The latest book from IICRR scholar Dr Gëzim Visoka, examines the crucial early years of Kosovo’s journey to state recognition. Acting like a state: Kosovo and the everyday making of statehood provides the first in-depth study of Kosovo’s diplomatic approach to becoming a sovereign state by obtaining international recognition and securing membership of international organisations….
IICRR is documenting the lessons of the Northern Ireland peace process in a rigorous and internationally accessible manner in order to clarify the key factors behind both the success of the process and its limitations in areas where peace remains fragile. IICRR is also working to bring that experience, appropriately farmed by expertise of local contexts to those involved in peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction in other conflict zones.
Although the peace process has seen many successes, peace in Northern Ireland remains fragile and IICRR produces evidence-based analysis and programmes to support policy-makers and local communities in using international best practice to address the remaining legacies of conflict in Ireland.
Projects on the Northern Ireland process itself
- Explaining the Transformation of Policing in NI
- Role of international commissions in NI
- Ripe moments for Exiting Political Violence: an Analysis of the NI Case (open access)
- Two studies on Sinn Fein, one covering the period 1926-70 and one on the Contemporary Sinn Féin party
- Targeted Killings by security forces in NI
Projects involving lesson learning from the Northern Ireland process
- Joint project with East Asia Institute in Korea
- Joint project with Delhi Policy Group in India
- Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution
Dr Walsh is currently the recipient of an Irish Research Council-Marie Curie Elevate career development fellowship. She is looking at ‘How entrenched guarantees and coordination mechanisms contribute to the success of complex power-sharing in post-conflict societies’.
This project asks why some post-conflict institutions are more successful than others. Dr Walsh spent two years at Univeristy of Birimingham working with Prof Stefan Wolff and has now returned to DCU to work with Dr John Doyle in order to address this question. The research explores the operation of complex power-sharing arrangements in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Moldova, Macedonia and Iraq. Conplex power-sharing arrangments combine terriotrial self-government with other conflict resolution mechanisms such as central power-sharing and minority rights prgrammes. The research focuses on two specific elements of these complex institutions: how these arrangements what guarantees are in place to prevent the arbitrary abrogation of devolved powers and how disputes between different levels of government are resolved. It examines how these two elements contribute to the successful operation of the complex power-sharing arrangements. It is predicted that clear coordination mechanisms and strong entrenched guarantees will contribute to the success of complex power-sharing.
IICRR scholar Dr Paola Rivetti together with Dr Hendrik Kraetzschmar (University of Leeds) has co-edited a book Islamists and the Politics of the Arab Uprisings: Governance, Pluralisation and Contention published by Edinburgh University Press. This book scrutinises the political strategies and ideological evolution of Islamist actors and forces following the Arab uprisings. The book features…
The latest volume of the journal Irish Studies in International Affairs, published by the Royal Irish Academy, looks at Brexit, Trump and the rise of new populism. The journal was launched by Niall Burgess, Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Prof John Doyle, Editor and IICRR Director, at a reception…
IICRR hosted a conference on “Secession and Recognition of States in the Twenty First Century” at DCU Glasnevin Campus on Friday 18th May. The conference examined the central role that the recognition of states plays in shaping global politics. Recognition of new states is loaded with political and legal controversies, which can affect international stability,…
by Dr Chiara Loda, IICRR scholar, tweets @ChiaraLoda This post was originally published in the blog Presidential Power April 2018 in Armenia was marked by massive grassroots protests, the resignation of the newly-nominated prime minister, and complex political negotiations. Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, who formerly served as President for a decade, resigned on April 23, after…
IICRR will host a one-day conference “Secession and Recognition of States in the Twenty-First Century” on Friday 18th May, 09:00 – 17:00, at The Helix, DCU Glasnevin Campus. Although the recognition of states plays a central role in shaping global politics, it remains an under-researched and widely-dispersed subject. Recognition of new states is loaded with…
By Dr Dawn Walsh, Research Fellow at IICRR & Elevate: Irish Research Council International Career Development Fellow – co-funded by Marie Cure Actions This piece is based on a book the author has published this month, please find more details at www.palgrave.com/de/book/9783319772332. The author is grateful to the Irish Research Council for its support of this research….
The PESTUGE project held management meetings at the University of Innsbruck from 15th to 19th April. Representing IICCRR were Associate Director and project coordinator Dr Walt Kilroy and Dr Eamonn McConnon. PESTUGE is a three year project to establish MA programmes in peace a conflict studies in the Republic of Georgia funded by Erasmus +….
The IICRR held a half-day PhD research workshop on Tuesday 10th April. IICRR PhD student Harikrishnan Sasikumar presented his research Deliberating Differences: Religion and Politics in the ‘Public Sphere’ on the dynamics between secularism and religion in the Kerala province of India. IICRR PhD student Cornelia-Adriana Baciu presented her research From guardians of the state…
School of Law and Government lecturer’s Dr Paola Rivetti and Dr Eoin O’Malley were presented with DCU President’s Research Awards 2017/2018 at a ceremony at The Helix on 14th February. This continues the strong performance of success for the School of Law and Government at the President’s Research Awards. Previous recipients from the School include…