Prof (Emeritus) James Anderson (Extended Information)
Professor (Emeritus) of Political Geography, Co-Investigator (Part-Time) on ESRC ‘Divided Cities’ Project 2007-12
School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology (GAP)
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland, UK
+44 (0)28 9097 3361
Co-Director, Centre for International Borders Research (CIBR)
Co-Director, Centre for Spatial Territorial Analysis & Research (C-STAR)
Research interests in geopolitics and political territoriality – hegemony, democracy, state borders, national conflicts. Currently working on ethno-nationally divided cities (with Prof. Liam O’Dowd, Sociology, QUB); on Belfast’s demography through the ‘Troubles’ (with Dr. Ian Shuttleworth, Geography, QUB); and on capitalism’s threat to ecology and the political responses to it (with Dr. James Goodman, International Relations, University of Technology, Sydney).
Imperial Ethnocracy and Demography: Foundations of ethno-national conflict in Belfast and Jerusalem. In Locating Urban Conflicts: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the Everyday, W. Pullan and B. Baillie (eds.) 2013, London: Palgrave MacMillan, 195-213.
Rundale and Social Revolution in Nineteenth Century Donegal, in An Historical, Environmental and Cultural Atlas of County Donegal, J. Mac Laughlin and S. Beattie (eds.) 2013, Cork: Cork University Press, 182-7.
Borders in the New Imperialism. In T. Wilson and H. Donnan (eds.) 2012, A Companion to Border Studies. Malden MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 139-157.
Transnational Democracy. In B. Isakhan and S. Stockwell (eds.) 2012, The Edinburgh Companion to the History of Democracy, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 467-478.
Democracy and Territoriality: Ethno-national conflict and the necessity of democratic trespass. In I. Filibi, N. Cornago and J. Frosini (eds.) 2011, Democracy with(out) Nations? Old and new foundations for political communities in a changing world, Bilbao: Univ. of the Basque Country Press, 129-157.
Sectarian demography: Dubious discourses of ethno-national conflict. In K. Hayward and C. O’Donnell (eds.) Political Discourse and Conflict Resolution: Debating peace in Northern Ireland, London and New York: Routledge, 2011, 160-176 (with O. McEldowney and I. Shuttleworth).
'Partition, consociation, border-crossing: Some lessons from the national conflict in Ireland/Northern Ireland', Nations and Nationalism, 14, 1, 2008, 85-104.
'Imperialism and Nationalism: The Home Rule struggle and border creation in Ireland, 1885-1925', (with Liam O'Dowd) Political Geography, Vol 26, No 8, 934-950, November 2007.
‘Transnational Democracy for European Diversity’ (Position Paper commissioned by the Council of Europe), published in Kevin Robins (ed.) The Challenge of Transcultural Diversities, pp. 81-97, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing, 2006.
'American hegemony after September 11: Allies, rivals and contradictions', Geopolitics, Vol. 8 (3), 35-60 - Special Issue on '11 September and its Aftermath: The Geopolitics of Terror', 2003.
‘Questions of democracy, territoriality and globalization, Chapter 1 (pp. 6-38) in James Anderson (ed.)Transnational Democracy: Political spaces and border crossings, Routledge, London and New York, 2002.
ESRC Large Grant - 'Conflict in Cities and the Contested State: Everyday Life and the Possibilities of Transformation in Belfast, Jerusalem and Other Divided Cities'. Co-investigator, with Dr W. Pullan, University of Cambridge, Prof. M. Dumper, University of Exeter, and Prof. L. O'Dowd, Queen's Belfast. £3.2 million: October 2007 - September 2012.
ESRC New Security Challenges Research Programme, Stage 2 Project - ‘Conflict in Cities: Architecture and Urban Order in Divided Jerusalem’. Co-investigator, with Dr Pullan, Cambridge, and Dr. Dumper, Exeter. £111,122, August 2005 – July 2007.
EU-funded: ‘Mapping Frontiers, Plotting Pathways: Routes to North-South Cooperation in a Divided Island'. Part of large multi-disciplinary team drawn mainly from Queen’s and University College Dublin. € 570,000 - April 2004 to February 2006.
ESRC-funded: ‘Political demography: the Northern Ireland Census, discourse and territoriality’. Principal investigator, with Dr Shuttleworth and Dr Lloyd. £39,350: October 2003–September 2004.
Visiting Research Fellowship, 2007 Term 2, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), and Visiting Fellow Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
Senior Research Fellow, in 2004-2005, in the Institute of Governance, Public Policy and Social Research, Queen’s University Belfast.