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Peadar Kirby is Professor Emeritus of International Politics and Public Policy in the University of Limerick. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics. Since his retirement in February 2012, he has been appointed as adjunct professor in the Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland, Reykjavik and adjunct professor to the Network on Politics, Power and Society at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. In the autumn of 2012 he held the UNESCO Chair in international development studies at the University of Valencia, Spain. He has published widely on Irelands model of development, on Latin American politics and political economy, on globalisation, and on vulnerability/resilience. He is co-editor with Deiric Ó Broin of Adapting to Climate Change: Governance Challenges (Glasnevin Publishing, 2015) and co-editor with Ernest Garcia and Mercedes Martinez-Iglesias of Transitioning to a Post-carbon Society: Degrowth, Austerity and Wellbeing (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). He is currently completing a book with Tadhg OMahony entitled Pathways to a Post-Carbon Society: From techno-optimism to political economy, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in late 2017 or early 2018. He is a director of the company developing Cloughjordan ecovillage, Co. Tipperary where he lives.