Eileen Connolly


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Professor Eileen Connolly is a member of the Ireland India Institute in DCU and of the School of Law and Government. Her research interests include gender and politics, women's and political representation and post conflict reconstruction.  Prof. Connolly leads the Gender and Political Transition research cluster within DCU's Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction - which includes a team of PhD students working in different regions, including India, Ireland, the Balkans,  and Central Asia. She has also conducted research on gender and politics in sub-Saharan Africa.   She is currently researching the political impacts of Brexit on the island of Ireland.  


Year Publication
2007 Eileen Connolly (2007) Engagement with Civil Society for Poverty Reduction. : Advisory Board for Irish Aid (Irish Dept of Foreign Affairs).

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2012 Connolly E. (2012) 'The government and the governmental system' In:
2019 Eileen Connolly and John Doyle (2019) 'Brexit and the Question of Irish Unity' In: London : Routledge. Link
2019 Connolly, Eileen and John Doyle (2019) 'The effects of Brexit on the Good Friday Agreement and Northern Ireland Peace Process' In: Heidelberg : Springer Nature. Link
2017 Doyle J.;Connolly E. (2017) 'Brexit and the Northern Ireland question' In: Oxford : Oxford University Press.
2015 Karolina Ó Beacháin Stefańczak and Eileen Connolly (2015) 'Gender and Political Representation in the defeco states of the Caucuses' In: Yerevan : Caucuses Institute and International Assoc. for the Study of the Caucuses.
2012 Dr. Eileen C Connolly (2012) 'The Evolution and Ambition of Irelands Development Aid Policy' In: Dublin : Gill and Macmillan and Royal Irish Academy.
2004 Connolly, Eileen (2004) 'The Government and the Governmental System' In: : 0.
1999 Connolly, Eileen and Eunan O'Halpin (1999) 'Parliaments and Pressure Groups: The Irish Experience of Change' In: : 0.
1999 Connolly, Eileen and Eunan O'Halpin (1999) 'The Government and Governmental System' In: : 0.
1998 Connolly, Eileen (1998) 'Women and Public Policy: : Ireland's Equality Contract' In: : 0.
2007 Eileen Connolly (2007) 'Civil society in poverty alleviation: perspectives from Tanzania, Ethiopia and Central America ' In: : Advisory Board for Irish Aid.
2005 Connolly, Eileen and John Doyle (2005) 'The place of the United Nations in contemporary Irish foreign policy”' In: Dublin : IPA.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2019 Connolly Eileen and John Doyle (2019) 'Brexit and the Irish border'. European Journal of Legal Studies, 11 :153-186. Link
2019 Connolly E.;Doyle J. (2019) 'Brexit and the changing international and domestic perspectives of sovereignty over Northern Ireland'. Irish Studies in International Affairs, 30 :217-233.
2015 Connolly, Eileen and Karolina Ó Beacháin Stefańczak (2015) 'Contested borders and womens political representation in former soviet states: parliamentary elections in Georgia and Abkhazia'. Studies of Transition States and Societies, 7 :41-57.
2015 Connolly Eileen and John Doyle (2015) 'Ripe moments for exiting political violence: An analysis of the Northern Ireland case'. Irish Studies in International Affairs, 26 :147-162.
2015 Karolina Ó Beacháin Stefańczaka and Eileen Connolly (2015) 'Gender and political representation in the de facto states of the Caucasus: women and parliamentary elections in Abkhazia'. CAUCASUS SURVEY, 3 :258-268.
2013 Nyaluke David and Eileen Connolly (2013) 'The role of political ideas in multi-party elections in Tanzania: Refuting essentialist explanations of African political systems'. Irish Studies in International Affairs, 24 (1):41-57.
2013 Connolly Eileen (2013) 'Parliaments as gendered institutions: The irish oireachtas'. Irish Political Studies, 28 (3):360-379.
2012 Connolly Eileen and Aurelie Sicard (2012) 'Responding to china-changing donor discourse and perspectives on Africa?'. Irish Studies in International Affairs, 23 (1):111-124.
2008 Eileen Connolly, John Doyle and Fiona Dwyer (2008) 'Public Opinion and Development Issues: a survey of Irish university student opinions'. Irish Studies in International Affairs, 19 :155-172.
2003 Connolly, E (2003) 'Durability and change in state gender systems - Ireland in the 1950s'. European Journal of Women's Studies, 10 :65-86.
2002 Eileen Connolly and John Doyle (2002) 'Foreign Policy and Domestic Politics: a study of the 2002 election inthe Republic of Ireland'. Irish Studies in International Affairs, 13 :151-166*.
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Research Interests

gender and politics
women and political representation
post conflict reconstruction