Recent Submissions

  • Media Ownership, Differential Coverage, and Effects on Public Attitudes : The Case of News Coverage of Labour Unions 

    KNEAFSEY, LIAM MICHAEL (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Political Science, 2018)
    This dissertation examines the relationship between media ownership structures, the influence ownership has on news content and the effects of differential coverage on citizens who consume this content. It examines the ...
  • New model army. The end of militarism in the Federal Republic of Germany 

    Afsah, Ebrahim (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2008)
    The thorough transformation of post-war Germany has led to a dramatic reassessment of its foreign and security policy, characterised by a strong emphasis on international cooperation and an extremely limited role of military ...
  • The available voter 

    Verheyen, Seppe (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2015)
    Contemporary research on electoral volatility often focuses on those who switch party preferences, but the switching itself does not inform us about who is available for electoral competition among the parties. Making use ...
  • The role and electoral influence of party leaders in parliamentary systems 

    Schwirz, Laura Maria (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2015)
    This project investigates the role and electoral influence of party leaders in parliamentary systems and addresses three research questions: what is the relative importance of leaders vis-a-vis political parties and how ...
  • The impact of electoral systems upon the behaviour of members of parliament 

    Mjekiqi, Shqipe (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2015)
    This thesis examines the impact of electoral systems on the way Members of Parliament (MPs) behave as measured both in terms of Parliamentary Party Group (PPG) unity and constituency links. The main argument is that electoral ...

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