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Professor Padraig Carmody
Professor In/Head of Discipline, Geography


Pádraig Carmody lectures in Development Geography at TCD, from which he holds both a B.A. in Geography and History and M.Sc in Geography. He completed his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Minnesota in 1998, where he was a MacArthur Scholar. Subsequently he taught at the University of Vermont, Dublin City University and St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra. He also worked as a policy and research analyst for the Combat Poverty Agency in 2002-3. His research centres on the political economy of globalization in Africa. He is Director of the Masters in Development Practice at Trinity and was lead author on the only successful grant proposal in Europe to the MacArthur Foundation in the first round to get seed funding for the programme. He has consulted for the Office of the President of South Africa, amongst others and is currently a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg. He is a former editor of Irish Geography and sits on the boards of Political Geography, African Geographical Review, The Journal of the Tanzanian Geographical Association, Irish Studies in International Affairs, Politics and Development in Contemporary Africa (Zed Books), Economies, and Geoforum, where he was previously editor-in-chief. He is currently an Associate Editor of the journal Transnational Corporations, published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and member of the Standing Committee on International Affairs of the Royal Irish Academy. He is also currently Chair of the Development Studies Association of Ireland.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Padraig Carmody, Economic-Geographic Theory from the South: African Experience in the Global Economy, Geoforum, 115, 2020, p60-63 Journal Article, 2020

Labor Market, Audrey Kobayashi, International Encylopaedia of Human Geography, 2nd, Elsevier, 2020, [Padraig Carmody] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2020

Pádraig Carmody, Peter Kragelund and Ricardo Reboredo, Africa's Shadow Rise: China and the Mirage of African Economic Development, London, Zed Books in association with the International African Institute, 2020 Book, 2020

Pádraig Carmody, Gerard McCann, Clodagh Colleran and Ciara O'Halloran (eds), COVID 19 in the Global South: Impacts and Responses., Bristol, Bristol University/Policy Press in Association with the Development Studies Association of Ireland, 2020 Book, 2020

Global North/South, Audrey Kobayashi, International Encylopaedia of Human Geography, 2nd, London, Elsevier, 2020, [Rory Horner and Pádraig Carmody] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2020

Pádraig Carmody, Slava Mikhaylov and Niheer Dasandi, 'Power Plays and Balancing Acts: The Paradoxical Effects of Chinese Trade on African Foreign Policy Positions, Political Studies, 68, (1), 2020, p224 - 246 Journal Article, 2020

Howard Stein, Samantha Cunningham and Pádraig Carmody, The Rise of 'Behavioural Man'. Randomised Controlled Trials and the 'New' Development Agenda, Human Geography, 2020 Journal Article, 2020

Building BRICS in Africa? in, editor(s)PB Anand, Flavio Comim, Shailaja Fennell, John Weiss , Handbook of BRICS and Emerging Economies, Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press, 2020, [Pádraig Carmody] Book Chapter, 2020

Richard Grant, Pádraig Carmody and James Murphy, A Green Economy Transition in South Africa? The Case of Atlantis Greentech Special Economic Zone, Journal of Modern African Studies, 58, (2), 2020, p189-211 Journal Article, 2020

Ian Taylor, Padraig Carmody and Tim Zajontz, China's Spatial Fix and 'Debt Diplomacy' in Africa, Canadian Journal of African Studies, 2020 Journal Article, 2020

Globalization and Regionalism in Africa in, editor(s)Nic Cheeseman , Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Politics, Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press, 2019, [Padraig Carmody] Book Chapter, 2019 URL

Globalisation, Thomas Spears, Oxford Bibliographies in African Studies, Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press, 2019, [Padraig Carmody] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2019

James T. Murphy and Pádraig Carmody, Generative urbanization in Africa? A sociotechnical view of Tanzania's urban transition, Urban Geography, 40, (1), 2019, p128-157 Journal Article, 2019

Pádraig Carmody and Alicia Fortuin , Ride Sharing, Virtual Capital and Impacts on Labour in Cape Town, South Africa, African Geographical Review, (3), 2019, p196-208 Journal Article, 2019

Francis Owusu, Ricardo Reboredo and Pádraig Carmody, Trumping Development: Selective Delinking and Coercive Governmentality in US-Africa Relations, Africa Today., 66, No. 1 (Fall, (1), 2019, p2 - 27 Journal Article, 2019

Pádraig Carmody, Development Theory and Practice in a Changing World, London, Routledge, 2019 Book, 2019

South Africa in the Global Political Economy: The BRICS's Connection in, editor(s)J. Knight and C. Rogerson. , The Geography of South Africa - Contemporary Changes and New Directions, Springer, 2018, [Pádraig Carmody] Book Chapter, 2018

Murphy, S., Carmody, P., Okawakol, J.,, When rights collide: land grabbing, force and injustice in Uganda, Journal of Peasant Studies, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 URL DOI

States and Development, Douglas Richardson et al. , The International Encyclopaedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, Wiley-Blackwell, 2017, [Pádraig Carmody] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2017

Pádraig Carmody, Assembling Effective Industrial Policy in Africa: An Agenda for Action, Review of African Political Economy, 44, (152), 2017, p336 - 345 Journal Article, 2017

Emerging market (southern) corporation in, editor(s)Douglas Richardson et al. , The International Encyclopaedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, Wiley-Blackwell, 2017, [Pádraig Carmody and Louis Brennan] Book Chapter, 2017

Pádraig Carmody, "The Geopolitics and Economics of BRICS' Market and Resource Access in Southern Africa: Aiding Development or Creating Dependency?, Journal of Southern African Studies, 43, (5), 2017, p863-877 Journal Article, 2017

Peter Kragelund and Pádraig Carmody, BRICS' impacts on local economic development in the Global South: the case of a tourism town and mining provinces in Zambia, Area Development and Policy, 1, (2), 2016, p218 - 237 Journal Article, 2016 URL

The Impact of China and South Africa in Urban Africa in, editor(s)Evelyn Wamboye and Esubalew Tiruneh , Foreign Capital Flows and Economic Development in Africa, Basingstoke and New York, Palgrave MacMillan, 2016, [James T. Murphy and Pádraig Carmody] Book Chapter, 2016

Pádraig Carmody and Francis Owusu, Neoliberalism, Urbanization and Change in Africa: The Political Economy of Heterotopias, Journal of African Development, 18, (1), 2016, p61 - 73 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Amir Mohd Anwar and Pádraig Carmody, Bringing Globalisation to the Countryside: The Political Economy of Special Economic Zones in India, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 37, 2016, p121 - 138 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Pádraig Carmody and David Taylor, Globalisation, Land Grabbing and the Present Day Colonial State in Uganda, Journal of Environment and Development, 2016, p1 - 27 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Pádraig Carmody, The New Scramble for Africa, 2nd, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2016 Book, 2016 URL

Pádraig Carmody and Peter Kragelund, Who is in Charge? State Power and Agency in Sino-African Relations, Cornell International Law Journal, 49, 2016, p1 - 24 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text

ICT4D and E-Business, International Encyclopaedia of Digital Communication and Society, 2015, [Pádraig Carmody] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2015 DOI

James T. Murphy and Pádraig Carmody, Africa's Information Revolution: Technical Regimes and Production Networks in South Africa and Tanzania, Wiley-Blackwell. Royal Geographical Society -Institute of British Geographers Book Series., 2015, viii - 249pp Book, 2015

Ecolonisation and the Creation of Insecurity Regimes: Zimbabwe's Land Reform in Regional Context in, editor(s)Corrado Tornimbeni and Arrighi Palloti , State, Land and Democracy in Southern Africa, Ashgate, 2015, pp169 - 182, [Pádraig Carmody] Book Chapter, 2015

Pádraig Carmody, The World is Bumpy: Power, Uneven Development and the Impact of New ICTs on South African Manufacturing, Human Geography, 7, (1), 2014, p1-16 Journal Article, 2014

Mohammed Amir Anwar, Pádraig Carmody, Bjoern Surborg, Adrian Corcoran, The Diffusion and Impacts of Information and Communication Technology on Tourism in the Western Cape, South Africa, Urban Forum, 2014, p531-545 Journal Article, 2014 URL

James T. Murphy, Pádraig Carmody, Bjoern Surborg, Industrial Transformation or Business as Usual? Information-communication technologies and Africa's Place in the Global Information Economy, Review of African Political Economy, 41, (140), 2014, p264 - 283 Journal Article, 2014

Pádraig Carmody, Globalizing Solidarity or Legitimating Accumulation? Brazilian Interests and Strategies in Africa, Irish Studies in International Affairs, 24, 2013, p81-99- Journal Article, 2013

Pádraig Carmody, A Knowledge Economy or an Information Society in Africa: Thintegration and the Mobile Phone Revolution, Information Technology and Development, 19, (1), 2013, p24-39 Journal Article, 2013

Pádraig Carmody, The Rise of the BRICS in Africa: The Geopolitics of South-South Relations, 1st, London, Zed Books, 2013, 1 - 160pp Book, 2013

Pádraig Carmody, Another BRIC in the Wall? South Africa's Developmental Impact and Contradictory Rise in Africa and Beyond, European Journal of Development Research, 24, (2), 2012, p223 - 241 Journal Article, 2012

Pádraig Carmody, The Informationalization of Poverty in Africa: The Mobile Phone Revolution and Economic Structure, Information Technologies and International Development, 8, (3), 2012, p1 - 17 Journal Article, 2012

Pádraig Carmody, Godfrey Hampwaye and Enock Sakala, Globalisation and the Rise of the State? Chinese Geogovernance in Zambia, New Political Economy, 17, (2), 2012, p209 - 230 Journal Article, 2012 URL

Pádraig Carmody, A Global Enclosure: The Geo-Logics of Indian Agro-Investments in Africa, Handbook of Land and Water Grabs in Africa, 2012 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Pádraig Carmody, The New Scramble for Africa, 2011 Book, 2011 URL

Pádraig Carmody, The Scramble for Timber and Biofuels in Africa, Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, XII, (Number 1), 2011, p125-136 Journal Article, 2011

Pádraig Carmody, Globalisation in Africa: Recolonization or Renaissance?, Lynne Rienner, 2010 Book, 2010 URL

Pádraig Carmody and Ian Taylor, Flexigemony and Force in China's Resource Diplomacy in Africa: Sudan and Zambia Compared, Geopolitics, 15, (3), 2010, p495 - 515 Journal Article, 2010 URL

Anglophone Africa in, editor(s)Abiola Irele and Biodun Jeyifo , Encylopaedia of African Thought, Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press, 2010, pp23 - 25, [Padraig Carmody] Book Chapter, 2010

Pádraig Carmody and Godfrey Hampwaye, Inclusive of Exclusive Globalization? Asian Investment and Zambia's Economy, Africa Today, 56, (3), 2010, p84 - 102 Journal Article, 2010 URL

Peadar Kirby and Pádraig Carmody (eds), The Legacy of Ireland's Economic Expansion: Geographies of the Celtic Tiger, 1st , London and New York, Routledge, 2010 Book, 2010 URL

Pádraig Carmody, Cruciform Sovereignty, Matrix Governance and the Scramble for Africa's Oil: Interpretations from Chad and Sudan, Political Geography, 28, 2009, p353 - 361 Journal Article, 2009

Labour Market, Rob Kitchin and Nigel Thrift (eds), International Encylopaedia of Human Geography, 1st, 1, Elsevier, 2009, pp79 - 84, [Pádraig Carmody] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2009

Pádraig Carmody, An Asian-Driven Economic Recovery in Africa? The Zambian Case, World Development, 37, (7), 2009, p1197 - 1207 Journal Article, 2009

Authoritarianism, Peter M. Stearns, Encyclopaedia of the Modern World, 8th, Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press, 2008, [Pádraig Carmody] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2008

Pádraig Carmody, Exploring Africa's Economic Recovery, Geography Compass, January, Vol 2, (1), 2008, p97 - 114 Journal Article, 2008 URL

Pádraig Carmody, Community Development Finance: Potential for Ireland, Journal of Irish Urban Studies, 4-6, 2007, p173 - 178 Journal Article, 2007

Pádraig Carmody and Francis Owusu, Competing Hegemons: Chinese vs. American Geo-Economic Strategies in Africa, Political Geography, 26, (5), 2007, p504 - 524 Journal Article, 2007 URL

Pádraig Carmody, Neoliberalism, Civil Society and Security in Africa, 1st , Basingstoke and New York, Palgrave MacMillan, 2007, 1 - 224pp Book, 2007 URL

Pádraig Carmody, Transforming Globalization and Security, Africa Today, 52, (1), 2005, p97 - 120 Journal Article, 2005 URL

Pádraig Carmody and Scott Taylor, Industry and the Urban Sector in Zimbabwe's Political Economy, African Studies Quarterly, 7, (2), 2003 Journal Article, 2003 URL

Pádraig Carmody, The Spatial Paradox of Globalisation, Geographical Viewpoint, 31, 2003, p7-17 Journal Article, 2003

Pádraig Carmody , Between Globalisation and (Post)Apartheid: The Political Economy of Restructuring in South Africa, Journal of Southern African Studies, 28, (2), 2002, p255-275 Journal Article, 2002

Jim Glassman and Pádraig Carmody, Structural Adjustment in East and South-East Asia: Lessons from Latin America, Geoforum, 32, 2001, p79-90 Journal Article, 2001 URL

Pádraig Carmody, Tearing the Social Fabric: Neoliberalism, Deindustrialization and the Crisis of Governance in Zimbabwe, 1st, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Heinemann, 2001, 1 - 211pp Book, 2001 URL

Pádraig Carmody, Open Sesame! Liberalization and Zimbabwe's Textile Industry, Ngqo! An Economic Bulletin published by the South African National Institute for Economic Policy, 1, (5), 1999 Journal Article, 1999

Pádraig Carmody, Neoclassical Practice and the Collapse of Industry in Zimbabwe: the Cases of Textiles, Clothing, and Footwear, Economic Geography, 74, (4), 1998, p319-343 Journal Article, 1998

Pádraig Carmody, Constructing Alternatives to Structural Adjustment in Africa, Review of African Political Economy, (75), 1998, p25-46 Journal Article, 1998

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Pádraig Carmody, Dependence not Debt Trap Diplomacy, Area Development and Policy, 2020, p Journal Article, 2020

"Is China Better Than Other Outside Powers in Fostering African Economic Transformation?", , 2020. in, editor(s)W. Moseley and K. Otiso , Under the Palaver Tree: Debating Enduring and Contemporary African Issues, London, Routledge, 2020, [Padraig Carmody] Book Chapter, 2020

Pádraig Carmody, Guest Editorial for Special Issue on "Decolonization, neocolonialism and recolonization: on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the "Year of Africa"., Vestnik RUDN, International Relations,, (1), 2020, p1 - 3 Journal Article, 2020

Pádraig Carmody, Meta-trends in Global Value Chains and Development: Interacting Impacts with COVID-19 in Africa, Transnational Corporations: Investment and Development, 27, (2), 2020, p143-155 Journal Article, 2020 TARA - Full Text

Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review, 28, (2019), Stephen McCloskey, [eds.] Journal, 2019 URL

Pádraig Carmody and Christian M. Rogerson, Introduction: Special Issue on New Geographies of South(ern) Africa, African Geographical Review, 2019 Journal Article, 2019

The Impact of China on Urban Africa, in, editor(s)Kristine Bezdecny and Kevin Archer , Handbook of Emerging 21st Century Cities, Edward Elgar, 2018, pp106 - 127, [James T. Murphy, Pádraig Carmody, Richard Grant and Francis Owusu ] Book Chapter, 2018

Matrix Governance in, editor(s)John Agnew and Mat Coleman , Handbook of Geographies of Power, London, Edward Elgar, 2018, [Pádraig Carmody] Book Chapter, 2018

BRICS' Engagement in Security Related Fields in Africa in, editor(s)G. Hainzl and W. Feichtinger , Transforming Violent Conflict in Africa, Vienna, Institute for Conflict Management and Resolution, National Defence Academy, 2017, pp17 - 28, [Pádraig Carmody] Book Chapter, 2017

Padraig Carmody and James Murphy, Africa's Information "Revolution": Limitations and Possibilities, African Technopolitan, 2016, p86 - 90 Journal Article, 2016 URL

"Of Cables, Connections and Control: Africa's Double Dependency in the Information Age" in, editor(s)Louis Brennan , Enacting Globalization: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on International Integration, Basingstoke and New York, Palgrave MacMillan, 2014, pp240 - 249, [Bjoern Surborg and Pádraig Carmody] Book Chapter, 2014

Pádraig Carmody, Auge e impacto de los BRICS en África, Politica Exterior, XXVII, (154), 2013, p56 - 68 Journal Article, 2013

Pádraig Carmody, South Africa - the Odd BRIC out. Fletcher Forum on International Affairs., 2013 Invited Talk, 2013 URL

Pádraig Carmody, Old Wine in New Bottles or Africa's Millennium? e-International Relations. , 2013 Invited Talk, 2013 URL

Pádraig Carmody, The New Scramble for Africa, World Financial Review, 2012 Journal Article, 2012 URL

Padraig Carmody, "Contradictions and Continuities in UK Aid Policy", Oxford, 2012 Report, 2012

Pádraig Carmody, Can the US learn from China for a more balanced and peaceful world?, Human Geography, 5, (3), 2012, p64 - 67 Journal Article, 2012

Padraig Carmody, "UK Politics Shapes Africa Aid Patterns", Oxford, Oxford Analytica, 2012 Report, 2012

Chinese Interests and Strategies in Africa in, editor(s)M. Cintra , The New Configuration of the International Political and Economic System: the Changes Made by China, Brasilia, Institute for Applied Economic Research, 2011, [Pádraig Carmody and Francis Owusu] Book Chapter, 2011

Thintegration and the Mobile Phone Revolution in Africa in, editor(s)William Moseley , Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Africa Issues, Malden, McGraw Hill, 2011, [Pádraig Carmody] Book Chapter, 2011

Pádraig Carmody, The Violence of Governance, Review of Human Encumbrances: Political Violence and the Great Irish Famine, by David Nally , Dialogues in Human Geography, 2011 Review, 2011

Pádraig Carmody, Introduction to issue, Atlas: Journal of the Dublin University Geographical Society, 12, 2010 Journal Article, 2010

India and the "Asian Drivers" in Africa in, editor(s)Emma Mawdsley and Gerard McCann , India in Africa: Changing Geographies of Power, Oxford, Cape Town and Nairobi, Fahamu, 2010, [Pádraig Carmody] Book Chapter, 2010 URL

Aidan Mulkeen, Demis Kunje and Padraig Carmody, Teacher Issues in Malawi, Washington, D.C., Irish Education Trust Fund at the World Bank, 2010 Report, 2010 URL

Neocolonialism in Africa in, editor(s)Alfred Andrea , World History Encylopaedia, Santa Barbara, ABC-CLIO, 2010, [Padraig Carmody] Book Chapter, 2010

Peadar Kirby and Pádraig Carmody, Introduction to special issue on Geographies of the Celtic Tiger, Irish Geograhy, 42, (1), 2009, p1 - 6 Journal Article, 2009

Pádraig Carmody and Ian Taylor, Flexigemony and Force in China's Geoeconomic Strategy in Africa, 2009 Working Paper, 2009 URL

Pádraig Carmody and Godfrey Hampwaye, Inclusive or Exclusive Globalisation: Asian Investment and the Zambian Economy, 2009 Working Paper, 2009 URL

The Globalization-AIDS-Poverty Syndrome in Africa in, editor(s)Frank Columbus , Current Issues in the Politics and Economics of Africa, Nova, 2008, [Padraig Carmody and Glen Elder] Book Chapter, 2008

Peadar Kirby and Pádraig Carmody, Moving Beyond the Legacies of the Celtic Tiger, 2008 Working Paper, 2008 URL

Pádraig Carmody, The Geography of Small Nations Journals: Strategies and Scale: Lessons from the Irish Case, Scottish Geographical Journal, 124, (1), 2008, p72 - 77 Journal Article, 2008

Padraig Carmody, Africa Does Not Need Resource Colonialism, 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

Pádraig Carmody, Comment on Geography in Transition in Ireland, Irish Geography, 37, (2), 2004, p137-139 Journal Article, 2004

Pádraig Carmody, Continuites and Contradictions in Zimbabwe's Political Economy, Review of Twenty Years of Independence in Zimbabwe: From Liberation to Authoritarianism,, by Staffan Darnolf and Lissa Laakso , H-SAfrica listserv, 2004, p1-8 Review, 2004 URL

Pádraig Carmody, Comment on "The Irish Tax-Benefit System", Journal of the Social and Statistical Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2003 Journal Article, 2003

Pádraig Carmody, Sustaining Progress: A Poverty Assessment, Action on Poverty Today, (2), 2003 Journal Article, 2003

Pádraig Carmody, Foreword to Irish Social Expenditure in Comparative International Context, 2003, - Miscellaneous, 2003

The Liberalization of Underdevelopment or the Criminalization of the State? Contrasting Explanations of Africa's Politico-Economic Crisis under Globalisation in, editor(s)Ikubolojeh Logan , Globalization, the Third World State and Poverty Alleviation in the Twenty-First Century, London, Ashgate,, 2002, [Pádraig Carmody] Book Chapter, 2002

Padraig Carmody, Matrix Governance, Cruciform Sovereignty and the Poverty Regime in Africa Working Paper, URL

Pádraig Carmody, An Informationalized Economy in Africa: The Impacts of ICT on the Wood Products Sector in Durban, South Africa Working Paper, URL

Padraig Carmody, Brics in Africa: Prizes and Pitfalls of Building a New Global Order, - Miscellaneous, URL

Pádraig Carmody, A New-Socio Economy in Africa: Thintegration and the Mobile Phone Revolution Working Paper, URL

Pádraig Carmody, The Informationalization of Poverty in Africa Working Paper, URL

Pádraig Carmody, Engaging Exploration of the Cruel Politics Behind Paradox of Oil Wealth, Review of Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil, by Peter Maass , Irish Times Review, URL

Research Expertise


  • Title
    • "Land Grab: Processes of indigenous community resistance to large extractive projects and their struggles for autonomy in Chile and Peru"
  • Summary
    • The aim of this Fellowship is for the researcher, Dr Rajiv Maher, to develop his professional capacity, advanced training, interdisciplinary skills, high-impact dissemination, and practical experience in line with the criteria for a leading independent researcher in the EU. This proposal aims to investigate the processes of indigenous community resistance to large natural resource extraction projects and their struggles for autonomy in Chile and Peru. The proposal will also examine the strategies used by companies and governments to gain community acceptance such as those relating to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The researcher expects to achieve these aims during the outgoing phase of the Fellowship where he will access expertise, advanced training and mentoring in Development and Political Ecology. Moreover, the researcher will conduct ethnographic research in two indigenous communities in Chile and Peru that are resisting high-impact project in their territory. He will also research the perceptions of communities nearby who have in the past accepted large projects and their CSR. In the return phase the researcher will consolidate the knowledge and experience gained in South America through advanced training and extensive fieldwork in community resistance and struggles for autonomy. Under the guidance of international experts, he will acquire an invaluable skill-set contrasting top-down development policies aimed at indigenous communities who demand a bottom-up solution that calls for more autonomy, this has clear implications for contemporary policy regarding indigenous peoples rights and development. The researcher will be based for two years at the Urban Sustainability Centre (CEDEUS) at the Universidad Católica de Chile, working under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Barton. The third year of the Fellowship will be undertaken at the School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) working under the supervision of Dr. Pádraig Carmody.
  • Funding Agency
    • Horizon2020
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Date To
    • 2020


Africa; African Economics; African International Relations; African Politics; Agricultural Economics; Agricultural policy analysis; Anthropogenic Impact on ecosystems; Area & Population Studies/Services; Business Economics, Studies; Chinese Investment in Africa; Comparitive political economy; Conflict/Dispute Resolution; Contemporary social theory; Conversation and discourse analysis; Democracy; Developing/Underdeveloped Nations; Development economics; Development in Africa; Development studies; East (Far East) Asia; Eastern Africa; Ecology and Population; Economic Competitiveness; Economic geography; Economic history, theory; Economic policy making; Economic Stabilization; Economic Studies--Developing Countries; Economic Theory; Economics; Economics of public policy; Economics of Research and Development; Economics of Telecommunications; Economics of the Environment; Environmental planning and sustainable development; Ethiopia; Finance; Foreign direct investment; Gender and work; Genocide; Globalisation; Globalization; History of economic thought; HIV/ AIDS in Africa; Hunger; Imigration policy, Colonial policy, political culture and national identity; Income distribution; Industrial Cooperation; Industrial economics, organisation theory; Industrial Production; Industrial relations; Information technology in education; Information technology, e-commerce; Information technology, Science; Innovation; Innovation and growth; International Affairs; International business; International Economics; International economics, finance, trade and development; International Planning/Policy; International relations theory; International Relations/Diplomacy; International Rights; International Topics; International/Global Development; Internet technologies; Knowledge Based Society; Labor Economics; Labor Market/Unemployment; Labour economics; Macroeconomics; Macroeconomics, open economy, international; Malawi; Microeconomics; Mobile Communications; Non-Aligned/Third World Nations; Political Economics/Economy; Political Economy; Political Geography; Poverty and the Poor; Public Affairs; Regional Economics; Social Movements; Social Organization; Social Stratification/Mobility; Social Structure; Socio economic issues; Socioeconomics; Sociology of development, population society, development; South Africa; Southeast Asia; Southern Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; Sustainable Development; Tanzania; Tariff Policy; Terrorism; Trade; Transport economics; Urban and regional economics; Urban economic restructuring, regional planning; Urban Economics; WTO trade negotiations; Zambia; Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)



Honorary President, TCD Geography Society Oct 2008

Editorial Board: African Geographical Review 2009-

TCD Director, Masters in Development Practice 2009

Executive Committee, Institute for International Integration Studies 2011

Editorial Board, Political Geography 2010

Steering Committee, Development Studies Association of Ireland 2013

Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Energy and Environmental Management, University of Johannesburg. 2012

Editorial Board, Journal of the Tanzanian Geographical Society 2018

Standing Committee on International Affairs, Royal Irish Academy 2018

Sustainable Development Goals Academy, Academic Advisory Committee 2019

Awards and Honours

John F. Kennedy Memorial Fund Fellowship, €5,000 approx. 1992-3


Geographical Society of Ireland 2003 – 2018

Development Studies Association of Ireland 2013 – 2018

Developing Areas Research Group of the Institute of British Geographers 2004 – 2018

Society of African Journal Editors 2019