54. SJI Seminars Ep15: Joe Larragy - Social dialogue and social contract in a world at fever pitch: what are the chances?
Dr Joe Larragy, author of Asymmetric Engagement: the Community and Voluntary Pillar in Irish Social Partnership, 2014, is Lecturer in Social Policy since 2001. He studied Economics and Sociology in TCD, and graduated with a BA (mod) there before gaining an MA in Social Theory from UCC. He previously was Social Policy Analyst at the National Economic and Social Council and prior to that Research Officer at the National Council on Ageing and Older People. While working at Maynooth, he was awarded a PhD in Social Policy from UCD. His research interests include Ageing, state-civil society relationships. He has worked with several organisations in the statutory and NGO sector. In 2012 was founding chair of Maynooth Green Campus, which engages in education and action to promote climate justice and sustainable practices. He is a member of the Pensions Policy Research Group, COST Action on Reducing Old-Age Social Exclusion: Collaborations in Research and Policy (ROSENet). He represents Maynooth University as a member of the NUI senate.
In this paper, presented at the Social Justice Ireland Annual Social Policy Conference, Joe considers the role for a New Social Contract in today's society.