Assistant Professor, University College Dublin

Joseph Lacey is Assistant Professor of Political Theory at the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin. He has worked or studied at the University of Oxford, the European University Institute, Princeton University and the University of Leuven. His recent work focuses on democratic theory, political institutions and comparative European politics. These themes are explored in his book Centripetal Democracy: Democratic Legitimacy and Political Identity in Belgium, Switzerland and the European Union (2017, Oxford University Press). This monograph won the 2018 Brian Farrell Prize for best book in political science, awarded annually by the Political Studies Association of Ireland.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor, University College Dublin
  • 2015–2018
    Junior Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Education

  • 2015 
    European University Institute, PhD Political Science

Publications

  • 2017
    Centripetal Democracy: Democratic Legitimacy and Political Identity in Belgium, Switzerland and the European Union, Oxford University Press