Prof A Guelke
School of Politics and International Studies
Queen's University Belfast
Biography and Irish Studies Research Interests
Adrian Guelke is Professor of Comparative Politics in the School of Politics and International Studies at Queen’s University, Belfast. He is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnic Conflict (within the School). He was the Jan Smuts Professor of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg from 1993 to 1995. Books in the field of Irish studies include A Farewell to Arms?: from ‘long war’ to long peace in Northern Ireland (Manchester University Press, 2000) (jointly edited with Michael Cox and Fiona Stephen); Northern Ireland: The International Perspective (Gill and Macmillan, 1988); and (editor) New Perspectives on the Northern Ireland Conflict (Avebury, 1994). He has published articles on Irish issues in a wide range of journals. He is a graduate of the University of Cape Town, where he secured a BA; BA (Honours) and MA. He completed his Ph.D in the International Relations Department of the London School of Economics. His first university job was as a temporary lecturer in Comparative African Government and Law at the University of Cape Town in 1969. His first permanent appointment was in 1975 as a Lecturer in the then Department of Political Science at Queen’s University, Belfast.
Useful website addresses
1. (2000): M.Cox, A.Guelke and F.Stephen, eds., A Farewell to Arms?: From ‘Long War’ to Long Peace in Northern Ireland , Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2000, 360pp. ISBN 0-7190-5796-5 (hardback), 0-7190-5797-3 (paperback).
2. (2003): A.Guelke, ‘Religion, National Identity and the Conflict in Northern Ireland’ in W.Safran (ed.), The Secular and the Sacred: Nation, Religion and Politics, London, Frank Cass, 2003, pp.101-121.
3. (2002): A.Guelke, ‘Northern Ireland and the International System’ in W.Crotty and D.E.Schmitt (eds), Ireland on the World Stage, Harlow, Longman, 2002, pp.127-139.
4. (2001): A.Guelke, ‘Northern Ireland and Island Status’ in J.McGarry (ed.), Northern Ireland and the Divided World, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2001, pp.228-252.
5. (2003): A.Guelke, ‘Civil Society and the Northern Irish Peace process’, Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, Vol.14, No. 1, March 2003, pp.61-78. ISSN 0957-8765.