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Kenneth McDonagh

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Biography

Kenneth McDonagh is Associate Professor of International Relations in Dublin City University. His research is focussed on EU Foreign Policy and Common Security and Defence Policy, the role of small states in CSDP, and the gendered impact of CSDP missions. He has published on the EU as a global actor, the gendered impact of CSDP missions and contributed to policy papers and training activities in the area of Women, Peace and Security and CSDP. He is currently Principal Investigator of the H2020-MCSA-ITN Global India (www.globalindia.eu) which aims to train a new generation of experts on EU-India relations and empower them with the skills and expertise to contribute to the EU’s engagement with India. Previously, he was PI of an Irish Research Council funded project on the Gendered impact of CSDP missions in the Western Balkans which produced training material and policy reports aimed at the European External Action Service and other stakeholders. Dr McDonagh has over a decade of teaching experience in EU and International Relations at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. He is an editor of the Journal of Contemporary European Research (www.jcer.net

Research Interests

Security studies; Counter-terrorism; EU Security CSDP International relations theory; Gender; Discourse theory; US Foreign Policy; Nationalism

Research Projects

  Title Funder From - To Role Award
Practical Discourse - Developing Mediation Tools for Conflict Resolution Enterprise Ireland 08-AUG-16 - 07-MAY-17 DCU PI 2,041.00
Add women and hope? Assessing the gender impact of EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions Irish Research Council 01-NOV-15 - 31-JAN-17 Principal Investigator 99,178.31

Contract Researchers

  Researcher Name Project Role Funding Body
Maria Adriana Deiana Add women and hope? Assessing the gender impact of EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions Postdoctoral Researcher

Current Postgraduate Students

  Student Degree Type Supervision Type
Ray Chaudhury , Proma PhD Co-supervisor
Sasikumar , Harikrishnan PhD Supervisor
Chakraborty , Sweta PhD Supervisor
Veliu , Liridona PhD Supervisor

Books

  Year Publication
2009 Risk, global governance and security: The other war on terror.
Heng Y.;McDonagh K. (2009) Risk, global governance and security: The other war on terror. [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2014 'Financial Action Task Force'
Heng, YK;McDonagh, K (2014) 'Financial Action Task Force' In: HANDBOOK OF GOVERNANCE AND SECURITY. CHELTENHAM: EDWARD ELGAR PUBLISHING LTD. [Details]
2009 'The Financial Action Task Force'
Heng, YK;McDonagh, K (2009) 'The Financial Action Task Force' In: RISK, GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND SECURITY: THE OTHER WAR ON TERROR. LONDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
2009 'Risk, global governance and security'
Heng, YK;McDonagh, K (2009) 'Risk, global governance and security' In: RISK, GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND SECURITY: THE OTHER WAR ON TERROR. LONDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
2009 'The other war on terror'
Heng, YK;McDonagh, K (2009) 'The other war on terror' In: RISK, GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND SECURITY: THE OTHER WAR ON TERROR. LONDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
2009 'The Proliferation Security Initiative'
Heng, YK;McDonagh, K (2009) 'The Proliferation Security Initiative' In: RISK, GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND SECURITY: THE OTHER WAR ON TERROR. LONDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
2009 'Whither the other war on terror?'
Heng, YK;McDonagh, K (2009) 'Whither the other war on terror?' In: RISK, GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND SECURITY: THE OTHER WAR ON TERROR. LONDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
2009 'Aviation security'
Heng, YK;McDonagh, K (2009) 'Aviation security' In: RISK, GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND SECURITY: THE OTHER WAR ON TERROR. LONDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Translating the Women, Peace and Security Agenda into EU Common Security and Defence Policy: Reflections from EU Peacebuilding'
Kenneth McDonagh and Maria-Adriana Deiana (2018) 'Translating the Women, Peace and Security Agenda into EU Common Security and Defence Policy: Reflections from EU Peacebuilding'. Global Society, 32 (4):415-435 [DOI] [Details]
2018 '‘It is important, but…’: Translating the Women Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda into the Planning of EU peacekeeping Missions'
McDonagh, Kenneth, Deiana, Maria-Adriana (2018) '‘It is important, but…’: Translating the Women Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda into the Planning of EU peacekeeping Missions'. Peacebuilding, 6 (1):34-48 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'CSDP missions and the security and defence committee of the european parliament'
McDonagh K. (2016) 'CSDP missions and the security and defence committee of the european parliament'. Irish Studies in International Affairs, 27 :223-233 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Managing risk, the state and political economy in historical perspective'
McDonagh K.;Heng Y. (2015) 'Managing risk, the state and political economy in historical perspective'. International Politics, 52 (4):408-425 [DOI] [Details]
2015 ''Talking the Talk or Walking the Walk': Understanding the EU's Security Identity'
McDonagh K. (2015) ''Talking the Talk or Walking the Walk': Understanding the EU's Security Identity'. Journal of Common Market Studies, 53 (3):627-641 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'After the 'war on terror': Regulatory states, risk bureaucracies and the risk-based governance of terror'
Heng Y.;McDonagh K. (2011) 'After the 'war on terror': Regulatory states, risk bureaucracies and the risk-based governance of terror'. International Relations, 25 (3):313-329 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'The other War on Terror revealed: global governmentality and the Financial Action Task Force's campaign against terrorist financing'
Heng, YK;McDonagh, K (2008) 'The other War on Terror revealed: global governmentality and the Financial Action Task Force's campaign against terrorist financing'. Review of International Studies, 34 :553-573 [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2017 'Europe’s New Balkan Problem or the Balkan’s New 93 Europe Problem: Terrorism and Radicalisation in the EU’s South Eastern Borderlands'
Kenneth McDonagh & Liridona Veliu (2017) 'Europe’s New Balkan Problem or the Balkan’s New 93 Europe Problem: Terrorism and Radicalisation in the EU’s South Eastern Borderlands' Defence Forces Review, :93-102. [Details]
2011 'Pirates, failed states and the EU - Security practice and European identity'
Kenneth McDonagh (2011) 'Pirates, failed states and the EU - Security practice and European identity' . [Details]
2011 'Risk, human rights and the bureacratisation of counter-terrorism'
Kenneth McDonagh , Yee-Kuang Heng (2011) 'Risk, human rights and the bureacratisation of counter-terrorism' . [Details]
2010 'After the 'War on Terror': regulatory states, risk bureaucracies and the risk-based governance of terror'
Yee-Kuang Heng , Kenneth McDonagh (2010) 'After the 'War on Terror': regulatory states, risk bureaucracies and the risk-based governance of terror' . [Details]
2008 'Governing Global Security in the Departure Lounge'
Kenneth McDonagh (2008) 'Governing Global Security in the Departure Lounge' Journal of Global Change and Governance, 1 . [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 UACES 49th Annual Conference,
Ken McDonagh (2019) Ireland and EU Security: From neutrality to a meso-strategic approach. [Oral Presentation], UACES 49th Annual Conference, Lisbon [Details]
2017 ISA Annual Conventon,
McDonagh, Kenneth (2017) The Story of Peacekeeping: A narrative approach to identity and practice in EU peace missions. [], ISA Annual Conventon, Baltimore, MD , 22-FEB-17 - 25-FEB-17 [Details]
2016 UACES Annual Conference,
McDonagh, Kenneth (2016) ‘CSDP Missions and the Securtiy and Defence Committee of the European Parliament’. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract ], UACES Annual Conference, London [Details]
2016 A society of free nations? Identity and Values in 21st Century Foreign Policy,
McDonagh, Kenneth (2016) ‘Reframing the state: negotiating national identity through security practice in the EU’. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract ], A society of free nations? Identity and Values in 21st Century Foreign Policy, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 30-MAY-16 - 30-JAN-17 [Details]
2016 BISA Annual Conference,
McDonagh, Kenneth (2016) 'CSDP Missions and the Securtiy and Defence Committee of the European Parliament’. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract ], BISA Annual Conference, Edinburgh [Details]
2016 ECPR General Conference,
McDonagh, Kenneth (2016) ‘Resetting the Neighbourhood Policy or can the EU learn geopolitics before it’s too late’. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract ], ECPR General Conference, Prague [Details]
2014 ISA Annual Convention, Toronto,
Ken McDonagh (2014) Identity and security practices: evidence from the frontlines. [Conference Organising Committee Member], ISA Annual Convention, Toronto, Toronto , 24-MAR-14 - 30-MAR-14 [Details]
2014 The EU in International Affairs,
Kenneth McDonagh (2014) EU Security Identity: Evidence from the Frontlines. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The EU in International Affairs, Brussels , 22-MAY-14 - 24-MAY-14 [Details]
2012 ISA Annual Convention, Power, Principles and Participation in the Global Information Age,
Ken McDonagh and Yee Kuang Heng (2012) ‘To Feign control over the uncontrollable’: The discourse of risk and the politics of catastrophe. [Conference Organising Committee Member], ISA Annual Convention, Power, Principles and Participation in the Global Information Age, San Diego , 01-APR-12 - 04-APR-12 [Details]
2011 ISA Annual Convention, Global Governance: Political Authority in Transition,
Ken McDonagh and Yee Kuang Heng (2011) Risk, Human Rights and the Bureacratisation of Counter-terrorism. [Conference Organising Committee Member], ISA Annual Convention, Global Governance: Political Authority in Transition, Montreal , 11-MAR-11 - 16-MAR-11 [Details]
2011 “14th Civil-Military Relations Seminar: Radicalization – Extremism – Terrorism”, Institute for Human and Social Sciences, National Defence Academy,
Ken McDonagh and Maura Conway (2011) Radicalisation and Counter-Terrorism. [], “14th Civil-Military Relations Seminar: Radicalization – Extremism – Terrorism”, Institute for Human and Social Sciences, National Defence Academy, Vienna , 15-NOV-11 - 18-NOV-11 [Details]
2011 ISA Annual Convention, Global Governance: Political Authority in Transition,
Ken McDonagh (2011) Pirates, Failed states and the EU - Security practice and European Identity. [Conference Organising Committee Member], ISA Annual Convention, Global Governance: Political Authority in Transition, Montreal , 11-MAR-11 - 16-MAR-11 [Details]
2011 “The ‘dark’ side of normative argumentation in counter-terrorism: issues-actors-consequences” Workshop, IFSH,
Ken McDonagh (2011) After the ‘War on Terror’: Rethinking the exception and the norm in the Discourses of Counter-terrorism. [], “The ‘dark’ side of normative argumentation in counter-terrorism: issues-actors-consequences” Workshop, IFSH, Hamburg , 18-NOV-11 - 19-NOV-11 [Details]
2010 International Intervention in Ethnic Conflict Workshop,
Ken McDonagh (2010) Identity and Intervention in the International System. [], International Intervention in Ethnic Conflict Workshop, Institute for International and Integration Studies, TCD, Dublin , 30-APR-10 - 30-APR-10 [Details]
2010 ISA Annual Convention,
Ken McDonagh (2010) After the ‘War on Terror’: Overseas Contingency Operations and the Risk-based Governance of Terror. [Conference Organising Committee Member], ISA Annual Convention, New Orleans , 16-FEB-10 - 21-FEB-10 [Details]
2010 Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: The impact of security,
Ken McDonagh (2010) Exceptional practices: Security in a time of Terror. [], Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: The impact of security, Brunel University, London , 26-MAR-10 - 26-MAR-10 [Details]
2009 ISA Annual Convention,
Ken McDonagh (2009) Just War or just war? Thrasymachus and the US interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq. [Conference Organising Committee Member], ISA Annual Convention, New York , 15-FEB-09 - 18-FEB-09 [Details]
2008 Eighth International CISS Millennium Conference Global Conflict, Cooperation and Integration,
Ken McDonagh (2008) Global Security Governance and the Departure Lounge: Multi-Level Cooperation in the Fight against Terrorism. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Eighth International CISS Millennium Conference Global Conflict, Cooperation and Integration, Paris , 14-JUN-08 - 15-JUN-08 [Details]
2008 ISA Annual Convention,
Ken McDonagh (2008) Governing Global Security in the Departure Lounge. [Conference Organising Committee Member], ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco , 26-MAR-08 - 29-MAR-08 [Details]
2007 'Making Sense of a Pluralist World: 6th Pan-European Conference on International Relations',
Ken McDonagh (2007) 'Fighting Words: Discourses of war and terror after 9/11'. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 'Making Sense of a Pluralist World: 6th Pan-European Conference on International Relations', University of Turin, Turin, Italy , 12-SEP-07 - 15-SEP-07 [Details]
2006 1st ECPR Graduate Student Conference,
Ken McDonagh (2006) 'Enemy at the Gates': Wendt, American Constructivism and IR Theory'. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 1st ECPR Graduate Student Conference, Essex, England , 07-SEP-06 - 09-SEP-06 [Details]
2006 ISA Annual Convention,,
Ken McDonagh (2006) 'Reading Foreign Policy Analysis'. [Conference Organising Committee Member], ISA Annual Convention,, San Diego, California, USA , 22-MAR-06 - 25-MAR-06 [Details]
2005 Workshop 8: FPA: Theory & Practice, ECPR Joint Sessions,
Ken McDonagh (2005) 'Reading Foreign Policy Analysis: Beyond Agency and Structure in the War on Terror'. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Workshop 8: FPA: Theory & Practice, ECPR Joint Sessions, Granada, Spain , 01-APR-05 - 03-APR-05 [Details]
2005 ISA Annual Convention,
Ken McDonagh (2005) 'Unknown unknowns' Defining the Other after 9/11. [Conference Organising Committee Member], ISA Annual Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA , 01-MAR-05 - 05-MAR-05 [Details]

Discussion Paper

  Year Publication
2014 ‘Ukraine, EU and NATO: Prospects for Defence Cooperation’.
McDonagh, Kenneth (2014) ‘Ukraine, EU and NATO: Prospects for Defence Cooperation’. Bratislava: Discussion Paper [Details]
2014 ‘Defence Cooperation between Ukraine, the EU and NATO’.
McDonagh, Kenneth (2014) ‘Defence Cooperation between Ukraine, the EU and NATO’. Kyiv: Discussion Paper [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2011 Pirates, Failed States and the EU - Security practice and European Identity.
Kenneth McDonagh (2011) Pirates, Failed States and the EU - Security practice and European Identity. Working Paper [Details]
2011 Risk, Human Rights and the Bureacratisation of Counter-Terrorism.
Kenneth McDonagh (2011) Risk, Human Rights and the Bureacratisation of Counter-Terrorism. Working Paper [Details]
2010 After the 'War on Terror': Regulatory States, Risk Bureaucracies and the Risk-based governance of Terror.
Kenneth McDonagh (2010) After the 'War on Terror': Regulatory States, Risk Bureaucracies and the Risk-based governance of Terror. Working Paper [Details]

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
PSAI International Relations and Area Studies Specialist Group Co-Convenor / Ongoing
Academic Council Member 2015 / 2018
Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee Representative of School of Law & Government 2015 / 2018

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2002 University of Limerick B.A.
2010 Trinity College Dublin Ph.D.
2007 Trinity College Dublin Graduate Diploma - Statistics

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2019 Foreign Policy and Diplomacy LG219Foreign Policy and Diplomacy
2019 Int.Relations Theory LG514Int.Relations Theory
2019 America and the Wider World LG211America and the Wider World

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