Journal of Ethnopolitics, now Ethnopolitics International Editorial Board, 2001-
Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Editorial Advisory Board, 2005-
Nations and Nationalism, International Advisory Board, 1994-2003
Peace and Conflict Studies Editorial Advisory Board, 2002-
Penn Journal of International Law, 2007-
Public Administration, Jt. Editor, 1988-89.
LSE Quarterly, Co-editor, 1988-89.
Politics, Commissioning Editor & Editorial Board, 1985-88.
External advisory work
International constitutional advisor to the Kurdistan National Assembly and Government, (2004-),
responsible for advising on constitutional reconstruction of Iraq and Kurdistan (2004-), with special responsibility for federal arrangements and electoral laws, in Hewler, Kurdistan, Jan-June 2004, in Iraq and an advisor to Kurdistan in the drafting of Iraq’s permanent constitution (summer 2005).
Advisory Board Member on Post-Doctoral Fellowships for the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2007-).
Trustee Board Member of International Alert (London), (2005- ).
Consultant to Department of International Development (UK), responsible for advising on power-sharing, coalition formation and electoral systems, Nepal (2007).
Consultant to Department of International Development (UK), responsible for advising on the management of coalition governments, KwaZulu Natal, Republic of South Africa (2000-1).
Consultant to EU-UN project on Reconstructing Somalia (1995-), specific responsibility for sections on power-sharing, federalism, human rights, and electoral systems.
Co-drafter of Constitutional Charter for the State of Puntland, Somalia.
Political Advisor to Dr Marjorie Mowlam MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and to Kevin McNamara MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1987-1996/7).
Irish peace process activities:
Policy advisor to the British Labour Party (1987-8-1996-7);
Informal advisor to Americans promoting peace in Ireland (1993-);
Author of multiple constitutional and policy memoranda to Parties and Governments (1994-); submission to Patten Commission, meeting with Mr Patten, testimony on Patten Report to the Helsinki Commission before the US House of Representatives (1998-2000);
Guest at the White House (March 17 1998, May 24-26 1995, March 17 1994);
Occasional participant in the British-Irish Association (1990-).
Broadcasting and journalism
Regular broadcaster for BBC Radio 4’s Analysis program (1992-2001), highlights include being Presenter, Co-presenter and co-author of eight radio documentaries: Fair Cops, Peace in our Time?, The Hand of History?, Bringing Rights Back Home, Splitting the State?, Breaking the Logjam (nominated for a Sony Prize), Renewing the Peace Process?, Beyond the Cease-fire, The Fate of Nations, A Place Apart?
Regular broadcaster on British, Irish, American, European, and Japanese networks, especially on British, Irish and Iraqi politics, including the following networks: UK: BBC (all units), ITN, Channel 4, BSkyB and multiple local stations; Ireland: RTE and local stations; USA: ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Voice of America, NPR; Other international: ABC (Aus), CBC (Can), NHKm and multiple European networks.
Regular op-ed writer for Irish, British and American newspapers, including the
Financial Times (London),
Globe & Mail (Canada),
Guardian (London) ,
Irish Independent (Dublin),
Irish News (Belfast),
Irish Times (Dublin),
Los Angeles Times,
Sunday Business Post (Dublin),
Sunday Press (Dublin),
Sunday Tribune (Dublin),