Research Network on Environment and Society conference Sociology and the roots of protest: a critique of the “new social movements” problematic Keele University, .
1995 Laurence Cox (1995) Sociological Association of Ireland annual conference Six movements in search of a social basis Clonmel, .

Technical Publication

Year Publication
2021 Cox, Laurence and Ballantine, Carol (2021) “Researchers Respond to the Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Mother and Baby Homes”. TP

Biographical-Item

Year Publication
2019 Laurence Cox (2019) Remembering Colin Barker. BIBLIOI [Link] [Full-Text]
2018 Laurence Cox, Dylan Taylor (2018) Struggles from below in the twilight of neoliberalism. BIBLIOI [Full-Text]
2017 Laurence Cox (2017) Peter Waterman 1936 – 2017: in memoriam. BIBLIOI [Full-Text]

Electronic Book

Year Publication
2021 Laurence Cox (2021) Haciendo que otros mundos sean posibles : Por qué los zapatistas nos importan. Buenos Aires, San Cristóbal, Guadalajara: ELEB [Link]
2011 Laurence Cox (2011) The Buddha and the barcode: understanding Buddhism in the twenty-first century. Helsinki / Dublin: ELEB [Full-Text]
2011 Colin Barker, Laurence Cox (2011) What have the Romans ever done for us? Activist and academic forms of movement theorizing. Helsinki: ELEB [Full-Text]
2009 Laurence Cox, Olivia Cosgrove (2009) Alternative spiritualities, new religious movements and the New Age in Ireland: conference proceedings. ELEB
2011 Laurence Cox (2011) Building counter culture: the radical praxis of social movement milieux. Helsinki: ELEB [Link] [Full-Text]

Exhibition

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

Language Reading Writing Speaking
Norwegian bokmål Fluent Functional Functional
Italian Fluent Functional Fluent
Old Norse Basic None None
Anglo-Saxon Basic None None
German Fluent Functional Fluent
Latin Basic Basic None
Irish/Gaeilge Functional Basic Basic
French Fluent Functional Functional

Teaching Interests

Marie Curie / IRC CAROLINE postdoctoral fellows mentored 2018-2022

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 Students

Graduation date Name Degree
2021 Samuel Udogbo PhD
2021 John Ó Laoidh PhD
2015 Terry Dunne PhD
2014 Anna Szołucha PhD
2010 Margaret Gillan PhD
2002 Shane Dunphy MLitt
2000 Martin Geoghegan MLitt
1999 Theresa Graham MLitt