Iain McMenamin

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Biography

Iain McMenamin is Professor of Comparative Politics and Head of the School of Law and Government, DCU. 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 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.

Books

  Year Publication
2019 Resilient Reporting: Media coverage of Irish elections since 1969.
Michael Breen, Michael Courtney, Iain McMenamin, and Eoin O'Malley (2019) Resilient Reporting: Media coverage of Irish elections since 1969. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2013 If Money Talks, What Does It Say? Corruption and Business Financing of Political Parties.
Iain McMenamin (2013) If Money Talks, What Does It Say? Corruption and Business Financing of Political Parties. : Oxford University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2015 'Poland: Presidentialization and Post-Modernity'
Cristina Bucur and Iain McMenamin (2015) 'Poland: Presidentialization and Post-Modernity' In: Parties and the Presidentialization of Politics: Organization, Separation of Powers, and Leaders. Palgrave. [Details]
2015 'Poland: The presidentialization of parties in a young democracy'
Bucur C.;McMenamin I. (2015) 'Poland: The presidentialization of parties in a young democracy' In: The Presidentialization of Political Parties: Organizations, Institutions and Leaders. [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Partisan interest and political finance reform in Australia'
McMenamin I. (2015) 'Partisan interest and political finance reform in Australia' In: The Deregulatory Moment?: A Comparative Perspective on Changing Campaign Finance Laws. [Details]
2008 'Semi-presidentialism and democratisation in Poland'
Iain McMenamin (2008) 'Semi-presidentialism and democratisation in Poland' In: Semi-presidentialism in Central and Eastern Europe. Manchester University Press. [Details]
2014 'Newspapers and Broadcast Media Coverage of the 2011 General Election'
Eoin O'Malley, Roderick Flynn, Iain McMenamin, and Kevin Rafter (2014) 'Newspapers and Broadcast Media Coverage of the 2011 General Election' In: Political Communication in Ireland: Journalism, Politics, and the Public. Liverpool University Press. [Details]
2014 'Partisan Interest and Political Finance Reform in Australia'
Iain McMenamin (2014) 'Partisan Interest and Political Finance Reform in Australia' In: The Deregulatory Moment: A Comparative Perspective on Changing Campaign Finance Laws. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. [Details]
2011 'Big Business and Political Finance in Australia: Ideological Bias and Profit-Seeking Pragmatism'
Iain McMenamin (2011) 'Big Business and Political Finance in Australia: Ideological Bias and Profit-Seeking Pragmatism' In: Campaign Finance: The Problems and Consequences of Reform. New York: International Debate Education Association. [Details]
2009 'The Four Logics of Money, Business, and Political Parties'
Iain McMenamin (2009) 'The Four Logics of Money, Business, and Political Parties' In: Interest Groups and Lobbying: Volume One - The United States and Comparative Perspectives. Lewiston: The Edwin Mellen Press. [Details]
2008 'Commentary on Brian Girvin's Political Culture, Political Independence and Economic Success in Ireland'
Iain McMenamin (2008) 'Commentary on Brian Girvin's Political Culture, Political Independence and Economic Success in Ireland' In: Irish Political Studies Reader: Key Contributions. London: Routledge. [Details]
2008 'Semi-presidentialism and democratisation in Poland'
Iain McMenamin (2008) 'Semi-presidentialism and democratisation in Poland' In: Semi-presidentialism and Central and Eastern Europe. Manchester University Press. [Details]
2008 'How to Write a Literature Review'
Jeffrey Knopf and Iain McMenamin (2008) 'How to Write a Literature Review' In: Publishing Political Science: The APSA Guide to Writing and Publishing. Washington, DC: American Political Science Association. [Details]
2008 'Party regulation and democratisation: challenges for further research'
Iain McMenamin (2008) 'Party regulation and democratisation: challenges for further research' In: Political Parties in Conflict-Prone Societies: Regulation, Engineering and Democratic Development. Tokyo: United Nations University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'Underrepresenting reality? Media coverage of women in politics and sport'
Michael Courtney, Michael Breen, Claire McGing, Iain McMenamin, Eoin O'Malley, Kevin Rafter (2020) 'Underrepresenting reality? Media coverage of women in politics and sport'. Social Science Quarterly, [Details]
2020 'Two-level games and market constraints on politics in Europe'
McMenamin, I;Breen, M;Munoz-Portillo, J (2020) 'Two-level games and market constraints on politics in Europe'. International Political Science Review, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Automatic translation, context, and supervised learning in comparative politics'
Courtney, M;Breen, M;McMenamin, I;McNulty, G (2020) 'Automatic translation, context, and supervised learning in comparative politics'. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Party Identification, the Policy Space and Business Donations to Political Parties'
McMenamin I. (2019) 'Party Identification, the Policy Space and Business Donations to Political Parties'. Political Studies, [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Comparative politics and quasi-rational markets'
McMenamin I.;Breen M.;Muñoz-Portillo J. (2016) 'Comparative politics and quasi-rational markets'. New Political Economy, :1-19 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Austerity and credibility in the Eurozone'
McMenamin I.;Breen M.;Muñoz-Portillo J. (2015) 'Austerity and credibility in the Eurozone'. European Union Politics, 16 (1):45-66 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Does commercial orientation matter for policy-game framing? A content analysis of television and radio news programmes on public and private stations'
Kevin Rafter, Roderick Flynn, Iain McMenamin, and Eoin O'Malley (2014) 'Does commercial orientation matter for policy-game framing? A content analysis of television and radio news programmes on public and private stations'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION (PRINT), 29 :433-448 [Details]
2014 'The impact of the economic crisis on media framing: evidence from three elections in Ireland'
Eoin, O'Malley, Roderick Flynn, Iain McMenamin, and Kevin Rafter (2014) 'The impact of the economic crisis on media framing: evidence from three elections in Ireland'. EUROPEAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW (PRINT), 6 [Details]
2013 'Commercialism and Election Framing: A Content Analysis of Twelve Newspapers in the 2011 Irish General Election'
Iain McMenamin, Roderick Flynn, Eoin O'Malley, and Kevin Rafter (2013) 'Commercialism and Election Framing: A Content Analysis of Twelve Newspapers in the 2011 Irish General Election'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRESS/POLITICS, 18 :167-187 [Details]
2013 'Business Financing of Politics in Ireland: Theory, Evidence and Reform '
Iain McMenamin (2013) 'Business Financing of Politics in Ireland: Theory, Evidence and Reform '. IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES (PRINT), 28 :20-38 [Details]
2013 'Political Institutions, Credible Commitment and Sovereign Debt in Advanced Economies'
Michael Breen and Iain McMenamin (2013) 'Political Institutions, Credible Commitment and Sovereign Debt in Advanced Economies'. INTERNATIONAL STUDIES QUARTERLY, 57 :842-854 [Details]
2012 'If money talks, what does it say? Varieties of capitalism and business financing of parties'
Iain McMenamin (2012) 'If money talks, what does it say? Varieties of capitalism and business financing of parties'. WORLD POLITICS, 64 :1-38 [Details]
2011 'Explaining the Onset of Cohabitation under Semi-presidentialism'
Robert Elgie and Iain McMenamin (2011) 'Explaining the Onset of Cohabitation under Semi-presidentialism'. POLITICAL STUDIES, 59 [Details]
2011 'Three roads to institutionalisation: vote-, office- and policy-seeking explanations of party switching in Poland'
Iain McMenamin and Anna Gwiazda (2011) 'Three roads to institutionalisation: vote-, office- and policy-seeking explanations of party switching in Poland'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL RESEARCH, 50 :838-866 [Details]
2011 'Liberal market economies, business, and political finance: Britain under New Labour'
Iain McMenamin (2011) 'Liberal market economies, business, and political finance: Britain under New Labour'. WEST EUROPEAN POLITICS, 34 :1021-1043 [Details]
2009 'journal publications from politics departments in ireland 2003-2007: an update using the hix method'
Elgie, R;Mcmenamin, I (2009) 'journal publications from politics departments in ireland 2003-2007: an update using the hix method'. European Political Science, 8 :104-112 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'Semi-presidentialism and democratic performance'
Elgie R.;McMenamin I. (2008) 'Semi-presidentialism and democratic performance'. Japanese Journal of Political Science, 9 (3):323-340 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'Political fragmentation, fiscal deficits and political institutionalisation'
Elgie, R;McMenamin, I (2008) 'Political fragmentation, fiscal deficits and political institutionalisation'. Public Choice, 136 :255-267 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'Business, politics and money in Australia: Testing economic, political and ideological explanations'
McMenamin, I (2008) 'Business, politics and money in Australia: Testing economic, political and ideological explanations'. Australian Journal of Political Science, 43 :377-393 [DOI] [Details]
2007 'Together Forever? Explaining Exclusivity in Party-Firm Relations'
Iain McMenamin and Roger Schoenman (2007) 'Together Forever? Explaining Exclusivity in Party-Firm Relations'. POLITICAL STUDIES, 55 :153-173 [Details]
2006 'Process and text: Teaching students to review the literature'
McMenamin, I (2006) 'Process and text: Teaching students to review the literature'. PS - Political Science and Politics, 39 :133-135 [Details]
2005 'Credible commitment, political uncertainty or policy complexity? Explaining variations in the independence of non-majoritarian institutions in France'
Elgie, R;McMenamin, I (2005) 'Credible commitment, political uncertainty or policy complexity? Explaining variations in the independence of non-majoritarian institutions in France'. British Journal of Political Science, 35 :531-548 [DOI] [Details]
2004 'Parties, promiscuity and politicisation: Business-political networks in Poland'
McMenamin, I (2004) 'Parties, promiscuity and politicisation: Business-political networks in Poland'. European Journal of Political Research, 43 :657-676 [Details]
2004 'Varieties of capitalist democracy: What difference does East-Central Europe make?'
McMenamin I. (2004) 'Varieties of capitalist democracy: What difference does East-Central Europe make?'. Journal of Public Policy, 24 (3):259-274 [DOI] [Details]
2002 'Future of Care Services in Ireland: Old Answers to New Challenges?'
Virpi Timonen and Iain McMenamin (2002) 'Future of Care Services in Ireland: Old Answers to New Challenges?'. SOCIAL POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION, 36 :20-36 [Details]
2002 'Poland's Health Reform: Politics, Markets and Informal Payments'
Iain McMenamin and Virpi Timonen (2002) 'Poland's Health Reform: Politics, Markets and Informal Payments'. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL POLICY, 31 :103-118 [Details]
2002 'Polish business associations: flattened civil society or super lobbies?'
Iain McMenamin (2002) 'Polish business associations: flattened civil society or super lobbies?'. BUSINESS AND POLITICS, 4 :301-317 [Details]
1997 'Self-Choosing and Right-Acting in the Nationalism of Giuseppe Mazzini'
Iain McMenamin (1997) 'Self-Choosing and Right-Acting in the Nationalism of Giuseppe Mazzini'. HISTORY OF EUROPEAN IDEAS, 23 :221-234 [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2012 The Politics of Party Funding: State Funding to Political Parties and Party Competition in Western Europe.
McMenamin, I (2012) The Politics of Party Funding: State Funding to Political Parties and Party Competition in Western Europe. ABINGDON: Book Review [DOI] [Details]