Journal articles

  • Dobbins, T, Plows, A & Lloyd-Williams, H (2013, forthcoming) ‘Make do and mend’ after redundancy at Anglesey Aluminium: critiquing human capital approaches. Work, Employment & Society
  • Mann, R, Plows A and Patterson, C (2011) Civilising Community? A Critical Exploration of Local Civil Society in North West Wales. Voluntary Sector Review, 2011 Vol 2 Issue 3
  • Mann, R & Plows, A (2011) East, West and the Bit in the Middle: Localities in North Wales. The Menai Papers 2011-01, Working Papers Series, School of Social Sciences, Bangor University
  • Plows, A (2010) What is public engagement with human genetics and what is it for? Differentiating between policy practice and ‘social movement’ The Menai Papers 2010-01, Working Papers Series, School of Social Sciences, Bangor University
  • Doherty B, Plows A and Wall D (2007 ) Environmental Direct Action in Manchester, Oxford and North Wales: A Protest Event Analysi Environmental Politics Environmental Politics, Volume 16, in Issue 5 November 2007 , pages 805 – 825
  • Welsh I, Plows A and Evans R, (2007) Human rights and genomics: science, genomics and social movements at the 2004 London Social Forum New Genetics and Society Volume 26, Issue 2 August 2007 , pages 123 – 135
  • Plows A and Boddington B,   (2006) ‘Troubles with biocitizenship? In Genetics, Society and Policy. Vol 2, No3
  • Doherty B, Plows A and Wall D  (2003)- The Preferred Way of Doing Things: The British Direct Action Movement, Parliamentary Affairs 56 (2003) 669-686 ISSN 0031-2290
  • Doherty B, Paterson, M. Plows, A. and Wall, D. (2002) ‘The Fuel Protests of 2000: Implications for the Environmental Movement in Britain’, Environmental Politics, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp.165-173.
  • Plows A (2008) Towards An Analysis of  the “Success” of  Green Protest in the UK in British Politics, Feb 2008
  • Plows A (2008)Social Movements and Ethnographic Methodologies: An overview of key issues using case study examples in Sociology Compass, August 2008
  • Evans, R and Plows, A (2007) Listening Without Prejudice? Re-Discovering the Value of the Disinterested Citizen Social Studies of Science, 2007, 37
  • Plows A, (2006)‘Blackwood 2004: An Emerging (Re)Cycle of UK Eco-Action?’, Environmental Politics, Vol 15, No 3, June 2006, pp 474-484, ISSN 0964-4016
  • Plows A, Wall D and Doherty B, (2004) Covert Repertoires: Ecotage in the UK, Social Movement Studies, 3, 2, 2004, ISSN 1474-2837
  • Doherty B, Paterson M, Plows A and Wall D  (2003)- Explaining the Fuel Protests, British Journal of Politics and International Relations 5 (2003) 1-23 ISSN 1369-1481

Research Reports

  • Plows, A + Lloyd-Williams, Huw (2012) ‘Responses to Redundancy at Anglesey Aluminium’ WISERD Research Reports Series (forthcoming)
  • Plows, A et al  (2011) ‘Dislocation, Dislocation, Dislocation? The Methodological and Ethical Implications of Anonymising Place’ in Coffey, A et al (2012) Anonymisation in Social Research WISERD Methods Briefing
  • Feilzer, M, Plows, A, Williams, K + Yates, J  (2011) ‘An Evaluation of the Womens’ Turnaround Service in North Wales’ National Offender Management (NOMS) Cymru (Restricted Access)

Consultation Documents

  • Plows, A et al (2006) ‘Should scientific researchers be allowed to ask women to provide their eggs for disease research? A statement of concerns in response to the current HFEA public consultation: Donating eggs for research: safeguarding donors December 2006

Conference Papers

  • 2011 European Consortium for Political Research 6th ECPR General Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavik Cycles and Scales of Contention: Patterns of UK Climate Justice Action
  • 2011 WISERD Summer Conference, Swansea (with Burgess S) Place Shaping and Geographies of Participation and (with Williams K) Ghost Commissioners – Responsibility and the Revolving Door of Devolution
  • 2011 Social Scientific Approaches to Bioethics, Wellcome Centre, London. Guest speaker An accidental bioethicist: Researching public engagement with human genetics
  • 2010 ESRC Seminar Educational Futures, Ethical Challenges, London Knowledge Lab Guest speaker Bioscience, bioethics and hybrid educational futures
  • 2010 EASST Practicing Science and Technology, Performing the Social, Trento, Italy Unpacking public engagement with human genetics: An ethnographic approach
  • 2010 XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology: Sociology on the Move Gothenburg, Sweden Public Engagement with Human Genetics as Policy Practice and as ‘social Movement’ and (jointly with Mann R & Paterson C) Locating the “local”: Methodological Issues in researching of grass-roots civil society
  • 2010 ESRC Research Methods Festival Oxford (with Mann R) Convergence space: Researching civil society networks at the local level
  • 2010 WISERD Annual Conference Wales (with Mann R & Paterson C) Exploring the local life of civil society: A pilot study of a north Wales locality plus (with Burgess S) Stakeholder Perceptions of Place Shaping and Geographies of Participation and (with Feilzer M, Yates J and Williams K) An evaluation of the Women’s Turnaround Project in North Wales
  • 2010 BSA Annual Conference: Inequalities and Social Justice Glasgow Caledonian University (with Mann R) Emergent Hybridization? A Case Study of Grassroots Civil Society in North Wales
  • 2009 Genome Alberta and Genome British Columbia: The future of public participation: cultures, contexts and challenges Banff, Canada. Challenging [DNA] codes: Public Engagement with Human Genetics Outside the Policy Process
  • 2007 Wonbit: Women on Biotechnology Rome Egg Donation in the UK; Tracing Emerging Networks of Feminist Engagement
  • 2007 ISA RC47 Globalisation, Conflict and the Experience of Localities Rome Embodied and local resistance to genetic bioscience within the global ‘bio- economy’
  • 2007 4th CESAGen/CSG International Conference: Genetics and Society – Retrospects and Prospects, Royal Society, London
  • 2006 Gender Research Forum seminar Queens University, Belfast. Women in the Frontline? Feminist Issues in Genetic and Reproductive Technologies

Encyclopaedia Entries

  • Plows, A (2007) ‘Strategies and tactics in Social Movements’ in Anderson, G + Herr, K (eds) The Encyclopaedia of Activism and Social Justice, Sage
  • Plows, A  (2004) ‘The Donga Tribe in  Taylor, Bron (ed) The Encyclopaedia of Religion and Nature

Other Publications

Other publications include book reviews, press releases, newsletter and newspaper articles, website articles, open letters, and press interviews. Recent examples:

  • November 2011 In depth interview for special feature on rural depopulation, Daily Post 21 Nov 11
  • February 2011 Online article for science communication research centre ‘Observa – Science in Society’. Article The Emerging Politics of Human Genetic Technologies