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David Farrell

Professor of Politics

School Of Politics & Int Relations
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168136
Email: david.farrell@ucd.ie

Biography

Professor Farrell is a member of the Royal Irish Academy. He is a specialist in the study of parties, elections, electoral systems and members of parliament.  His current research focuses on the role of deliberation in constitutional reform processes. In 2012 he was elected as President of the Political Studies Association of Ireland. In 2013 he was elected as Speaker of the Council of the European Consortium for Political Research. Professor Farrell is founding co-editor of Party Politics.  Prior to his move to Dublin, Professor Farrell was professor and head of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester.  

SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1514409 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2012.
Title: The Brian Farrell book prize
Year: 2012.
Title: GESIS Klingemann Prize for the Best CSES Scholarship
Year: 2012.
Title: Leon Weaver Award
       

Conference Contributions

David Farrell (2012) Representative Democracy Takes a 'Deliberative Turn'. Responsive or Responsible? Parties, Democracy, and Global Markets, European University Institute, Florence , 26-SEP-12 - 28-SEP-12.

Committees

Committee : European Consortium for Political Research
Committee : Political Studies Association of Ireland
Committee : Council of the European Political Science Association
Committee : Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the European Union Democracy Observatory on Political Parties and Representation (OPPR)
Committee : Member of the international scientific advisory board of the Making Electoral Democracy Project
Committee : International Affiliate of the Center for the Study of Democracy, University of California, Irvine
Committee : Member of the Advisory Board of the ProQuest/CSA Political Science and Government Abstracts
Committee : Member of the Advisory Council of the F. Clifton White Resource Center
       

Outreach Activities

Co-editor of the political science journal, Party Politics

Membership of Journal editorial boards: Administration, International Political Science Review, Journal of Political Marketing, Irish Political Studies, Parliamentary Affairs, Zeitschrift fur Politikberatung 

Journals Edited

Party Politics: Editor.
 

Publications

Books

Russell Dalton, David Farrell, Ian McAllister; (2011) Political Parties and Democratic Linkage: How Parties Organize Democracy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
David Farrell; (2011) Electoral Systems: A Comparative Introduction (second edition). Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
Farrell, D., Scully, R.; (2007) Representing Europe's Citizens? Electoral Institutions and the Failure of Parliamentary Representation. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Farrell, D., McAllister, I.; (2006) The Australian Electoral System: Origins, Variation and Consequences. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. [Details]
Farrell, D.; (2001) Electoral Systems: A Comparative Introduction. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
Farrell, D.; (1997) Comparing Electoral Systems. London: Prentice Hall. [Details]

Book Chapters

David Farrell (2014) 'The 2013 Irish Constitutional Convention: A bold step or a damp squib?' In: John O'Dowd and Giuseppe Ferrari (eds). Comparative reflections on 75 years of the Irish constitution. Dublin: Clarus Press. [Details]
David Farrell, Peter Mair, Séin Ó Muineacháin, and Matthew Wall (2015) 'Courting but not always serving: perverted Burkeanism and the puzzle of Irish Parliamentary Cohesion' In: Richard Johnston and Campbell Sharman (eds). Parties Structure and Context. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. [Details]
Shugart, Matthew and David Farrell (2012) 'Editors' Introduction: The Study of Electoral Systems Comes of Age' In: Shugart, Matthew and David Farrell (eds). Electoral Systems. London: Sage. [Details]
David Farrell, Eoin O'Malley, Jane Suiter (2012) 'The 2011 We the Citizens Pilot Citizens' Assembly' In: David Farrell, Eoin O'Malley, Jane Suiter (eds). Citizens' Voices: Experiments in Democratic Renewal and Reform. Galway: Irish Centre for Social Gerontology. [Details]
David Farrell and Jane Suiter; (2011) 'Its the policy Stupid' In: David Farrell and Jane Suiter; (eds). RTE The Week in Politics: Election 2011 and the 31st Dail. Dublin: RTE. [Details]
Caroline Erskine and David Farrell (2011) 'The systems of governance are no longer fit for purpose' In: Caroline Erskine and David Farrell (eds). Transforming Ireland, 2011-2016. Dublin: Liffey Press. [Details]
Jane Suiter and David Farrell; (2011) 'The Parties' Manifestos' In: Jane Suiter and David Farrell; (eds). How Ireland Voted 2011. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
Carter, E., Farrell, D.; (2010) 'Electoral Systems and Election Management' In: LeDuc, L., Niemi, R., Norris, P (eds). Comparing Democracies 3. London: Sage. [Details]
Dalton, R, Farrell, D, McAllister, I; (2010) 'The Dynamics of Democratic Representation' In: Dalton, R, Farrell, D, McAllister, I; (eds). How Democracy Works: Political Representation and Policy Congruence in Modern Societies. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [Details]
Schmitt-Beck, R., Farrell, D.; (2008) 'Introduction: The Age of Non-Party Actors?' In: Farrell, D., Schmitt-Beck, R (eds). Non-Party Actors in Electoral Politics: The Role of Interest Groups and Independent Citizens in Contemporary Election Campaigns. Baden-Baden: Nomos-Verlag. [Details]
Farrell, D.; (2007) 'Commentary' In: McGrath, C., O'Malley, E (eds). Irish Political Studies Reader: Key Contributions. London: Routledge. [Details]
Bowler, S., Carter, E., Farrell, D.; (2006) 'Sistemi elettorali, leggi elettorali e fortune dei partiti politici in Europa occidentale' In: Bardi, L (eds). Partiti e Sistemi di Partito. Bologna: il Mulino. [Details]
Ignazi, P., Farrell, D., Roemmele, A.; (2005) 'The Prevalence of 'Linkage-by-Reward' in Political Parties' In: Roemmele, A., Farrell, D., Ignazi, P (eds). The Concept of Linkage Revisited. Westport, CT: Greenwood/Praeger. [Details]
Farrell, D., McAllister, I.; (2005) 'Australia: Preferential Voting in a Compliant Culture' In: Gallagher, M., Mitchell, P (eds). The Politics of Electoral Systems. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Farrell, D.; (2005) 'Political Parties in a Changing Campaign Environment' In: Katz, R., Crotty, W (eds). Handbook of Political Parties. London: Sage. [Details]
Farrell, D.; (2004) 'Before Campaigns Were 'Modern': Irish Electioneering in Times Past' In: Garvin, T., Manning, M., Sinnott, R (eds). Dissecting Irish Politics. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
Bowler, S., Carter, E., Farrell, D.; (2003) 'Changing Party Access to Elections' In: Cain, B., Dalton, R., Scarrow, S (eds). Democracy Transformed? The Reform and Transformation of Democratic Institutions. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Farrell, D., McAllister, I.; (2003) 'Electoral Systems' In: McAllister, I., Dowrick, S., Hassan, R (eds). The Cambridge Handbook of Social Sciences in Australia. Melbourne, Vic: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
Farrell, D.; (2002) 'Campaign Modernization and the West European Party' In: Luther, R., Mueller-Rommel, F (eds). Political Parties in the New Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Murphy, R., Farrell, D.; (2002) 'Party Politics in Ireland: Regularizing a Volatile Party System' In: Webb, P., Farrell, D., Holliday, I (eds). Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Schmitt-Beck, R., Farrell, D.; (2002) 'Introduction: The Study of Campaign Effects' In: Farrell, D., Schmitt-Beck, R (eds). Do Political Campaigns Matter? Campaign Effects in Elections and Referendums. London: Routledge. [Details]
Schmitt-Beck, R., Farrell, D.; (2002) 'Conclusion: Yes, but it depends' In: Farrell, D., Schmitt-Beck, R (eds). Do Political Campaigns Matter? Campaign Effects in Elections and Referendums. London: Routledge. [Details]
Farrell, D.; (2001) 'The United Kingdom Comes of Age? The British Electoral Reform 'Revolution' of the 1990s' In: Shugart, M., Wattenberg, M (eds). Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: The Best of Both Worlds?. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Scarrow, S., Webb, P., Farrell, D.; (2000) 'From Social Integration to Electoral Contestation: The Changing Distribution of Power Within Political Parties' In: Dalton, R., Wattenberg, M (eds). Parties Without Partisans. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Farrell, D., Webb, P.; (2000) 'Political Parties as Campaign Organizations' In: Dalton, R., Wattenberg, M (eds). Parties Without Partisans. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Farrell, D., McAllister, I.; (2000) 'Through a Glass Darkly: Understanding the World of STV' In: Bowler, S., Grofman, B (eds). Elections in Australia, Ireland and Malta under the Single Transferable Vote. Michigan: Michigan University Press. [Details]
Bowler, S., Farrell, D.; (2000) 'The Internationalization of Campaign Consultancy' In: Thurber, J., Nelson, C (eds). Campaign Warriors: Political Consultants in Elections. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press. [Details]
Webb, P., Farrell, D.; (1999) 'Party Members and Ideological Change' In: Evans, G., Norris, P (eds). Critical Elections: British Parties and Voters in Long-Term Perspective. London: Sage. [Details]
Bowler, S., Farrell, D., Katz, R.; (1999) 'The Problem of Party Cohesion and Discipline' In: Bowler, S., Farrell, D., Katz, R (eds). Party Discipline and Parliamentary Government. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press. [Details]
Bowler, S., Farrell, D.; (1999) 'Parliamentary Norms and Parliamentary Discipline: The Case of the European Parliament' In: Bowler, S., Farrell, D., Katz, R (eds). Party Discipline and Parliamentary Government. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press. [Details]
Farrell, D.; (1998) 'Ireland: A Party System in Transition?' In: Broughton, D., Donovan, M (eds). Changing Party Systems in Western Europe. London: Pinter. [Details]
Farrell, D.; (1996) 'Campaign Strategies and Tactics' In: LeDuc, L., Niemi, R., Norris, P (eds). Comparing Democracies. London: Sage. [Details]
Bowler, S., Farrell, D.; (1996) 'Voter Strategies Under Preferential Electoral Systems: A Single Transferable Vote Mock Ballot Survery of London Voters' In: Rallings, C., Farrell, D., Broughton, D., Denver. D (eds). British Elections and Parties Yearbook, 1995. London: Frank Cass. [Details]
Farrell, D., McAllister, I., Broughton, D.; (1995) 'The Changing British Voter Revisited: Patterns of Election Campaign Volatility Since 1964' In: Broughton, D., Farrell, D., Denver, D., Rallings, c (eds). British Elections and Parties Yearbook, 1994. London: Frank Cass. [Details]
Farrell, D.; (1994) 'Ireland: Centralization, Professionalization and Competitive Pressures' In: Katz, R., Mair, P (eds). The Organization of Parties in Western Europe. London: Sage. [Details]
Farrell, D.; (1993) 'Campaign Strategies' In: Gallagher, M., Laver, M (eds). How Ireland Voted, 1992. Limerick: PSAI/Folens. [Details]
Bowler, S., Farrell, D.; (1992) 'The Study of Election Campaigning' In: Bowler, S., Farrell, D (eds). Electoral Strategies and Political Marketing. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Macmillan. [Details]
Bowler, S., Farrell, D.; (1992) 'Conclusion: the contemporary election campaign' In: Bowler, S., Farrell, D (eds). Electoral Strategies and Political Marketing. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Macmillan. [Details]
Farrell, D.; (1992) 'Ireland' In: Katz, R., Mair, P (eds). Party organizations in Western democracies, 1960-1990: a data handbook. London: Sage. [Details]
Farrell, D.; (1990) 'Campaign strategies and media coverage' In: Gallagher, M., Sinnott, R (eds). How Ireland Voted, 1989. Galway: Centre for the Study of Irish Elections. [Details]
Farrell, D.; (1989) 'Ireland: The Green Alliance' In: Mueller-Rommel, F (eds). New Politics in Western Europe. Boulder, Co: Westview Press. [Details]
Farrell, D.; (1987) 'Campaign Strategies: The Selling of the Parties' In: Laver, M., Mair, P., Sinnott, R (eds). How Ireland Voted: The Irish General Election, 1987. Dublin: Poolbeg Press. [Details]
Farrell, B., Farrell, D.; (1987) 'The General Election of 1987' In: Penniman, H., Farrell, B (eds). Ireland at the Polls, 1981, 1982 and 1987. Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute/Duke University Press. [Details]

Edited Books

Farrell, David and Matthew Shugart (Ed.). (2012) Electoral Systems (a six volume reader). London: Sage. [Details]
Farrell, D., Schmitt-Beck, R (Ed.). (2008) Non-Party Actors in Electoral Politics: The Role of Interest Groups and Independent Citizens in Contemporary Election Campaigns. Baden-Baden: Nomos-Verlag. [Details]
Römmele, A., Farrell, D., Ignazi, P (Ed.). (2005) Political Parties and Political Systems: The Concept of Linkage Revisited. Westport, CT: Greenwood/Praeger. [Details]
Webb, P., Farrell, D., Holliday, I (Ed.). (2002) Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Farrell, D., Schmitt-Beck, R (Ed.). (2002) Do Political Campaigns Matter? Campaign Effects in Elections and Referendums. London: Routledge. [Details]
Bowler, S., Farrell, D., Katz, R (Ed.). (1999) Party Discipline and Parliamentary Government. Ohio: Ohio State University Press. [Details]
Farrell, D., Fisher, J., Broughton, D., Denver, D (Ed.). (1996) British Elections and Parties Yearbook, 1996. London: Frank Cass. [Details]
Rallings, C., Farrell, D., Broughton, D., Denver, D (Ed.). (1996) British Elections and Parties Yearbook, 1995. London: Frank Cass. [Details]
Broughton, D., Farrell, D., Denver, D., Rallings, C (Ed.). (1995) British Elections and Parties Yearbook, 1994. London: Frank Cass. [Details]
Bowler, S., Farrell, D (Ed.). (1992) Electoral Strategies and Political Marketing. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Macmillan. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

David Farrell (2013) 'Deliberative democracy Irish-style: Ireland's constitutional convention of 2013'. Inroads, 34 :110-17. [Details]
David Farrell (2014) ''Stripped down' or reconfigured democracy'. West European Politics, 37 (2):439-55. [DOI] [Details]
Jane Suiter, Eoin O'Malley, David Farrell (2014) 'When do deliberative citizens change their opinions? Evidence from an Irish citizens' assembly'. International Political Science Review, . [DOI] [Details]
David Farrell and Richard Katz (2014) 'Assessing the proportionality of the single transferable vote'. Representation, 50 (1):13-26. [DOI] [Details]
Harris, Clodagh, Carney Gemma and Farrell David (2013) ''Rule by the People? Alternative perspectives on citizen participation in democratic policy making''. Administration, 60 (3). [Details]
Farrell, David, Eoin O'Malley and Jane Suiter (2013) 'Deliberative democracy in action Irish-style: the 2011 We the Citizens pilot citizens assembly'. Irish Political Studies, . [Details]
Sudulich, Maria Laura, Matthew Wall, David Farrell (2013) 'Why bother campaigning? Campaign effectiveness in the 2009 European Parliament elections'. Electoral Studies, . Available Online [Details]
Scully, Roger, Simon Hix and David Farrell (2012) 'National or European Parliamentarians? Evidence from a new survey of the members of the European Parliament'. Journal of Common Market Studies, 50 :670-683. [Details]
Shaun Bowler and David Farrell; (2011) 'Electoral Institutions and Campaigning in Comparative Perspective: Electioneering in European Parliament elections'. European Journal of Political Research, 50 :668-688. [Details]
Farrell, D., Scully, R.; (2010) 'The European Parliament: One parliament, several modes of political representation?'. Journal of European Public Policy, 17 :36-54. [Details]
Bowler, S., Farrell, D.; (2006) 'We Know Which One We Prefer But We Don't Really Know Why: The Curious Case of Mixed Member Electoral Systems'. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 8 :445-460. [Details]
Farrell, D., McAllister, I.; (2006) 'Voter Satisfaction and Electoral Systems: Does Preferential Voting in Candidate-Centred Systems Make a Difference?'. European Journal of Political Research, 45 :723-749. [Details]
Farrell, D., Scully, R.; (2005) 'Electing the European Parliament: How Uniform are 'Uniform' Electoral Systems?'. Journal of Common Market Studies, 43 :947-962. [Details]
Bowler, S., Farrell, D., Pettitt, R.; (2005) 'Expert Opinion on Electoral Systems: So Which Electoral System is Best?'. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 15 :3-19. [DOI] [Details]
Farrell, D., McAllister, I.; (2005) '1902 and the Origins of Preferential Electoral Systems in Australia'. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 51 :155-167. [Details]
Scully, R., Farrell, D.; (2003) 'MEPs as Representatives: Individual and Institutional Roles'. Journal of Common Market Studies, 41 :269-288. [Details]
Farrell, D., McAllister, I.; (2003) 'The 1983 Change in Surplus Vote Transfer Procedure for the Australian Senate and its Consequences for the Single Transferable Vote'. Australian Journal of Political Science, 38 :479-491. [DOI] [Details]
Farrell, D., Scully, R.; (2003) 'Electoral Reform and the British MEP'. Journal of Legislative Studies, 9 :14-37. [Details]
Farrell, D., Kolodny, R., Medvic, S.; (2001) 'Parties and Campaign Professionals in a Digital Age'. The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, 6 :11-30. [Details]
Farrell, D.; (2000) 'La Réforme Hésitante du Système Électoral de la Chambre des Communes'. Pouvoirs: Revue Française d¿Études Constitutionnelles et Politiques, 93 :53-65. [Details]
Bowler, S., Donovan, T., Farrell, D.; (1999) 'Party Strategy and Voter Organization under Cumulative Voting in Victorian England'. Political Studies, 47 :906-917. [Details]
Farrell, D., Gallagher, M.; (1999) 'British Voters and their Criteria for Evaluating Electoral Systems'. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 1 :293-316. [Details]
Farrell, D.; (1998) 'Political Consultancy Overseas: The Internationalization of Campaign Consultancy'. PS: Political Science and Politics, 31 :171-178. [Details]
Farrell, D., McAllister, I., Studlar, D.; (1998) 'Sex, Money and Politics: Sleaze and the Conservative Party in 1997'. British Elections and Parties Review, 8 :80-94. [Details]
Farrell, D., Gallagher, M.; (1998) 'Submission to the Independent Commission on the Voting System'. Representation, 35 :53-62. [Details]
Bowler, S., Farrell, D., McAllister, I.; (1996) 'Constituency Campaigning in Parliamentary Systems with Preferential Voting: Is There a Paradox?'. Electoral Studies, 15 :461-476. [Details]
Farrell, D., Mackerras, M., McAllister, I.; (1996) 'Designing Electoral Institutions: Varieties of STV Systems'. Political Studies, 44 :24-43. [Details]
Farrell, D., McAllister, I.; (1995) 'Legislative Recruitment to Upper Houses: The Australian Senate and House of Representatives Compared'. Journal of Legislative Studies, 1 :243-263. [Details]
Bowler, S., Farrell, D.; (1995) 'A British PR Election: Testing STV With London's Voters'. Representation, 32 :90-94. [Details]
Bowler, S., Farrell, D.; (1995) 'The Organizing of the European Parliament: Committees, Specialization, and Coordination'. British Journal of Political Science, 25 :219-263. [Details]
Bowler, S., Farrell, D.; (1993) 'Legislator shirking and voter monitoring: impacts of European Parliament electoral systems upon legislator/voter relationships'. Journal of Common Market Studies, 31 :47-71. [Details]
Farrell, D.; (1992) 'Irland: Noch immer ein ungewöhnlicher Fall?'. Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, B47-48 :33-43. [Details]
Katz, R., Mair, P., Bardi, L., Bille, L., Deschouwer, K., Farrell, D., Koole, R., Morlino, L., Müller, W., Pierre, J., Poguntke, T., Sundberg, J., Svasand, L., van de Velde, H., Webb, P., Widfeldt, A.; (1992) 'The membership of political parties in European democracies'. European Journal of Political Research, 22 :33-43. [Details]
Bowler, S., Farrell, D.; (1992) 'The Greens at the European level'. Environmental Politics, 1 :132-137. [Details]
Bowler, S., Farrell, D.; (1991) 'Voter behavior under STV-PR: solving the puzzle of the Irish party system'. Political Behavior, 13 :303-320. [Details]
Bowler, S., Farrell, D.; (1991) 'Party loyalties in complex settings: STV and party identification'. Political Studies, 39 :350-362. [Details]
Bowler, S., Farrell, D.; (1990) 'Irish voter rationality: the 1987 Irish general election revisited'. Economic and Social Review, 21 :251-268. [Details]
Farrell, D., Wortmann, M.; (1987) 'Party strategies in the electoral market: political marketing in West Germany, Britain and Ireland'. European Journal of Political Research, 15 :297-318. [Details]
Farrell, D.; (1987) 'The Irish general election of 1987'. Electoral Studies, 6 :160-163. [Details]
Farrell, D.; (1986) 'The Strategy to Market Fine Gael in 1981'. Irish Political Studies, 1 :1-14. [Details]
Farrell, D.; (1984) 'Age, education and occupational backgrounds of TDs and 'routes' to the Dáil: the effects of localism in the 1980s'. Administration, 32 :323-341. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

David M. Farrell, Peter Mair, Séin Ó Muineacháin, and Matthew Wall (2012) Courting, but not always serving: Perverted Burkeanism and the puzzle of Irish Parliamentary Cohesion Conference in honour of R. K. Carty Link to full text [Details]

Published Reports

David Farrell, Elaine Byrne, Eoin O'Malley and Jane Suiter (2011) Participatory Democracy in Action: A Pilot. We the Citizens, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
Farrell, D.; (2008) Electoral Systems in the Council of Europe Member States. Council of Europe Venice Commission, Strasbourg. [Details]
Farrell, D., Gallagher, M.; (1998) Submission to the Independent Commission on the Voting System. McDougall Trust, London. [Details]
Bowler, S., Farrell, D.; (1992) MEPs, Voters and Interest Groups: Representation at the European Level. European Commission, Brussels. [Details]
                                                                                       

Research

Research Interests

Principal research interests: Elections, electoral systems, political parties, deliberation, the representative role of members of parliament

Current research:

  1. David Farrell and Richard Katz, eds., Classics in Comparative Politics (contract signed with OUP. Targeted publication 2015-16).
  2. Eoin O'Malley, Jane Suiter, David Farrell, 'Assessing the impact of deliberation and information on opinion change: a quasi-experiment in public deliberation', draft paper to be submitted to a journal
  3. Gathering Irish political party data (with Conor Little) for a new international project on party organizational change directed by Susan Scarrow (Houston) and Paul Webb (Sussex)
  4. Jos Elkink and David Farrell, eds., The Act of Voting: Identities, Institutions and Locale. Contract signed with Routledge (final editing of chapters).
  5. Michael Marsh, David Farrell and Gail McElroy, eds., A Conservative Revolution? Electoral Change in 21st Century Ireland. Editing in progress. To be published by Oxford University Press.

Research Projects

Sponsor : Dept. of the Taoiseach
Title : The Irish Constitutional Convention
Start Date / End Date : 08-JAN-13 / 01-JUL-13
Sponsor : University College Dublin Foundation Ltd.
Title : National Discourse
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-11 / 31-DEC-11

Recent Postgraduates

I have supervised 9 PhD students through to completion on the following subject areas:  electoral systems, political parties, the European Parliament, parliamentary design, electoral administration.

Current Postgraduate Students

John Lohan, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Lisa Phelan, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Secondary Supervisor

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Comparative politics; Irish politics.

Political institutions

Parties and Party systems

electoral systems 

Modules Coordinated

201400   POL30360     Politics: Parties and Party Systems
201400   POL10010     Politics: Introduction to Irish Politics
201400   POL30280     Politics: Political Reform in Ireland