Queen's University

Politics of N. Ireland - expert

2010-03-19

John McGarry, Queen’s political studies professor and Canada Research Chair in Nationalism and Democracy is available to comment about the current impasse in Ireland.

His research interests include the politics of Northern Ireland, national and ethnic conflict regulation, and the policing of ethnically divided societies.

He is the editor of Northern Ireland and the Divided World (2001); co-editor of Minority Nationalism and the Changing International Order (2001); The Future of Northern Ireland (1990), The Politics of Ethnic Conflict Regulation (1993), State of Truce: Northern Ireland after Twenty-Five Years of War (1995) and co-author of The Politics of Antagonism: Understanding Northern Ireland (1993 and 1996); Explaining Northern Ireland: Broken Images (1995); Policing Northern Ireland: Proposals for a New Start (1999); and (with Brendan O'Leary, The Northern Ireland Conflict: Consociational Engagements (2004).

In addition, he has written several articles on conflict regulation (specifically on consociationalism, secession, territorial autonomy, and state-directed population movements) in a variety of edited collections and in such journals as Ethnic and Racial Studies, Government and Opposition, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Nations and Nationalism, Political Studies, Parliamentary Affairs, Journal of Conflict Studies, and the Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics.

To set up an interview, please contact Lorinda Peterson, 613.533.3234, petersn@post.queensu.ca or Sarah Withrow, 613.533.3280, withrows@post.queensu.ca, Queen’s News and Media Services.

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