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Vincent Durac

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Politics & Int Relations
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168173
Email: vincent.durac@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr. Vincent Durac lectures in Middle East Politics, Politics of Development and Terrorism and Political Violence in the UCD School of Politics and International Relations. His research is focused on a number of aspects of contemporary Middle East Politics, including political reform, the role of civil society the impact of external actors in the region, and Yemeni political dynamics. He is a visiting lecturer in Middle East Politics in Bethlehem University in Palestine. He is a Council member of the Council of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES), of the European Association for Middle Eastern Studies (EURAMES), and of Friends of Bethlehem University in Ireland (FBUI).

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2010.
Title: Seed Funding Grant
Year: 2007.
Title: Seed Funding Grant

Associations

Association: European International Studies Association, Function/Role: Member
Association: European Association for Middle East Studies, Function/Role: Council Member
Association: British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, Function/Role: Council Member
Association: Political Studies Association of Ireland, Function/Role: Member
Association: Middle East Studies Association, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Vincent Durac (2017) The Threat of Radicalization and Non-State Actors. [Invited Oral Presentation], From Ancient Gateway to Modern Chaos ¿ The Search for a Regional Order, Kempinski Hotel Ishtar, Dead Sea, Jordan , 27-APR-17 - 28-MAY-17.
V Durac (2017) That thin line. Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran and the quest for regional hegemony. [Invited Oral Presentation], Turkey and the Middle East: What's The Price of Stability?, Dublin City University , 24-MAR-17 - 24-MAR-17.
Vincent Durac (2013) Popular Movements in the Middle East and Islamic World. [Conference (Sole) Organiser], Annual Conference of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, University College Dublin , 24-JUN-14 - 26-JUN-14.
Vincent Durac (2013) Regime Change or Continuity in post-Saleh Yemen. [Invited Oral Presentation], Regime Change in the Middle East: Concept and Historical Precedents, Bergen, Norway , 27-NOV-13 - 29-NOV-13.
Vincent Durac (2014) The European Union and Egypt after the 'Coup': the Security/Democracy Dilemma Revisited. [Invited Oral Presentation], The European Union and the Arab Spring: Constructions of Security in the Southern Mediterranean, University of Amsterdam , 13-NOV-14 - 14-NOV-14.
Vincent Durac (2012) Yemen's Arab Spring: Democratic Opening or Regime Maintenance?. [Invited Oral Presentation], One Year On From the Arab Spring, University of Birmingham, UK , 24-FEB-12 - 24-FEB-12.
Durac, V (2012) Protest Movements and Political Change: An Analysis of the 'Arab Uprisings' of 2011. [Invited Oral Presentation], Social Movements and Social Change in North Africa: Shaping Technologies for Change, University of Limerick , 14-JUN-12 - 15-JUN-12.
Durac, V (2012) Crisis in Yemen: American and European Approaches Compared. [Invited Oral Presentation], Yemen in Transition: Challenges and Opportunities, Centre for Middle East Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge Mass, USA , 19-OCT-12 - 21-OCT-12.
Durac. V; (2002) The Hardest Part is Moderation': The New Islamist Parties of Egypt', paper presented. [Other], African Studies Association of Ireland, * , 01-DEC-02.
Durac. V; (2002) 'The Wasat Party, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian State'. [International Refereed Conference], First World Conference on Middle East Studies, ,, University of Mainz, Germany , 01-SEP-02.
Durac. V; (2003) 'Political Islam' presentation. [Oral Presentation], Annual conference of Ireland-Algeria Solidarity Group, Dublin , 01-SEP-03 - 01-SEP-03.
Durac. V; (2005) Western Democracy Promotion in the Middle East After September 11: Empty Shells and Smoke-Screens. [Other], European Consortium for Political Research Joint Sessions, University of Granada, Spain; , 14-APR-05 - 19-APR-05.
Vincent Durac; (2006) Western Democracy Promotion and the War on Terror: The Case of Tunisia. [Oral Presentation], Second World Conference on Middle East Studies, Amman, Jordan , 01-JUN-06.
Vincent Durac; (2006) The Influence of External Actors on the Distribution of Political Power in Egypt. [Oral Presentation], British International Studies Association, Cork , 01-DEC-06.
Vincent Durac; (2007) Co-organiser (with Francesco Cavatorta ) and Chair of Double Panel on: 'Divergence or Convergence? The European Union and the United States Security Policies in the Middle East and North Africa'. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Middle East Studies Association Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada , 17-NOV-07 - 20-NOV-07.
Durac, V; (2007) Hamas and the Limits of Democracy Promotion in the Middle East. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Political Studies Association of Ireland, Annual Conference, Dublin , 20-OCT-07 - 20-OCT-07.
Vincent Durac; (2008) The European Union in Yemen. [International Refereed Conference], Annual Conference of Middle East Studies Association, Washington D.C , 24-NOV-08 - 24-NOV-08.
Vincent Durac; (2009) Entrenching Authoritarianism or Promoting Reform? Civil Society in Contemporary Yemen. [Other], European Consortium for Political Research Joint Sessions, University of Lisbon , 14-APR-09 - 19-APR-09.
Vincent Durac; (2009) Civil Society and Democracy in Yemen. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Political Studies Association of Ireland, Hope University, Liverpool , 09-OCT-09 - 09-OCT-09.
Vincent Durac; (2010) Ireland and the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. [International Refereed Conference], World Congress for Middle East Studies, Barcelona, Spain , 19-JUL-10 - 24-JUL-10.

Committees

Committee : College of Human Science Teaching and Learning Committee
Committee : College of Human Science Teaching and Learning Committee
Committee : School of Politics and International Relations Teaching and Learning Committee
Committee : UCD Regional Steering Group on the Middle East and North Africa
Committee : College of Social Science and Law Internationalisation Committee
Committee : Graduate Studies Committtee- School of Politics and International Relations
Committee : European Association for Middle East Studies
Committee : British Society for Middle Eastern Studies
Committee : Teaching and Learning Committe - School of Politics and International Relations
Committee : Executive Committee
 

Education

Year 1994 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: MPhil Subject:
Year 1999 Institution: Queen's University of Belfast, UK
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1981 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BCL Subject:
 

Consultancy

Client: European Council for Foreign Relations

Outreach Activities

'Understanding the Syrian Crisis: A Public Lecture', The Exchange, 1 Exchange St Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, 3 October 2013
The Middle East After the Uprisings: Contexts, Actors and Implications, Public lecture - contribution to Adult Education programme, Wexford Library, 19 November 2015.
'Appeals like to follow verdicts of 529 death sentences in Egypt', Irish Times, 25/03/14
'All eyes on Maliki as US is pulled back into Iraq', Irish Times, 21/06/14
'Back in Iraq: the United States and the Middle East', Irish Times, 16/08/14
'In fight against Islamic State, the enemy of my enemy is, if not my friend, at least my ally', Irish Times, 27/09/14
Television appearances: Prime Time, Six-One News (RTE)

Radio: Today with Pat Kenny; Today with Sean O'Rourke; Marian Finnucane Show; Drivetime; the Late Debate (RTE)
The Wide Angle; Talking History; Moncrieff;  the Right Hook (Newstalk)

Shaun Doherty Show (Highland Radio); Near FM.
'Hope of a compromise in Egypt between army and Brotherhood has now vanished', Irish Times, 17/08/13

'More to anti-western violence by Muslims than an offensive film', Irish Times, 22/09/12
'Instability and chemical warfare', Irish Times, 28/12/13
'Many still living with consequences of Iraq invasion ten years ago this week', Irish Times, 23/03/13
Contributor to 'Exploring International Development' UCD Adult Education Centre, TN 107


 

Other Activities

External Examiner for Award of PhD, University of Manchester, 11 November 2004 
External Examiner for Award of PhD, University of Exeter, 25 February 2013 
External Examiner for Award of PhD, University of St. Andrews, 13 March 2013 
External Examiner for Award of PhD, University of St. Andrews, 27 September 2015
External Examiner for Award of PhD, University of Leeds, 11 June 2015
External Examiner for Award of PhD, University of St Andrews,  02 June 2016
External Examiner for Award of PhD, Aarhus University, 02 September, 2016  

Internal Examiner for Award of PhD, School of Politics and International Relations, 03 March 2010
Internal Examiner for Award of PhD, School of Agriculture and Food Science, 20 September 2014
Internal Examiner for Award of PhD, School of Politics and International Relations, 11 November 2016
Internal Examiner for Award of PhD, School of Politics and International Relations, 20 February 2017 
 
 
 
Country Expert (Yemen) for Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem), University of Gothenberg, Sweden (https://www.v-dem.net/en/) 2013

Country Expert (Yemen) for Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem), University of Gothenberg, Sweden (https://www.v-dem.net/en/) 2017 

Publications

Books

Durac, V and Cavatorta, F (2015) Politics and Governance in the Middle East. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Details]
Cavatorta, F and Durac, V ; (2010) Civil Society and Democratization in the Arab World: The Dynamics of Activism. London: Routledge. [Details]
Cavatorta, F and Durac, V (eds.); (2009) The Foreign Policies of the European Union and the United States in North Africa: Diverging or Converging Dynamics?. London: Routledge. [Details]

Book Chapters

Vincent Durac (2017) 'Islamism in Yemen: From Ansar Allah to Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula' In: Hendrik Karetschmar and Paola Rivetti (eds). Islamists and the Politics of the Arab Uprisings: Governance, Pluralisation and Contention. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. [Details]
Durac, Vincent (2016) 'Yemen' In: Matthews, Christopher (eds). The Middle East and North Africa 2017. London: Routledge. , pp.1034-1042 Available Online [Details]
Durac, Vincent (2016) 'Social movements, protest movements and cross-ideological coalitions ¿ the Arab uprisings re-appraised' In: Raymond Hinnebusch (eds). After the Arab Uprisings Between Democratization, Counter-revolution and State Failure. London: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
V Durac (2015) 'The Role of Non-State Actors in Arab Countries After the Arab Uprisings' In: Jordi Padilla and Laura Aimone (eds). IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook. Barcelona: European Institute of the Mediterranean. , pp.37-41 Available Online [Details]
V Durac (2016) 'Social Movements, Rebels and Free-riders: the Yemeni Uprising of 2011' In: Simin Fadaee (eds). Understanding Southern Social Movements. London: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Durac, Vincent (2014) 'Elections and Transition in Yemen: Continuity or Change?' In: Al-Anani, Khalil and Hamad, Mahmoud (eds). Elections and Democratization in the Middle East. New York: Palgrave. [Details]
Vincent Durac (2014) 'Yemen's Islamists: Between Government and Opposition in the Post-Saleh Order' In: Are Knudsen and Basem Ezbidi (eds). Popular Protest, Politics and Post-Islamism in the New Middle East. London: I.B. Tauris. [Details]
Durac, V; (2012) 'The Joint Meetings Party and the Politics of Opposition in Yemen' In: Kraetzschmar, H (eds). The Dynamics of Opposition Cooperation in the Arab World: Contentious Politics in Times of Change. London: Routledge. [Details]
Durac, V (2012) 'Civil Society in Contemporary Yemen' In: Cavatorta, F (eds). Civil Society Activism Under Authoritarian Rule: A Comparative Perspective. London: Routledge. [Details]
Cavatorta, F and Durac, V ; (2009) 'Diverging or Converging Dynamics? EU and US policies in North Africa ¿ an introduction' In: Cavatorta, F and Durac, V (eds). The Foreign Policies of the European Union and the United States in North Africa: Diverging or Converging Dynamics. London: Routledge. [Details]
Durac, V; (2009) 'The Impact of External Actors on the Distribution of Power in the Middle East: the Case of Egypt' In: Cavatorta, F and Durac, V (eds). The Foreign Policies of the European Union and the United States in North Africa: Diverging or Converging Dynamics. London: Routledge. [Details]
Durac. V; (2006) 'Developing democracy and democratizing development: Islamic political parties and the state in Egypt' In: Bne Saad, M., and Leen, M (eds). Trade, Aid and Development: Essays in Honour of Helen O'Neill. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]

Edited Books

Cavatorta, F and Durac, V (Ed.). (2009) The Foreign Policies of the European Union and the United States in North Africa: Diverging or Converging Dynamics. London: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Vincent Durac (2017) 'Counterterrorism and Democracy: EU Policy in the Middle East and North Africa after the Uprisings'. Mediterranean Politics, . [Details]
Vincent Durac (2015) 'Social Movements, Protest Movements and Cross-Ideological Coalitions¿the Arab Uprisings Re-appraised'. Democratization, 22 (2):239-258. [Details]
Durac, V (2013) 'Protest Movements and Political Change: an Analysis of the 'Arab Uprisings' of 2011'. Journal of contemporary African studies : JCAS, 31 (2):175-193. [DOI] [Details]
Durac, V (2012) 'Yemen's Arab Spring: Democratic Opening or Regime Maintenance?'. Mediterranean Politics, 17 (2). [DOI] [Details]
Durac, V; (2011) 'The Joint Meetings Party and the Politics of Opposition in Yemen'. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 38 (3). [Details]
Durac, V; (2010) 'The European Union in Yemen - the Triumph of Pragmatism over Normativity?'. European Foreign Affairs Review, 15 (5):645-661. Available Online [Details]
Durac, V; (2009) 'Strengthening Authoritarian Rule through Democracy Promotion? Examining the paradox of the US and EU security strategies:The case of Bin Ali's Tunisia'. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 36 (1):3-19. [DOI] [Details]
Cavatorta, F and Durac, V; (2009) 'Diverging or converging dynamics? EU and US policies in North Africa - an introduction '. Journal of North African Studies, 14 (1):1-9. [DOI] [Details]
Durac, V; (2009) 'The impact of external actors on the distribution of power in the Middle East: the case of Egypt '. Journal of North African Studies, 14 (1):75-90. [DOI] [Details]
Durac, V; (2009) 'Globalizing Patterns of Business, Finance and Migration in the Middle East and North Africa'. Mediterranean Politics, 14 (2):255-266. [DOI] [Details]
Durac, V; (2006) 'Review of The International Politics of the Middle East (Raymond Hinnebusch)'. International Journal of Middle East Studies, 38 (4). [Details]
Vincent Durac; (1999) 'Islam and Modernity: Muslim Intellectuals Respond'. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 26 (2). [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Vincent Durac (2013) Electoral Politics and Democratization in Yemen after the Uprising Political Studies Association of Ireland Trinity College Dublin, , 18-OCT-13 - 20-OCT-13 [Details]
Vincent Durac (2014) Social Movements and the Arab Uprisings Political Studies Association of Ireland NUI, Galway, , 17-OCT-14 - 19-OCT-14 [Details]
Vincent Durac (2015) The Limits of State Sovereignty in Post-Uprising Yemen European International Studies Association Giardini Naxos, Sicily, , 23-SEP-15 - 27-SEP-15 [Details]
V Durac (2015) Social Movements, Protest Movements and Cross-Ideological Coalitions ¿ the Arab Uprisings Re-appraised British Society for Middle Eastern Studies London School of Economics, UK, , 24-JUN-15 - 26-JUN-15 [Details]
Vincent Durac (2016) Conflict in Yemen: Local Grievance or Proxy Sectarian War? International Congress of Contemporary Research on the Middle East University of Tubingen, Germany, , 06-OCT-16 - 08-OCT-16 [Details]
Vincent Durac (2016) Revolutionary Theory and the Arab Uprisings 5 Years after the Arab Spring: The Implosion of Social Movements? Birkbeck College, London, , 10-JUN-16 - 10-JUN-16 [Details]
Durac, V (2012) Islam, Democracy and Human Rights in the Arabia Peninsula: The Case of Yemen's Islah Party Middle East Studies Association [Details]
Durac, V (2012) Protest movements and political change: an analysis of the Arab Uprisings of 2011 Social Movements and Political Change in North Africa , 14-JUN-12 - 15-JUN-12 [Details]
Durac, V (2011) Political Opposition in Yemen: Cooptation and Division The Middle East: Aspirations and Challenges - Annual Conference of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, England, [Details]
Durac, V (2011) Ireland and the Invasion of Iraq: A Clash of Principle and Self-Interest? Geopolitics, Ireland and the New World Order National University of Ireland, Maynooth, [Details]
Durac, V (2011) Getting It Wrong? Framing the Arab Protest Movements of 2011 Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland Newman House, Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
Durac, V (2012) Yemen's Arab Spring: Democratic Opening or Regime Maintenance? One Year On From the Arab Spring European Research Institute, University of Birmingham, England, [Details]
Durac, V (2012) Yemen's Arab Spring: Democratic Opening or Status Quo Maintenance? Revolution and Revolt: Understanding the Forms and Causes of Change - Annual Conference of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Middle East Centre, London School of Economics, England, [Details]
Durac, V; (2011) US Foreign Policy and the Arab-Israeli conflict Squaring The Circle: The Arab-Israeli Conflict and the Future Middle East - Regional and Local Dynamics and Their International Repercussions [Details]
Durac, V; (2010) Ireland and the 2003 Invasion of Iraq: A Clash of Principle and Self-Interest? World Conference of Middle Eastern Studies [Details]
Durac, V; (2010) The Media and Conflict in the Middle East and Beyond Media and Conflict - Challenges, Constraints and Opportunities [Details]
Durac, V; (2009) Civil Society in Yemen Annual Conference of Political Studies Association of Ireland [Details]
Durac, V; (2009) Entrenching Authoritarianism or Promoting Reform? Civil Society in Contemporary Yemen European Consortium for Political Research, Lisbon, April 2009, Workshop 2: Civil Society Dynamics Under Authoritarian Rule [Details]
Storey, A and Durac, A; (2009) 'Normative or Realist' versus 'Normative and Realist' EUSA Eleventh Biennial International Conference, Los  Angeles, 23 April 2009 [Details]
Durac, V; (2008) The European Union in Yemen: Democracy and Security in the Post-Normative Turn Middle East Studies Association, Washington D.C., Nov 22-25 , 22-NOV-07 - 25-NOV-07 [Details]
Durac, V; (2007) Hamas and the Limits of Democracy Promotion in the Middle East Political Studies Association of Ireland annual conference, Dublin, 19-21 Oct , 19-NOV-07 - 21-NOV-07 [Details]
Durac. V; (2006) 'The Influence of External Actors on the Distribution of Political Power in Egypt' Annual conference of British International Studies Association Cork, [Details]
Durac, V; (2006) Western Democracy Promotion in the Middle East and the War on Terror: the case of Tunisia Second World Conference for Middle Eastern Studies Amman, Jordan, , 13-JUN-06 [Details]
Durac, V; (2005) Western Democracy Promotion In The Middle East After September 11: Empty Shells AND Smoke Screens? European Consortium for Political Research: Workshop 11 : ¿Post Cold War Democratization in the Muslim World: Domestic, Regional and Global Trends¿ , 14-APR-05 - 19-APR-05 [Details]
Durac. V; (2003) War in Iraq: Regional and International Implications' Annual Conference of Amnesty International Belfast, Northern Ireland, , 12-APR-03 [Details]
       

Newspaper Articles

Vincent Durac (2017) After Islamic State what comes next?. Dublin: Newspaper Articles [Details]
Vincent Durac (2016) Assault on Mosul could prove fatal for Islamic State. Dublin: Newspaper Articles [Details]
Durac, V (2015) Paris attacks put focus on coherent EU response. Dublin: Newspaper Articles [Details]
Vincent Durac (2015) UN-sponsored ceasefire is vital to prevent increased violence in Yemen. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
Vincent Durac (2015) Fallout from Syrian conflict sweeps across Middle East and Europe. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
Vincent Durac (2015) Islamic State and the Battle for Iraq. Newspaper Articles [Details]
Vincent Durac (2015) Charlie Hebdo: colonial history, foreign policy make France a target. Newspaper Articles [Details]
Vincent Durac (2015) Islamic State Killings Challenge Fragile Democratic Transition in Tunisia. Newspaper Articles [Details]
Vincent Durac (2012) More to anti-western violence by Muslims than an offensive film. Newspaper Articles [Details]
Vincent Durac (2013) Many still living with consequences of Iraq invasion ten years ago this week. Newspaper Articles [Details]
Vincent Durac (2013) Hope of a compromise in Egypt between army and Brotherhood has now vanished. Newspaper Articles [Details]
Vincent Durac (2013) Instability and chemical warfare. Newspaper Articles [Details]
Vincent Durac (2014) Appeals likely to follow verdicts of 529 death sentences in Egypt. Newspaper Articles [Details]
Vincent Durac (2014) All eyes on Maliki as the US is pulled back to Iraq. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
Vincent Durac (2014) In fight against Islamic State, the enemy of my enemy is, if not my friend, at least my ally. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
Vincent Durac (2014) Back in Iraq: the United States in the Middle East. Newspaper Articles [Details]
 

Guest Lectures

Durac. V; (2002) Democracy and Democratisation in the Developing World'. Guest Lectures [Details]
Durac. V; (2004) The Islamic Movement and Africa'. Guest Lectures [Details]
Durac. V; (2004) Islamic Resurgence in Middle East'. Dublin City University: Guest Lectures [Details]
Vincent Durac; (2002) Islam and Globalisation. University College Galway: Guest Lectures [Details]
           

Invited Lectures

V Durac (2017) Russia and the Syrian Conflict. Invited Lectures [Details]
Durac, V (2014) Social Movements and the Arab Uprisings. Al-Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco: Invited Lectures [Details]
Vincent Durac (2016) Sectarianism, Conflict and Geopolitics in the Contemporary Middle East. Command and Staff School, Military College, The Curragh, Co. Kildare: Invited Lectures [Details]
Vincent Durac (2013) Social Movements in the 'Arab Spring'. Invited Lectures [Details]
Vincent Durac (2013) Revolution, Democratization and Counter-Revolution: The Arab Uprisings Two Years On. Invited Lectures [Details]
Vincent Durac; (2011) The Fourth Wave of Democratization: What Next for the Middle East and North Africa?. Invited Lectures [Details]
Vincent Durac; (2011) Interpreting the Arab Spring. Invited Lectures [Details]
Vincent Durac; (2011) Irish Foreign Policy in the Middle East. Invited Lectures [Details]
Vincent Durac; (2011) Civil Society and Democratization in the Arab World. Invited Lectures [Details]
Vincent Durac; (2011) The Role of Non-State Actors in Relation to Human Rights in the Middle East'. Invited Lectures [Details]
Vincent Durac; (2011) Democracy, Civil Society and Leadership in the Arab World. Invited Lectures [Details]
   

Book Reviews

Durac, V (2006) The international politics of the Middle East. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
Durac, V (2009) Between Europe and the Mediterranean: The Challenges and the Fears. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
Durac, V (2009) Citizens Abroad: Emigration and the State in the Middle East and North Africa. Book Reviews [Details]
Durac, V (2009) Globalization and Business Politics in Arab North Africa: A Comparative Perspective. Book Reviews [Details]
Durac, V (2009) The Politics of Islamic Finance. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
Vincent Durac (2012) No one has any idea what to do about Syria. Book Reviews [Details]
Vincent Durac (2012) The Savage Lion of Damascus. Book Reviews [Details]
       

Working Paper

Durac. V; (2005) 'Crossing Ideological Boundaries in the Middle East'. Working Paper [Details]
                                   

Review Articles

Durac. V; (1999) Islam and Modernity: Muslim Intellectuals Respond'. Review Articles [Details]
                               

Research

Research Interests

Political Reform in the Middle East; Civil Society and Democratisation in the Middle East; Political Islam; International Actors and the Middle East, Egyptian Politics, Yemeni Politics, Israel/Palestine

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : OBRSS Research Support Scheme
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 31-OCT-19
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Ireland and the 2003 Invasion of Iraq: A Clash of Principle and Self-Interest?
Start Date / End Date : 17-MAY-10 / 16-NOV-11
Sponsor : HEA/PRTLI Cycle 4 Grant
Title : Anti Civilian Violence & Democratic Constitutionalism: the cases of Northern Ireland, Isreal-Palestine and Sri Lanka
Start Date / End Date : 08-SEP-08 / 01-SEP-11

Recent Postgraduates

Aoibhin de Burca (2012) - 'Explaining Violence Against Civilians in Ethno-Nationalist Conflicts: the Cases of Northern Ireland and Israel/Palestine

Claudia Saba (2013) - 'The Social Movement Dimension of the Palestinian Liberation Movement'

Jessica Doyle (2015) - 'Civil Society Organisations, the State and Democracy - the Case of Turkey' 

Current Postgraduate Students

Vicky Dillon, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Mohammed Alshamisi, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Saleh Alharbi, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Dr. Pat Gibbons, MSc Humanitarian Action, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Professor Liam Kennedy, UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies
UCD Centre for War Studies


 
 
 
 

External Collaborators

Dr. Francesco Cavatorta, Department of Political Science, Laval University, Quebec, Canada.
Dr. Hendrik Kraetschmar, Dept of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, Leeds University, England.
Dr. Emmanuela Dalmasso, University of Turin, Italy.
Dr. Paola Rivetti, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University, Ireland.
Dr. Michelle Pace, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham, England.
Dr. Benedetta Voltolini, Sciences Po, France.
Dr. Roberto Roccu, Department of European and International Affairs, King's College, London, England.