Dr Ian O'Flynn
Senior Lecturer in Political Theory

About

I have been at Newcastle University since 2004.  I teach mainly on issues concerning the nature and requirements of democracy in multicultural and multinational societies.  My main research interest is in deliberative democracy, but I also work on topics such as compromise and political integration.  I am the author of Deliberative Democracy and Divided Societies (2006) and my articles have appeared in journals such as British Journal of Political Science and Political Studies.  I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Essex and have also held visiting positions at Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania and, most recently, the Australian National University.

I am an editor at the ECPR Press. If you are interested in publishing a book with us, then please feel free to contact me.


Qualifications

PhD (2002) Queen's University, Belfast

MA (1998) University College, Cork

BA (1996) University College, Cork

BMus (1988) University College, Cork


Roles and Responsibilities

Exams Officer for Politics

Research Interests 

  • Political theory, especially deliberative democracy, pluralism, compromise, the public interest, political integration.  
  • Comparative politics, especially deeply divided societies, power sharing, conflict negotiation, democratic transitions. 

 

 

 


Projects

Undergraduate Teaching


POL3059 Democracy and the Constitution (module leader; semester 1)

POL3106 Democracy in Deeply Divided Societies (module leader; semester 2)