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David Farrell

University College Dublin

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About

Professor Farrell, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin. A specialist in the study of representation, elections, parties, and deliberative mini-publics, his most recent books include: The Oxford Handbook of Irish Politics (co-edited, Oxford University Press, 2021), Deliberative Mini-Publics: Core Design Features (co-authored, Bristol University Press, 2021), and Reimagining Democracy: Lessons in Deliberative Democracy from the Irish Front Line (co-authored, Cornell University Press, 2019). He was Head of School at University College Dublin from 2010-13 and again from 2016-21. Prior to his move to Dublin in 2009, he was professor and head of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester. He has held visiting positions in the Australian National University, Harvard, Mannheim, and the University of California Irvine. Professor Farrell’s involvement with the ECPR has included being Speaker of the Council (2013-17) and co-editor of the ECPR/Oxford University Press book series on Comparative Politics (2007-13). From 1995-2018 he was the founding co-editor of Party Politics. He was President of the Political Studies Association of Ireland from 2012-16. He was elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2013. Professor Farrell has been the recipient of the following prizes: the 2019 Irish Research Council 'Researcher of the Year -- Impact Award' for making 'a highly significant contribution in his field beyond academia'; the 2019 Laurence and Lynne Brown Medal awarded by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State University for ‘The Irish Citizens’ Assembly Project’ (shared with Jane Suiter); the 2012 Brian Farrell Book Prize of the Political Studies Association of Ireland for his co-authored book (with Russell Dalton and Ian McAllister), Political Parties and Democratic Linkage. How Parties Organize Democracy, published by Oxford University Press in 2011; the 2012 Leon Weaver Award, presented by the American Political Science Association’s section on Representation and Electoral Systems for his co-authored paper (with Russell Dalton and Ian McAllister) on ‘The Dynamics of Democratic Representation: How Democracy Works’, presented at the 2011 APSA convention; and the 2012 GESIS Klingemann Prize for the Best CSES Scholarship for his co-authored book (with Russell Dalton and Ian McAllister), Political Parties and Democratic Linkage. How Parties Organize Democracy, published by Oxford University Press in 2011.

Research Interests

Elections, Political Parties

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