The University of Wolverhampton

Staff Profile: Dr Eamonn O'Kane

NameDr Eamonn O'Kane
TitleSenior Lecturer in Politics and War Studies
Research AreaConflict Studies
Tel.01902 323536



Dr Eamonn O'Kane's main research areas are the Northern Ireland conflict, peace processes in comparative perspective and conflict resolution theory. He is the author of the books 'Britain, Ireland and Northern Ireland since 1980, The Totality of Relationships' (Routledge, 2007), and (with Paul Dixon) Northern Ireland Since 1969 (Longman 2011).  He is currently writing a book on the Northern Ireland peace process for Manchester University Press.  He is co-convenor of the Political Studies Association’s Irish Politics Group.    

Select Publications

  • ‘The Perpetual Peace Process? Examining Northern Ireland's Never-ending, but Fundamentally Altering Peace Process’ Irish Political Studies, vo.24. No.4, December 2013.
  • Northern Ireland Since 1969 with Dr Paul Dixon, (Longman, 2011).
  • British Government and Sovereignty’ in Arthur Aughey and Cathy Gormley-Heenan (eds)  The Anglo-Irish Agreement: Constitutional Concepts in Transition (MUP, 2011)
  • *‘To cajole or compel?  The use of incentives and penalties in Northern Ireland’s peace process’ Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict Vol.4(3) 2011
  •  ‘The Anglo-Irish Agreement and British Sovereignty’ in A Aughey and C Gormley-Heenan (eds) The Anglo-Irish Agreement: Rethinking its Legacy, (MUP, February 2011.
  • ‘Learning from Northern Ireland? The uses and abuses of the Irish model’ BJPIR vol.12, No.2, May 2010,
  • ‘“From Belfast to Baghdad...”: Claims and Contradictions in Discourses of Northern Ireland’s Model for Peace’ in K Hayward and C O’Donnell (eds.) Peace Lines: Political Discourse in Northern Ireland from Conflict to Peace, (Routledge, 2010).
  •  ‘The Impact of Third Party Intervention on Peace Processes: Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka’, in A Edwards and S Bloomer (eds.) Transforming the Peace Process in Northern Ireland: From Terrorism to Democratic Politics, Irish Academic Press, 2008.
  • Britain, Ireland and Northern Ireland since 1980. The Totality of Relationships (Routledge, 2007)