Brendan O'Leary

Lauder Professor of Political Science
Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, Room 323
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Brendan O'Leary is an Irish, European Union, and US citizen, and since 2003 has been the Lauder Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author, co-author, and co-editor of 26 books; and the author or co-author of hundreds of articles or chapters in peer-reviewed journals and university presses, encyclopedia articles,  and numerous other forms of publication. His latest publications include a three-volume study called A Treatise on Northern Ireland, that will be published in April 2019 by Oxford University Press, and a research report entitled Northern Ireland and the UK’s Exit from the EU: What Do People Think? Evidence from Two Investigations: A Survey and a Deliberative Forum (PI: Garry, J., McNicholl, K., O’Leary, B., & Pow, J., Belfast, Queen’s University Belfast, 2018 sponsored by the UK’s Economic and Research Council.)

Professor O’Leary was the inaugural winner of the Juan Linz prize of the International Political Science Association for contributions to the study of multinational societies, federalism and power-sharing, and in 2016 he was elected an honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy, principally because of his contributions to the field of power-sharing. In addition to his scholarly work, O’Leary has been a political and constitutional advisor to the United Nations, the European Union, the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq, the Governments of the UK and Ireland, and to the British Labour Party (before and during the Irish peace process).

O’Leary was born in Cork, Ireland. His early childhood was mostly spent in Nigeria. He grew up between the ages 8 and 18 in Northern Ireland and the Sudan. He attended the Northern Irish grammar school, St MacNissi’s College, Garron Tower, 1969-76. He received the Irish Times/Trinity College Dublin all-Ireland best individual speaker prize in school debating in 1975, and the Joint Association of Classical Teachers prize for first place in Advanced level Ancient History in 1976. He won an open scholarship to Keble College Oxford in 1977, where he was tutored by Larry Siedentop, the scholar of Tocqueville and the European Union, and by the economist Paul Collier. O’Leary graduated with BA honors from the University of Oxford in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1981, first class), and wrote his PhD thesis at the London School of Economics & Political Science. Supervised by the late Professor T.J. Nossiter, it was examined by Professors Ernest Gellner and Nicos Mouzelis. It won the Robert McKenzie Memorial Prize for the best PhD at LSE presented in 1988, and was subsequently published as The Asiatic Mode of Production: Oriental Despotism, Historical Materialism and Indian History, with a Foreword by the late Ernest Gellner. In 2001 this book was elected one of 202 central works of sociology in the 20th century in the digest Schlüsselwerke der Soziologie, eds. S. Papcke & G.W. Oesterdiekhoff (eds.) (Berlin: Westdesutscher Verlag, 2001, pp. 372-4).

Between 1983 and 2003, O’Leary was on the faculty of the London School of Economics & Political Science, where he was successively Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, and Professor of Political Science; the first elected head of the LSE Government Department (1998-2001); and an elected Academic Governor (2000-1). He has been a visiting professor of political science at Uppsala University, the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and at Queen's University Belfast, and a Moore fellow at the National University of Ireland-Galway.

Brendan O’Leary was a political advisor to the British Labour Shadow Cabinet on Northern Ireland between 1987-8 and 1996-7, advising the late Kevin McNamara and the late Marjorie (“Mo”) Mowlam, shadow Secretaries of State for Northern Ireland. He advised Irish, British, and American ministers and officials, and the Irish-American Morrison delegation during the Northern Ireland peace process, appeared as an expert witness before the US Congress, and was a guest at the White House in 1994, 1995 and 1998. His work with John McGarry on police reform was singled out in the press for influencing the independent commission on police reform which reported in 1999. 

O’Leary has been a constitutional advisor for the European Union and the United Nations in the promotion of the confederal and federal re-building of Somalia, and for the United Kingdom’s Department of International Development in consultancies on power-sharing in coalition governments in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, and in Nepal. 

For the United Nations O’Leary was a contributing consultant to its 2004 United Nations Human Development Report on Culture and Liberty, co-edited by Amartya Sen. In 2009-2010 he was seconded to the UN as the Senior Advisor on Power-Sharing in the Standby Team of the Mediation Support Unit of the Department of Political Affairs.  In that capacity he had field experience in numerous conflict-sites, including in Sudan, South Sudan, Nepal and Kyrgyzstan. 

Since 2003 O’Leary has regularly been an international constitutional advisor to the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq, assisting in the negotiation of the Transitional Administrative Law (2004); electoral systems design (2004-5); the Constitution of Iraq (2005); the draft Constitution of the Kurdistan Region (2005-); and in monitoring violations of the Constitution of Iraq by its federal government. He has also been an expert witness on Iraq and Kurdistan to branches of the US Government, and to the United Kingdom's Iraq Commission.

Academic Honors in the 21st century:

•      In 2002 O’Leary was a fellow at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, completing what became The Northern Ireland Conflict: Consociational Engagements

•      In 2009, Rupert Taylor published Consociational Theory: McGarry and O'Leary and the Northern Ireland Conflict, Routledge, a symposium devoted to Professor O'Leary's work with his colleague Professor John McGarry.  The collection is preceded by a statement by McGarry and O’Leary, and concludes with their reply to the 16 contributions which discuss their work.

•       A paper co-authored by Dr. Paul Mitchell (LSE), Prof.  Geoffrey Evans (Oxford) and Prof. Brendan O'Leary (University of Pennsylvania) won the Harrison Prize in 2010 for the best paper published in Political Studies, the flagship journal of the UK's Political Studies Association in 2009:  “Extremist Outbidding in Ethnic Party Systems is Not Inevitable: Tribune Parties in Northern Ireland.”

•       Professor O'Leary presented the Government and Opposition distinguished Leonard Schapiro lecture at the Annual Conference of the UK's Political Science Association in 2012.

•      In 2014 O’Leary won the inaugural Juan Linz prize of the International Political Science Association for contributions to the study of multinational societies, federalism and power-sharing

•      In 2014 O’Leary was a fellow at the Moore Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where was invited to give a public lecture as part of the President of Ireland’s Ethics Initiative: he spoke on Power-sharing in Deeply Divided Places

•     In the summer of 2016 Professor O’Leary was elected a Member of the US Council on Foreign Relations. 

 •     In February 2017 Professor O’Leary and Professor John McGarry received the ENMISA Distinguished Scholar Award of the International Studies Association Conference at Baltimore “for senior scholars” for research “in Ethnicity and/or Nationalism and/or Migration studies.”

 •     In November 2016 Professor O’Leary was elected an honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy:  https://www.ria.ie/brendan-oleary

 

Research Interests: 

·         Power-sharing systems, especially in consociations and pluralist federations. 

·         Constitutional design debates: especially regarding executives; legislatures; electoral systems; minority, group, linguistic, ethnic, religious, autonomy and national self-determination rights, and the division and sharing of powers in federations and confederations (including the EU).

·         Nationalism; national and ethnic conflict-regulation; national self-determination. 

·         National, ethnic and communal violence and the security sectors of divided places. 

·         Democracy, democratization and electoral systems. 

·         Despotisms: Ancient and Modern.

·         Nations, States and Empires: past and present.  

·         Secular and theocratic doctrines. 

·         Empirical conflict research: Iraq's federalization; the break-up of Sudan; the Irish peace process; Kurdish politics in Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Iran.

·         The Crises of the European Union.

Selected Publications: 

Books & Collections

  1. A Treatise on Northern Ireland. Volume I:  Colonialism. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019)
  2. A Treatise on Northern Ireland. Volume II:  Control. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019)
  3. A Treatise on Northern Ireland. Volume I: Consociation and Confederation. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019)
  4. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Reflections on the Politics of Stalemate, co-edited with Karl Cordell and Stefan Wolff, (London and New York: Routledge, 2016) Special Issue of Ethnopolitics, 15, 4, also published separately as an edited volume. 
  5. The Politics of Antagonism: Understanding Northern Ireland (London: Bloomsbury Academic Collections, 2016), reprint by a new publisher of the 2nd and updated edition by Athlone
  6. Courts and Consociations: Human Rights versus Power-Sharing (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), with Christopher McCrudden.
  7. Divided Nations and European Integration (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013), Co-Editor with T. Mabry, J. McGarry and M. Moore.
  8. Power-Sharing in Deeply Divided Places (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013), Co-Editor with J. McEvoy.
  9. How to Get Out of Iraq with Integrity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009).
  10. The Kurdistan Region: Invest in the Future. An official publication of the Kurdistan Regional Government (London & Washington, DC: Newsdesk Publications, 2nd entirely new edition, 2009). Editor.
  11. The Kurdistan Region: Invest in the Future. An official publication of the Kurdistan Regional Government (London & Washington, DC: Newsdesk Publications, 2008). Editor.
  12. Terror, Insurgency and the State: Ending Protracted Conflicts (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007). Co-editor with M. Heiberg and J. Tirman.
  13. The Future of Kurdistan in Iraq (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005). Co-editor with J. McGarry and K. Salih.
  14. The Northern Ireland Conflict: Consociational Engagements (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004). With J. McGarry.
  15. Right-Sizing the State: The Politics of Moving Borders (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001). Co-editor with I. S. Lustick and T. Callaghy.
  16. Policing Northern Ireland: Proposals for a New Start (Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 1999). With J. McGarry.
  17. The Politics of Antagonism: Understanding Northern Ireland (London & Atlantic Heights, N.J.: Athlone, pp 358. 1993, 2nd updated edition: 1996) (with J. McGarry). [Short-listed for the Ewart-Biggs Memorial prize 1994].
  18. Explaining Northern Ireland: Broken Images (Oxford, England, Cambridge, Mass: Basil Blackwell & John Wiley, 1995). Reprinted twice. With J. McGarry.
  19. State of Truce: Northern Ireland after Twenty-Five Years of War. Special Issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies. 1995. 18, 4. Co-editor with J. McGarry.
  20. Northern Ireland: Sharing Authority (London: Institute of Public Policy Research, 1993). With T. Lyne, J. Marshall, and B. Rowthorn).
  21. The Politics of Ethnic Conflict Regulation: Case Studies of Protracted Ethnic Conflicts. (London & New York: Routledge, 1993). Co-editor with J. McGarry.
  22. Prime Minister, Cabinet, and Core Executive, Special Issue of Public Administration. 1990, 68, 1. Co-editor with P. Dunleavy and R.A.W. Rhodes.
  23. The Future of Northern Ireland (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990) pp. 376. Foreword by Arend Lijphart. Co-editor with J. McGarry.
  24. Jack Watson's World History Since 1945 (London: John Murray, 1990). Editor.
  25. The Asiatic Mode of Production: Oriental Despotism, Historical Materialism, and Indian History. (Oxford and New York: Basil Blackwell, 1989). Foreword by Ernest Gellner.
  26. Theories of the State: The Politics of Liberal Democracy” (London: Macmillan, 1987, with Patrick Dunleavy, republished 9 times). 

Selection of chapters in books edited by others, 2005-2018 

  1. 2018. “Nationalism and International Security.” In Alexandra Gheciu & William C. Wohlforth (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of International Security (pp. 415-431). Oxford: Oxford University Press. With N. Sambanis
  2. 2017. “Power-sharing Executives: Consociational and Centripetal Formulae and the Case of Northern Ireland.” In Allison McCulloch & John McGarry (Eds.), Power-Sharing: Empirical and Normative Challenges (pp. 63-86). London: Routledge. With J. McGarry.
  3. 2017. “Walker Connor (1926-2017): A Tribute.” Nationalities Papers, 45(5), 725-729.
  4. 2015. “God(s) and Government(s): A Provisional Taxonomy.” In The Politics of Religion and Nationalism: Federalism, Consociationalism and Secession, edited Ferran Requejo and Klaus-Jürgen Nagel, pp. 12-35. London: Routledge.
  5. 2015. “Governing Diversity.” In Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies, edited by Steven Vertovec, pp. 203-15. New York: Routledge.
  6. 2015. “Traitors Within and Bridges Across Derry and Mostar. An Exploratory Comparison.” In The Politics of Identity in Post-Conflict States: The Bosnian and Irish Experience, edited Éamonn  Ó Ciardha and Gabriela Vojvoda, pp. 59-78. London: Routledge.
  7. 2012. “The Politics of Accommodation and Integration in Democratic States.” In (Eds.) A. Guelke & J. Tournon, The Study of Politics and Ethnicity: Recent Analytical Developments (Leverkusen Opladen: Barbara Budrich), pp. 79-116. In The World of Political Science: The Development of the Discipline Book Series. International Political Science Association Series (with J. McGarry).
  8. 2012.  “Partition,” in (Eds.) T. Wilson and H. Donnan, The Blackwell-Wiley Companion to Border Studies. (Oxford: Blackwell-Wiley), pp. 29-47.
  9. 2012.  “Territorial Pluralism: Its Forms, Flaws and Virtues.” In Federalism, Plurinationality and Democratic Constitutionalism: Theory and Cases, ed. F. Requejo and M. Caminal. (New York: Routledge), pp. 17-50.  (with J. McGarry)
  10. 2011. “Debating Partition: Evaluating the Standard Justifications.” In (Eds.) K. Cordell and S. Wolff The Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict  (London: Routledge), pp. 140-57.
  11. 2011. “Territorial Approaches to Ethnic Conflict Settlement.” In (Eds.) K. Cordell and S. Wolff, The Routledge Handbook on Ethnic Conflict (London: Routledge, pp. 249-65. (with J. McGarry).
  12. 2011. “Consociation and Self-Determination Disputes: The Evidence from Northern Ireland and Other Cases.” In (Eds.) K. Breen & S. O'Neill After the Nation? (London: Palgrave-Macmillan), pp. 38-59. (with J. McGarry) 
  13. 2011. “Iraq as a New Multi-National State: A Cautious Defense.” In (Eds.) K. Breen & S. O'Neill  (eds.) After the Nation?  (Basingstoke: Macmillan Palgrave), pp. 60-83.
  14. 2010. “Thinking About Asymmetry and Symmetry in the Remaking of Iraq.” In Asymmetric Autonomy and the Settlement of Ethnic Conflicts, (Eds.) M. Weller & K. Nobbs (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press), pp. 183-212.
  15. 2010. “Electoral Systems and the Lund Recommendations.” In Political Participation of Minorities: A Commentary on International Standards and Practice, (Eds.) Marc Weller and Katharine Nobbs, (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 363-400
  16. 2009. “Theocracy and the Separation of Powers,” in (Eds.) M. Ferrero and R. Wintrobe, The Political Economy of Theocracy. (London and New York: Palgrave),  Chapter 1. pp. 9-30.
  17. 2009.  “Part 1. Argument. Power-Shared after the Deaths of Thousands,” in R. Taylor, (Ed.) Consociational Theory: McGarry-O’Leary and the Northern Ireland Conflict. London: Routledge. pp. 13-84. (with J. McGarry)
  18. 2009. “Part III. Response: Under Friendly and Less Friendly Fire,”in Rupert Taylor ed., Consociational Theory: McGarry-O’Leary and the Northern Ireland Conflict. (London: Routledge). pp. 331-388, (with J. McGarry)
  19. 2009. “Consociational Theory and Peace Agreements in Pluri-National Places: Northern Ireland and Other Cases,”in G. Ben-Porat (Ed.), The Failure of the Middle East Peace Process. London: Palgrave, pp. 70-96, (with J. McGarry)
  20. 2008 “Integration or Accommodation? The Enduring Debate in Conflict Regulation,”in S. Choudhry, (Ed.), Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation? (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 41-88. (with J. McGarry and Richard Simeon).
  21. 2008. “Complex Power-Sharing in and over Northern Ireland: A Self-Determination Agreement, a Treaty, a Consociation, a Federacy, Matching Confederal Institutions, Inter-Governmentalism and a Peace Process,” in M. Weller, B. Metzger and N. Johnson (Eds.) Settling Self-Determination Disputes: Complex Power-Sharing in Theory and Practice (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers: Dodrecht), pp. 61-124.
  22. 2007. “Federalizing Natural Resources in Iraq’s Constitution,”in D. Malone, B. Roswell, and M. E. Bouillon (Eds.) Iraq: Preventing a New Generation of Conflict (Boulder, Co: Lynne Reinner), pp. 189-202.
  23. 2005. “Debating Consociational Politics: Normative and Explanatory Arguments.” In From Power-Sharing to Democracy: Post-Conflict Institutions in Ethnically Divided Societies, (Ed.) S. J. R. Noel. (Toronto: McGill-Queens University Press), pp. 3-43.

Selection of Journal Articles (1987-2018)

  1. 2018. The Kurds, the Four Wolves & the Great Powers. Journal of Politics, 80 (1), 22-36.
  2. 2018. The Twilight of the United Kingdom & Tiocfaidh ár lá: Twenty Years After the Good Friday Agreement. Ethnopolitics, 17 (3), 223-242.
  3. 2016. “Why Northern Ireland's Institutions Need Stability.” Government and Opposition, 51(1), 30-58. (with C. McCrudden, J. McGarry and A. Schwartz)
  4. 2016. “Power-Sharing and Partition Amid Israel-Palestine.” Ethnopolitics, 15(4), 345-365. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17449057.2016.1210353
  5. 2016. “The Dalriada Document: Towards a Multinational Compromise that Respects Democratic Diversity in the United Kingdom.” Political Quarterly, 87(4), 5618-5633.
  6. 2014.  “The Shackles of the State and Hereditary Animosities: Colonialism in the Interpretation of Irish History.” Field Day Review, 10, 148-186. 
  7. 2012. “The Federalization of Iraq and the Break-up of Sudan: The Leonard Schapiro Lecture.” Government and Opposition.  47 (4): 481-516.
  8. 2009. “Extremist Outbidding In Ethnic Party Systems Is Not Inevitable: Tribune Parties in Northern Ireland,” Political Studies. 72, 2 (June), pp. 397-421. Winner of the 2010 Harrison Prize for the best article published in Political Studies in 2009. (with P. Mitchell and G. Evans)
  9. 2008. “Must Pluri-National Federations Fail?“ Ethnopolitics (Special Issue on Federalism, Regional Autonomy and Conflict), 8 (1): 5-26. [In June 2011 declared one of the ten best articles of the decade in this journal.] (with J. McGarry).
  10. 2007. “Analyzing Partition: Definition and Explanation.” Political Geography 26(8): 886-908
  11. 2007. “Iraq’s Constitution of 2005: Liberal Consociation as Political Prescription,” International Journal of Constitutional Law 5 (4).  [As of Dec 2010 most-cited article in the journal’s history.] (with J. McGarry)
  12. 2006.a “Consociational Theory, Northern Ireland’s Conflict and its Agreement: Part 1. What Consociationalists Can Learn from Northern Ireland,” Government & Opposition: An International Journal of Comparative Politics, 41, 1: 43-63. (with J. McGarry); 
  13. 2006.b. “Part 2. What Critics of Consociation Can Learn from Northern Ireland,” Government & Opposition: An International Journal of Comparative Politics, 41, 2: 249–277. (with J. McGarry).
  14. 2005. “Mission Accomplished? Looking Back at the IRA,” Field Day Review (March-April), 1,1: 216-46.
  15. 2005.  “Divisor Methods for Sequential Portfolio Allocation in Multi-Party Executive Bodies: Evidence from Northern Ireland and Denmark,” American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 49, No. 1 (January), pp. 198–211. (with B. Grofman and J. Elklit).
  16. 2004. “Stabilizing the Northern Ireland Agreement,” Political Quarterly, 75, 3 (July-September), 213-225. (with J. McGarry).
  17. 2002. “In Praise of Empires Past: Myths and Method of Kedourie’s Nationalism,” New Left Review  2nd series, 18 (Nov-Dec), 106-30.
  18. 2001. “An Iron Law of Nationalism and Federation?  A (neo-Diceyian) theory of the Necessity of a Federal Staatsvolk, and of Consociational Rescue. The 5th Ernest Gellner Memorial Lecture.” Nations and Nationalism 7 (3): 273-96.
  19. 2000. “Northern Irish Voters and the British-Irish Agreement: Foundations of a Stable Consociational Settlement?“  Political Quarterly, 71, 1 (January-March), 78-101. (with G. Evans)

20.  1999. “The Nature of the British-Irish Agreement” New Left Review 233: 66-96.

  1. 1997 “On the Nature of Nationalism: A Critical Appraisal of Ernest Gellner's Writings on Nationalism.”  British Journal of Political Science 27 (2): 191-222.
  2. 1989. “The Limits to Coercive Consociationalism in Northern Ireland.” Political Studies 37 (4): 452-68.
  3. 1987. “The Anglo-Irish Agreement: Folly or Statecraft?“ West European Politics 10 (1): 5-32.

24.  1987. “British Farce, French Drama, and Tales of Two Cities: Reorganizations of Paris and London Governments, 1957-86.” Public Administration 65 (4): 367-89.

Courses Taught: 

O'Leary teaches regularly on The European Union, Power-Sharing in Deeply Divided Places. Intermittently he teaches courses on Genocide & Ethnic Expulsions, Nationalism and National Self-Determination, National and Ethnic Politics, and Comparative Politics.

 

Other Affiliations: 

Professor O'Leary spent 2009-2010 on secondment as  the Power Sharing Expert in the Standby Team of the Mediation Support Unit at the Dept of Political Affairs in the United Nations.

Supervised or Co-Supervised PhD Students:

Name (Year) Institution Topic Last Known Position
1. Woldemichael, Berhane (1985) LSE Decentralization in Sudan 1969-83 Consultant to the UN
2. Pareskevi Kaler-Christofilopoulou (1988) LSE Decentralization in Greece after the dictatorship Minister in Greek (PASOK) Government
3. Lynch, Peter (1994) LSE From Versailles to Maastricht: Nationalist and Regionalist parties and European Integration [produced a book from thesis] Senior Lecturer in Political Science, Stirling University, UK
4. McGrath, Michael (1995) LSE The Price of Faith: The Catholic Church and Catholic Schools in Northern Ireland [produced a book from thesis] Teacher and author
5. Mulé, Rosa (1996) LSE Governing Parties and Income Inequality in Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada [produced a book from thesis] Senior Lecturer in Politics University of Warwick
6. O'Duffy, Brendan (1996) LSE Violent Politics: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Two Centuries of Political Violence in Ireland [produced a book from thesis] Senior Lecturer in Politics, Queen Mary, University of London
7. Papadoulis, Constantinos (1996) LSE National Skies in European Disguise: Air-transport Politics and Policy in the European Community Olympic Airways
8. Malakos, Apostolis (1996) LSE Tocqueville: The Theorist of Democratic Modernity Tenure track at Queen Mary & Westfield University of London before being conscripted by the Greek army
9. Staab, Andreas (1997) LSE Separation after Unification? The Crisis of National Identity in East Germany [produced a book from thesis] Founder and owner of an EU consultancy, author of a book on the EU
10. Innes, Abigail (1997) LSE The Division of Czechoslovakia [produced a book from thesis] Associate Professor in the Political Sociology of Central/Eastern Europe, European Institute, London School of Economics & Political Science
11. Youn, Miryang (1997) LSE Women in Two Nations and Four States: A Study of the Impact of Political Regimes and Culture and the Status of Women in the two Koreas and the two Germanies, 1945-1989 Senior Director of the Korean Ministry for National Unification (Women’s Section), Korea
12. Cavanaugh, Kathleen (1997) LSE Protracted Social Conflict in Northern Ireland Senior Lecturer International Law in the Faculty of Law, Irish Centre for Human Rights (ICHR), National University of Ireland, Galway.
13. Tannam, Etain (1998) LSE Trespassing on Borders? The European Community and the Relationships between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. A test of Neo-functionalism. [produced a book from thesis] Assistant Professor in International Peace Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
14. Kissane, William (1998) LSE Establishing Democracy: A Comparative Analysis of the Genesis & Stabilization of Democracy in Independent Ireland, 1918-1937 [produced a book from thesis] Associate Professor of  Political Science, London School of Economics & Political Science
15. Totoricaguena, Gloria Pilar (1999) LSE Comparing the Basque Diaspora; Ethnonationalism, transnationalism and identity maintenance in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Peru, the USA and Uruguay [produced a book from thesis] The President of Transnational Initiatives consulting firm, and the former Director of Basque Global Initiatives, previously professor at Reno, Nevada, US
16. Wolff, Stefan (2000) LSE Managing Disputed Territories, External Minorities, and the Stability of Conflict Settlements [produced a book from thesis] Professor of International Security, University of Birmingham, UK, Editor of Ethnopolitics
17. Carbone, Giovanni (2001) LSE No party democracy? Political Organization Under Movement Democracy in Uganda, 1994-2000 Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Milan
18. Thorlakson, Lori (2001) LSE Federalism and Party Competition: A Comparative Analysis of Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and the United States Associate Professor, Jean Monnet Chair in European Politics, EU Center of Excellence, University of Alberta
19. Levy, Gal (2001) LSE Ethnicity and Education: Nation-building, State formation and the Construction of the Israeli Educational System Senior Lecturer, Open University, Israel
20. Adeney, Katharine (2002) LSE Federalism and Ethno-National Conflict Regulation in India and Pakistan [produced a book from thesis] Professor & Director of The Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, University of Nottingham
21. Vourkiototis, Velis (2002) LSE Democracy and Human Development: A Critical Empirical Investigation Using Data from 123 Countries, 1970-1990 President Game Development Group, USA
22. Kerr, Michael (2003) LSE The Politics of Intransigence: A Comparative Analysis of Northern Ireland and Lebanon [produced a book from thesis] Professor of Conflict Studies and Director of the Middle East & Mediterranean Studies Programme and the Center for the Study of Divided Societies, King's College, London
23. Sussman, Gary (2004) LSE The referendum in F. W. De Klerk's war of Maneuver: An historical institutionalist account of the 1992 referendum in South Africa. Vice President, Public Affairs at Tel Aviv University, Israel
24. Deane, Shelley (2004) LSE Warring Factions - Northern Ireland & Israel/Palestine Assistant Professor Bowdoin College, Maine, US
25. Webb, Edward (2005) U Penn Secularization & Its Discontents (France, Turkey, Syria and Algeria) Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Studies, Dickinson College, PA, US
26. Mabry, Tristan (2007) U Penn Nationalism, Language and Islam: A Cross-regional Comparative Study of Muslim Minority Conflict Research Assistant Professor - Department of National Security Affairs,, Executive Director Joint Foreign Area Officer Program, Naval Postgraduate School Monterrey, CA, US
27. Saenz-Riviera, Sergio (2010) U Penn Centers and Border Towns: Tracing the Origins of Co-operation at the Mexico-United States Border 1521-1994 Assistant Professor in Mexico
28. Channer, ADR (2012) U Penn Defeat and Resurrection: A Political History of the Pan-Albanian Revolutionary Movement, 1912-2010  Working with Maplecroft, a global risk analytics firm in London, UK. Book forthcoming with I.B. Tauris. 
29. Stohler, Stefan (2014) U Penn A comparative study of the judiciary and affirmative action in the US, South Africa and India Assistant Professor SUNY (Albany) from Fall of 2014
30. Bateman, David (2013) U Penn "Democratic Exclusion: Disenfranchisement in the United States, the United Kingdom and France."   Fellow at Princeton University; Assistant Professor in the Government Department at Cornell University from Fall 2014
31. Trager, Eric (2013) U Penn Opposition parties in Egypt under the Mubarak regime  Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
32. Rahman Ford (2015) U Penn Affirmative Action, Constitutions & the Disabled and Disadvantaged: A Large N study

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