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  • Shorten, Andrew (2017)
    Policymakers need a conception of linguistic disadvantage to supply guidance about the relative priority of inequalities with a linguistic dimension and to inform decisions about whether such inequalities require correction ...
  • Shorten, Andrew (Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2019)
    Cécile Laborde's Liberalism's Religion contains an original theory of collective religious exemptions, which emphasises two morally significant interests that religious and other groups have in free association. Here I ...
  • Little, Conor; Farrell, David M. (Oxford University Press, 2017)
    This chapter examines the crucial role that political parties play in maintaining a unified voting bloc in parliament. This party-based approach sets it apart from most existing studies in this area. The focus of this ...
  • Di, Hu (University of Limerick, 2018)
    Current comparative studies exploring Chinese administrative reforms within the broader international context of administration tend to compare Chinese administrative reforms with industrial democracies. In other words, ...
  • Scully, Diarmuid (University of Limerick, 2018)
    This thesis proposes an electoral system-based explanation for the observable variations in the rate of family following in the parliaments of mature, developed, democratic states. Electoral systems that foster intra-party ...
  • Tsagkroni; Carter, Neil; Ladrech, Robert; Little, Conor; Tsagkroni, Vasiliki (SAGE Publications, 2017)
    This study presents an innovative approach to hand-coding parties’ policy preferences in the relatively new, crosssectoral field of climate change mitigation policy. It applies this approach to party manifestos in six ...
  • Lodge, Tom (EISA: Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa, 2017)
    This chapter, which focuses on the first post-colonial constitutions created at the time of African independence, addresses four questions. How were these constitutions made? Did they build a social contract between ...
  • Häge, Frank M.; Ringe, Nils (Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2018)
    Specialization and delegation of policy leadership within committees is the norm rather than the exception in legislatures around the world. Yet, little research has studied the sub-groups of lawmakers who serve as ...
  • Adshead, Maura (De Gruyter Open, 2018)
    This book presents two years of ‘fly on the wall’ insights into an examination of the single biggest cross-sectoral public sector reform initiative ever carried out in the Irish state
  • Quinn, Bríd (De Gruyter Open, 2018)
    Another year, another minister, another renaming of the department! Changes to the cabinet in June 2017 included the appointment of Eoghan Murphy, TD, as Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, and John Paul ...
  • Little, Conor (Taylor and Francis, 2017)
    The general election that followed the ‘earthquake’ of 25 February 2011 (Gallagher and Marsh 2011; Hutcheson 2011; Little 2011) was always going to be an important staging post on the journey from the Fianna Fáil party’s ...
  • Ryan, Caitlin; Basini, Helen. S.A. (Routledge Taylor & Francis, 2017)
    This paper considers how the use of ‘hybridity’ in the peacebuilding literature overlooks the gendered dimensions of hybrid interactions. It does so by examining the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1325 ...
  • Kirrane, Melrona; O'Shea, Deirdre; Buckley, Finian; Grazi, Adele; Prout, Joanne (Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2017)
    Silence in the workplace is a highly prevalent behaviour, but more is needed to understand the causes and consequences of such behaviour. In this article, we draw on theory and research to examine the role of discrete ...
  • Quinn, Bríd (De Gruyter Open, 2017)
    Among the significant changes confronting local government in Ireland during 2016 was a reorganisation of its parent department. Following the general election and protracted negotiations on the formation of a government, ...
  • McInerney, Chris (De Gruyter Open, 2017)
    This article examines the role of social/poverty impact assessment in con -tributing to the shaping of policy at a local level in Ireland. In doing so, it briefly describes the broader impact assessment landscape ...
  • Pieterse, Pieternella M. (The Institute of Development Studies 2017, 2017)
    Several early technology developments put Kenya on the map as the ‘tech capital’ of East Africa, and during the past decade, Kenya went through a period of overabundant funding for information and communications technology ...
  • Pieterse, Pieternella M. (The Institute of Development Studies 2017, 2017)
    This report presents a synthesis of the learning from interventions in Tanzania supported by grants from Making All Voices Count, a programme which supported innovations and technologies that have the potential to transform ...
  • Preda, Adina (University of Chicago Press, 2017)
    Review of: "Shlomi Segall, Why Inequality Matters: Luck Egalitarianism, Its Meaning and Value"
  • Robinson, Neil (2017)
    Explaining the collapse of the Soviet system is different to explaining the causes of perestroika. The causes of perestroika are generally agreed upon: reform was initiated because of economic decline, Soviet loss of ...
  • Lasuen, Arantza (University of Limerick, 2017)
    This research is about the Committee of the Regions advisory role and the influence of its Opinion in the EU’s decision-making process, particularly in the co-decision procedure. For this purpose, this study attempts to ...

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