Mark McGeoghegan

Research title: The Contentious Politics of Self-Determination: explaining the tactics of self-determination groups

Research Summary

Research Topic

'Explaining self-determination groups' violent and non-violent strategies of resistance'.

My PhD project focuses on how the strategies of secessionist groups and movements vary and seeks to uncover what factors drive these variations.

Research Interests

  • Non-state actor behaviours and dynamics, particularly interactions with the state.
  • Secessionism and secessionist tactics.
  • Civil conflict and political violence.
  • Non-violent strategies of resistance, and their interaction with political violence.


Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Studentship