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Professor Padraig Carmody

Professor In Geography (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 and has also taught at the University of Cologne. 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 is also the Trinity Director of CHARM-EU. 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, Hungarian Journal of African Studies, Irish Studies in International Affairs, Politics and Development in Contemporary Africa (Zed Books) 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 a former 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"

Details Date
Editorial Board: African Geographical Review 2009-
Editorial Board, Political Geography 2010
Steering Committee, Development Studies Association of Ireland 2013
Editorial Board, Journal of the Tanzanian Geographical Society 2018
Standing Committee on International Affairs, Royal Irish Academy 2018
Sustainable Development Goals Academy, Academic Advisory Committee 2019
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 Date
Development Studies Association of Ireland 2013 Date
Developing Areas Research Group of the Institute of British Geographers 2004 Date
Society of African Journal Editors 2019 Date
Gerard McCann, Nita Mishra and Pádraig Carmody, COVID-19, the Global South and the Pandemic's Development Impact, Bristol, Bristol University Press, 2022, Book, APPROVED
Pandemic Structure and Blowback: Endemic Inequality and the New (ab)Normal in, editor(s)Gerard McCann, Nita Mishra and Pádraig Carmody , COVID-19, the Global South and the Pandemic's Development Impact 2022., Bristol, Bristol University Press, 2022, [Pádraig Carmody and Gerard McCann], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
Emerging Market (Southern) Corporations, D. Richardson, N. Castree, M. Goodchild, A. Kobayashi, W. Liu and R. Marston (eds). , The International Encyclopaedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, , 2nd, London, Wiley-Blackwell. , 2022, [Pádraig Carmody and Louis Brennan], Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, PUBLISHED
Pádraig Carmody, Ian Taylor and Tim Zajontz, China's Spatial Fix and 'Debt Diplomacy' in Africa, Canadian Journal of African Studies, 56, (1), 2022, p57 - 77, Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Pádraig Carmody, Tim Zajontz and Ricardo Reboredo, From "debt diplomacy" to donorship? China's changing role in global development, Global Political Economy, 2022, Journal Article, ACCEPTED
Pádraig Carmody and Joel Wainwright, Contradiction and Restructuring in the Belt and Road Initiative: Reflections on China's pause in the 'Go world', Third World Quarterly, 2022, Journal Article, ACCEPTED
Howard Stein, Samantha Cunningham and Pádraig Carmody, The Rise of 'Behavioural Man'. Randomised Controlled Trials and the 'New' Development Agenda, Human Geography, 14, (1), 2021, p62-75 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Pádraig Carmody, Going Viral? The Impacts of COVID-19 on Sino-African Relations, African Studies Quarterly, 20, (3), 2021, p1 - 23, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Pádraig Carmody, Peter Kragelund and Ricardo Reboredo, Africa's Shadow Rise: China and the Mirage of African Economic Development, London, Zed Books in association with the International African Institute, 2020, Book, PUBLISHED
Pádraig Carmody, Gerard McCann, Clodagh Colleran and Ciara O'Halloran (eds), COVID 19 in the Global South: Impacts and Responses., Bristol, Bristol University/Policy Press in Association with the Development Studies Association of Ireland, 2020, Notes: [], Book, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text

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Powering Transport or Transporting Power? The Spatial Political Economy of Chinese Railways in Africa in, editor(s)Tim Zajontz, Pádraig Carmody, Mandira Bangwandeen and Tony Leysens , Chinese Railways in Africa, London and New York, Routledge. New Regionalisms Series, 2022, [Kefa Otiso and Pádraig Carmody], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
Africa's Shadow Rise: The Mirage of African Economic Development in, Alexey Vasiliev, Denis Degterev and Timothy M. Shaw. , The Delusion of Decolonization in Africa, Sixty years Later, Cham, Springer, 2021, [Pádraig Carmody, Peter Kragelund and Ricardo Reboredo.], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
"Is China Better Than Other Outside Powers in Fostering African Economic Transformation?", , 2020. in, editor(s)W. Moseley and K. Otiso , Under the Palaver Tree: Debating Enduring and Contemporary African Issues, London, Routledge, 2020, [Padraig Carmody], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Pádraig Carmody, Dependence not Debt Trap Diplomacy, Area Development and Policy, 2020, p , Journal Article, ACCEPTED
Pádraig Carmody, Guest Editorial for Special Issue on "Decolonization, neocolonialism and recolonization: on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the "Year of Africa"., Vestnik RUDN, International Relations,, (1), 2020, p1 - 3, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Pádraig Carmody, Meta-trends in Global Value Chains and Development: Interacting Impacts with COVID-19 in Africa, Transnational Corporations: Investment and Development, 27, (2), 2020, p143-155 , Journal Article, ACCEPTED
Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review, 28, (2019), Stephen McCloskey, [eds.], Notes: [], Journal, PUBLISHED
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 and Imperialism 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


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Award Date
John F. Kennedy Memorial Fund Fellowship, €5,000 approx. 1992-3