Dr Anthony Costello

Biography

Anthony’s primary research interests lie in the European Union (EU) integration and governance with a specific focus on intergovernmental negotiations and the dynamics of inter-state preference bargaining. His research also explores the role of national civil servants in EU decision-making. Anthony’s secondary research interests extend to Irish-EU relations and Europeanisation processes.

Anthony’s teaching interests include theories of European integration and governance, history of the EU and policy/treaty-making processes in the EU. Anthony’s wider teaching interests include comparative European government and politics, conflict and conflict resolution studies and Irish and Northern Irish politics.

Anthony is currently a member of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI), the University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES) and is a board member of the Irish Association of Contemporary European Studies (IACES). Anthony also acts as secretary and online media strategist for IACES. In addition to his formal academic research outputs, he contributes regularly to the London School of Economics’ (LSE) BREXIT and EUROPP blogs and the PSAI’s Irish Politics Forum.

Anthony holds a PhD from University College Cork. His PhD dissertation explored Ireland’s role in negotiating the 2012 Fiscal Stability Treaty (Fiscal Compact). He also holds an MSc in Nationalism and Ethno-Communal Conflict Resolution from University College Dublin and a joint major B.A in Politics and Philosophy from University College Dublin.

Anthony has recently completed both a postgraduate certificate and postgraduate diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher education from UCC.

Research Interests

Book Chapters

Costello, Anthony (2018) 'Ireland' In: Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2018. Germany: Institute of European Politics.

 

Published Reports

Costello, Tony (2014) The Fiscal Stability Treaty Referendum 2012. Irish Political Studies. Routledge: Taylor & Francis.

 

Blogs:

Costello (2018) The Brexit Withdrawal Agreement falls short of delivering what was promised by the Tories. Irish Politics Forum. Political Studies Association of Ireland

Costello (2018) Ireland’s Referendum illustrated a major shift in Irish Society and the Country’s Social Attitudes. LSE EUROPP. London School of Economics and Political Science.

Costello, A (2018) The UK needs to clarify what ‘Full Regulatory Alignment’ means before the next phase of the Brexit talks. LSE EUROPP. London School of Economics and Political Science.

Costello, A (2017) Architecting a United Ireland: A Federal Solution? Irish Politics Forum. Political Studies Association of Ireland.

Costello, A (2017) Ireland and Brexit: Turning potential negative consequences into bargaining leverage. LSE EUROPP. London School of Economics and Political Science.

Costello, A (2017) Irish Unity: A Persuasive Opportunity Structure, a Dissuasive Reality. Irish Politics Forum. Political Studies Association of Ireland.

Costello, A (2017) Scottish Independence and a United Ireland: A Brexit Game of Gaelic Games. Irish Politics Forum.

Costello, A (2017) The £1bn Bung won’t protect Northern Ireland from the pain of a Hard Brexit. LSE Brexit. London School of Economics and Political Science.

Costello, A (2017) The DUP scuppered a Brexit Deal for all the wrong Reasons. LSE Brexit. London School of Economics and Political Science

Costello, A (2017) The Conservative-DUP Partnership: A Path to a Soft Brexit. Irish Politics Forum. Political Studies Association of Ireland.

Costello, A & Murphy, M, C (2017) Fine Gael and Brexit: Putting the National Interest First. Irish Association for Contemporary European Studies (IACES).

 

Conference Papers:

Costello A, (2018) Debating Europe’s Future: Examining Ireland’s Citizens’ Dialogues and what they may mean for the State’s Approach to the Future of Europe. Political Studies Association of Ireland. Limerick. October 2018.

Costello A (2017) The DUP-Conservative Deal and BREXIT: The Role of Two-Level Games. Political Studies Association of Ireland. Dublin, October 2017.,

Costello, A & Murphy, M.C (2016) Ireland and the UK Exit from the EU: Opportunities, Options and Outcomes. Political Studies Association of Ireland. Belfast, October 2016

Costello, A (2014) EU Migration and Euro-scepticism: Responses to EU Freedom of

Movement Regulations in a Time of Crisis, at ‘Who is afraid of a Federal Europe?’.

Canterbury Christ Church University [in association with CIFE], United Kingdom, June

2014 

 

External Consultancy Work:

Rapporteur for Ireland’s Citizens’ Dialogues on the Future of Europe. European Movement Ireland and Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Ireland       

 

Professional Associations

Irish Association of Contemporary European Studies (IACES)

Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI)

University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES)

European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR)

 

Committees

Irish Association of Contemporary European Studies. Function: Board Member

 

Education

2017: Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. University College Cork (UCC)

2016: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). University College Cork (UCC) – EU Integration and Governance

2016: Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. University College Cork (UCC)

2010: Master of Science (MSc). University College Dublin (UCD) – Conflict and Conflict Resolution Studies.

2009: Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons). University College Dublin (UCD) – Politics and Philosophy (Joint Major)

Contact

Name:

Anthony Costello

Contact Details:

Position:

Lecturer (part-time)

Category:

Academic

Department of Government & Politics

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