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Terrorism and Conflict Resolution Research Group

The Terrorism and Conflict Resolution research group at the Centre for Historical Research brings together researchers with an interest in a broad range of conflict issues.

Research Group Coordinator

Dr Eamonn O'Kane  Group member

Research areas


  • Conflict in Northern Ireland
  • The Good Friday Agreement and politics of rejectionism in Northern Ireland
  • Greek and European 'red' terrorism
  • Global War on Terror
  • The American Right

Conflict Studies:

  • The history of intelligence and security
  • Terrorism, insurgency and counterinsurgency
  • Conflict resolution

Selected publications

  • Cunningham, M, `The ideological location of the apology’ Journal of Political Ideologies 16 (1), 2011
  • Cunningham, M,  'British Government Policy in Northern Ireland 1969-2000. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2001'. 
  • Durham, M, 'The Christian Right, the Far Right and the Boundaries of American Conservatism '
  • Durham, M, White Rage: 'The Extreme Right and American Politics'. London: Routledge, 2007.
  • Kassimeris, G, Inside Greek Terrorism,  (Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2013)
  • Kassimeris G, 'Playing Politics with Terrorism A Users Guide', (Hurst/Columbia University Press, 2007)
  • Kassimeris, G, 'Europe's Last Red Terrorists: The Revolutionary Organization 17 November'. London: Hurst, 2001. 
  • Norton C, 'The internment of Cahir Healy MP, Brixton Prison 1941-42. Twentieth Century British History, 2007.
  • Norton, C, The Politics of Constitutional Nationalism in Northern Ireland 1932-1970: between grievance and reconciliation (Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2013)
  • Norton, C, ‘Jack Macgougan (1913-1999)’ in D Howell & K Gildart (eds), Dictionary of Labour Biography: Volume XIII (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)
  • O'Kane, E 'Britain, Ireland and Northern Ireland since 1990. The Totality of Relationships'. London: Routledge, 2006. 
  • O'Kane, E, ‘The Perpetual Peace Process? Examining Northern Ireland's Never-ending, but Fundamentally Altering Peace Process’ Irish Political Studies ( forthcoming 2013
  • O'Kane, E, Northern Ireland Since 1969 with Dr Paul Dixon, (Longman, 2011).
  • Plus a range of articles for leading academic journals

Research degrees

Interested in studying for a research degree in one of these areas? Contact Dr Eamonn O'Kane.