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  • Essays on Forced Migration and Civil Conflict 

    Turkoglu, Oguzhan (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Political Science, 2021)
    This thesis examines the effect of conflict dynamics and rebel groups on forced migration. More specifically, it analyzes how insurgent groups impact displacement flows, decisions to flee, and attitudes toward refugees. ...
  • European merger control policy : private interests, policy communities and entrepreneurship 

    Shea, Eric J. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2005)
    The intent of this thesis was to reconcile the divergent strands in the existing literature on European competition and merger policy by providing a systematic analysis of the development and implementation of the European ...
  • Europeanisation and Polish competition policy 

    Gwiazda, Anna (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2005)
    In this thesis I analyse the impact of the European Union (EU) on domestic policies in Poland when it was a candidate country for EU membership. The impact of the European Union on domestic policies is called Europeanisation. ...
  • Europeanising Healthcare: The Effects of European Integration on Domestic Systems 

    Semancik, Kristin (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Political Science, 2022)
    Over recent decades, the structure and role of the European Union has developed and evolved. Scholars claim that EU jurisdiction and policy have expanded in many areas, such as agriculture, monetary, and competition policy, ...
  • Exceptional wars : how were the US military interventions in the 'War on Terror' possible? 

    McDonagh, Kenneth (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2010)
    How were the US military interventions in the 'War on Terror' possible? This thesis argues that intervention in the 'War on Terror' was rendered possible through the strategic use of language that located intervention as ...
  • Explaining party splits and mergers in Europe 

    Ibenskas, Raimondas (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2012)
    This thesis investigates the following research question: what explains party splits and mergers? The thesis argues that splits and mergers necessitate a trade-off between political elites' office and policy or ideological ...
  • Explaining state participation in environmental treaties 

    Leinaweaver, Justin (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2012)
    This project aims to advance the literature on the dynamics of state participation in environmental treaties. The overarching question is, how do we explain the variance in state signature and ratification of environmental ...
  • Explaining the collapse of communism in Poland : how the strategic misperception of Round Table negotiators produced an unanticipated outcome 

    Hayden, Jacqueline P. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2002)
    This dissertation set out to discover why the Polish communist party (PUWP) lost power in Poland over the summer of 1989. Given the fact that neither the PUWP nor Solidarity expected the fall of communism at the outset of ...
  • Explaining the new regionalism : the political economy of trade agreements 

    Baccini, Leonardo (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2009)
    The overarching research question defining this project is the following one: How do domestic politics affect the formation of trade blocs in the current wave of regionalism? This general question is divided into two more ...
  • Explaining the persistence of factionalism in parties 

    Ó Muineacháin, Séin (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2012)
    This thesis examines the causes of the persistence of factions in parties. It undertakes this analysis using both qualitative and quantitative methods by performing statistical analysis at the level of the country and the ...
  • Explaining the variation in rebels violence in civil conflict: a collection of essays on reactive violence, synthetic events, and counterinsurgency practices 

    Salvi, Andrea (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Political Science, 2022)
    This dissertation substantiates in a collection of essays that examine the variation of rebels and insurgents violence in civil conflict. Building on the literature on the micro-foundations of civil war, we examine the ...
  • Give them awkward choices : a theoretical and empirical investigation into the operation of prime ministerial influence on policy in 22 countries 

    O'Malley, Eoin, 1973- (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2005)
    Prime ministers are among the most high profile, and we might assume, important actors in the policy-making systems of modern parliamentary democracies. While much has been written about the individuals who have held the ...
  • Habitual voting : origins and consequences 

    Górecki, Maciej A. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2011)
    The thesis studies the phenomenon and the concept of habitual voting. It focuses on the phenomenon of habitual turnout, the tendency for a stable propensity to vote (or abstain) to form during the period of a few initial ...
  • 'How can they justify it to themselves?' Theories of justification and political violence 

    O'Boyle, Garrett (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2007)
    This research is a systematic and rigorous analysis of the types of normative justifications used by various groups that employ, threaten, or advocate the use of terrorism or political violence. It examines the internal ...
  • The Impact of Anocracy on Terrorism: A Mixed-Method Approach 

    CHHABRA, SOMYA (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Political Science, 2020)
    In this dissertation, the impact of anocracy on terrorism is examined. Intuitively, anocratic states or states with mixed regime features have been associated with greater terrorism, indicating that regime type has an ...
  • Inside single party government : the UK Conservative Party 1975-1990 

    Garry, John (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2001)
    This thesis tells the story of the UK change of prime minister in 1990 using a policy-based multi-dimensional model of intra-party competition. Specifically, it focuses on Margaret Thatcher's fall in 1990 from the position ...
  • Intellectual and 'real world' feminism : mainstreaming international gender norms in the Republic of Ireland 

    Carney, Gemma M. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2005)
    This thesis sets out to examine ‘gender mainstreaming’ as a scheme for the promotion of gender interests in mainstream policy-making. The thesis identifies gender mainstreaming as a development for feminist theory and ...
  • Interest group access to key policymakers a comparative analysis 

    Carpenter, Mark (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2015)
    This thesis uses both quantitative and qualitative data to offer the most comprehensive and systematic investigation into Irish interest group behaviour heretofore conducted. At the same time it is also makes a significant ...
  • Investigating the introduction and the robustness of lobbying laws 

    Crepaz, Michele (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2017)
    Lobbying regulations belong to the political realm of ethics, integrity and transparency. They aim at regulating the activity of private actors who are seeking to influence the state. Existent research revealed that ...
  • Just Peace and Presumptive Benefit: Using Fair Play Theory to Explain Political Obligation to Provisional Authority Arrangements 

    Lacourse, Kevin Philip (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Political Science, 2021)
    In March 2003, a coalition of western military powers invaded Iraq. By 9 April 2003, the government of Iraq, led by Saddam Hussein, had been deposed. As a result, from April 2003 through June 2004, Iraq was not a truly ...