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Richard English is Pro-Vice Chancellor for Internationalization and Engagement at Queen’s University Belfast, where he is also Professor of Politics, and Distinguished Professorial Fellow in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice. Between 2011 and 2016 he was Wardlaw Professor of Politics in the School of International Relations, and Director of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV), at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of eight books, including the award-winning studies Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA (2003) and Irish Freedom: The History of Nationalism in Ireland (2006). His most recent book, Does Terrorism Work? A History, was published in 2016 by Oxford University Press. He is also the co-editor/editor of a further six books and has published more than fifty journal articles and book chapters. He is a frequent media commentator on terrorism and political violence, and on Irish politics and history, including work for the BBC, CNN, ITN, SKY NEWS, NPR, RTE, the Irish Times, the Times Literary Supplement, Newsweek, the Guardian, and the Financial Times. He is a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE), a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS), an Honorary Fellow of Keble College Oxford, and an Honorary Professor at the University of St Andrews.


Email: r.english@qub.ac.uk

Professor Richard English

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalization and Engagement

Vice-Chancellor's Office

Queen's University Belfast

University Road

Belfast BT7 1NN

Northern Ireland


Selected Recent Publications

Richard English (ed.), Illusions of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Richard English, Modern War: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)

Richard English, Terrorism: How to Respond (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009)

Richard English, ‘Terrorist Innovation and International Politics: Lessons from an IRA Case Study?’ in International Politics (50/4, 2013)

Richard English, ‘History and Irish Nationalism’ in Irish Historical Studies (37/147, 2011)

Richard English, Richard Hayton and Michael Kenny, ‘Englishness and the Union in Contemporary Conservative Thought’ in Government and Opposition (44/4, 2009)

Richard English, ‘National Identities: Ireland’ in M. Flinders, A. Gamble, C. Hay and M. Kenny (eds), The Oxford Handbook of British Politics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009)

Richard English, ‘The Interplay of Non-Violent and Violent Action in Northern Ireland, 1967–72’ in A. Roberts and T. Garton Ash (eds), Civil Resistance and Power Politics: The Experience of Non-Violent Action from Gandhi to the Present (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).


Books

Illusions of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (Oxford University Press, 2015)

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Modern War: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)

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Terrorism: How to Respond (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009)

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Irish Freedom: The History of Nationalism in Ireland (London: Pan Macmillan, 2006)

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Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA (London: Pan Macmillan, 2003)

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Ernie O’Malley: IRA Intellectual(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998)

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Radicals and the Republic: Socialist Republicanism in the Irish Free State 1925–1937 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994)

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