Primary Department
School of Law and Government
Professor of Comparative Politics
Iain McMenamin
Phone number:
01 700
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Academic biography

Iain McMenamin is Professor of Comparative Politics in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. He is interested in most areas of comparative politics and has published on many topics including political economy, business and politics, political communication, and East-Central Europe. He is happy to supervise PhDs in all these areas.

Iain's research has been published in leading journals such as World Politics, the European Journal of Political Research, International Studies Quarterly, and European Union Politics. His book If Money Talks, What Does It Say? Corruption and Business Financing of Political Parties (Oxford University Press 2013) won the Brian Farrell Prize of the Political Studies Association of Ireland for best book in political science published in that year. He is also the co-author of Resilient Reporting: Media Coverage of Irish Elections Since 1969 (Manchester University Press 2019), along with Michael Breen, Michael Courtney, Eoin O'Malley, and Kevin Rafter.  Iain is has been a recipient of the Dublin City University President's Award for Outstanding Research. In addition to his work at DCU, Iain has held Visiting Fellowships at European University Institute and the Australian National University.  He was Head of the School of Law and Government from 2018 to 2021.

 He has taught a wide range of courses on comparative politics, European studies and research methods at BA, MA and PhD levels. Iain studied at University College Dublin, Nuffield College, Oxford and the London School of Economics.