Gerry Kearns
Gerry Kearns is a political geographer and Professor of Geography at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. His recent book on Geopolitics and Empire (Oxford University Press, 2009) won the Murchison Award from the Royal Geographical Society. After BA and PhD in Geography from the University of Cambridge, he has taught and researched at Liverpool, Madison-Wisconsin, Cambridge, and Virginia Tech, where he was the Director of the School of Public and International Affairs.

Entries by Gerry Kearns

From Hero to Zero: Uganda Fails Its HIV Test, and What We Should Do About It

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 8:50 AM

HIV Prevalence in Uganda, 1990-2012. Source of data. UNAIDS

Openness and Success
At the turn of this century, Uganda was widely praised for its AIDS policies. Among the African countries with a generalized AIDS epidemic, Uganda was the first...

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The Pop Up City

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 3:59 PM

It is a scandal that, even excluding second-homes, there were, according to the 2011 census, at least 168,427 empty houses and 62,629 empty flats in the Republic of Ireland. In every single region, there are more than enough empty houses and flats to accommodate all homeless households,

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47 Percent -- Political Analysis or Philosophy of Government

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 11:31 AM

On NBC's Meet the Press this past weekend, Senataor Kelly Ayotte (Republican, New Hampshire) defended Mitt Romney's remarks about the 47 percent of U.S. citizens who pay no income tax: "my job is not to worry about those people." Ayotte insisted: "That was a...

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Auditing Catholic Abuse: Why the Survivors Need Their Day in Court

(2) Comments | Posted December 4, 2011 | 6:31 PM

On 30 November 2011 the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC) published six audits it has so far completed into the current practices for managing allegations of the sexual abuse of children by clergy of the Catholic Church in Ireland. With their account of...

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Famine's Legacies

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2011 | 3:59 PM

David Nally's insightful post on historical famine studies alerts us to the need to see immediate crises in the context of longer-term causes (see also Alistair Fraser's helpful account, 'What makes a famine official?'). But history can also provide an opportunity to think about the likely...

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