Dr JOANNE MCEVOY

Dr JOANNE MCEVOY

Senior Lecturer

Overview

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen F43 Edward Wright Building

Biography

Research Interests

Ethnic conflict, post-conflict institutional design, power-sharing, external actors and peacebuilding

 

I am Co-Investigator (with Dr Allison McCulloch, Brandon University, Canada) on a 2-year Insight Development Grant funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The project investigates the normative and instrumental reasons why third-party mediators turn to power-sharing strategies during peace negotiations. We focus on the role of external actors at two critical statebuilding moments: the negotiation stage that culminates in the adoption of an inclusive institutional package and the post-conflict implementation stage, when third parties find themselves re-engaged in the external governance of self-determination disputes.

 

I joined the department in July 2008 as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to work on a Leverhulme Trust project exploring the cooperation among international organisations (the EU, OSCE and Council of Europe) on minority rights in Europe. I was subequently appointed as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in the department. Previous to Aberdeen, I was a Sawyer Mellon Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Penn Program in Ethnic Conflict, University of Pennsylvania. I completed my PhD at Queen’s University Belfast.

Research

Research Interests

  • Ethnic Conflict and Peace Processes
  • The role of International Organisations in Post-Conflict Peace-Building
  • Power-Sharing in Deeply Divided Places
  • Minority Rights in Europe

Current Research

Co-Investigator (with Allison McCulloch, Brandon University, Canada) on a 2-year Insight Development Grant funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The project investigates the normative and instrumental reasons why third-party mediators turn to power-sharing strategies during peace negotiations. We focus on the role of external actors at two critical statebuilding moments: the negotiation stage that culminates in the adoption of an inclusive institutional package and the post-conflict implementation stage, when third parties find themselves re-engaged in the external governance of self-determination disputes.

Research Grants

The External Governance of Power-Sharing Settlements, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Co-Investigator, 40,000 CAD)

Designing Good Governance in Two Post-War Societies (Bosnia and Lebanon) (£6,000, Scottish Funding Council)

UN-EU Cooperation in Peacebuilding, Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (May to July 2013; £1,880)

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

  • War and Peace in International Politics (4th year undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Politics and International Relations (1st year undergradue)
  • MSc International Relations

 

Further Info

Admin Responsibilities

REF Lead, Politics and International Relations

PhD Coordinator

Social Sciemce PG Committee

Social Science Research Committee

Publications

Publications 

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