Padraig O'Malley "is Senior Fellow in CDD and editor of the New England Journal of Public Policy. Mr. O'Malley is an expert on democratic transitions and divided societies, with special expertise on Northern Ireland and South Africa. He is the author of four books on Ireland and Northern Ireland: Irish Industry: Structure and Performance (1972); The Uncivil Wars: Ireland Today (1983, 1990, 1997); Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of Despair (1990) and Northern Ireland: Questions of Nuance (1990). He was also a major contributor to A Citizen's Inquiry: The Opsahl Report on Northern Ireland (1993). His book Religion and Conflict: The Case of Northern Ireland was published by Beacon Press in 1995. Viking/Penguin will publish Shades of Difference: Transition in South Africa 1989-1999 in 2004. He has edited Uneven Paths: Advancing Democracy in Southern Africa (1994); Homelessness: New England and Beyond (1992); and The AIDS Epidemic: Private Rights and the Public Interest (1989).
"Mr. O'Malley has traveled widely for the National Democratic Institute, having monitored elections in South Africa, Mozambique, and the Philippines. He has assessed the political climate for fair elections in Namibia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Chile. Mr. O'Malley is also a frequent contributor to the Boston Globe." 
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- Staff, Center for Democracy and Development, accessed August 20, 2007.