Dr. Marisa McGlinchey

Dr Marisa McGlinchey joined Coventry University as a Research Fellow in 2012 after having completed a PhD in ‘Irish Politics’ at Queen’s University Belfast. Her thesis examined the decline of the ‘Social Democratic and Labour party’ in the post-Good Friday Agreement period. Dr McGlinchey currently holds a book contract with MUP to publish her thesis.  Prior to her PhD Marisa received a Masters with Merit in ‘Irish Politics’ from Queen’s University. Her thesis examined the on-the-runs legislation in the North of Ireland.

In 2012 Dr McGlinchey was selected as one of ten people from Ireland to undertake the Women in the Workplace programme which is certificated by the Irish Institute at Boston College, USA.  Between 2009 and 2012 Dr McGlinchey taught in the Politics Department of Queen’s University on several courses including ‘Irish Politics’, ‘UK devolution’ and ‘Politics in a media culture’. Dr McGlinchey has undertaken extensive field research in Ireland, the Basque country and Israel-Palestine and has presented her work widely at academic conferences and summer-schools.

Dr McGlinchey is currently the Principal Investigator of two research projects entitled ‘Impact of state policies on non-violent mobilisation in the West Bank and the Basque country’ and ‘A comparative study of Basque prisoners in the Spanish state and Irish republican prisoners in the British state’. 

Book:

  • McGlinchey, M. and Bean (2017) Standing by the Republic; the politics and ideology of “dissident” Irish republicanism. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Selected conference Papers:

  • McGlinchey, M. (2015) ‘The Irish republican project’. Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference 2015. Held 16-18 October 2015 in Cork, Ireland.
  • McGlinchey, M. (2015) ‘A kind of peace?’. Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference 2015. Held 16-18 October 2015 in Cork, Ireland.
  • McGlinchey, M. (2015) ‘Unfinished business; Basque and Irish republican self-determination’. Shared Futures conference. Held 10-12 September 2015 in Rennes, France.
  • McGlinchey, M. (2015) ‘The importance of academic autonomy; the Irish republican project’.  Understanding Conflict: Research, ideas and responses to security threats. Held 8-11 June 2015 in Bath, UK.
  • McGlinchey, M. (2014) ‘Standing by the republic’. Political Studies Association of Ireland. Held October 2014 in Galway, Ireland.
  • McGlinchey, M. (2014) ‘The right to decide: Irish republican and Basque ‘dissidence’’. Political Studies Association of Ireland. Held October 2014 in Galway, Ireland.
  • McGlinchey, M. (2014) ‘The politics and ideology of “dissident” Irish republicanism’. In Chhina, R.K. (ed.) Annual International Conference on Law, Economics and Politics
  • AICLEP 2014 (Oxford) Conference Proceedings,AICLEP’. Held 1-3 September 2014 in Oxford UK. FLE Learning.
  • McGlinchey, M. (2014) ‘The decline of the Social Democratic and Labour Party’. Political Studies Association Annual International Conference. Held 14-16 April 2014 in Manchester, UK.  
  • McGlinchey, M. (2014) ‘What kind of peace?; ‘dissenting’ Irish republicanism’. Political Studies Association Annual International Conference. Held 14-16 April 2014 in Manchester, UK.  
  • McGlinchey, M. (2014) ‘“Dissident” Irish republicanism’.  ‘Dissent! Histories and meanings of opposition since 1968’ conference. Held 16-17 January 2014 in Aalborg, Denmark.
  • McGlinchey, M. (2013) ‘The North of Ireland; a case-study’. 1st Global Peace and Youth Workshop. Held 1-5 July 2013 in Trabzon, Turkey.
  • McGlinchey, M. (2013) ' Causes of exclusion’. 1st Global Peace and Youth Workshop. Held 1-5 July 2013 in Trabzon, Turkey.
  • McGlinchey, M. (2013) ‘Consequences of exclusion’. 1st Global Peace and Youth Workshop. Held 1-5 July 2013 in Trabzon, Turkey.
  • McGlinchey, M. (2013) ‘Motivations, aspirations and organising principles of ‘dissident’ Irish republicanism’. European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies. Held 2013 in Galway, Ireland.
  • A Theoretical and Empirical Assessment of the Membership, Strategies and Tactics of ‘Dissident’ Irish Republican Organisations. This project will culminate in publication of the book Standing by the Republic. Over 90 Irish republicans have been interviewed throughout Ireland, including in Maghaberry Prison. The aim of the project is to provide a holistic assessment of the nature and ideology of ‘dissident’ republicanism in Ireland.
  • Impact of state policies on non-violent mobilisation in the West Bank and the Basque country. In collaboration with Dr Kevin Bean, Liverpool University and Mr John Shaw, DTZ. The aim of this project is to provide an assessment of the impact of Israeli state policies on political mobilisation in the West Bank in the post-Oslo period; and to provide an assessment of the impact of Spanish state policies on political mobilisation in the Basque country since the ETA ceasefire of 1996. The October 2015 UN speech by Palestinian President Abbas and recent events in Palestine illustrate the topical nature of this work.  President Abbas’s speech called into question the viability of the peace-process in the context of immovable Israeli policies. Similarly, the political process in the Basque country has entered a significant phase as ETA has declared a permanent cessation to its campaign (2011) yet over 400 Basque prisoners remain in Spanish and French jails. 
  • A comparative study of Basque prisoners in the Spanish state and Irish republican prisoners in the British state. In collaboration with Mr John Shaw, DTZ. The aim of the project is to provide a comparative analysis of the issue of political prisoners in the case-studies of Ireland and the Basque country. The work challenges the dominant narrative in each case and argues that the different trajectories undertaken by the abertzale movement and the Irish republican movement can be partly explained by the states in which they operate.
  • Basque dissidence; Ideology, mobilisation and continuity.
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