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Dr. William Phelan

Contact Details

Room Room 4.02 Floor 4
Department of Political Science
Trinity College
2-3 College Green
Dublin, Ireland

tel: +353 -1-8963596
fax: +353-1-6770546

Current Appointment   

    * Lecturer in Political Science

Research and Teaching Interests

  • International Relations Theory
  • International Organisation
  • International Political Economy
  • The Politics of European Law
  • The European Union
  • The World Trade Organisation and NAFTA
  • European Political Development


    * PhD (Harvard University, 2006)

Previous Appointments and Distinctions

Assistant Professor, Middlebury College, VT 2005-2007

Selected Publications

I am particularly interested in supervising dissertations in the following areas:

  • History and Theory of European Integration, including the politics of European Community law as a 'constitution', EU decision-making, and EU enlargement to Eastern Europe.
  • International law and Organisation, including the WTO and NAFTA
  • Theories of International Relations: Realism, Liberalism (State-Society approaches), Constructivism, and Public Goods approaches to IR. 
  • European Political Development

Last updated: Oct 10 2014