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Dr Etain Tannam

Course Co-ordinator, International Peace Studies
Assistant Professor, International Peace Studies



Contact details
Direct Tel: +353. (01) 1 896 4781
General Tel: +353 (0) 1 8964770, Ext. 4781
Fax: +353 (0) 1 672 5024

Dr Etain Tannam received her BA in Economics and Political Science from Trinity College Dublin, her MA in West European Politics from University of Essex and her PhD from London School of Economics and Political Science.

She is author of International Intervention in Ethnic Conflict: a comparison of the European Union and United Nations (Basingstoke, Palgrave) and Cross-Border Co-operation in Ireland (Basingstoke, Palgrave) and has published various book chapters and international journal articles (see below). Her research interests are in the areas of international organizations and conflict resolution, United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU) politics, Northern Ireland and British-Irish relations, Cypriot and Greek-Turkish relations.

Her previous employment includes posts in the Department of Political Science, Trinity College Dublin and the Dublin European Institute, University College Dublin.

Areas of expertise
United Nations, European Union, International Relations theory, Northern Ireland/British-Irish relationship.

Modules taught
United Nations
European Union
Research Methods
NGOs and International Politics: theory and practice

Select publications

Tannam E. 2019 (forthcoming), British-Irish Relations in the 21st Century, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Tannam E. 2018 (forthcoming), ‘The Good Friday Agreement and Political Cooperation’, in Irish Political Studies, vol. 32, no. 2, June 2018.

Tannam E. 2016, ‘Cyprus and the Annan Plan Negotiations: an organizational model’ Irish Studies in International Affairs, vol. 26, December

Tannam, E. (2014) International Intervention in Ethnic Conflict: A Comparison of the European Union and the United Nations, Basingstoke, Palgrave.

Tannam, E. (2013) 'The Response of the EU to the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) Judgement on Kosovo', Europe-Asia Studies, 15, (5), 2013, p946 - 965.

Tannam E. (2013) 'The Divided Irish', in, editor(s) Mabry T., McGarry J., Moore, M., and O’Leary B., Europe’s Divided Nations, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press.

Tannam, E. (2012) ‘The European Union and Conflict Resolution: Northern Ireland, Cyprus and Bilateral Cooperation’, Government and Opposition, 47, (1), 2012, pp. 47 - 71.

Tannam E. (2012) ‘Understanding and Explaining International Intervention: the state of the art', Ethnopolitics, 11, (4),  pp. 341-353.

Tannam E. (2011) ‘Explaining British-Irish Cooperation: a rational institutionalist approach’, Review of International Studies, (3), 2011, pp. 1191 - 1214.


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