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Dr Adam Fusco



Adam Fusco's research and teaching focuses on topics in Contemporary Political Theory and the History of Ideas. Adam's research examines the history of Irish political thought on the constitutional status of Northern Ireland from Ulster Unionist and Irish Republican perspectives. 
More broadly, Adam's research interests include the politics of national self-determination and secession and the development and application of civic or neo-republican political theory. 
Adam holds a PhD and master's degree from the University of York in Politics, and a BA in Modern History and Politics from Queen's University Belfast. 




Adam’s research concentrates on the following areas:

  • Political Theory
  • History of Ideas
  • Constitutional status of Northern Ireland
  • Ulster Unionist Political Thought
  • Irish Republican and Nationalist Thought
  • Irish/UK/British Constitutional and Territorial Politics
  • Civic/Neo-Republicanism
  • Secession
  • Self-Determination
I would be happy to receive PhD applications on these or related topics.



  • Dissertation
  • The Idea of Liberty
  • Democracy and Struggles for Social Justice
  • Introduction to Political Theory


Selected publications

  • (2021) 'Northern Ireland Independence Revisited', Nations and Nationalism, 1–17. DOI: 10.1111/nana.12802
  • (2020) 'Is Irish Reunification Republican?' in C. Fischer & A. Mahon (Ed.) Philosophical Perspectives on Contemporary Ireland. London: Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9780429199332-8

Full publications list

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Contact details

Dr Adam Fusco
Department of Politics
University of York
YO10 5DD

Tel: 01904 323562

Feedback and guidance hours, Online appointments (Summer term) Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30-10:30