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Dr. Etain Tannam
Associate Professor, School of Religion

Biography

Etain Tannam (BA, Trinity College Dublin, MA University of Essex, PhD, LSE) is Associate Professor International Peace Studies, Trinity College Dublin. Her main area of expertise is Irish/Northern cross-border cooperation and British-Irish intergovernmental/diplomatic cooperation, with emphasis on Brexit's impact. She is currently writing a book British-Irish Relations in the 21st Century, 2020, forthcoming, Oxford, Oxford University Press. She has contributed to various reports about Brexit, including the European Parliament, JURIS Committee, the House of Commons, Select Committee for Northern Ireland and the House of Lords Brexit Inquiry. She has also appeared on BBC Radio 4, SKY News and RTE. 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.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Etain Tannam, British-Irish Relations in the 21st Century, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2021 Book, 2021

The Future of British-Irish Relations in, editor(s)Federico Fabbrini , The Law & Politics of Brexit VOLUME 2: The Withdrawal Agreement & the Framework of Future EU-UK Relations, Oxford , Oxford University Press, 2020, pp20 , [Etain Tannam] Book Chapter, 2020

Etain Tannam, The Future of British-Irish Relations, European Journal of Legal Studies, Special Issue, 2019, p275 - 305 Journal Article, 2019

Ethnopolitics , 17, 3, (2018), 114p, Etain Tannam, [eds.] Journal, 2018

Etain Tannam with David Mitchell and Sarah Wallace , 20 Years of the Good Friday Agreement: Political Dimensions, Irish Political Studies, 33, (3), 2018, p283 - 310 Journal Article, 2018

The Good Friday Agreement, Brexit and British-Irish Intergovernmental Cooperation in, editor(s)Etain Tannam , Beyond the Good Friday Agreement and in the Midst of Brexit, London , Routledge , 2018, pp20 , [Etain Tannam] Book Chapter, 2018

Etain Tannam, Beyond the Friday Agreement and in the Midst of Brexit, London, Routledge, 2018, 1 - 80pp Book, 2018

Etain Tannam, "The Good Friday Agreement, Brexit and British-Irish Intergovernmental Cooperation ",, Ethnopolitics, 17, (3), 2018, p243 - 262 Journal Article, 2018

Etain Tannam, Brexit and the British-Irish Relationship , RUSI Journal, 163, (3), 2018, p1 - 7 Journal Article, 2018

Etain Tannam, Cyprus and the Annan Plan Negotiations: An Organizational Model, Irish Studies in International Affairs, 27, 2016, p189 - 200 Journal Article, 2016

Etain Tannam, International Intervention in Ethnic Conflict: a comparison of the European Union and the United Nations, Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2014, 1 - 200pp Book, 2014

'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, 2013, pp308 - 337, [Etain Tannam] Book Chapter, 2013

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

Ethnopolitics, 11, 4, (2012), Etain Tannam, [eds.special edition International Intervention in Ethnic Conflict] Journal, 2012

Etain Tannam, "The European Union and Conflict Resolution: Northern Ireland, Cyprus and Bilateral Cooperation, Government and Opposition, 47, (1), 2012, p47 - 71 Journal Article, 2012

Etain Tannam, Understanding and Explaining International Intervention: the state of the art', Ethnopolitics, 11, (4), 2012, p341 - 353 Journal Article, 2012

Etain Tannam, ''The Responsibility to Protect: Normative Strength and Empirical Weakness?, Ethnopolitics, 10, (1), 2011, p133 - 135 Journal Article, 2011

Etain Tannam, Explaining British-Irish Cooperation: a rational institutionalist approach, Review of International Studies, 37, (3), 2011, p1191 - 1214 Journal Article, 2011

Northern Ireland and the EU in, editor(s)McCall C., and Wilson T , Ireland and Europe: Europeanisation and Hibernicisation, Amsterdam/New York, Rodopi, 2010, [Etain Tannam] Book Chapter, 2010

Etain Tannam, 'The European Commission and Conflict Regulation: a case of preference change', Co-operation and Conflict, 42, (3), 2007, p337 - 356 Journal Article, 2007

'The EU and the Cross-Border Relationship in, editor(s)Coakley J. and O'Dowd L. , Crossing the border: new relationships between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland,, Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 2007, pp104 - 125, [Etain Tannam] Book Chapter, 2007

Etain Tannam, 'Cross-Border Co-operation Between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: Neo-functionalism Re-visited' , British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 8, (2), 2006, p258 - 278 Journal Article, 2006

Etain Tannam, 'The EU Model and Administrative Co-operation: case of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland', Public Administration, 84, (2), 2006, p407 - 422 Journal Article, 2006

'The EU IGC: Bargaining or learning? , , 75-99. in, editor(s)Wessels W. and Rovna L. (eds.) , Constitutionalisation From Convention to Constitutional Treaty,, Prague, Charles University Press, 2006, pp75 - 99, [Etain Tannam and Brigid Laffan] Book Chapter, 2006

Etain Tannam, Explaining the Good Friday Agreement: a Learning Process', Government and Opposition, 36, (4), 2001, p493 - 518 Journal Article, 2001

Etain Tannam, Cross-Border Cooperation in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Basingstoke/New York, Macmillan/St. Martin's Press, 1999, ix - 229pp Book, 1999

'The Cross-Border Relationship in Ireland' in, editor(s)Malcolm Anderson and Eberhard Bort , Borders and National Sovereignty, Liverpool, Liverpool University Press, 1999, pp20 , [Etain Tannam] Book Chapter, 1999

Etain Tannam, 'The European Commission and the Conflict in Northern Ireland: a supranational role?',, Cambridge Review of International Studies, (8), 1997, p8 - 28 Journal Article, 1997

'Ireland: The Rewards of Pragmatism' in, editor(s)Keith Hanf and Ben Soetendorp , Adapting to European Integration: Small States and the European Union, Harlow, Longman, 1997, pp69 - 81, [Etain Tannam and Brigid Laffan] Book Chapter, 1997

Etain Tannam, 'The European Union and the Business Cross-Border Co-operation: the case of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland', Irish Political Studies, 11, 1996, p103 - 130 Journal Article, 1996

Etain Tannam, 'The European Union and the Cross-Border Administrative Co-operation between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland', , Regional and Federal Studies, 5, (1), 1996, p67 - 93 Journal Article, 1996

Etain Tannam, 'The European Union and Politics in Northern Ireland', , , Ethnic and Racial Studies, 18, (4 ), 1995, p797 - 817 Journal Article, 1995

Etain Tannam, 'Influence or Power? The European Union and the Irish Administrative System' , Governance, 6, (2), 1993, p275 - 283 Journal Article, 1993

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Alan Renwick, Oran Doyle, John Garry, Paul Gillespie, Cathy Gormley-Heenan, Katy Hayward, Robert Hazell, David Kenny, Christopher McCrudden, Brendan O'Leary, Etain Tannam, Alan Whysall , Working Group on Unification Referendums on the Island of Ireland: Interim Report, London, Constitution Unit, University College London, November, 2020, p1 - 259 Report, 2020

Etain Tannam, Brexit and British-Irish Intergovernmental Cooperation, DCU Brexit institute, Inaugural Conference, DCU, January 25 , 2018, DCU Brexit institute Invited Talk, 2018

"The Good Friday Agreement, Brexit and British-Irish Intergovernmental Cooperation in, editor(s)Etain Tannam , Beyond the Good Friday Agreement and in the Midst of Brexit, London , Routledge , 2018, pp20 , [Etain Tannam] Book Chapter, 2018

Etain Tannam, Brexit, Cross-Border and British-Irish Relations, Annual Conference to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, March 8-9 2018, 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, Dundalk, March 8-9, 2018, Centre for Cross-Border Studies Invited Talk, 2018

Etain Tannam, http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2017/09/29/is-the-negative-tide-of-british-irish-relations-receding/, 2017, - Miscellaneous, 2017

Etain Tannam, http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2017/07/26/cracks-are-beginning-to-appear-in-british-irish-relations/, 2017, - Miscellaneous, 2017

Etain Tannam, http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2017/09/29/is-the-negative-tide-of-british-irish-relations-receding/, 2017, - Miscellaneous, 2017

Etain Tannam, https://theconversation.com/eu-agrees-to-start-phase-two-of-brexit-talks-experts-react-89245 December 15 2017, 2017, - Miscellaneous, 2017

Etain Tannam, http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2017/08/17/uk-position-paper-on-northern-ireland-and-ireland-is-both-conciliatory-and-vague/, 2017, - Miscellaneous, 2017

Tannam, Etain , European Parliament Hearing, JURIS, , Brussels, May 30 2017, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Etain Tannam, http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2017/12/05/a-high-risk-game-of-chicken-is-being-played-over-the-irish-border/, 2017, - Miscellaneous, 2017

Etain Tannam, Brexit and Northern Ireland , Brexit, Scotland and Northern Ireland , Institute for Security and International Affairs, SWP, Brussels, April 3 2017, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Etain Tannam, http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2017/04/06/brexit-and-peace-in-northern-ireland/, 2017, - Miscellaneous, 2017

Etain Tannam, 'Brexit and the Future of the UK' Institute for International Affairs, Rome, 2016 Working Paper, 2016

Etain Tannam, Brexit and British-Irish Relations, Behind the Headlines, Long Room Hub Lecture Series, Trinity College Dublin , May 23 2016, 2016 Invited Talk, 2016

Etain Tannam, Academic witness submission to House of Lords Select Committee on Brexit, Ireland -UK relations, 2016, - Miscellaneous, 2016

Etain Tannam, 'Brexit and the Future of the UK: the UK, Northern Ireland and Scotland', Brexit public lecture, Institute for International Affairs, Rome, July 12 2016, 2016, Institute for International Affairs, Rome Invited Talk, 2016

Etain Tannam, The European Union and the Good Friday Agreement, The Agreement Fifteen Years On: a symposium, University of Ulster, Belfast, April 19 , 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Etain Tannam, The EU and Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland, University of Liverpool, May 9 , 2012, School of History and International Relations Invited Talk, 2012

Etain Tannam, EU Institutional Management of Conflict Intervention: The Relationship between the Commission and the Council - An Application of Neo-functionalism, International Studies Association, Montreal, March 19 2011, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Etain Tannam, 'Implications of Legal Recognition of Kosovo for EU Policy, Self-Determination after Kosovo, Arundel House.London, International Institute for Strategic Studies, December 13 2010, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Etain Tannam, 'The EU and Cyprus: lessons form Northern Ireland', CFSP Forum, www.fornet.info, 8, (4), 2010, p14 - 22 Journal Article, 2010

Etain Tannam, 'International Intervention in Ethnic Conflict', April 30 2010, 2010, Institute for International and Integration Studies (IIIS), Trinity College Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2010

Etain Tannam, 'Lessons from Northern Ireland',, Council of Europe, Cyprus Seminar Programme, Nicosia, , February 7 2009, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Etain Tannam, The British-Irish Relationship: a rational institutionalist account, Political Studies Association of the UK, Manchester University, 6 April , 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Etain Tannam, 'View from the Capitals; Dublin', Europe's World, Brussels, February, 2008 Report, 2008

Etain Tannam, The EU and Conflict Resolution: the case of Cyprus and Northern Ireland, The EU and the Promotion and Stabilisation of Conflict Settlement,, University of Nottingham, November 21-23 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Etain Tannam and Brigid Laffan, 'Arguing and Bargaining: The 2004 Irish Presidency', , 2005, September 29, o IGC Net Conference , Institute for European Affairs, Dublin, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Etain Tannam, 'The Irish/Northern Irish Relationship: impact of Good Friday Agreement and the European Union', Institute for British Irish Studies, UCD, 2005 Working Paper, 2005

Etain Tannam, 'The Cross-Border Relationship and the EU Dimension' , HEA project, 'Mapping Frontiers',, University College Dublin, edited by January 17 2005 , 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Etain Tannam, 'The European Commission and the Conflict in Northern Ireland', paper presented to, , , Mapping Frontiers, Plotting Pathways ' HEA/Peace 11 conference, Dundalk, June 21 2005, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Etain Tannam and Brigid Laffan., 'Arguing and Bargaining: The 2004 Irish Presidency', , IGC Net Conference, Institute for European Affairs, Dublin, September 29 , 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Etain Tannam , 2005 'The European Commission and the Conflict in Northern Ireland', M, HEA/Peace 11, apping Frontiers, Plotting Pathways' HEA/PEACE11, Dundalk , June 21, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Etain Tannam , 2004 'Integration Theory and the Draft Constitutional Treaty, , IGC Net, University of Vienna, October 1, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Etain Tannam, 'Explaining the Good Friday Agreement: A Case of Policy Learning?, Annual Conference, , Political Studies Association of the UK,, Nottingham University, ,April., 1999 Conference Paper, 1999

Etain Tannam, Business Cross-Border Co-operation', 'Cross-Border Co-operation in Ireland', Interreg Conference, Commission of the European Communities, Moville, Co,. Donegal, February, 1997 Conference Paper, 1997

Etain Tannam, 1997 'The EU and the Conflict in Northern Ireland', paper presented to Seminar, Centre for International Studies, Cambridge, 'Ireland: the international dimension', , Cambridge University, May , 1997 Conference Paper, 1997

Etain Tannam, 1995 'Cross-Border Co-operation in Ireland: An Overview', Centre for International Studies, University of Edinburgh, November, 1995 Conference Paper, 1995

Etain Tannam, 'The EU and The Irish Cross-Border Relationship', ECPR Joint Workshops, , April 13-18,, Madrid , 1994 Conference Paper, 1994

Etain Tannam, 'The EC and the Irish Planning Process' , April, Political Studies Association of the UK Annual Conference, edited by Lancaster University , 1991 Conference Paper, 1991

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • International Intervention in Ethnic Conflict: comparison EU and UN
  • Summary
    • This study examines the bureaucratic roles of the European Commission and the UN Secretariat in policy-making processes towards conflict zones.
  • Funding Agency
    • TCD Start-Up Fund
  • Date From
    • 2009
  • Date To
    • 2011
  • Title
    • The Role of Norms and Narratives in International Crises
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland
  • Date From
    • 7/10/2014
  • Date To
    • 7/06/2015

Keywords

International Relations/Diplomacy; Political Science

Recognition

Representations

Member of the Political Studies Association (UK)-Political Studies of Ireland Joint Committee to Examine the Research and Academic Implications of Brexit Secretary of the Executive Committee for the Irish Association for European Studies. 2018-

Vice-Chair of the Royal Irish Academy Special Committee on International Affairs 2019-

Awards and Honours

PhD Scholarship, British Council/Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1990-1993

Memberships

International Studies Association (ISA) European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR): Standing Group on International Relations, ECPR Standing Group on Regionalism, Political Studies Asssociation of the UK, British International Studies Association, Irish Political Studies Association

Irish-Scottish Academic Initiative April 2008