Karen Maria Devine

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Dr. Karen Devine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Spanish (University College, Dublin) a Masters of Arts in European Integration (University of Limerick) a Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics (University of Dublin, Trinity College) and graduated with a PhD in Political Science from University of Dublin, Trinity College. Dr. Devine is a Lecturer in International Relations, specialising in teaching European Union politics, Irish Foreign Policy and International Relations Theories and Methodologies, with modules delivered at the BA, MA and PhD levels each year. She directed the BA in International Relations degree as Programme Chair from September 2013 to September 2016.  She has previously taught at the University of Dublin and at the University of Aberdeen. Dr. Devine is a former Chevening Scholar, a Government of Ireland Scholar, and a Fulbright Scholar and IRCHSS postdoctoral research fellow and is currently the Fulbright Ambassador to DCU.  Her recent publications include articles published or forthcoming in top globally-ranked ISI Political Science and International Relations journals, including a co-edited special issue of Cooperation and Conflict, Swiss Political Science Review (Special Issue), International Politics, International Political Science Review, Irish Political Studies (Special Issue) and Irish Studies in International Affairs. Her research interests focus on the politics of neutrality in Ireland, Austria, Sweden and Finland and the European Union, public opinion on foreign policy in Europe and the United States of America, the evolution of the European Union's Common Security and Defence Policy, the use of epistemethodological pluralism incorporating postpositivist and positivist approaches in IR and the development of critical social constructivist theory. Dr. Devine is a regular contributor to the media in Ireland and abroad. She has published a series of public service articles on Irish Foreign Policy in the Irish Times newspaper, contributed to the Sunday Business Post newspaper and a number of international newspapers (e.g. The Financial Times, non-English newspapers in Poland, Japan); has appeared on RTE PrimeTime and The Week in Politics television programmes, TV3's ''Tonight with Vincent Browne' current affairs television programme; UTV Ireland's News at 10; RTE Radio's DriveTime, The Late Debate, The Marian Finucane Show, Saturday with Charlie Bird, and The Sunday Forum current affairs programmes as well as several RTE news radio programmes; NewsTalk 106's 'The Dunphy Show', 'The Right Hook' and 'Talking Point' as well as a number of local Irish and international radio shows to discuss aspects of European Union politics and US electoral politics. She is interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of European Union (EU) politics and public opinion on foreign policy. Her current PhD students include Karl Murphy and Christine Andreeva who are researching Trilogues in EU decision-making and the potential for an EU Counter-Terrorism Policy, respectively.  Dr. Devine's current research is a book on the impact of patriotism on public attitudes to foreign policy in the USA and Ireland, following from a Fulbright Scholar visit at Columbia University in the City of New York, USA, 2012-2013 and a book on Irish Foreign Policy focusing on neutrality, values and identities.






Published Report

Year Publication
2017 Devine, Karen (2017) The NATO-EU “war against neutrality”. Public Affairs Ireland, . Link
2012 Karen Devine (2012) Draft Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union. Oireachtas, .
2015 Karen Devine (2015) The Difference between Neutrality and Military Neutrality. Houses of the Oireachtas, . Link
2014 Karen Devine (2014) Review of Ireland's Foreign Policy and External Relations. Dochas, . Link
2012 Karen Devine (2012) Draft Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union. Houses of the Oireachtas, . Link

Review Articles

Year Publication
2008 Devine, K (2008) Stretching the IR theoretical spectrum on Irish neutrality: A critical social constructivist framework. LONDON: REV

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2018 Devine, Karen (2018) 'Epistemethodological Pluralism: Integrating Poststructuralist Deconstruction with Structural Equation Modelling' In: New York and London : Sage.
2010 Karen Devine (2010) 'Ethos and Elements of Irish Neutrality over four centuries' In: Belgrade : ISAC. Link
2010 Karen M Devine (2010) 'Irish political parties' positions on the European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy/European Security and Defence Policy and Irish neutrality' In: : PSAI/Taylor and Francis.
2009 Karen Devine (2009) 'Irish Neutrality and the Lisbon Treaty' In: Dublin : ISE, Trinity College Dublin. Link

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2014 Karen Devine (2014) 'Review of Ireland’s Foreign Policy and External Relations'. Submission for public consultation on the review of Ireland’s Foreign Policy and External Relations .
2009 Devine K. (2009) 'Irish political parties' attitudes towards neutrality and the evolution of the EU's foreign, security and defence policies'. Irish Political Studies, 24 (4):467-490.
2008 Devine K. (2008) 'Stretching the IR theoretical spectrum on Irish neutrality: A critical social constructivist framework'. International Political Science Review, 29 (4):461-488+514+516.
2013 Devine K. (2013) 'Values and identities in Ireland's peace policy: Four centuries of norm continuity and change'. Swiss Political Science Review, 19 (3):376-409.
2013 Karen Devine (2013) 'Values and Identities in Irish Peace Policy: Four Centuries of Norm Continuity and Change'. Swiss Political Science Review, 19 :376-409.
2012 Devine K. (2012) 'Epistemology matters: A reply to David Patrick Houghton and a call for epistemethodological pluralism'. International Politics, 49 (6):710-745.
2012 Karen Devine (2012) 'Epistemology Matters: A Reply to David Patrick Houghton and a call for epistemethodological pluralism, International Politics'. (forthcoming) .
2011 Karen Devine (2011) 'Neutrality and the Development of European Union Common Security and Defence Policy: Compatible or Competing? Cooperation and Conflict (Special Issue)'. 46 .
2011 Karen Devine (with Christine Agius) (2011) ''Neutrality: a really dead concept?' A reprise. Cooperation and Conflict (Special Issue)'. 46 :261-284.
2011 Agius C.;Devine K. (2011) ''Neutrality: A really dead concept?' A reprise'. Cooperation and Conflict, 46 (3):265-284.
2011 Devine K. (2011) 'Neutrality and the development of the european union's common security and defence policy: Compatible or competing?'. Cooperation and Conflict, 46 (3):334-369.
2009 Karen Devine (2009) 'Irish Political Parties’ Attitudes towards Neutrality and the Evolution of the EU’s Foreign, Security and Defence Policies'. IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES (PRINT), 24 :467-490.
2009 Karen Devine (2009) 'Irish neutrality and the Lisbon Treaty Neutrality: Irish Experience, European Experience '. :29-32.
2009 Devine, K (2009) 'Irish Political Parties' Attitudes towards Neutrality and the Evolution of the EU's Foreign, Security and Defence Policies'. Irish Political Studies, 24 :467-490.
2008 Karen Devine (2008) 'Stretching the IR theoretical spectrum on Irish neutrality: a critical social constructivist framework'. International Political Science Review, 29 .
2008 Karen Devine (2008) 'Stretching the IR Theoretical Spectrum on Irish Neutrality: A Critical Social Constructivist Framework'. International Political Science Review, 29 :461-488.
2008 Karen Devine (2008) 'A Comparative Critique of Irish Neutrality in the 'Unneutral' discourse'. IRISH STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (PRINT), 19 :73-97.
2008 Karen Devine (2008) 'A comparative critique of the practice of Irish neutrality in the 'unneutral' discourse'. IRISH STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (PRINT), 19 :73-97.
2006 Karen M Devine (2006) 'The myth of 'the myth of Irish neutrality': deconstructing concepts of Irish neutrality using International Relations theories'. IRISH STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (PRINT), 17 :115-139.
2006 Karen Devine (2006) 'The myth of 'the myth of Irish neutrality': deconstructing concepts of Irish neutrality using international relations theories'. 17 :115-139.

Commissioned Report

Year Publication
2014 Karen Devine (2014) Review of Ireland’s Foreign Policy and External Relations. COMMREP

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2017 Karen Devine (2017) 5th European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG) Gender Politics of Higher Education Participation: Developing Holistic “Recognition, Response and Recovery” Programmes for Student Victims of Sexual and Domestic Violence Lausanne, Switzerland, 08/06/2017-10/06/2017.
2017 Karen Devine (2017) European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Joint Sessions of Workshops Public Opinion, Foreign Policy and the use of Force in Turbulent Times Nottingham, UK, 25/04/2017-30/04/2017.
2017 Karen Devine (2017) Desmon Greaves Summer School Brexit: the real reasons why people voted to Leave, why the writing was on the wall, and how EUvangelism will encourage further exits Dublin, 08/09/2017-10/09/2017.
2016 Karen Devine (2016) Marcus Wallenberg Symposium on Gendering Neutrality The Role of Military in State and Public Identities: the intersection of power, gender and neutrality Sigtuna, Sweden, 22/08/2016-24/08/2016.
2016 Karen Devine (2016) Symposium, 'The Left and the EU: Ireland After Brexit' Research and discussion on how the Left view the situation of Brexit, Irexit and the EU University College Cork, CACSSS Research Seminar Room, ORB G27, (U.C.C.), 05/12/2016-05/12/2016.
2013 Devine, Karen, (2013) Race, Identity and Ethnicity Conference Patriotism in Public Opinion on Foreign Policy – Comparing the cases of the USA and Ireland Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI, USA, 25/03/2013-28/03/2013.
2010 Devine, Karen. (2010) Conflict Resolution: Challenges, Successes, and Failures of Supranational and International Organizations, Grand Rapids Community College Annual Peace Studies Conference. Available at: https://youtu.be/APKeyj6xKhs Principles and motivations underpinning the development of the European Union's Security and Defence Policy: from treaties to practice Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, 27/09/2010-29/09/2010.
2013 Devine, Karen (2013) International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Conference The Relationship between Horizontal and Vertical Violence: Individual-Level Security Dispositions and the International Use of Force San Francisco, CA, USA, 03/04/2013-06/04/2013.
2013 Devine, Karen (2013) International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Conference Patriotism as a Driver of Public Attitudes to US Foreign Policy San Francisco, CA, USA, 03/04/2013-06/04/2013.
2013 Devine, Karen (2013) American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Conference Patriotism as a Driver of Public Attitudes to U.S. Foreign Policy: A Longitudinal and Genealogical Study Chicago, IL, USA, 29/08/2013-01/09/2013.
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Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
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Political Studies Association of Ireland 01/10/2008 - 30/09/2009
American Political Science Association 01/09/2008 - 31/08/2009
International Studies Association 29/06/2008 - 28/06/2009
European Consortium for Political Research Standing Group 10/09/2009 -

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
ESRC Studentship
TCD/UCD ISPAS Studentship
IRCHSS Government of Ireland Scholar
IRCHSS Gov't of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Fulbright Scholar Award
British Chevening Scholarship

Committees

Committee Function From / To
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Teaching and Learning Committee 01/09/2013 - 31/08/2016

Education

Start date Institution Qualification Subject
University College, Dublin Bachelor of Arts
University of Dublin, Trinity College PhD
University of Limerick Master of Arts
University of Dublin, Trinity College Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics
University College, Dublin Master of Arts

Languages

Language Reading Writing Speaking
Spanish Functional Basic Fluent
French Functional Basic Functional

Reviews

Journal Role
International Feminist Journal of Politics Reviewer
Sociological Forum Reviewer
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (PRINT)
IRISH STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (PRINT)
IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES (PRINT)

Enterprise Engagement

Year Engagement Type Client Description
Consultancy Irish Non-Governmental Organisation: ShannonWatch

Media

Title Year Type Authors
European elections, I103-106 FM, 25th May 2009 2009 Radio Interviews Karen Devine
‘ESDP & Ireland’, Eur@dio Nantes Redaction 2, 7th July 2009 2009 Radio Interviews Karen Devine
‘Lisbon Treaty’ interview, Japanese newspaper Akahata, 23 September 2009 2009 Newspaper article (Print) Karen Devine
RTÉ Radio 1 The Sunday Forum live radio show ‘Ethics & War’, 17 January 2010 2010 Radio interview/panel discussion Karen Devine
DCU FM live radio show, The European Union, 30th March 2010 2010 Newspaper article (Print) Karen Devine
"Europe for Beginners" podcast radio series, Near 90fm, May 2011 2011 Podcast Karen Devine
The continuing euro crisis, Tonight with Vincent Browne Show, 12th December 2011 2011 Television interview/panel discussion Karen Devine
TV3 Morning AM live television interview on the ‘Lisbon Treaty referendum’, 10th June 2008 2008 Television interview/panel discussion Karen Devine
RTÉ radio 1 DriveTime ‘Lisbon referendum results’, 13th June 2008 2008 Radio Interviews Karen Devine
Neither friend nor foe: the Irish position. Irish Times. 24th November 2008 2008 Newspaper article (Print) Karen Devine
Tonight With Vincent Browne Show, TV3, What did we get in today’s EU Summit? Analysis of the latest draft of the Fiscal Compact. 31st January 2012 2012 Television interview/panel discussion Karen Devine
Saturday with Charlie Bird, RTE Radio 1, What has the EU done for us? 4 February 2012 2012 Radio interview/panel discussion Karen Devine
The politics of the Eurozone debt crisis, Tonight with Vincent Browne Show, 5th May 2011 2011 Television interview/panel discussion Karen Devine
Tonight with Vincent Browne, Eurozone Debt Crisis, 9th August 2011 2011 Television interview/panel discussion Karen Devine
Euro Crisis, Tonight with Vincent Browne Show, 8 December 2011 2011 Television interview/panel discussion Karen Devine
Sunday Business Post, Referendum Requirement on Fiscal Compact, 11 December 2011 2011 Newspaper article (Print) Karen Devine
‘Lisbon referendum campaign’ interview with Polish newspaper Dziennik, 11th June 2008 2008 Newspaper article (Print) Polish newspaper Dziennik
RTÉ Radio 1, News at One ‘Lisbon Treaty’, 16 June 2008 2008 Radio Interviews Karen Devine
Tug of war between public and political elites. Irish Times. 25th November 2008 2008 Newspaper article (Print) Karen Devine
Protecting neutrality in a militarised EU, Irish Times, 26th November 2008 2008 Newspaper article (Print) Karen Devine
Lisbon 'alliance' is a step too far. Irish Times, 24 December 2008 2008 Newspaper article (Print) Karen Devine
The Lisbon Treaty and neutrality, Open Europe, 18 June 2009 2009 Newspaper article (Print) Karen Devine
‘Irish Government Lisbon ‘guarantees’’ on neutrality, 19 June 2009 2009 Radio Interviews Karen Devine
RTÉ 1 television PrimeTime ‘Lisbon Treaty PrimeTime Special’, on Irish neutrality and the Lisbon Treaty, 23rd September 2009 2009 Television interview/panel discussion Karen Devine
RTÉ Radio 1 News at One ‘Lisbon Treaty and neutrality’, 25th September 2009 2009 Radio Interviews Karen Devine
"Europe for Beginners" radio podcast series, Near 90fm, March 2011 2011 Radio Interviews Karen Devine
"Europe for Beginners" podcast radio series, Near 90fm, April 2011 2011 Radio Interviews Karen Devine
Tonight With Vincent Browne Show, TV3, Fate of the Euro. Katie Taylor. 8th August 2012 2012 Television interview/panel discussion Karen Devine
The Marian Finucane Show, RTE Radio 1, 23 December 2012 2012 Radio interview/panel discussion Karen Devine
Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union or “Fiscal Treaty”, The Late Debate, RTE Radio 1, 29 May 2012 2012 Radio interview/panel discussion Karen Devine
EU Fiscal Treaty referendum, “Irish EU vote” KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle Steve Scher's Weekday programme, 31 May 2012 2012 Radio Interviews Karen Devine
The Eurozone Crisis. RTÉ 1 Television, The Week in Politics, 17th June 2012 2012 Television interview/panel discussion Karen Devine
Fiscal Stability Treaty Referendum forthcoming on 31st May 2012, Tonight with Vincent Browne Show, 23 May 2012 2012 Television interview/panel discussion Karen Devine
RTE Radio 1 DriveTime "day 1 of the official Presidential campaign", 28th September 2011 2011 Radio interview/panel discussion Karen Devine
Tonight with Vincent Browne Show, 29 November 2011 2011 Television interview/panel discussion Karen Devine
Tonight with Vincent Browne Show, German Constitutional Court Lisbon Treaty, 28 June 2011 2011 Television interview/panel discussion Karen Devine

Teaching Interests

My teaching load includes the following BA, MA and PhD level modules at DCU:

PHD
Research Methodologies (PhD) Module Code LG603
International Relations Theories (PhD) Module Code LG601

MA
Irish Foreign Policy (MA) Module Code LG525
Development of the European Union (MA) Module Code LG572
Research Methodologies (MA) Module Code LG528
Research Methods (MA) Module Code LG556
Contemporary Issues & Practice in International Politics (MA) LG593
Global Governance (MA) LG553

BA
Issues in European Integration: Policy and Politics (BA Final Year) Module Code LG345
Introduction to European Integration (BA First Year) Module Code LG104
EU Politics and Policy (BA Second Year) Module Code LG313
Key Issues in International Relations: Theory & Methods (BA Final Year) Module Code LG329
International Relations: Core Skills and Methods (BA First Year) Module Code LG122

I have previously taught at
the University of Aberdeen and the University of Dublin, Trinity College, in the 1990s and 2000s respectively.

Each Module is based on or draws upon my Research Interests:

Public Opinion on Foreign and Domestic Policies
Gendered Public Policies: Domestic and Foreign Policies
European Security and Defence Policy
Neutrality of European Small States
Patriotism as a Driver of US Foreign Policy
Integrating Positivist and PostPositivist Research Methodologies
Critical Qualitative Research Methodologies
Quantitative Formal and Statistical Models
Epistemethodological Pluralism
Critical Constructivist Theory
Poststructuralist Feminist Theory
Elite Socialization Theory
Rational Public Hypothesis
Identity as a Variable in Foreign Policy













Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2020 Research Methodology LG528
2020 Issues in European Integration LG345
2020 Introduction to European Integration LG104