Adrian Guelke

Adrian Guelke is Professor Emeritus fromQueen's University of Belfast. Prof. Guelke’s principal interest is in the politics of deeply divided societies, most particularly the cases of South Africa and Northern Ireland. He has an especial interest in comparison of deeply divided societies and any role that comparison has played in their politics. In the past he has done a considerable amount of work on political violence both in deeply divided societies and more widely. This led him to carry out a study of terrorism, a subject that also fits into his interest in the international dimensions of internal conflicts, crossing the boundaries between International Relations and Comparative Politics. He is the editor of “Democracy and Ethnic Conflict: Advancing Peace in Deeply Divided Societies” (Palgrave, Macmillan 2004) and “The Challenges of Ethno-Nationalism: Case studies in Identity Politics” (Palgrave, Macmillan, 2010) and author of “Politics in Deeply Divided Societies (Polity, 2012). “A distinguished expert in deeply divided societies, Guelke skillfully unpacks the challenges facing societies divided by ethnicity, religion and race and tackles the critical dilemmas encountered by those seeking to design durable conflict-mitigating institutions. Politics in Deeply Divided Societies will stimulate current scholarship and nurture the next generation of students” (Neophytos G. Loizides, University of Kent).