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Political Studies Association of Ireland


‘Basic Income: Possibilities, Practicalities, Controversies’, Nov 29, 2019, 2-5pm, Geary Institute, UCD. Basic income is one of the most powerful yet also controversial political ideas of recent decades. Having broken out of the realm of political theory, it has taken hold in the public and political imagination as a potential way of reducing inequality and […]

PSAI Book Launch “Peace, Security and Defence Cooperation in Post-Brexit Europe. Risks and Opportunities”, Cornelia-Adriana Baciu and John Doyle, (Eds.) Springer (ISBN 978-3-030-12417-5). The book highlights the challenges and prospects of European security cooperation and counterfactually assesses the impact of Brexit on strategic aspects of security, peace, defence and foreign policy for both the European Union […]

Editor and deputy editors wanted for the Irish Politics Forum – a note from current editor Luke Field

Editor and deputy editors wanted for the Irish Politics Forum – a note from current editor Luke Field With the conclusion of our ‘Brexit Countdown’ blog series in collaboration with the UK’s Political Studies Association, I will be stepping down as the editor of the Irish Politics Forum website ( As such, the Political Studies Association of Ireland […]

Conference marks twentieth anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

On 23 March, 2018, the PSAI Specialist Group on Peace and Conflict supported a conference marking the 20th anniversary of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. Entitled ‘Building Peace in Northern Ireland: Reflections on Reconciliation Twenty Years after the Agreement’, the one-day event was held in the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin.   Instead […]

Report of PSAI-PSA Roundtable on Brexit and the Political Sciences published

The PSAI held its first ever joint meeting with the Political Studies Association (PSA) in Queen’s University Belfast on 28th May. The event was a Roundtable to discuss the consequences of Brexit for the Political Sciences on these islands, and sought to highlight some of the key issues emerging in respect of research and teaching as […]

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