Recent Submissions

  • Strategic incentives of political parties : policy-making, ideological positioning, & election campaigning 

    Cunningham, Kevin (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2014)
    This three-paper thesis explores three instruments of party strategy: the party’s policy implementations, the party’s ideological positioning, and the targeting of their political campaigns. In each case we explore how ...
  • Social background and intra-party attitudes in Ireland 

    Courtney, Michael (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2014)
    This thesis examines the extent to which the distribution of politicians’ social background characteristics is associated with attitude variation within political parties. It addresses the research question with quantitative ...
  • Cosmopolitanism and Irish foreign policy : a case study analysis 

    Ward, Eilís (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2000)
    This thesis sets out to explore cosmopolitanism as a position within International Relations theory in the context of the activism of Irish Non-governmental Organisations (NGO) in Irish foreign policy. NGOs are posited as ...
  • The politics of financial services regulation : reform and design in a footloose world 

    Grenham, Nicola (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2009)
    This thesis sets out to investigate why, in an increasingly integrated and interconnected world financial system, the design of financial regulatory regimes remains distinctly national. The issue is puzzling for two reasons. ...
  • The Responsible Party Model and European integration in Ireland 

    Gilland, Anna Karin Héléne (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2001)
    The history of European integration is undeniably elitist. This study nevertheless holds that the body of research that has documented the failure of political elites (e.g., parties) and citizens are out of tune with each ...

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