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Dr. Padraig Carmody

Associate Professor/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.
  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)
 "Land Grab: Processes of indigenous community resistance to large extractive projects and their struggles for autonomy in Chile and Peru"

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Visiting Researcher, Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester 2010 - 2013
Editor of Irish Geography 2006-9
International Editorial Advisory Board of Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial African Issues 2007-2011
E-Inclusion Working Group, Information Society Commission, Department of the Taoiseach. 2002-3.
Reviewer: Africa Task Force at the Inititiave for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Political Geography, Economic Geography, The Professional Geographer, Environment and Planning A, Environment and Planning D, African Geographical Review, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Management Research News, Perspectives: The Central European Review of International Affairs, Food and Foodways, Environmental Impact Assessment Review, US National Science Foundation Geography and Regional Science Competition, Palgrave Macmillan (International Political Economy Series), Geography Compass, Polity Press, Review of International Political Economy, Portugeese Science Foundation, Zed Books, Journal of Modern African Studies, Trocaire Development Review, Progress in Development Studies, European Science Foundation, Globalizations, Review of African Political Economy, Information Technology for Development, Security Dialogue, Bloomsbury Press.
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
Editor-in-Chief, Geoforum 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
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Medium Basic Medium
Irish Medium Medium Fluent
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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
Pádraig Carmody, Development Theory and Practice in a Changing World, London, Routledge, 2019, Book, ACCEPTED
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, 2019, [Pádraig Carmody], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
Globalization and Regionalism in Africa in, editor(s)Nic Cheeseman , Oxford Encyclopaedia of African Politics, Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press, 2019, [Padraig Carmody], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
Global North/South, Audrey Kobayashi, International Encylopaedia of Human Geography, 2nd, London, Elsevier, 2019, [Rory Horner and Pádraig Carmody], Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, SUBMITTED
Labor Market, Audrey Kobayashi, International Encylopaedia of Human Geography, 2nd, Elsevier, 2019, [Padraig Carmody], Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, SUBMITTED
Padraig Carmody, Economic-Geographic Theory from the South: African Experience in the Global Economy, Geoforum, 2019, Journal Article, ACCEPTED
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 , Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Francis Owusu, Ricardo Riberedo and Pádraig Carmody, Trumping Development: Selective Delinking and Governmentality in US-Africa Relations, Africa Today., 2019, Journal Article, ACCEPTED
Pádraig Carmody and Alicia Fortuin , Ride Sharing, the Rise of Virtual Capital and Impacts on Labour in Cape Town South Africa, African Geographical Review, 2019, Journal Article, ACCEPTED
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, 2019, Journal Article, ACCEPTED

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Pádraig Carmody and Christian M. Rogerson, Introduction: Special Issue on New Geographies of South(ern) Africa, African Geographical Review, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Matrix Governance in, editor(s)John Agnew and Mat Coleman , Handbook of Geographies of Power, London, Edward Elgar, 2018, [Pádraig Carmody], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
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, PUBLISHED
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, PUBLISHED
Padraig Carmody and James Murphy, Africa's Information "Revolution": Limitations and Possibilities, African Technopolitan, 2016, p86 - 90, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
"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, PUBLISHED
Pádraig Carmody, Old Wine in New Bottles or Africa's Millennium? e-International Relations. , 2013, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Pádraig Carmody, South Africa - the Odd BRIC out. Fletcher Forum on International Affairs., 2013, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Pádraig Carmody, Auge e impacto de los BRICS en África, Politica Exterior, XXVII, (154), 2013, p56 - 68, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Pádraig Carmody, The New Scramble for Africa, World Financial Review, 2012, Journal Article, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
Russell B. Adams Scholarship in Economic Geography, Department of Geography, University of Minnesota 1998
John F. Kennedy Memorial Fund Fellowship, €5,000 approx. 1992-3
Fellow of TCD 2013
2016 Prize Winner of the Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences 2016
Development Studies Association of Ireland, Robert Chambers Award for the Best Paper Presented at the Annual Conference 2015 2015
Geographical Society of Ireland Book of the Year for "The New Scramble for Africa" 2012
Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellowship, National University of Singapore 2013
Kwadwo Konadu-Agyemang Distinguished Scholar Award in African Geography, Africa Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers. 2018
Member of the Royal Irish Academy 2018
Member of the Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences 2018
Economic Restructuring in Africa. Poverty Alleviation. Governance and Civil Society. Globalisation. Information and Communication Technologies for Development. The Rising Powers in Africa.