Publications

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Selected Peer Reviewed Journals
  • Ó Beacháin, Donnacha and Abel Polese. 2010. The Color Revolution Virus and Authoritarian Antidotes: Political Protest and Regime Counterattacks in Post-Communist Spaces,Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, 19/3 (Spring 2011) pp. 111-132. http://www.demokratizatsiya.org/issues/spring%202011/polese.html
  • Ó Beacháin, Donnacha. 2010. `Slightly Constitutional¿ Politics: Fianna Fáil¿s tortuous entry to the Irish Parliament, 1926-27′. Parliamentary History, 29, 3
  • Ó Beacháin, Donnacha and Abel Polese. 2010. ‘Rocking the Vote’: New forms of youth organisations in post communist spaces. Journal Of Youth Studies, 13, 4
  • Ó Beacháin, Donnacha. 2009. ‘Was Sinn Féin Dying? A quantitative post mortem of the party’s decline and the emergence of Fianna Fáil’. Irish Political Studies, 24, 3, pp385-398.
  • Ó Beacháin, Donnacha. 2009. ‘Roses and Tulips: Dynamics of Regime Change in Georgia and Kyrgyzstan’. Journal Of Communist Studies And Transition Politics, 25, 2&3, pp199-226.
  • Ó Beacháin, Donnacha and Abel Polese. 2008. `American Boots and Russian Vodka: The importance of external factors in colour revolutions in Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan¿. Totalitarismus Und Demokratie, 5, 1, pp87-113.
  • Ó Beacháin, Donnacha. 2005. Parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan. Electoral Studies (usa), 24, 4, pp762-769.
Selected Chapters
  • ‘Nation-building and elections in an unrecognised state: the case of Abkhazia’, in Rico Isaacs and Abel Polese eds. Nation-Building and Identity in the post-Soviet Space: New tools and approaches (Routledge, 2016), pp. 206–225.
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  • ‘Elections without recognition: presidential and parliamentary contests in Abkhazia and Nagorny Karabakh’ in Laurence Broers, Alexander Iskandaryan and Sergey Minasyan (eds). The Unrecognised Politics of De Facto States in the Post-Soviet Space (Caucasus Institute, / International Association for the Study of the Caucasus / Academic Swiss Caucasus Net, 2015) pp. 86-116.
  • ‘Elections and Political Communication’ in Mark O’Brien and Donnacha Ó Beacháin (eds.) Political Communication in Ireland: Journalism, Politics and the Public, Liverpool University Press (2014) pp. 25-44.
  • ‘The Role of the EU and the OSCE in Promoting Security and Cooperation in the South Caucasus and Moldova’ in Ayca Ergun and Hamlet Isaxanli (eds) Security and Cross-Border Cooperation in the EU, Black Sea Region and the Southern Caucasus (NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, IOS Press, 2013) pp. 42-57
  • ‘’Rocking the vote’: new forms of youth organisations in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union’, in Charles Walker and Svetlana Stephenson (eds), Youth and Social Change in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (Routledge, 2012)
  • Ó Beacháin, Donnacha. 2011. “Faking It: Neo-Soviet Electoral Politics in Central Asia” in Ralph Jessen, Hedwig Richter (eds) Voting for Hitler and Stalin: Elections is Twentieth Century Dictatorships, Campus / Chicago University Press
  • Ó Beacháin, Donnacha. 2010. Roses and Tulips: Dynamics of Regime Change in Georgia and Kyrgyzstan. Stephen White and David Lane (eds.) Rethinking the ‘Coloured Revolutions’, pp199-228.
  • Ó Beacháin, Donnacha and Abel Polese. 2009. From Roses to Bullets: The rise and decline of post-Soviet colour revolutions. Totalitarianism and Transformation: Central and Eastern Europe between Socialist Legacy and Democratic Transformation (Totalitarismus und Transformation Defizite der Demokratiekonsolidierung in Mittel- und Osteuropa), pp63-100.
  • Ó Beacháin, Donnacha. 2007. The Necessary Lie: Political Parties and Elections in Central Asia. The Commonwealth of Independent States: Form and Substance, pp269-298.
  • Ó Beacháin, Donnacha. 2007. Transformation of Social Status: Ethnic Russians in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan. Theorising Social Change in Post-Soviet Countries: Critical Approaches, pp111-134.
  • Ó Beacháin, Donnacha. 2005. Kazakhization and Language Policy in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan [in Russian]. Political Science and State Power in Russia and the Newly Independent States, pp68-84.
  • Ó Beacháin, Donnacha. 2005. Political Culture. A Political Science Reader for Central Asian Students, pp115-126.
  • Ó Beacháin, Donnacha. 2005. Authoritarian and Totalitarian Regimes. A Political Science Reader for Central Asian Students, pp41-54.
  • Ó Beacháin, Donnacha. 2004. Power without Passion: The Deradicalization of European Political Parties. Harrington, Carol, Ayman Salem and Tamara Zurabishvili eds. After Communism: Critical Perspectives on Society and Sociology, pp141-154.
Conference Proceedings
  • ‘The Importance of Being Active: Critical Thinking and Learning in the University’, in Business and Education: Development Vector (International Academy of Business/UNDP, Almaty, 2005) pp. 193-196.
  • ‘“Kazakhization” and Language Policy in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan’ in Vitaly Merkushev (ed.) Political Science and State Power in Russia and the Newly Independent States (Eurasian Political Science Network/Russian Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg, 2004) pp. 68-84. [in Russian]
  • ‘The Problems of Language Revival in Ireland and Kazakhstan’ in Kazakhstan in the Age of Globalization Volume 1 (two volumes, Academy of Labour and Social Relations, Almaty, 2004) volume 2, pp. 37-46.
Encyclopedia Entries
    • “Abkhaz” in Jeffrey Cole (Ed.) Ethnic Groups in Europe (ABC-CLIO, 2011) pp. 2-5
    • “Kyrgyzstan’s Tulip Revolution” in Immanuel Ness (Ed.), The World Encyclopaedia of Protest and Revolution: 1600 to Present. (Blackwell, Oxford, 2009) pp. 3328-3333
    • “Color Revolutions” (with Abel Polese) in Immanuel Ness (Ed.), The World Encyclopaedia of Protest and Revolution: 1600 to Present. (Blackwell, Oxford, 2009) pp. 810-818
    • “Northern Ireland” in Carl Skutsch, Encyclopedia of World Minorities (3 Volumes, Routledge/Fitzroy Dearborn, New York, 2004) pp. 917-920
    • “Wales” in Carl Skutsch, Encyclopedia of World Minorities (3 Volumes, Routledge/Fitzroy Dearborn, New York, 2004) pp. 1301-1303
    • “Georgia” in the Worldmark Encyclopedia of National Economies (4 vols. USA Gale Group, Farmington Hills, MI: 2002) Volume 4, pp. 165-174
    • “Ireland Amends Its Constitution” in Mark Rehn (ed.) Great Events of the 20th Century (Salem Press, Pasadena, California, 2002) Volume 8, pp. 3120-3122.
    • “The Battle of Clontarf 1014” in Magill’s Guide to Military History (5 vols, editor John Powell, Pasadena, California, Salem Press, 2001) pp. 348-49
    • “The English Civil War, 1215-1217” in Magill’s Guide to Military History (5 vols, editor John Powell, Pasadena, California, Salem Press, 2001) pp. 482-83
    • “The Liberian Civil War, 1989-1997” in Magill’s Guide to Military History (5 vols, editor John Powell, Pasadena, California, Salem Press, 2001) pp. 896-97
    • “The Guinea Bissau War of Independence, 1961-1975” in Magill’s Guide to Military History (5 vols, editor John Powell, Pasadena, California, Salem Press, 2001) pp. 640-43
    • “Gaelic Uprising, 1641” in The World Military History Encyclopedia (8 vols, editor Stanley Sandler, ABC-CLIO, 2000)
    • “The Easter Rebellion 1916” in The World Military History Encyclopedia (8 vols, editor Stanley Sandler, ABC-CLIO, 2000)
    • “The Anglo-Irish War, 1919-21” in The World Military History Encyclopedia (8 vols, editor Stanley Sandler, ABC-CLIO, 2000)
    • “The Irish Civil War 1922-23” in The World Military History Encyclopedia (8 vols, editor Stanley Sandler, ABC-CLIO, 2000)
    • “The Nine Years War, 1594-1603” in The World Military History Encyclopedia (8 vols, editor Stanley Sandler, ABC-CLIO, 2000)
    • “The United Irishmen Rebellion, 1798” in The World Military History Encyclopedia (8 vols, editor Stanley Sandler, ABC-CLIO, 2000)