Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, 16-18 October, Cork


The annual conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland will take place this weekend (16-18 October) in the Metropole Hotel in Cork. Information on conference registration is available at http://www.ucc.ie/en/government/psai/ Please see below for more information on the roundtables, keynotes and parallel sessions over the weekend. For more information, please contact Dr Theresa Reidy at t.reidy@ucc.ie


Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference

16-18 October, 2015

Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain St, Cork.



Conference Programme

Friday 16 October
  PSAI Executive Committee Meeting 12.30 – 2.00 O’Casey


Arrival and Registration   From 1.00 First Floor Conference Suite
Parallel Session 1 Panel A

Panel B

Panel C


Roundtable 1


2.00 – 3.45







Tea/Coffee Break     First Floor Conference Suite
Parallel Session 2 Panel A

Panel B

Panel C


Roundtable 2


4.15 – 5.45 Shaw





PSAI AGM   6.00 – 7.00 Yeats


Prof Michael Marsh (TCD)


‘Economics and Irish politics: the peculiar case of the next election’


7.00 – 8.00 Beckett
Event Conference Opening Reception and Book Launch


Lorenzo Bosi, Niall Ó Dochartaigh and Daniela Pisoiu (eds) (2015) Political Violence in Context: Time, Space and Milieu. Colchester: ECPR Press.


Launch by Prof John Coakley (UCD and QUB)


8.00 Cockburn
Saturday 17 October
Parallel Session 3 Panel A

Panel B

Panel C

Panel D


9.00 – 10.00 Shaw




Tea/Coffee Break     First Floor Conference Suite
Parallel Session 4 Panel A

Panel B

Panel C

Panel D

Panel E


11.00 – 12.30 Joyce





Lunch   12.30 – 2.00 First Floor Conference Suite
  Roundtable 3: Gender Equality Policy in Practice



Roundtable 4: Getting Published in Political Science


1.00 – 2.00 Joyce





PSAI Specialist Group Meetings   1.00 – 2.00  



Parallel Session 5 Panel A

Panel B

Panel C

Panel D


2.00 – 3.30 Shaw




Tea/Coffee Break   3.30 – 4.00 First Floor Conference Suite
Parallel Session 6 Panel A

Panel B

Panel C

Panel D


4.00 – 5.30 Shaw






Prof Rudy Andeweg, Universiteit Leiden


‘Peter Mair on Representative Democracy’


5.45 – 6.45 Beckett
Event Book Launches and Drinks Reception


Sophie Whiting (2015) Spoiling the peace? The threat of dissident Republicans to peace in Northern Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Launch by Dr Niall O’Dochartaigh (NUIG)



David Mitchel (2015) Politics and Peace in Northern Ireland: Political Parties and the Implementation of the 1998 Agreement. Manchester University Press.

Launch by Prof Jon Tonge (Liverpool)

7.30 Bowen
Event Conference Dinner and Awards Ceremony


Basil Chubb PhD Prize

Brian Farrell Book Prize

Irish Political Studies Best Paper Prize

Teaching and Learning Prize


8.15 Douglas Vance
Sunday 18 October
Parallel Session 7 Panel A

Panel B

Panel C

10.00 – 11.30 Shaw



  IPS Editorial Board Meeting 11.30 – 12.30 O’Casey
Tea/Coffee Break   11.30 – 12.00 First Floor Conference Suite
Parallel Session 8 Panel A

Panel B

Panel C

12.00 – 1.30 Shaw




End of Conference




Specialist Group Business Meetings

Saturday 1.00pm-2.00pm


Peace and Conflict                                                           Shaw

Contacts: Dr Niall O’Dochartaigh (NUIG)niall.odochartaigh@nuig.ie and Dr Dawn Walsh (Birmingham) d.walsh@bham.ac.uk


Voters, Parties and Elections                                      Wilde

Contacts: Dr Theresa Reidy (UCC) t.reidy@ucc.ie and Dr Jane Suiter (DCU) jane.suiter@dcu.ie


Participatory and Deliberative Democracy            O’Casey

Contacts: Dr Clodagh Harris (UCC) Clodagh.harris@ucc.ie and Dr Vanessa Liston Vanessa.liston@gmail.com


Friday                  16 October 2015



Session 1: 2pm – Panel A: Peace Agreements and Peace Building                                                              Joyce

Specialist Group: Peace and Conflict


Chair: Dr Niall Ó Dochartaigh (NUIG)  niall.odochartaigh@nuigalway.ie


Lessons from Northern Ireland? Timing and sequencing of peacebuilding

Prof Jennifer Todd (UCD) jennifer.todd@ucd.ie and Prof Joseph Ruane (UCD and UCC) j.ruane@ucc.ie

Overcoming a lack of trust to facilitate peace agreements in divided societies

Dr Dawn Walsh (University of Birmingham) d.walsh@bham.ac.uk

A kind of peace? : Ireland, Palestine and the Basque Country

Dr Marisa McGlinchey (Coventry University)

Navigating the Post-Dayton Landscape: Institutional Barriers to Cross-Ethnic Parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Cera Murtagh, (University of Edinburgh) c.e.murtagh@sms.ed.ac.uk

Session 1: 2pm – Panel B: Chinese Politics, Sino-EU Relations                                                      Shaw

Specialist Group: International Relations and Area Studies


Chair: Dr Niall Duggan (UCC) n.duggan@ucc.ie


EU-China Climate Relations: Learning from the Past and Building for the Future?

Dr. Diarmuid Torney (DCU) Diarmuid.torney@dcu.ie

EU-China Relations: Understanding Institutionalisation

Dr. Andrew Cottey (UCC) a.cottey@ucc.ie

The EU-China Bilateral Investment Treaty & the EU Services & Investment Agenda

Mr David Hallinan (UCD) hallinandavid@gmail.com


Session 1: 2pm – Panel C: Evaluating Participatory and Deliberative Democracy                  Wilde

Specialist Group: Participatory and Deliberative Democracy


Chair: Claire McGing (NUIM)


Participedia: the potential and pitfalls of crowdsourcing data on participatory governance.

Matt Ryan M.G.Ryan@soton.ac.uk (University of Southampton)

Ireland, the best country in the world in which to do deliberation? Deliberative quality and Ireland’s Convention on the Constitution

Dr Clodagh Harris (UCC), Clodagh.harris@ucc.ie Professor David M. Farrell (UCD), david.farrell@ucd.ie and Dr Jane Suiter (DCU) jane.suiter@dcu.ie

The Irish Same-Sex Marriage Referendum, Democracy, and the Left

Dr Laurence Davis (UCC) l.davis@ucc.ie


Session 1: 2pm – Roundtable 1: Polls, Polling and Irish Public Opinion                                      Yeats


Chair: Kevin Rafter, DCU kevin.rafter@dcu.ie


Mary Minihan, Political Reporter The Irish Times

Gerry Howlin, Commentator and former Political Advisor

Ian McShane, Managing Director, Behaviour & Attitudes

Tom Louwerse, Department of Political Science, TCD


Session 2: 4.15pm – Panel A: Chinese Politics, The Global and Domestic Development of Chinese Public Policy                                                                                                                                                    Shaw


Specialist Group: International Relations and Area Studies


Chair: Dr Andrew Cottey (UCC) a.cottey@ucc.ie


The Political Economy of Building Social Housing in China

Dr. Xin Sun (TCD) sunxi@tcd.ie

An Actor-Oriented Public Policy Perspective to analyse Public Administration Development in China

Ms Di HU (UL) Di.Hu@ul.ie

China’s New Role in Global Economic Governance

Prof. Jörn-Carsten Gottwald (RUB) joern-carsten.gottwald@rub.de and Dr Niall Duggan (UCC) n.duggan@ucc.ie

How to Win Friends and Influence People: Chinese Power, International Norms, and the United Nations General Assembly

Dr Samuel Brazys (UCD) Samuel.brazys@ucd.ie & Dr Alexander Dukalskis (UCD) alexander.dukalskis@ucd.ie


Session 2: 4.15 – Panel B: Politics in Northern Ireland                                                                       Wilde

Chair: Prof Jennifer Todd jennifer.todd@ucd.ie


Sport for peace in Northern Ireland?: a quantitative study of public attitudes to sport, sectarianism and inclusion

Dr David Mitchell (TCD), Prof Owen Hargie (UU) and Dr Ian Somerville ijas1@le.ac.uk (University of Leicester)

Grassroots perspectives on the potential contribution of sports-based projects to the Northern Ireland peace process

Stephen Bloomer (UU) shbresearch@gmail.com

A Union of convenience or a committed political relationship? The changing identity of Ulster unionism within the United Kingdom

Marion Perry (UU) perry-a2@email.ulster.ac.uk


Session 2: 4.15pm – Panel C: Post-economic crisis challenges to European integration: some political and legal case studies


Chair: Dr Bernadette Connalughton (UL)


Politicization of the European Commission: a historical institutionalist perspective

Dr Emmanuelle Schön-Quinlivan (UCC) e.schon@ucc.ie

Coping with Business Failure and Bankruptcy in Europe: A Case Study on The Failure of Market Integration

Prof Irene Lynch-Fannon i.lynchfannon@ucc.ie (UCC) and Emilie Ghio (UCC)

Policy windows and power accumulation by supranational institutions: the European Commission and the reforms of the Stability and Growth Pact 2003 –2011

Marco Scipioni (LSE) marco.scipioni@ucc.ie

The issue of sovereignty in the Economic and Monetary Union: a legal perspective

Mike Ball (UCC)


Session 2: 4.15pm – Roundtable 2: The Irish National Election Study


Chair: Prof Michael Marsh (TCD) mmarsh@tcd.ie


Left Right in Ireland

Prof Ken Benoit (LSE) and Prof Gail McElroy mcelroy@tcd.ie (TCD)

All dressed up and no place to go: the lack of party system change in Ireland in 2011

Prof David Farrell (UCD) and Prof Shaun Bowler (UC Riverside)

In the line of duty: The moral basis of turnout in the 2011 Irish election

Prof Andre Blais (Montreal), Dr Carol Galais (Montreal) and Dr Theresa Reidy (UCC) t.reidy@ucc.ie





Saturday    17 October 2015



Session 3: 9am – Panel A: International Politics


Specialist Group: International Politics and Area Studies


Chair: Dr Michael Breen (DCU)


Cooperative Power, Nonviolent Resistance and Social Transformation

Dr Iain Atack atacki@tcd.ie

The 2013 Bulgarian Protest Movement: ‘europeanization from below?

Prof John O’Brennan (NUIM) john.obrennan@nuim.ie

The Microfoundations of Diversionary Conflict

Dr Tobias Theiler (UCD) tobias.theiler@ucd.ie


Session 3: 9am – Panel B: Gender Politics in Northern Ireland


Chair: Prof Jon Tonge (Liverpool)


Save Ulster from Misogyny: Elections, gender and political representation in Northern Ireland

Sophie A Whiting (University of Bath) S.Whiting@bath.ac.uk

Protestant/Unionist/Loyalist women and their interaction with politics in post ceasefire Northern Ireland

Danielle Roberts (UU) Roberts-D@email.ulster.ac.uk

Culture Wars and Abortion: The role of religious ideology in policy and politics in Northern Ireland

Dr Fiona Bloomer (UU) fk.bloomer@ulster.ac.uk and Claire Pierson (UU) pierson-c@email.ulster.ac.uk

A United Kingdom? Explaining disparity in abortion legislation between Britain and Northern Ireland

Jennifer Thomson (Queen Mary University) j.c.thomson@gmul.ac.uk


Session 3: 9am – Panel C: Institutions, Public Policy and Politics


Chair: Dr Michael Courtney (DCU)


Special Advisers in Irish Government: Mapping Roles within the Core Executive

Dr Bernadette Connaughton (UL) Bernadette.connaughton@ul.ie

Cutback management in Irish government

Dr Muiris MacCarthaigh (QUB) m.maccarthaigh@qub.ac.uk

Critical Junctures and the Department of Finance: From DPS to DPER

Dr Tom Ward tom.p.ward@gmail.com

Ideas & Interests in Economics: Building on Recent Literature

Dr John Considine (UCC), j.considine@ucc.ie Dr David Duffy (UU), d.duffy@ulster.ac.uk

Dr Sabrina Bunyan (UU) s.bunyan@ulster.ac.uk


Session 3: 9am – Panel D: Voters, Parties and Elections


Chair: Prof Kevin Rafter (DCU)


Media Ownership and the Tone of News Coverage of Labour Unions: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Liam Kneafsey (TCD)

Eroding Political Trust? The Systemic Effects of Negative Campaigning on British Voters’ Attitudes in the 2015 General Election

Dr Annemarie Walter (University of Nottingham) and Prof Cees van der Eijk (University of Nottingham)

In the eye of the beholder, Voter perceptions of party policy shifts: the case of Germany

Dr Carolina Plescia (University of Vienna) and Dr Magdalena Staniek (UCD)

Brothers in Arms: The impact of party cohesion on election results

David Barrett (TCD)


Session 4: 11.00am – Panel A: The Death of Community Development? The Impact of Local Government Reform on Local Democracy


Chair: Dr Aodh Quinlivan (UCC) a.quinlivan@ucc.ie


‘The Death of Community Development? The Impact of Local Government Reform in Ireland on Local Democracy’

Catherine Forde (UCC), D. O’Byrne (UCC) and Felim O’ hAdhmaill (UCC)

Assessing the Reform Agenda: Critical Perspectives on new structures for local governance, planning and development

Jonathan Hall (UCC), Ray O’Connor (UCC), William Brady (UCC) and Carol Power (UCC)

Impact of open public submissions on citizens’ participation in local planning

Dr Vanessa Liston (DCU & CiviQ) Vanessa.liston@gmail.com

The Local Government Reform Act 2014: Policy, Practice and Political Disconnect

Mark Rylands (UCC), Ray O’Connor (UCC) and Carol Power (UCC)


Session 4: 11.00am – Panel B: Politics in Northern Ireland


Chair: Dr Kevin Bean (Liverpool)


Any sign of a New Politics? The 2015 General Election in Northern Ireland

Prof Jon Tonge (University of Liverpool) J.Tonge@liverpool.ac.uk

Consociation and the Dimensionality of Policy Space

John Garry (QUB), j.garry@qub.ac.uk Neil Matthews (QUB) and Jonathan Wheatley (University of Zurich)

Former Prisoners and Memoir-writing: Republic and Loyalist Paramilitaries and the Prospects for Reconciliation

Dr Stephen Hopkins (University of Leicester)


Session 4: 11.00am – Panel C: Referendum Research


Chair: Prof Michael Marsh (TCD)


Political Participation and Twitter

Dr Jane Suiter (DCU) jane.suiter@dcu.ie

Who are those shy No Voters?

Dr Johan A Elkink (UCD) jos.elkink@ucd.ie

The 2015 Marriage Referendum; Constitutional Convention, Campaign and Conservative Ireland

Dr Johan A Elkink (UCD), jos.elkink@ucd.ie Prof David Farrell (UCD), david.farrell@ucd.ie Dr Theresa Reidy (UCC) t.reidy@ucc.ie and Dr Jane Suiter (DCU) jane.suiter@dcu.ie


Session 4: 11.00am – Panel D: Politics in the Republic of Ireland


Chair: Prof Gary Murphy (DCU)


High Turnover, Little Reform: How Ireland’s Dáil Éireann Resisted the Forces of Change

Mary C Murphy (UCC) maryc.murphy@ucc.ie

We need a public inquiry! Politics and practice in the operation of public inquiries in Ireland

Dr Fiona Donson (UCC) and Dr Darren O’Donovan (Bond University)

Twenty-eight and counting – the growth of the Irish political memoir

Prof Kevin Rafter (DCU) kevin.rafter@dcu.ie

The Quiet Protest Vote – Intra-party vote-switching under PR-STV

Dr Michael Courtney (DCU) michael.courtney@dcu.ie


Session 4: 11.00am – Panel E: Voters, Parties and Elections


Chair: Prof Timothy White (Xavier)

Randomized Electoral Districts

Prof Peter Stone (TCD) pstone@tcd.ie and Scott Wentland (Longwood University) wentlandsa@longwood.edu

Governmental stability and the durability of political parties in office

Dr Conor Little (University of Copenhagen) conor.little@gmail.com

The EU’s Maritime Security Strategy: quo vadis Ireland?

Dr Brendan Flynn (NUIG) Brendan.flynn@nuigalway.ie


Roundtable 3: 1pm – Gender Equality Policy in Practice                                                                  Joyce

Chair: Prof John Coakley (UCD)


Fiona Buckley (UCC) f.buckley@ucc.ie Gender and political representation

Yvonne Galligan (QUB) y.galligan@qub.ac.uk Women in higher education and science

Joanne Wright (UNB) jwright@unb.ca The politics of rights and choice

Violetta Di Bucchianico (UCD) violetta.di-bucchianico@ucdconnect.ie Gender and immigration



Roundtable 4: 1pm – Getting Published in Political Science                                                           Yeats


Tony Mason, Manchester University Press



Session 5: 2pm – Panel A: Renewal of Local Government


Specialist Group: Local Government


Chair: Dr Deiric O’Broin


The Alignment of Local Government and Local Development – perspectives of civil society leaders and rural citizens

Dr Brendan O’Keeffe (UL) and Dr Karen Keaveney (UCD)

Tracing the Trajectory of Local Government Reforms in Ireland

Dr Aodh Quinlivan (UCC) a.quinlivan@ucc.ie

How do we compare?

Dr Bríd Quinn (UL) brid.quinn@ul.ie

Planning Reform and Urban Governance: Ireland’s Second Tier Cities

William Brady (UCC) w.brady@ucc.ie


Session 5: 2pm – Panel B: Gender Quotas


Specialist Group: Gender Politics


Chair: Fiona Buckley (UCC) f.buckley@ucc.ie


Explaining Political Party Reaction to Legislated Gender Quotas

Mary Brennan (UCD) and Dr Johan A Elkink (UCD)

Who Supports Gender Quotas in Ireland?

Prof Gail McElroy mcelroy@tcd.ie (TCD) and Lisa Keenan (TCD)

Economic factors affecting female representation in parliament: A cross-country analysis

Dr Declan Jordan (UCC) d.jordan@ucc.ie


Session 5: 2pm – Panel C: Voters, Parties and Elections


Chair: Dr Muiris McCarthaigh (QUB)


Pathological parochialism or a valuable service? Attitudes to the constituency role of Irish parliamentarians

Prof Michael Gallagher (TCD) mgllgher@tcd.ie and Dr Jane Suiter (DCU) jane.suiter@dcu.ie

Austerity Politics and Electoral Mobilisation in Ireland: Explaining Voter Turnout during the Economic Crisis

Dr Michael Courtney (DCU), michael.courtney@dcu.ie Prof Gary Murphy (DCU) gary.murphy@dcu.ie and Dr Eoin O’Malley (DCU) eoin.omalley@dcu.ie

Gender Identity and Vote Choice: evidence from the 2014 European Parliament elections in Ireland

Dr Rory Costello (UL)rory.costello@ul.ie and Rita McInerney (UL)


Session 5: 2pm – Panel D: Politics of Northern Ireland


Chair: Dr Neil Matthews (QUB)


Legacy, Unresolved Conflict and Commemoration

Dr Felim O’ hAdhmaill (UCC) f.ohadhmaill@ucc.ie

Loyalist Collective Memory and Shared Futures

Prof Jim McAuley (Huddersfield) j.w.mcauley@hud.ac.uk

An Intimate History of Terror: Assessing Motivations behind UVF Violence

Dr Aaron Edwards (Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst) aaron.edwards968@gmail.com

How Could They Kill Them?: An Intimate History of Political Murders During the Northern Ireland Troubles’

Dr Martin McCleery (QUB) mmccleery02@qub.ac.uk


Session 6: 4pm – Panel A: Gender and Equality in Politics


Specialist Group: Gender Politics


Chair: Prof Yvonne Galligan (QUB) y.galligan@qub.ac.uk


Why is same sex marriage not legal in Northern Ireland?

Jennifer Thomson (Queen Mary, University of London)

Palestinian Women In Israel – Forgotten Or Unseen?

Rola Abu Zeid – O’Neill (UCC) r.azoneill@ucc.ie

Women and electoral success in Ireland, 2007-13

Fiona Buckley (UCC), f.buckley@ucc.ie Claire McGing (NUIM), Claire.mcging@nuim.ie Prof Mack Mariani (Xavier), Prof Timothy White (Xavier University) white@xavier.edu

Gendered Voting in Australia

Bruce Tranter (University of Tasmania) Bruce.Tranter@utas.edu.au


Session 6: 4pm – Panel B: Politics in Northern Ireland


Chair: Prof Thomas Hennessey thomas.hennessey@canterbury.ac.uk


Constitutional Models and Irish Nationalism

Prof John Coakley (QUB) john.coakley@ucd.ie

Organisational Foundations of Military Power: the Irish Republican Army and the Army of the Serbian Republic in Bosnia compared

Dr Niall Ó Dochartaigh NUIG niall.odochartaigh@nuigalway.ie and Prof Siniša Malešević (UCD)

The Politics of Recognition in Northern Ireland: Co-Constructing A Theory of Civic Loyalism

Sophie Long (QUB)

Ireland’s Violent Frontier revisited: security cooperation as an element in Anglo-Irish politics, 1969-1998

Prof Eunan O’Halpin HALPINE@tcd.ie


Session 6: 4pm – Panel : C Freedom and Domination in Institutional Design


Chair: Dr Jennifer Kavanagh (WIT)


Bureaucratic discretion and freedom as non-domination in the administrative state

Eoin Daly (NUIG) Eoin.daly@nuigalway.ie

Radicalising Republicanism: Weighting the two faces of freedom in republican political theory

Daniel Savery (NUIG) Danielsavery093@gmail.com


Session 6: 4pm – Panel D: Voters, Parties and Elections


Chair: Dr Rory Costello


Improving Opinion Poll Reporting: The Irish Polling Indicator

Prof Tom Louwerse (TCD) tom.louwerse@tcd.ie

Local Elections 2014 – What made the difference? An analysis of successful local election campaigns

Dr Justin Sinnott (UCD) justin.m.sinnott@gmail.com

Why Independent? A study of what influences the decision to become an independent politician in Ireland

Yvonne Murphy (UCC) yvonnecmurphy@gmail.com

Comparing Parties’ Climate Policy Positions using Election Manifestoes in Six European Countries

Conor Little (University of Copenhagen), conor.little@gmail.com Vasiliki Tsagkroni (Keele University) Robert Ladrech (Keele University) and Neil Carter (University of York)



Sunday       18 October 2015



Session 7: 10am – Panel A: International Politics


Specialist Group: International Politics and Area Studies


Chair: Dr Jennifer Kavanagh (WIT)


Liberia – A UN Parameter for Success

Dr Rory Finegan (DCU) rfinegan@hotmail.com

Sectarianism in Yemen: The Houthi Movement – Domestic and Regional Implications

Dr Vincent Durac Vincent.durac@ucd.ie

The evolution of civilian protection in peacekeeping mandates: Operations Darfur, DRC and CAR compared

Dr Walt Kilroy (DCU) walt.kilroy@dcu.ie


Session 7: 10am – Panel B: Politics and Economics


Chair: Dr Jane Suiter (DCU)


Euroscepticism without politicisation: the case of Ireland during the financial crisis

Dr Rory Costello rory.costello@ul.ie

Elections and Markets during the Euro Crisis

Dr Iain McMenamin (DCU), Dr Michael Breen (DCU), Dr Juan Munoz-Portillo (University of Cambridge

Explanations for the Inflation of Policy Bubbles: Privatisation and Taxation Policy in Ireland

Cathal Fitzgerald (DCU) and Dr Eoin O’Malley (DCU) eoin.omalley@dcu.ie

Institutional change relating to the Irish banking sector 1997 to 2008 – a case study

Patrick Howard (UCC) howardpg@eircom.net


Session 7: 10am – Panel C: Collusion, conspiracy and ‘Impact’ culture: understanding research into contentious politics


Chair: Dr Stephen Hopkins


The Irish Republican Project: the importance of academic autonomy

Dr Marisa McGlinchey (Coventry University) ab3628@coventry.ac.uk

From Boston to Liverpool: a tale of two research projects

Dr Kevin Bean (University of Liverpool) Kevinb@liverpool.ac.uk

Breach of trust: An interviewee’s perspective on the ethics of the Liverpool Project

Martin Duffy (Republican Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle & Thomas Harte, Cumann Lurgan)

The dissident project;:some clarifications

Prof Jon Tonge (Liverpool) J.Tonge@liverpool.ac.uk


Session 8: 12am – Panel A: Political Economy


Chair: Dr Michael Courtney (DCU)


Daily Judgement: Political News and Financial Markets

Dr Michael Breen (DCU) michael.breen@dcu.ie Dr Iain McMenamin (DCU) Dr Michael Courtney Michael.courtney@dcu.ie (DCU) and Dr Gemma McNulty (DCU)

Diagonal Enforcement Mechanisms in International Trade Politics

Prof William Phelan (TCD) phelanw@tcd.ie

Trade Imbalances and Interstate Conflict Embedded in Networks

Yao Han (UCD) yao.han@ucdconnect.ie


Session 8: 12am – Panel B: International Politics


Specialist Group: International Politics and Area Studies


Chair: Dr Walt Kilroy (DCU)


The Establishment of Peacekeeping Missions Revisited: How international Factors Impact on the Intervention Decision of Third Parties

Donata-Katharina Brunelli (TCD)

NATO’s Post 2014 Transition: The Rebuilding of an Effective Deterrence Strategy

Dr Niall Mulchinock (UCC)

State Control of Civil Society Organisations: The case of Turkey

Jessica Leigh Doyle (UCD)

US Special Forces: Othering the Self

Stephen Warren (QUB) swarren02@qub.ac.uk


Session 8: 12am – Panel C: Emerging Research on the Northern Ireland Conflict


Chair: Michael Martin (NUIG)


The Art of Hate Mail: Letters to Cardinal William Conway 1968-1972

Maggie Scull (King’s College London)

The United States and Northern Ireland during the Carter Administration: Contrasting Diaspora Involvement in the Conflict

Alison Meagher (QUB)

Intolerance in a tolerant society?: Parading, sectarianism, and declining middle–class respectability of the Orange Order in Northern Ireland

Andrew McCaldon (University of Liverpool)

The ‘Brexit’ and Northern Ireland’s political parties: Ethno-nationalism or ‘normal’ politics?

Henry Jarrett (University of Exeter)





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