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Etain Tannam, 2018, Guest Editor, Beyond the Good Friday Agreement: In the Midst of Brexit, October 2018

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. When it was signed few would have imagined Brexit. This book examines the impact of the Good Friday Agreement on internal and cross-border political and economic cooperation between Northern Ireland, Ireland and Britain, in the context of Brexit. It also examines the impact of Brexit to date and concludes with some scenarios about the longer-term impact of Brexit on the Good Friday Agreement itself and on Northern Ireland’s constitutional status.


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Etain Tannam, 2018, Guest Editor, Irish Political Studies, Special Section: 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement Volume 33, Issue 3, September 2018, online June 2018

David Mitchell, Etain Tannam and Sarah Wallace, 2018, 'The Agreement's impact on political cooperation', in Irish Political Studies, 'Special Section: 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement' Irish Political Studies, 33:3, 283-310,Volume 33, Issue 3, September 2018, online June 2018.




Etain Tannam ed. Special Issue: 'The Twentieth Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement' Guest Editor: Etain Tannam , Ethnopolitics, Volume 17, Issue 3, June 2018 Tannam E. 2018, Intergovernmental and Cross-Border Civil Service Cooperation: The Good Friday Agreement and Brexit, pp. 223-243

This special edition of Ethnopolitics, to be published in book form in 2018 (Routledge), comprises chapters from leading scholars on Northern Irish and Irish politics. It examines the impact of the Good Friday Agreement on economic, political, administrative and intergovernmental cooperation, as well as assessing the European Union’s role in the Agreement and the impact of Brexit to date.



Brendan Browne et al (Eds) Experiences in Researching Conflict and Violence: Fieldwork Interrupted (Policy Press/OUP E-Book/University of Chicago Press, 2018)

This international collection brings together personal accounts from researchers working in and on conflict and explores the roles of emotion, violence, uncertainty, identity, and positionality within the process of doing research, as well as the complexity of methodological choices.




Gillian Wylie The International Politics of Human Trafficking, (Palgrave, 2016)

This book explores the international politics behind the identification of human trafficking as a major global problem. Since 2000, tackling human trafficking has spawned new legal, security and political architecture. This book is grounded in the premise that the intense response to this issue is at odds with the shaky statistics and contentious definitions underpinning it.




Linda Hogan From Women's Experience to Feminist Theology, (Bloomsbury, 2016)

What are the implications of adopting a primacy of praxis position in feminist theology? How can we respect the diversity of women's experience while retaining it as a useful analytic category? Do these twin resources of women's experience and praxis together imply that feminist theology is ultimately relativist? Through an analysis of the work of some of today's key feminist theologians - Christian, womanist and post-Christian - Linda Hogan considers these and other methodological questions.



Linda Hogan Keeping Faith With Human Rights (Washington DC, Georgetown University Press, 2015)

In this provocative study, Linda Hogan defends human rights language while simultaneously reenvisioning its future. Avoiding problematic claims about shared universal values, Hogan draws on the constructivist strand of political philosophy to argue for a three-pronged conception of human rights: as requirements for human flourishing, as necessary standards of human community, and as the basis for emancipatory politics. In the process, she shows that it is theoretically possible and politically necessary for theologians to keep faith with human rights. Indeed, the Christian tradition - the wellspring of many of the ethical commitments considered central to human rights - must embrace its vital role in the project.

David Mitchell Book

David Mitchell Politics and peace in Northern Ireland (Manchester University Press, 2015)

The book provides an up-to-date political history of Northern Ireland since 1998. Using an innovative theoretical approach, it analyses the strategies and fortunes of the five main political parties, showing how unionists’ and nationalists’ mutual insecurities repeatedly derailed peace implementation. The book was was launched in the famous No Alibis bookshop in Belfast on Thursday 5 November 2015.



Etain Tannam Book

Etain Tannam International Intervention in Ethnic Conflict (Palgrave, 2014)

Tannam focuses on the role of bureaucracies when dealing with conflict in two international organisations, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN), providing a unique comparative account of their policy-making procedures.




Carlo Anrovandi Book

Carlo Aldrovandi Apocalyptic Movements in Contemporary Politics (Palgrave, 2014)

This book explores Israeli Religious Zionism and US Christian Zionism by focusing on the Messianic and Millenarian drives at the basis of their political mobilization towards a 'Jewish colonization' of the occupied territories.




Gladys Ganiel Book

Gladys Ganiel and Gerardo Marti The Deconstructed Church (Oxford University Press, 2014)

Provides a comprehensive sociological assessment of the Emerging Church Movement. Draws on a large and varied data set from Emerging Church Movement participants, communities, and conferences. Offers multiple examples of alternative forms of Christian communities, such as pub churches, Christian arts collectives, and neo-monastic communities, and explores the motivations, ideas and practices of the people involved.



Ganiel Monnot Book

Gladys Ganiel, Heidemarie Winkel and Christophe Monnot Religion in Times of Crisis (Brill, 2014)

Religion is alive and well all over the world, especially in times of personal, political, and social crisis. Even in Europe, long regarded the most “secular” continent, religion has taken centre stage in how people respond to the crises associated with modernity, or how they interact with the nation-state. In this book, scholars working in and on Europe offer fresh perspectives on how religion provides answers to existential crisis, how crisis increases the salience of religious identities and cultural polarization, and how religion is contributing to changes in the modern world in Europe and beyond. Cases from Poland to Pakistan and from Ireland to Zimbabwe, among others, demonstrate the complexity and ambivalence of religion’s role in the contemporary world.

Andrew Pierce Book

Andrew Pierce and Oliver Schuegraf Dialogue Inside-Out: Ecumenism Encounters the Religions: Proceedings of the 17th Academic Consultation of the Societas Oecumenica ( Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, Leipzig, 2014)





Jude Fernando Book

Jude Lal Fernanado Religion, Conflict and Peace in Sri Lanka (Lit Verlag, 2013)

`A detailed and original work on a specific conflict dots A useful platform for wider insights into the requirements of conflict resolution and peacebuilding processes more generally.' Dr. Iain Atack, International Peace Studies, Irish School of Ecumenics,Trinity College Dublin. `A very valuable contribution to the history and the sociology of Sri Lanka and also to the search for a just solution for the Tamils.' François Houtart, Professor Emeritus, Catholic University of Louvain. `The author's mastery of Sinhala, Tamil and English has given him a special cultural competence to analyse the Sri Lankan conflict within a geopolitical setting.' Peter Schalk, Professor Emeritus, Uppsala University. `A challenging contribution to an ongoing critical examination of the connection between state and religion.' Prof. Dr. Lieve Troch, Cultural and Religious Sciences, UMESP, Sao Paulo.

Mitchell and Brewer Book

Brewer, J., Mitchell, D. and Leavey, G. Ex-Combatants, Religion, and Peace in Northern Ireland: The Role of Religion in Transitional Justice (Palgrave, 2013)

Studies of Northern Ireland's ex-combatants ignore religion, while advocates of religious interventions in transitional justice exaggerate its influence. Using interview data with ex-combatants, this book explores religious influences upon violence and peace, and develops a model for evaluating the role of religion in transitional justice.


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