Researchers at UCD


Tom Garvin


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Other Activities

General Editor, Classics in Irish History, University College Dublin Press,
Editor, Independent Ireland 1918-2001, for Encyclopaedia of Ireland, Dublin: Gill and MacMillan,
Editor, Economic and Social Review,
Broadcasting over four decades on radio and television in Ireland, Britain, mainland
Europe and United States/Canada.



Garvin T., Hess A., eds. Translations by T. Garvin and Taylor, W.C.; (2006) Ireland: Social, Political, and Religious: Gustave de Beaumont. Boston: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. [Details]
Garvin, T; (2005) Revised editions of books 1981, 1987, 1996, 2004a. *: Gill and Macmillan. [Details]
Garvin, T.; (2004) Preventing the Future: why was Ireland so poor for so long?. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. [Details]
Garvin, T., ed., Manning, M., Sinnott, R.; (2004) Dissecting Irish Politics. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
Garvin, T; (2001) Mythical Thinking in Political Life . : Maunsel. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1996) 1922: the Birth of Irish Democracy . : Gill and Macmillan. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1987) Nationalist Revolutionaries in Ireland. : Clarendon. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1981) The Evolution of Irish Nationalist Politics. : Gill and Macmillan. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1969) The Irish Senate. : IPA. [Details]

Book Chapters

Garvin, T.; (2007) 'An Irish Republican Tradition?' In: Iseult Honahan (eds). *. *: *. [Details]
Garvin, T.; (2004) 'Cogadh na gCarad: the Creation of the Irish Political Elite' In: Dissecting Irish. *: *. [Details]
Garvin, T.; (2002) 'Foreword' In: A Classicist's Outlook. Dublin: Martin Tierney. [Details]
Garvin, T.; (2002) 'Revolution? Revolutions are what Happen to Wheels: the Phenomenon of' In: The Irish Revolution, 1913-1923. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Details]
Garvin, T.; (2002) 'The Fading of Traditional Nationalism in Ireland' In: John Coakley (eds). Changing Shades of Orange and Green. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
Garvin, T; (2001) 'Hogan as Political Scientist: Representative Government in Ireland' In: in James Hogan: Dublin: Four Courts Press (eds). Revolutionary, Historian and Political Scientist. [Details]
Garvin, T; (2000) 'A Quiet Revolution: The Remaking of Irish Political Culture' In: in Ray Ryan (ed.), London: MacMillan (eds). Writing in the Irish Republic. [Details]
Garvin, T.; (1999) 'Secret Societies' In: in W.J. Mc Cormack. Oxford, Blackwell (eds). The Blackwell Companion to Modern Irish Culture. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1999) 'Michael Collins' In: in W. J. McCormack, , Oxford: Blackwell. (eds). The Blackwell Companion to Modern Irish Culture. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1999) 'Foreword' In: to Roy Johnston, , Dublin: University College Dublin Press, i-iv. (eds). Civil War in Ulster. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1998) 'Introduction' In: to Fr. Walter McDonald, Dublin: UCD Press, xi-xvii (eds). Some Ethical Questions of Peace and War. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1998) 'Patriots and Republicans: an Irish Evolution' In: in William Crotty and David E. Schmitt, , London and New York: Longmans (eds). Ireland and the Politics of Change. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1998) 'Dev and Mick: the 1922 Split as Mythical Event' In: in Gabriel Conroy and Dermot Keogh, , Cork: Cork University Press (eds). Michael Collins and the Making of the Irish State. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1998) 'The Slow Triumph of Politics: Irish Endgame' In: in Karl-Heinz Westarp and Michael Boss, Aarhus: University Press (eds). Ireland: Towards New Identities?. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1998) 'Introduction' In: to P. S. O'Hegarty, Dublin: UCD Press (eds). The Victory of Sinn Fein. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1997) 'Ireland' In: in Richard Caplan and John Feffer, New York and Oxford: University Press (eds). Europe's New Nationalism. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1997) 'Politically Correct Words, Bad Politics' In: in Anders Alqvist and Vera Capkova, , Dublin: Linguistics Institute (eds). Dan do Oide: Essays in Memory of Conn O Cleirigh. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1993) 'Unenthusiastic Democrats: the Emergence of Irish Democracy' In: Ronald J. Hill and Michael Marsh (eds.), , Dublin: Irish Academic Press (eds). Modern Irish Democracy. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1993) 'Ethnic Markers, Modern Nationalisms,and the Nightmare of History' In: Peter Krueger (ed.), Marburg: Hitzeroth (eds). Ethnicity and Nationalism. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1992) 'Democratic Politics in Independent Ireland' In: John Coakley and Michael Gallagher, Galway,: PSAI Press (eds). Politics in the Republic of Ireland. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1990) 'British Heritage and Republican Democracy: the Bureaucracy in Independent Ireland' In: in Maurna Crozier (ed.), , Belfast: Institute for Irish Studies (eds). Cultural Traditions in Northern Ireland. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1989) 'Religion in Politics: Ireland' In: Stuart Mews (ed.), , London: Longman (eds). Religion in Politics: a World Guide. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1988) 'The North and the Rest: the Politics of the Republic of Ireland' In: in C. Townshend (ed.), Oxford: University Press (eds). Consensus in Ireland: Approaches and Recessions. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1988) 'Recent History and Politics' In: London: Europa, 198 (eds). Europa Yearbook. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1987) 'Great Hatred, Little Room: Social Background, Political Motivation and Ideological Perspectives Among Revolutionary Elites in Ireland, 1890-1922' In: in G. Boyce (ed.), , London: Macmillan, -. (eds). The Revolution in Ireland. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1987) 'Defenders, Ribbonmen and Others: Underground Political Networks in Pre-Famine Ireland' In: in Charles Philpin (ed.), , Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Revised version of 1982a. (eds). Nationalism and Popular Protest in Ireland. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1984) 'Introduction' In: in P. Beaslai, New York: Kraus, Second Edition, i-viii. (eds). Michael Collins and the Making of a New Ireland. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1982) 'Theory, Culture and Fianna Fail: a Review' In: in Mary Kelly, Liam O'Dowd et al (eds). Power, Conflict and Inequality, Dublin: Turoe. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1980) 'Decolonialisation, Nationalism and Electoral Politics in Ireland, 1832- 45' In: in Otto Buesch (ed.), , Berlin: Historische Kommission (eds). Wahler- bewegungen in der Europaische Geschichte. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Gravin, T.; (2007) 'Imaginary Jew, Imaginary Cassandra: Conor Cruise O'Brien as Public Intellectual'. Irish University Review, . [Details]
Garvin, T., Andreas Hess; (2007) 'De la Tyrannie en Irlande? Gustave de Beaumont: Ireland's Alexis de'. Irish Journal of Sociology, . [Details]
Garvin, T.; (2006) 'National Identity in Ireland'. Studies, 95 :241-250. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1998) 'The Strange Death of Clerical Politics in University College, Dublin'. Irish University Review, 28 (2):308-314. [Details]
Garvin, T. & Mair, P. ; (1997) 'The Periphery-Dominated Centre'. European Journal of Political Research, 31 :63-71. [Details]
Garvin, T.; (1990) 'The Return of History: Collective Myths and Modern Nationalisms'. Irish Review, 9 :16-30. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1990) 'The Return of History: Collective Myths and Modern Nationalisms'. Irish Review, 9 :16-30. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1989) 'Response to W. G. H. Quigley's, 'The Governmental Decision-Making Process,''. Administration, XXXVII (4):331-333. [Details]
Garvin, T. ; (1989) 'Democracy in Ireland: Collective Somnambulance and Public Policy'. Administration, XXXIV (1):42-54. [Details]
Garvin, T.; (1989) 'Wealth, Poverty and Development: Reflections on Current Discontents'. Studies, LXXVIII (311):312-325. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1988) 'The Politics of Denial and Cultural Defence: the Referendums of 1983 and 1986 in Context'. Irish Review, 3 :1-7. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1986) 'Priests and Patriots: Irish Separatism and the Fear of the Modern, 1890-1914'. Irish Historical Studies, XXV (97):67-81. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1986) 'The Anatomy of a Nationalist Revolution: Ireland 1858-1928'. Comparative Studies in Society and History, XXVIII :468-501. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1985) 'Troubles'. Wilson Quarterly, IX (2):49-61. [Details]
Garvin, T. & Rose, R. ; (1983) 'The Public Policy Effects of Independence: Ireland as a Test Case'. European Journal of Political Research, XI :377-398. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1982) 'Defenders, Ribbonmen and Others: Underground Political Networks in pre-Famine Ireland'. Past & Present, 96 :133-155. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1982) 'Change and the Political System, '. Administration, :21-43. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1981) 'The Growth of Faction in the Fianna Fail Party, 1966-80'. Parliamentary Affairs, XXIV :110-123. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1980) 'Review Article: the State in Northern Ireland'. Economic and Social Review, XII :63-65. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1979) 'The Perils of Onomatophilia: the Politics of the Hibernian Babel Re-examined'. Etudes Irlandaises, IV :13-15. [Details]
Garvin, T.; (1978) 'The Destiny of the Soldiers: Tradition and Modernity in the Politics of de Valera's Ireland'. Political Studies, XXVI :328-348. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1977) 'Nationalist Elites, Irish Voters and Irish Political Development: a Comparative Perspective'. Economic and Social Review, VIII :161-186. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1977) 'The Stability of Regimes'. Third Degree, 2 :6-10. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1977) 'Belief Systems, Ideological Perspectives and Political Activism: Some Dublin Evidence'. Social Studies, VI (1):39-56. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1977) 'The Discreet Charm of the National Bourgeoisie, '. Third Degree, I :39-56. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1976) 'Comment: 'Social Cleavages and Party Systems''. European Journal of Political Research, IV . [Details]
Garvin, T; (1976) 'Local Party Activists in Dublin: Socialisation, Recruitment and Incentives'. British Journal of Political Science, VI :369-380. [Details]
Garvin, T; (1974) 'Political Cleavages, Party Politics and Urbanisation in Ireland: the Case of the Periphery-Dominated Centre, '. European Journal of Political Research, II :307-327. [Details]
Garvin, T. & Parker, A. ; (1972) 'Continuity and Change in Irish Electoral Politics, 1923-69'. Economic and Social Review, III :359-372. [Details]
Garvin, T. & Parker, A.; (1972) 'Party Loyalty and Irish Voters: the EEC Referendum as a Case Study'. Economic and Social Review, IV :35-39. [Details]


Research Interests

Nationalism as an international phenomenon, Irish political history and development, democratisation.
2006-Public Opinion in Ireland, 1948-1962
2005-06: Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville and Irish politics
2000-04: politics of modernisation of Ireland 1937-1967.
1996-2000: myth and political life
1989-95: foundation of Irish polity, 1921-23.
1983-88: cultural and sociological backgrounds of Irish revolutionary elites, 1858-1927.
1979-86: extensive demographic, archival and "history of ideas" research in Irish political development since the sixteenth century.
1973-77: voting behaviour, comparative and Irish.
1969-76: ideas, socialisation and motivations of Irish party activists (social psychology).
1966-69: history and composition of the Irish Senate.