Global Transformation and Conflict

The Global Transformation and Conflict Research Cluster provides a forum for intellectual interactions and research initiatives addressing questions regarding how ongoing political and economic changes are altering the dynamics of power internationally and within nation-states. It seeks to facilitate both theoretical and applied research on regionalism, political economy, international and domestic conflict, corruption, austerity and resistance, and state transformation. Based in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, the Cluster also maintains links with other academic staff and postgraduate students at the University of Limerick and other academic institutions.

Members of the Global Transformation and Conflict Research Cluster are actively involved in the International Studies Association, the European Consortium for Political Research, the Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies, the British International Studies Association, the Political Studies Association, the Canadian Political Science Association, and the Royal Irish Institute of International Affairs.

Members of the cluster have recently co-organised workshops and conferences on the topics of ‘Austerity, Crisis, and Social Fallout’ (Limerick, September 2013).

Cluster members also teach and coordinate the MA in International Studies, MA in European Politics and Governance, MA in Peace and Development Studies, and BA in Politics and International Relations programmes offered by the Department of Politics and Public Administration.

Faculty members
Rory Costello
Scott Fitzsimmons
Frank Häge
Tom Lodge
Neil Robinson
Caitlin Ryan
Owen Worth

PhD students
Bernard Banzie
John J. Hogan
Di Hu
Zoe Malone
Sarah Milne
David Moloney
Hama Munyikwa
Pieternella Pieterse
James Emmanuel Wanki

Recent publications in this area