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Richard English is 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 was born in 1963 in Belfast, where he worked at Queen's University between 1989 and 2011. He is the author of seven 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,Modern War: A Very Short Introduction, was published in 2013 by Oxford University Press. He is also the co-editor of a further five books and has published more than forty 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, ITN, SKY NEWS, NPR, RTE, the Irish Times, the Times Literary Supplement, Newsweek and the Financial Times. His research has received funding from, among others, the British Academy, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust and the Nuffield Foundation. In 2009 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA). In 2012, Pan Macmillan published an updated version of Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA, in which Richard English analyses recent developments, including the growth of Irish Dissident Republicanism.


M Litt Module Convenor, IR 5007 'Terrorism and Liberal Democracy'.

PhD, M Litt, and Undergraduate Dissertation Supervision in the following fields: Terrorism and Political Violence, Irish Politics and History, Nationalism and the State, British Politics.


Selected Recent Publications

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

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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