Dr Kevin Bean

Kevin Bean teaches Irish politics at the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool: his research interests include theories of nationalism and national identity, state counter-insurgency policy and practice, and the emerging post-Good Friday Agreement polity in Northern Ireland.  He has written on the Peace Process and the political evolution of the Provisional Republican movement in newspapers, magazines and journals.

 Related Sessions

Tuesday 21 October 2008, 7.00pm Belfast Salon Pre-Battle discussion
The new politics of Northern Ireland


Saturday 1 November 2008, 10.30am Lecture Theatre 2
Irish History: don't mention the war?


 Publications

The New Politics of Sinn Féin (2007)
The New Departure (University of Liverpool Occasional Paper 1995)
Republican Voices (edited with Mark Hayes 2001)
‘Defining Republicanism’ in The Long Road to Peace in Northern Ireland (ed. M. Elliott 2002)


 Festival Buzz

"Participating in the Battle was a little like entering a Bombay train at rush hour - it's a plunge into a swirl of wildly differing notions of how people should arrange themselves in a really tight situation. When you eventually emerge, you find that you're in a different place from where you started - and that you've been thoroughly energised from the journey. I can't wait to take the trip again next year."
Naresh Fernandes, editor-in-chief, Time Out India