Dr Bill Kissane

Dr Bill Kissane

Associate Professor (Reader) in Politics

Email: b.kissane@lse.ac.uk 
Office: CON 5.06, Connaught House
Office Hours: Tuesday 14:00-15:30
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7900
Website: personal.lse.ac.uk/KISSANE

Biography


Bill Kissane was born in the Republic of Ireland and was educated at Trinity College Dublin (BA MA) and the LSE (MSc PhD). He has been teaching full-time in the Government Department of the LSE since 1998.

Research Interests


  • Civil Wars and Reconstruction
  • Comparative Constitutionalism
  • Democratization
  • Ireland
  • Turkey

Teaching Responsibilities


  • GV4E1: Comparative Democratization in a Global Age
  • GV4B8: The Politics of Civil Wars
  • GV245: Democracy and Democratisation
  • GV4G4: Comparative Conflict Analysis

Featured Book


Nations Torn Asunder: the Challenge of Civil War
(Oxford University Press, to be published February 2016)The front cover of 'Nations Torn Asunder' by Bill Kissane

  • Civil wars: what makes the contemporary challenge they pose so different to that of past periods?
  • What - if anything - is different about the experience of civil war at the dawn of the twenty-first century?
  • Focuses on the explosion of civil wars since 1945 - and the huge devastation they have caused.
  • Asks what we can learn from the historical literature on civil wars - going back to the ancient Greeks - to help explain the violence in many parts of the world in the last half century.

Publications


Constitutionalism, religion, and education
Brown, Nathan J., Kissane, Bill and Madeley, John (2016) Constitutionalism, religion, and education. American Behavioral Scientist, 60 (8). pp. 1013-1035. ISSN 0002-7642

Nations torn asunder: the challenge of civil war
Kissane, Bill (2016) Nations torn asunder: the challenge of civil war. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199602872

Civil wars
Kissane, Bill (2015) Civil wars. In: Wright, James D., (ed.) International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences. Elsevier, Oxford, UK , pp. 713-718. ISBN 9780080970875

After civil war: division, reconstruction, and reconciliation in contemporary Europe
Kissane, Bill, ed. (2014) After civil war: division, reconstruction, and reconciliation in contemporary Europe. University of Pennsylvania Press , Baltimore, USA. ISBN 9780812246520

Few have ever doubted the quality of Robert Dahl’s work
Kissane, Bill (2014) Few have ever doubted the quality of Robert Dahl’s work. LSE American Politics and Policy (01 Mar 2014) Blog Entry.

After Atatürk: three perspectives on political change in Turkey
Kissane, Bill (2014) After Atatürk: three perspectives on political change in Turkey. Review of Politics, 76 (2). pp. 293-307. ISSN 0034-6705

Victory in defeat?: national identity after civil war in Finland and Ireland
Kissane, Bill (2013) Victory in defeat?: national identity after civil war in Finland and Ireland. In: Hall, John A. and Malešević, Siniša, (eds.) Nationalism and War. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 321-340. ISBN 9781107034754

Ideas in conflict: the nationalism literature and the comparative study of civil war
Kissane, Bill and Sitter, Nick (2013) Ideas in conflict: the nationalism literature and the comparative study of civil war. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 19 (1). pp. 38-57. ISSN 1353-7113

Book review: contesting democracy: political ideas in twentieth century Europe by Jan-Werner Müller
Kissane, Bill (2012) Book review: contesting democracy: political ideas in twentieth century Europe by Jan-Werner Müller. British Politics and Policy at LSE (04 Mar 2012) Blog Entry.

Electing not to fight: elections as a mechanism of deradicalisation after the Irish Civil War 1922–1938
Kissane, Bill (2012) Electing not to fight: elections as a mechanism of deradicalisation after the Irish Civil War 1922–1938. International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 6 (1). pp. 41-54. ISSN 1864-1385

 

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