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Pre 1995

Former postgraduate students who began their doctoral work prior to the introduction of the PhD programme in 1995

Prior to 1995, the department had no PhD programme as such, but over the years it had a number of doctoral students (including one described in his Wikipedia entry as 'the world's most decorated foreign correspondent') and many excellent theses emerged from their work.

Below is a list of theses completed by doctoral students admitted to the TCD Department of Political Science prior to 1995:

2001

PhD Awarded To Title of Doctoral Thesis Supervisor
Dr John Garry Inside single party government: the UK Conservative Party 1975–1990 Michael Laver
Dr John Terrence O'Neill The adaptation of United Nations peacekeeping in the post-Cold War international system Patrick Keatinge

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2000

PhD Awarded To Title of Doctoral Thesis Supervisor
Dr Frances Gardiner Women's parliamentary representation in 27 western democracies: cultural, socio-economic and political obstacles to entry Michael Gallagher
Dr Eilís Ward Cosmopolitanism and Irish foreign policy: a case study analysis Patrick Keatinge

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1997

PhD Awarded To Title of Doctoral Thesis Supervisor
Dr Ben Tonra Dutch, Danish and Irish foreign policy in EPC/CFSP 1970–1996 Patrick Keatinge
Dr Bill McSweeney Security and identity: a critique of key concepts of international relations theory Patrick Keatinge

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1995

PhD Awarded To Title of Doctoral Thesis Supervisor
Dr Yvonne Galligan Women’s interest groups and politics in Ireland: challenge and consensus Michael Gallagher
Dr Colm McKeogh The political realism of Reinhold Niebuhr as a normative approach to the ethics of international politics Eddie Hyland

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1992

PhD Awarded To Title of Doctoral Thesis Supervisor
Dr Derek Lynch The regime politics of international high frequency radio broadcasting: ideas, resources and system structure Patrick Keatinge
Dr Mark Haugaard Structures, restructuration and social power Eddie Hyland

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1991

PhD Awarded To Title of Doctoral Thesis Supervisor
Dr Kerry Murphy Healey The impact of cultural and legal influences on certain aspects of the judicial development of human rights in the Republic of Ireland Basil Chubb (along with Prof Kader Asmal (Law))

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1990

PhD Awarded To Title of Doctoral Thesis Supervisor
Dr Gerald McElroy The Catholic Church and the Northern Ireland crisis 1968–86 Michael Gallagher

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1987

PhD Awarded To Title of Doctoral Thesis Supervisor
Dr Brigid Laffan The operation of the European Social Fund in Ireland and Belgium Basil Chubb (PDF, 86KB)

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1985

PhD Awarded To Title of Doctoral Thesis Supervisor
Dr Philip Matthews Radical Catholicism and the New Left in Britain in the 1960s Eddie Hyland
Dr Dennis Kennedy Northern attitudes to the independent state 1919–1949 Patrick Keatinge

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1984

PhD Awarded To Title of Doctoral Thesis Supervisor
Dr Neil Collins The City and Council Manager system of local government in the Republic of Ireland Basil Chubb (PDF, 86KB)

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1983

PhD Awarded To Title of Doctoral Thesis Supervisor
Dr Robert Fisk A condition of limited warfare: Eire’s neutrality and the relationship between Dublin, Belfast and London, 1939–1945 Patrick Keatinge

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1981

PhD Awarded To Title of Doctoral Thesis Supervisor
Dr Miriam Hederman Irish attitudes to European integration 1948–1961 Patrick Keatinge
Dr Richard Thomas The politics of hunting: pressure group conflict and society Basil Chubb (PDF, 86KB)

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1980

PhD Awarded To Title of Doctoral Thesis Supervisor
Dr John Bowman De Valera and the Ulster question 1917–1973 Basil Chubb (PDF, 86KB)

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1978

PhD Awarded To Title of Doctoral Thesis Supervisor
Dr Paul Dunne The uses and limitations of systemic aids to public policy making with particular reference to the Irish public service Basil Chubb (PDF, 86KB)

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1977

PhD Awarded To Title of Doctoral Thesis Supervisor
Dr Guy Chauvin The parliamentary party and the revolutionary movement in Ireland, 1912–1918 David Thornley

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1976

PhD Awarded To Title of Doctoral Thesis Supervisor
Dr Brian Reynolds The formation and development of Fianna Fáil, 1926–1932 David Thornley

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1968

PhD Awarded To Title of Doctoral Thesis Supervisor
Dr Patrick Keatinge The formulation of Irish foreign policy Basil Chubb (PDF, 86KB)

Note: The links in this page are based on the most recent information available to us. The department would be pleased to hear of any updates or amendments; please send these to the department's Executive Officer at polsci@tcd.ie.

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Last updated 23 January 2017 polsci@tcd.ie.