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Dr Etain Tannam

Course Co-ordinator, International Peace Studies
Associate 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

Etain Tannam (BA Economics and Political Science, Trinity College Dublin) received her MA in West European Politics from the University of Essex and was awarded a British Council scholarship for her PhD at the London School of Economics on the topic of the effect of the European Union on Cross-Border Cooperation in Ireland. She is currently writing a book 'British-Irish Relations in 21st Century' (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2020 forthcoming). She is author of International Intervention in Ethnic Conflict: A Comparison of the European Union and United Nations (2014, Basingstoke, Palgrave) and Cross-Border Co-operation in Ireland (1999, Basingstoke, Palgrave) and has published various book chapters and international journal articles (see below). Her research interests are in the areas of Northern Ireland and British-Irish relations, including the impact of Brexit, international organizations and conflict resolution, United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU) politics. She is currently writing a book British-Irish Relations in the 21st Century, 2020, forthcoming, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

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

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

Select publications

Tannam E. 2020 (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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