Patrick Finnegan is an Associate Lecturer in Strategic Studies with the School of International Relations, a position he has held since January 2020. He holds an MA in Military History and Strategic Studies from Maynooth University, and a PhD in Security, Conflict and Justice from the University of Exeter.
Patrick’s first academic monograph ‘Professionalism and the Provos’ is under preparation for publication with a University press. This piece examines the relationship between military sociology and terrorism studies to highlight how changes in organisational cohesion/effectiveness had significant impacts on the Northern Ireland Troubles and shows how the work on state militaries can help us understand non-state militaries.
Patrick teaches mainly in the area of strategic studies and conflict studies. He has previously worked on the British Army’s Higher Education Pathway as a content creator and assessor.
Currently, Patrick is unable to take on PhD students as supervisor.
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‘Professionalization of a Nonstate Actor: A Case Study of the Provisional IRA.’ Armed Forces & Society 45, no. 2 (2019): 349-367.
‘Networks of Rebellion: explaining insurgent cohesion and collapse: a review’, in Parameters, Vol. 40, No. 3, Autumn 2016, pp 126-8.
‘Religious Motivation During the Troubles’ in St Antony’s International Review, Volume 12, Number 1, May 2016, pp. 53-75(23).
‘Remember the Northern Ireland Troubles…a busy time’ on Writing the Troubles available online
‘A further note on interviews: interviewing the ‘other’ and influences on the researcher’ on Writing the Troubles available online
IR3029 – The Logic of Irregular Warfare
IR3045 – Violence in Divided Societies
IR5800 – Modern War and Strategy
New PGT Module – Military Effectiveness