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Dr. Michelle D'Arcy

Associate Professor (Political Science)

  DEMOCRATIZATION   Kenyan politics
 Credible Enforcement before Credible Commitment:Exploring the Consequences of Institutional Sequencing
 Do Local Elections Foster Local Democracy? - Party Strategies in the First Elections at the Country Level in Kenya

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Board Member of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Database (ACLED), one of the most widely used and respected large-scale databases on conflict 2013-2016
Board member, Editorial Advisory Board of the Development Studies Association of Ireland Working Paper series 2014-2018
Member, African Politics Conference Group, which promotes recognition within professional associations of the theoretical and methodological contributions to the discipline of political scientists whose research and professional interests center largely or in part upon sub-Saharan Africa. 2013-2018
Conference Organizer, Conference on Devolution and Local Development in Kenya, Nairobi June 26th 2014
Journal Reviewer American Journal of Political Science 2021
Journal Reviewer, American Political Science Review 2021
Journal reviewer, Journal of Politics 2020
Journal reviewer, World Development 2019
Journal reviewer, Perspectives on Politics 2019
Journal reviewer, American Political Science Review 2018
Journal Reviewer, European Journal of Political Research 2018
Journal reviewer - Perspectives on Politics 2018
Journal Reviewer - Political Geography 2017
Journal Reviewer - Governance 2017
Journal Reviewer - Comparative Politics 2017
Journal Reviewer, African Affairs 2015
Journal reviewer, Comparative Political Studies 2016
Journal Reviewer - Geoforum 2017
Journal Reviewer - Policy Studies 2017
Journal Reviewer - Journal of Institutional Economics 2017
Journal Reviewer - Journal of Modern African Studies 2018
Journal Reviewer - Global Environmental Politics 2014
Journal Reviewer - Journal of Development Studies 2015
Journal Reviewer - South African Journal of Economics 2015
Book Proposal Reviewer - OUP 2016
Text book Proposal Reviewer - Routledge 2015
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Development Studies Association of Ireland 2014
American Political Science Association
European Consortium for Political Research
Political Studies Association of Ireland
African Politics Conference Group
World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research
Southern Political Science Association
Marina Nistostskaya & Michelle D'Arcy, No taxation without property rights: formalization of property rights on land and tax revenues from individuals in sub-Saharan Africa, Journal of Institutional Economics, 19, (3), 2023, p444 - 457, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Michelle D'Arcy, Demographic Regulation and the State: Centering Gender in Our Understanding of Political Order in Early Modern European States, American Political Science Review., 118, (2), 2023, p1053 - 1057, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Michelle D'Arcy, Marina Nistotskaya & Michael Sharry, Birth and the Leviathan: Information Capacity and the Ideology of Demographic Power, 19, (3), 2022, pp444 - 457, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Michelle D'Arcy and Marina NIstotskaya, A taxing issue: the constraining effects of historical state capacity on European property taxes today, Journal of European Public Policy, 29, (5), 2022, p689 - 707, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Michelle D'Arcy, Marina Nistotskaya and Ola Olsson, Land Property Rights, Cadasters and Economic Growth: A Cross-Country Panel 1000-2015 CE, 2021, Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Michelle D'Arcy & Marina Nistotskaya, No taxation without property rights: Formalization of property rights on land and tax revenues from individuals in sub-Saharan Africa, 2021, Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Devolution and County Government in Kenya in, editor(s)N. Cheeseman, K. Kanyinga and G. Lynch , The Oxford Handbook on Kenyan Politics, Oxford University Press, 2020, pp251 - 270, [Michelle D'Arcy], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
State Capacity, Quality of Government, Sequencing and Development Outcomes in, editor(s)A. BĂ„genholm, M. Bauhr, M., M. Grimes and B. Rothstein , The Oxford Handbook of the Quality of Government, Oxford, OUP, 2020, [Michelle D'Arcy and Marina Nistotskaya], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
The Irish Tax State and Historical Legacies: Slowly converging capacity, persistent unwillingness to pay in, editor(s)Douglas Kanter and Patrick Walsh , Taxation, Politics, and Protest in Ireland, 1662-2016, Plagrave Macmillan, 2019, [Michelle D'Arcy and Marina Nistotskaya], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Big Men and Poor Voters: Political Corruption and Elections in Kenya in, editor(s)Inge Amundsen , Political Corruption and Development. Extraction, Power Preservation and Donor Responses, Edward Elgar, 2019, [Michelle D'Arcy], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

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Michelle D'Arcy & Marina Nistotskaya, State Capacity, Democracy and Public Goods, 2018, Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Agnes Cornell & Michelle D'Arcy, Devolution and Development in Kenya, International Centre for Local Democracy Working Paper series, 2014, Report, PRODUCED


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Trinity Creative and Visual Arts Fund Award 2020
Equality Fund Award 2018
Provost's PhD Award 2017
Political Science Association of Ireland Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Learning 2016
Provost's Teaching Award, Early Career Award 2016